New Release Books by Christine Dzidrums

Christine Dzidrums is the author of Suni Lee: Golden Trailblazer: GymnStars Volume 12 (2021), Allie & Emmy (2019), Sloane Stephens: A Children's Biography (2018), Future Presidents Club: Girls Rule! (2017) and other 28 books.

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Suni Lee: Golden Trailblazer: GymnStars Volume 12

release date: Nov 06, 2021
Suni Lee: Golden Trailblazer: GymnStars Volume 12
Hmong American gymnast Suni Lee became the breakout star of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the women's all-around event, the inspiring teenager soared through four dazzling, complex routines to capture the gold medal, becoming the first Asian American to win the event. But what was Suni's life like before she competed on sports' biggest stage? Packed with color photos, Suni Lee: Golden Trailblazer tells the stirring life story of how a humble gymnast from Minnesota overcame family tragedies, self- doubt, injuries, and a global pandemic to capture Olympic gold and win the hearts of the world.

Allie & Emmy

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Allie & Emmy
Emmy Ashford, the “New Girl” from Iowa, thinks she will never make a friend in California - until she meets Allie Cassidy, Evergreen’s other “New Girl.” The pair quickly become best friends and begin exchanging notes during class. Over the course of one semester, the girls share everything with each other from silly jokes to their most-guarded secrets. All the while, Allie and Emmy encourage one another to become the best versions of themselves.

Sloane Stephens: A Children's Biography

release date: Apr 04, 2018
Sloane Stephens: A Children's Biography
Against unbelievable odds, Sloane Stephens rebounded from a serious injury to win the 2017 US Open. Her astounding comeback stunned and captivated the sports world. Now young readers can learn all about the newest superstar of tennis. Filled with exciting photographs, Sloane Stephens: A Children’s Biography is a must read for sports fans. Follow the popular athlete’s rise to the top echelon of tennis from her introduction to the sport as a young girl to her first Grand Slam victory.

Future Presidents Club: Girls Rule!

release date: May 03, 2017
Future Presidents Club: Girls Rule!
Ashley Moore wants to know why there's never been a girl president. Before long the inspired six-year-old girl creates a special girls-only club - the Future Presidents Club. Meet five enthusiastic young girls who are ready to change the world. Future Presidents Club is the first book in a series about girls making a difference!

Future Presidents Club: Girls Rock!

release date: May 03, 2017
Future Presidents Club: Girls Rock!
Five young girls want to know why there's never been a female president. Ready to change the world, the inspired six-year-olds create a special girls-only club - the Future Presidents Club. These girls are ready to make a difference! In the second book in the Future Presidents Club series, Charlotte takes center stage. When the future President Ballerina learns that her dance recital may be canceled, she convinces her friends to put on a talent show to help her musical friends. Can the Future Presidents Club’s new singing group, The Rainbow Tutus, help save their school’s band program?

Olga Korbut: Gymnastics Trailblazer

release date: Aug 16, 2016
Olga Korbut: Gymnastics Trailblazer
At age seventeen, Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut captured hearts everywhere at the 1972 Olympics. From Moonbeam-winning author Christine Dzidrums, Olga Korbut: Gymnastics Trailblazer describes the gymnast’s trek from her cartwheeling as a young girl to capturing four Olympic gold medals in gymnastics. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and thrilling photographs, the children’s biography narrates Olga’s early life, her inspiring athletic journey, and her enormous impact on the sport of gymnastics.

Yuna Kim: Ice Queen

release date: Jun 12, 2016
Yuna Kim: Ice Queen
Meet figure skating's biggest star: Yuna Kim. The Korean trailblazer produced two legendary performances at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games to win the gold medal in convincing fashion. Yuna Kim: Ice Queen, the second book in the Skate Stars series, uncovers the compelling story of how the beloved figure skater overcame poor training conditions, various injuries and numerous other obstacles to become world and Olympic champion.

