New Release Books by Jim Gigliotti and others

Jim Gigliotti and others is the author of Who Was Johnny Cash? (2022), Who Was Ernest Hemingway? (2022), Dark Hearts (2021), Who Were Stanley and Livingstone? (2021) and other 112 books.

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Who Was Johnny Cash?

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Who Was Johnny Cash?
Was Johnny Cash always the rebellious "Man in Black" that we remember him as today? Find out in this biography from the #1 New York Times bestselling series that takes us from Cash''s childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm to his first days in rockabilly through his most famous years as a country music legend and icon of American songwriting. Due to his wide range of musical talent and an incomparable career spanning forty-nine years, Johnny Cash has been inducted into the Country, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, and Gospel Halls of Fame. He also won 18 Grammys and 9 Country Music Association Awards. Who Was Johnny Cash? lets young readers learn about every step in Johnny Cash''s groundbreaking musical career. As one of the best-selling American musicians of all time, Cash, born JR Carter, was known for his rich, deep voice and musical style that featured a chugging, train-like beat.

Who Was Ernest Hemingway?

release date: Mar 01, 2022
Who Was Ernest Hemingway?
Find out how a journalist and sportsman became one of the most famous American novelists of the twentieth century in this new addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series! Ernest Hemingway wasn''t just a novelist. He was a hunter and a fisherman; he became an ambulance officer in Paris, France, during World War I; and he worked as a reporter during the civil war in Spain in the 1930s. All of these experiences had such an important impact on Ernest''s life that he used them as inspiration for some of his most notable works of fiction, including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. He wrote short stories, novels, and articles in an understated, direct style, that is still beloved by readers today. Hemingway is remembered as much for his fiction as he is for his adventurous lifestyle.

Dark Hearts

release date: Dec 28, 2021
Dark Hearts
Sometimes the truth can be much scarier than fiction. And this collection is no exception. Uncover what fascinated and frightened some of our favorite horror writers of all time. Who are the people who make our hearts race and our minds spin? Why are they so good at making us fear what goes bump in the night? What are the stories behind the writers who give us goosebumps? Dark Hearts is a collection of fourteen short biographies of the world''s best-known horror writers, including Mary Shelley, Shirley Jackson, Neil Gaiman, R. L. Stine, Stephen King, Bram Stoker, and others. Their stories are gathered in this beautiful, gift-able book that is perfect for any horror fan.

Who Were Stanley and Livingstone?

release date: Dec 07, 2021
Who Were Stanley and Livingstone?
Join the American journalist Henry Morton Stanley on his amazing quest to find David Livingstone, England''s most celebrated explorer, in this new addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series! The world was fascinated and concerned. Dr. David Livingstone''s 1866 expedition to find the source of the Nile River in Africa was only supposed to last two years. But it had been almost six years since anyone had heard from the famous British explorer. That''s when a young American newspaper reporter named Henry Morton Stanley decided to go on his own expedition to find Dr. Livingstone. Author Jim Gigliotti chronicles the lives of both of these men and details the dangerous two-year journey that would eventually bring them face-to-face.

The Story of the New York Giants

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the New York Giants
Let''s go Giants let''s go! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the New York Giants like never before.

The Story of the Dallas Cowboys

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are riding into town! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the Dallas Cowboys like never before.

Who Was Stephen Hawking?

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Who Was Stephen Hawking?
Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?" Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a neurological disease at age 21, Stephen did not let the illness define his life. Known for his groundbreaking work in physics, and identified by his wheelchair and computerized voice system, Stephen continued his research until his death in 2018. He is best known for his black hole theories and his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking is an example of a person who had a great mind, but an even greater spirit.

Who Was Napoleon?

release date: Dec 04, 2018
Who Was Napoleon?
Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte, the decorated French military leader who conquered much of Europe in the early nineteenth century. Born in the Mediterranean island of Corsica, Napoleon Bonaparte felt like an outsider once his family moved to France. But he found his life''s calling after graduating from military school. Napoleon went on to become a brilliant military strategist and the emperor of France. In addition to greatly expanding the French empire, Napoleon also created many laws, which are still encoded in legal systems around the world.

Who Was Nikola Tesla?

release date: Dec 04, 2018
Who Was Nikola Tesla?
Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla--part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator. When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn''t have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The working relationship between the two men was short lived, though, and the two scientist-inventors became harsh competitors. One of the most influential scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla is celebrated for his experiments in electricity, X-rays, remote controls, and wireless communications. His invention of the Tesla coil was instrumental in the development of radio technology.

