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Keep Boys Reading!

Speeding Star’s mission is to keep boys reading! We are looking for authors who can create books and content that appeal to boys’ interests. We feel that by providing easy-to-read books on topics of interest including monster mysteries, sports, and adventure, we can keep boys and young men reading!

New for Fall 2014

The Baseball Geeks Adventures

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/The_Treasure_Hunt_Stunt_at_Fenway_Park/4207">The Treasure Hunt Stunt at Fenway Park: <i>The Baseball Geeks Adventures Book 3</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Foul_Ball_Frame_up_at_Wrigley_Field/4206">Foul Ball Frame-up at Wrigley Field: <i>The Baseball Geeks Adventures Book 2</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Bossing_the_Bronx_Bombers_at_Yankee_Stadium/4208">Bossing the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium: <i>The Baseball Geeks Adventures Book 4</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/A_HALL_Lot_of_Trouble_at_Cooperstown/4205">A HALL Lot of Trouble at Cooperstown: <i>The Baseball Geeks Adventures Book 1</i></a></h2>

The Briny Deep Mysteries

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/The_Return/4228">The Return: <i>The Briny Deep Mysteries Book 2</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/The_Disappearing/4227">The Disappearing: <i>The Briny Deep Mysteries Book 1</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/The_Battle/4229">The Battle: <i>The Briny Deep Mysteries Book 3</i></a></h2>

Hip-Hop Moguls

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Ludacris/4240">Ludacris: <i>Hip-Hop Mogul</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Kanye_West/4256">Kanye West: <i>Hip-Hop Mogul</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Jay_Z/4239">Jay-Z: <i>Hip-Hop Mogul</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Eminem/4255">Eminem: <i>Hip-Hop Mogul</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/50_Cent/4254">50 Cent: <i>Hip-Hop Mogul</i></a></h2>

Outdoor Sports Skills

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/How_to_Hike_Like_a_Pro/4209">How to Hike Like a Pro</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/How_to_Freshwater_Fish_Like_a_Pro/4262">How to Freshwater Fish Like a Pro</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/How_to_Canoe_and_Kayak_Like_a_Pro/4265">How to Canoe and Kayak Like a Pro</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/How_to_Camp_Like_a_Pro/4263">How to Camp Like a Pro</a></h2>

Previous Seasons

Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Andres_Iniesta/4257">Soccer Star Andrés Iniesta</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Cristiano_Ronaldo/4174">Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Kaka/4258">Soccer Star Kaká</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Lionel_Messi/4173">Soccer Star Lionel Messi</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Robinho/4259">Soccer Star Robinho</a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Soccer_Star_Ronaldinho/4238">Soccer Star Ronaldinho</a></h2>

Fast Wheels!

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Dragsters_and_Funny_Cars/4167">Smokin' Dragsters and Funny Cars: <i></i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Motorcycles/4168">Smokin' Motorcycles: <i></i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Muscle_Cars/4169">Smokin' Muscle Cars: <i></i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Race_Cars/4170">Smokin' Race Cars: <i></i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Open_Wheel_Race_Cars/4171">Smokin' Open-Wheel Race Cars: <i></i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Smokin_Sports_Cars/4172">Smokin' Sports Cars: <i></i></a></h2>

Hall of Fame Sports Greats

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Cal_Ripken_Jr/4151">Cal Ripken, Jr.: <i>Hall of Fame Baseball Superstar</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Nolan_Ryan/4152">Nolan Ryan: <i>Hall of Fame Baseball Superstar</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Larry_Bird/4153">Larry Bird: <i>Hall of Fame Basketball Superstar</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Michael_Jordan/4154">Michael Jordan: <i>Hall of Fame Basketball Superstar</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Troy_Aikman/4155">Troy Aikman: <i>Hall of Fame Football Superstar</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Deion_Sanders/4156">Deion Sanders: <i>Hall of Fame Football Superstar</i></a></h2>

Zombie Zappers

<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Zombie_Camp/4143">Zombie Camp: <i>Zombie Zappers Book 1</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Zombie_Field_Day/4144">Zombie Field Day: <i>Zombie Zappers Book 2</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/The_Zombie_Next_Door/4145">The Zombie Next Door: <i>Zombie Zappers Book 3</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="http://www.speedingstar.com/books/Down_Zombie_Down/4146">Down, Zombie, Down!: <i>Zombie Zappers Book 4</i></a></h2>

Speeding Star News

Fast Wheels! titles reviewed in Library Media Connection

The six titles in the Fast Wheels! series, part of Enslow's Speeding Star imprint, were reviewed in the October 2014 issue of Library Media Connection.