Sutton Foster: Broadway Sweetheart, TV Bunhead

release date: Jun 12, 2016
Sutton Foster: Broadway Sweetheart, TV Bunhead
Musical theater fans first fell for Sutton Foster in her triumphant turn as the title character in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Since then the heralded triple threat performer has charmed Broadway audiences in a wide variety of memorable roles, playing a writer, a princess, a movie star, a nightclub singer and a Transylvania farm girl. Now the two-time Tony Award winner is conquering television as the lead in the critically acclaimed series Bunheads. A children's biography, Sutton Foster: Broadway Sweetheart, TV Bunhead details the role model's rise from a tiny ballerina to the toast of Broadway and Hollywood.

Cutters Don't Cry

release date: Jun 10, 2016
Cutters Don't Cry
19-year-old Charity Graff engages in self-harm. More specifically she cuts herself to numb emotions. In a series of raw journal entries, the confused teenager writes to her estranged father, filling him in on what's happened in her life since he left her nearly 18 years ago. Throughout the course of her letter writing, Charity chronicles her penchant for cutting, a serious struggle with depression and her inability to vocally express her feelings.

Simone Biles: Superstar of Gymnastics

release date: Jun 10, 2016
Simone Biles: Superstar of Gymnastics
In the sixth installment of GymnStars, the award-winning children’s biography series chronicles the career and personal life of Simone Biles, the young gymnast who shattered numerous gymnastics’ records en route to becoming a three-time world champion and an Olympic favorite.

Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics' Golden Girl

release date: Jun 10, 2016
Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics' Golden Girl
Shawn Johnson, the young woman from Des Moines, Iowa, captivated the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when she snagged a gold medal on the balance beam. Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics' Golden Girl chronicles the life and career of one of sport's most beloved athletes.

Quinn the Ballerina

release date: Jun 16, 2017
Quinn the Ballerina
Quinn the Ballerina has returned to the stage to perform another role in a classic ballet. In volume two, the petite heroine dances the iconic role of Clara in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Join Quinn as she takes readers on a thrilling adventure of a young girl who saves a prince and travels to a land filled with delicious candy. Based on the beloved holiday classic, Quinn the Ballerina: The Nutcracker will delight ballet fans of all ages.

Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation

release date: Jun 10, 2016
Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation
The son of a former professional ball player, Mike Trout was running around a baseball diamond at the age of two. From Little League to high school, the amazing athlete constantly turned heads during his playing days in New Jersey. He then took baseball by storm in 2012 when he posted incredible stats during his first full season in the big leagues with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A children’s biography filled with over 25 thrilling photos, Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation chronicles the New Jersey native’s rise from a toddler running the base paths to winning the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Young readers will read about Trout’s childhood days when he played baseball in his family’s backyard, his high school basketball career and highlights from his Major League Baseball years.

The Fab Five: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team

release date: Jun 10, 2016
The Fab Five: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team
Meet the five gymnasts who will represent the United States at the 2012 London Olympics. The Fab Five: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team tells each team member's life story as they rose from young gymnasts with big dreams to become international superstars of their sport. Discover the stories of Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross as they aim for gold in London!

The Creeper and the Cat

release date: Apr 12, 2016
The Creeper and the Cat
Can the little blue Creeper convince his parents that not all cats are bad? Will he realize that being blue is not the end of the world. Filled with delightful illustrations, The Creeper and the Cat will delight young Minecraft fans. The winning story also explains the timeless importance of not judging others based on their looks.

Ashley

release date: Mar 28, 2016
Ashley
Always impatient, Ashley shares her big problem with readers. The three-year-old dreams of becoming a ballerina, but her parents won't let her take lessons until she improves her patience. Except, how can the youngster exercise patience when she wants to be a ballerina NOW? An interactive book, Ashley: The Patient Ballerina invites young readers to become an active participant in the young girl's story. Book one in the series encourages children to sing, answer questions, and form dreams of their own.

