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From Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle), Kid Athletes is packed with inspirational stories from the world of sports. Billie Jean King rose from modest circumstances to win 39 Grand Slam championships; race car champion Danica Patrick fended of bullies who told her “girls can’t drive”; and martial arts legend Bruce Lee credited his success, in part, to childhood dance lessons. Every goal, touchdown, and championship comes to life in these kid-friendly and relatable stories, all with Doogie Horner’s whimsical full-color illustrations. Kid Athletes is a slam dunk for young sports fans everywhere.

 


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kidForget the legends. Ignore the tall tales. The kids who grew up to be president weren’t superheroes. They had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with fullcolor cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!

 


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kidForget the awards, the sold-out museum exhibitions, and the timeless masterpieces. When the world’s most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Jackson Pollock’s family moved constantly—he lived in eight different cities before he was sixteen years old. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in the shadow of her “perfect” older brother Francis. And Jean-Michel Basquiat triumphed over poverty to become one of the world’s most influential artists. Kid Artists tells their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

 


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kidBefore the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course! A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula—or as he called it, “a spider as big as a dragon.” Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her! Kid Authors tells their stories and more—the diverse and inclusive cast that includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Sherman Alexie, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee—through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

 


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Meet The Author & Illustrator

David Stabler

Author

DAVID STABLER is the kid-friendly alter ego of Robert Schnakenberg, the author of several books of pop history including Secret Lives of Great Authors, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court, and Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults.

Doogie Horner

Illustrator

DOOGIE HORNER is a writer, illustrator, and stand-up comedian. His books include 100 Ghosts and Everything Explained through Flowcharts. This is his first illustrated book for children.

Meet (Some of) The Kid Legends

ULYSSES S. GRANT

ULYSSES S. GRANT

He was the brave general who led the North to victory in the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant may have been the gruffest, toughest president America ever had. You'd be tough too, if you learned everything you know on the back of a galloping horse.

BRUCE LEE

BRUCE LEE

When he was a kid, Bruce’s parents gave him the nickname: Mo Si Tung, or “Never Sits Still.”

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

As president from 1901 to 1909, Theodore Roosevelt brought to the White House a zest for adventure and a love of the outdoors. No president did more to protect the environment. Maybe that's because he grew up surrounded by wild animals.

GABBY DOUGLAS

GABBY DOUGLAS

At just sixteen years old, Gabby Douglas led the U.S. team to victory at the 2012 Olympics.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

JOHN F. KENNEDY

John F. Kennedy once pulled a girl's hair so hard that she reported him to a policeman. When the officer came to the Kennedy home to investigate, John hid in his backyard until he went away.

J.K. ROWLING

J.K. ROWLING

Long before J.K. Rowling wrote the best-selling Harry Potter novels, she was just another kid in middle school trying to make decent grades and fend off bullies.

Resources For Teachers & Librarians

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As Lyndon B. Johnson proved (illustrated above), even the class clown can grow up to do great, great things. He accomplished a lot during his five years as America's president. Nothing pleased him more than signing laws designed to help students and teachers.

And at Quirk Books (we're the publishers of the Kid Legends series, hi!) we like helping students and teachers as well. Also, librarians! Below, you'll find some resources for your classrooms and libraries.

boardClick here to download a free educator's guide for Kid Presidents, Kid Artists, or Kid Authors, complete with reading activities, trivia, and more! And here, you can download a fun event kit too!

Want to promote the Kid Legends books in your classroom or library? Have an eager reader that really loves the book? We'd be more than happy to send a poster (or two, or three!) your way. Send your request over to nicole@quirkbooks.com.

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Want to request some Kid Presidents or Kid Athletes related materials for your classroom or library? Posters or textbook covers? Use the form to the left, and email us! We're happy to help!