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Kid Legends


Kid Legends

written by David Stabler, illustrated by Doogie Horner

Every legendary person in the world started life as a regular kid. Which means they all had problems that kids everywhere struggle with, from everyday annoyances (bullies, homework, chores) to major challenges (dyslexia, poverty, step-parents). The Kid Legends series presents true childhood stories from the lives of professional athletes, U.S. presidents and other celebrated luminaries, pairing memorable and often hilarious tales with full-color, kid-friendly illustrations. It’s history, comedy and inspiration all rolled into one --- perfect reading for tomorrow’s superstars.

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Kid Legends

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written by David Stabler, illustrated by Doogie Horner - Biography, History

The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom “museum” full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it’s the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.

by David Stabler - Children's 10-12, Reference

The author and illustrator of KID PRESIDENTS have reteamed to share 20 true tales from the childhoods of famous athletes. 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.