Winning Silver

release date: Mar 23, 2016
Winning Silver
Elise is a talented gymnast who enters the U.S. Gymnastics Open with just one goal: gold. Accustomed to winning, the confident athlete believes that four clean performances are the only obstacles in the way of a victory. Yet, what happens when Elise delivers perfect routines but doesn’t win? Can the disappointed gymnast accept the silver medal when she dreamed only of gold? Filled with adorable illustrations and armed with straightforward storytelling, Winning Silver stresses the importance of good sportsmanship. Anyone who has ever felt gutted by a competitive result will relate to Elise’s initial disappointment over not getting the result she expected.

Kaylee: The 'What If' Game

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Kaylee: The 'What If' Game
"I play the 'What If?' Game all the time. It's a cruel, vicious cycle." In the follow-up to Cutters Don't Cry, meet free spirit Kaylee McMathews, the most popular girl in school. But when the teenager suffers a devastating loss, her sunny personality turns dark as she struggles with debilitating panic attacks and unresolved anger. Can Kaylee repair her broken spirit or will she forever remain a changed person?

Simone Biles: Superstar of Gymnastics: Gymnstars

release date: Dec 29, 2015
Simone Biles: Superstar of Gymnastics: Gymnstars
In the sixth installment of GymnStars, the award-winning children's biography series chronicles the career and personal life of Simone Biles, the young gymnast who shattered numerous gymnastics' records en route to becoming a three-time world champion and an Olympic favorite.

Clayton Kershaw: Pitching Ace: Sportstars

release date: Mar 01, 2014
Clayton Kershaw: Pitching Ace: Sportstars
Meet Baseball's Most Dominant Pitcher! Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Clayton Kershaw already had big-league dreams. From an early age, the talented phenom received much praise for his commanding pitching skills. By the time the hard-working athlete reached high school, the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers had already set their sights on signing him to a Major League Baseball contract! A children's biography, Clayton Kershaw: Pitching Ace narrates the life story of one of baseball's most celebrated players. Includes exciting photographs, career highlights and anecdotes from his charity work and personal life.

Mary Lou Retton

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Mary Lou Retton
A book for young readers, Mary Lou Retton: America's Sweetheart tells the inspirational life story of the most celebrated gymnast in United States history. Discover how a young girl from West Virginia achieved her dream of winning gymnastics' all-around title at the 1984 Olympics. Includes beautiful illustrations, anecdotes from her personal life and career highlights.

Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation: Sportstars

release date: Jul 01, 2013
Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation: Sportstars
The son of a former professional ball player, Mike Trout was running around a baseball diamond at the age of two. From Little League to high school, the amazing athlete constantly turned heads during his playing days in New Jersey. He then took baseball by storm in 2012 when he posted incredible stats during his first full season in the big leagues with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A children's biography filled with over 25 thrilling photos, Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation chronicles the New Jersey native's rise from a toddler running the base paths to winning the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Young readers will read about Trout's childhood days when he played baseball in his family's backyard, his high school basketball career and highlights from his Major League Baseball years.

Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party
Meet 5-year-old Timmy Martin! He's the biggest baseball fan in the world. Imagine Timmy's excitement when he gets invited to his cousin's birthday party. Only it's not just any old birthday party... It's a baseball birthday party! Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party is the first book in a series of stories featuring the world's most curious 5 year old!

Matt Kemp: True Blue Baseball Star: Sportstars

release date: Jul 01, 2013
Matt Kemp: True Blue Baseball Star: Sportstars
All-Star, Gold Glove Winner and Silver Slugger! Outfielder Matt Kemp is one of the most successful players in Los Angeles Dodgers history. A five-tool player, the star athlete excels at hitting for average, power, baserunning, throwing, and fielding. He is also one of the most respected and beloved athletes of his generation. A children's biography, Matt Kemp: True Blue Baseball Star chronicles the life story of the baseball superstar. Young readers will be inspired to read the tale of how the talented kid from Oklahoma overcame family struggles to become an upstanding role model and All-Star slugger. The King of Chavez Ravine, Matt Kemp will inspire young readers of all ages.