Luke Bryan

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Luke Bryan
Growing up in Georgia, country music seemed a natural fit for young Luke Bryan. He began his career as a songwriter. Before long, Luke was wowing fans with his own voice and music. In this introduction, young readers will learn how Luke became a hugely popular country music star. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers.

Blake Shelton

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is a country music superstar. So how did this incredible talent rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Blake’s childhood in Oklahoma and how he achieved his dream of becoming a country music icon. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers.

Ariana Grande

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is one of pop music’s shining stars. So how did this incredible talent rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Ariana’s early life and her many musical achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. Ariana Grande is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Musical Artists series.

Odell Beckham Jr.

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. is a superstar football player. So how did this incredible wide receiver rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Odell’s early life and his many achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. Odell Beckham Jr. is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.

The Story of the Miami Dolphins

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the Miami Dolphins
Readers will flip for this title! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the Miami Dolphins like never before.

The Story of the San Francisco 49ers

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the San Francisco 49ers
A golden team to read about! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the San Francisco 49ers like never before.

The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles
There''s history soaring in the name! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the Philadelphia Eagles like never before.

The Story of the New England Patriots

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the New England Patriots
Let''s go Pats! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the New England Patriots like never before.

The Story of the New York Jets

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the New York Jets
J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the New York Jets like never before.

The Story of the Washington Redskins

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The Story of the Washington Redskins
Go Redskins! Through narrative nonfiction, timelines, and Fun Facts, readers will engage with the history and superstars of the Washington Redskins like never before.

Talkin' Golf and Tennis

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Talkin' Golf and Tennis
Dimples, loopers, and wormburners! Aces, poaching, and slices! This two-sport book takes readers onto the court and into the rough to reveal how to ''talk like a golfer'' and ''talk like a tennis player.'' Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Who Was Chuck Jones?

release date: Dec 05, 2017
Who Was Chuck Jones?
"What''s Up, Doc?" Find out in this lively biography of the most celebrated director in animation history! Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of many classic animated cartoon shorts. They starred Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner Brothers characters. When he moved on to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his work includes a series of Tom and Jerry shorts as well as the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss''s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jones was nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three, and received an honorary Oscar for his work in the animation industry. His career spanned almost seventy years, during which he made over 250 animated films, including What''s Opera, Doc?, a classic Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd short that is considered to be one of the greatest cartoons of all time.

Who Is Stevie Wonder?

release date: Oct 18, 2016
Who Is Stevie Wonder?
Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when he was only eleven, he had his first No.1 hit when he was thirteen. Since then he has had thirty US top ten hits, won a range of awards for his music and his civil rights work, and created such iconic songs as "Isn''t She Lovely" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Stevie Wonder is a beloved entertainer who continues to tour and perform around the world.

Ronald Reagan: The 40th President

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Ronald Reagan: The 40th President
Before becoming president, Ronald Reagan acted in more than 50 Hollywood films, but what else do you know about our 40th president? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Reagan''s early life, his achievements as president, as well as the many ways he is remembered today. Each 24-page book in this series features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and rich photos and illustrations are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Charlotte Hornets

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Charlotte Hornets
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Charlotte Hornets one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Detroit Pistons

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Detroit Pistons
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Detroit Pistons one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Chicago Bulls

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Chicago Bulls
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Chicago Bulls one of the most exciting and successful teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Orlando Magic

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Orlando Magic
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Orlando Magic one of the most exciting and successful teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Miami Heat

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Miami Heat
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Miami Heat one of the most exciting and successful teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Atlanta Hawks

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Atlanta Hawks
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Atlanta Hawks one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. Readers will get a glimpse into the team''s history, its home court, its fans, and the team''s most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative captions, an introduction to the author, a phonetic glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research including websites, a look at the parts of a basketball court, a section on common uniforms for the team, a section of career records and stats, and an index.

Los Angeles Dodgers

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers
Visit the home of the Hollywood stars to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Major League Baseball''s best. Meet the top players, read stories of past and present, and check out all the key stats. Root, root, root for the home team as you become a Dodgers expert! Additional features include a table of contents, informative captions, a diagram of the home field, a section on basic gear, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and information about the author.

Great Girl Golfers

release date: Aug 01, 2016
Great Girl Golfers
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour has showcased some of the most talented female golfers on Earth. From Annika Sorenstam to Michelle Wie, meet some of the greatest LPGA players in Great Girl Golfers, a Girls Rock! book.

Who Was George Washington Carver?

release date: Dec 29, 2015
Who Was George Washington Carver?
Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and over 100 recipes using peanuts.
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