Princess Dessabelle Makes a Friend

release date: Apr 30, 2011

Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation: Y Not Girl

release date: Apr 01, 2013
Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation: Y Not Girl
A biography of the swimming champion, Missy Franklin.

Idina Menzel: Broadway Superstar: Stagestars

release date: Mar 01, 2013
Idina Menzel: Broadway Superstar: Stagestars
Idina Menzel's career has been "Defying Gravity" for years now! With starring roles in Wicked and Rent, the Tony-award winner has become one of theater's most beloved stage performers. The powerful vocalist has also branched out successfully in other mediums! She has filmed a recurring role on television's smash hit Glee and lent her amazing talents to the Disney films, Enchanted and Frozen. A children's biography, Idina Menzel: Broadway Superstar narrates the actress' rise to fame from a Long Island wedding singer to overnight success!

Jennie Finch

release date: Feb 01, 2013
Jennie Finch
Jennie Finch fell in love with baseball as a four-year-old when her mother took her to Dodger games. A year later, her parents signed her up for softball lessons and the young girl was instantly smitten. As a youngster, Jennie dominated travel softball and later became a star player at La Mirada High School in Southern California. During her time at University of Arizona, she set an NCAA record with 60 consecutive wins. Blessed with remarkable pitching ability, good looks and role-model sportsmanship, Jennie became a breakout celebrity at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where she captured gold with Team USA. A children's biography, Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar details the California native's journey as she transitioned from a shy youngster playing in a t-ball league to become softball's most famous face, a devoted mother of three and a legend in women's sports.

Nastia Liukin

release date: Mar 01, 2012
Nastia Liukin
Widely considered America's greatest gymnast ever, Nastia Liukin has inspired an entire generation with her brilliant technique, remarkable sportsmanship and unparalleled artistry. A children's biography, Nastia Liukin: Ballerina of Gymnastics traces the Olympic all-around champion's ascent from gifted child prodigy to queen of her sport.

Joannie Rochette

release date: Oct 23, 2010
Joannie Rochette
At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Joannie Rochette was thrust into the international spotlight when her beloved mother died two days before the ladies short program. The world held their breath for the bereaved figure skater when she opted to compete in her mom's memory. Joannie then captured hearts everywhere when she courageously skated two moving programs to win the Olympic bronze medal. Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess reveals answers to ice skating enthusiasts' most asked questions. Why did Joannie move away from home at a young age? How did her split and subsequent reunion with her beloved coach Manon Perron ultimately ignite her career? How did Joannie cope in the hours following her mother's death? Read the moving story of how Joannie Rochette overcame physical injuries, self-confidence issues and family tragedy to become the inspirational darling of the Vancouver Olympics.

Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess (Second Edition)

release date: Mar 01, 2010
Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess (Second Edition)
At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Joannie Rochette was thrust into the international spotlight when her beloved mother died two days before the ladies short program. The world held their breath for the bereaved figure skater when she opted to compete in her mom's memory. Joannie then captured hearts everywhere when she courageously skated two moving programs to win the Olympic bronze medal. Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess reveals answers to ice skating enthusiasts' most asked questions. Why did Joannie move away from home at a young age? How did her split and subsequent reunion with her beloved coach Manon Perron ultimately ignite her career? How did Joannie cope in the hours following her mother's death? Read the moving story of how Joannie Rochette overcame physical injuries, self-confidence issues and family tragedy to become the inspirational darling of the Vancouver Olympics.

Misty May/Kerri Walsh: Dynamic Duo

release date: Aug 06, 2016
Misty May/Kerri Walsh: Dynamic Duo
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings are widely regarded as the greatest women’s beach volleyball team of all time. Winning an unprecedented three Olympic titles, the golden pair stood atop medal podiums in Athens, Beijing, and London. The first children’s biography on the legendary beach volleyball team profiles each athlete’s individual journeys from promising young player to Olympic champion. Packed with exciting photos and enthralling anecdotes, Misty May/Kerri Walsh: Dynamic Duo will awe and inspire young readers.
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