An excerpt from the review:

"Chapters have young race fan appeal in a clear, readable format...Racing enthusiasts will gravitate to these books, as will reluctant readers."

This high-interest reluctant reader series includes background information on the vehicles in each title, includes the type of training needed to build, modify, maintain, and drive these vehicles.

This series is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats, and can be obtained through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, speedingstar.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

New fiction baseball series available in September

Enslow Publishers, through its Speeding Star imprint, will be releasing a four-title fictional series about baseball. The Baseball Geeks Adventures, written for the reluctant reader, includes funny dialogue and humorous scenarios, while also recounting fun and fascinating baseball lore. These books combine mystery/adventure and sports fiction into one book.

These titles will be available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats, and can be purchased through your preferred vendor, local bookstores, speedingstar.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Hip-Hop Moguls series

As part of its fall 2014 list, Enslow is adding a series to its Speeding Star imprint. Hip-Hop Moguls, written for the reluctant reader, is a five-title series. The books in this series include a discography, as well as a list of awards given to each musician. These top-selling artists will keep your reader wanting to read and find out more!

The musicians covered in this series include 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Ludacris. These titles are available in hardcover and paperback from your preferred vendor, independent bookstore, speedingstar.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Junior Library Guild Selection: Soccer Star Lionel Messi

Junior Library Guild Selection: Soccer Star Lionel Messi, by author John Albert Torres...

Considered the best soccer player in the world, Messi had secured his name in the record books before he was even 26.

Keep Boys Reading!  New nonfiction biography from Speeding Star. ISBN: 978-1-62285-221-5. Also available in paperback and eBook.

The Zombie Next Door, by Nadia Higgins

Creepy is too close for comfort! Leo is convinced his next-door neighbor, Mr. Smith, is a zombie. But in Rotfield, things aren't always what they seem.Will they learn his deepest, darkest secret?

Fiction from the Speeding Star imprint. Keep Boys Reading!

Latin Soccer Star Lionel Messi

Read about one of the best soccer players in the world today in Latin Soccer Star Lionel Messi.  Written by sports author John Albert Torres, this sports biography tells the story of the Argentinian superstar who was the first to win four FIFA Ballon d'Or awards! Look for him in the Summer 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Published by Speeding Star and available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Keep Boys Reading!  #boysread

Every heart-pounding moment could be Mom's Last...

The Hunted: Polar Prey by Author Sara Louis Kras. Jeremy cannot let his thoughts get the best of him...his scientist mother is drifting off into the Arctic Ocean.
What he doesn't know, is that she is being hunted...

New fiction from Speeding Star.  Keep Boys Reading!  #boysread Available in Trade hardcover, paperback, and ebook. 

Five stars on Amazon.com!

Their classmates are acting a little...undead!

Leo and Chad can't help noticing some of their classmates are acting a little . . . undead. In Zombie Field Day The Zombie Zappers are determined to find out why. They're the only ones who might be able to save their fellow students. 

Book 2 in the new fiction series written by Nadia Higgins from the Speeding Star imprint. Keep Boys Reading!

Kaká, Latin Soccer Star to watch in Summer 2014 World Cup

Follow Real Madrid superstar Kaká through all of thrilling and shocking moments of his life, including an injury that almost left him paralyzed. Kaká’s journey includes being honored as the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. that makes readers interested in learning more about the star.

Written by author Jeff Burlingame and published by Speeding Star. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62285-230-7. Also available as eBook. Keep Boys Reading

Robinho Soccer Star. Get ready for the World Cup Summer 2014

A new sports biography for kids covers all of the ups and downs of the exciting life of soccer star Robinho. From family members being kidnapped, to winning titles with three major clubs, including Real Madrid and AC Milan, this young superstar has seen it all and will be a Super Star in the 2014 World Cup

Written by author Marty Gitlin, available through Speeding Star books.  Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62285-216-1, also available in eBook.   Keep Boys Reading!
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Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer

In this reluctant reader sports biography series, each title profiles a famous and popular soccer player of Latin descent. Stars of the most well-known soccer teams in Europe and South America are included. read more...

Zombie Zappers

Leo, Chad, and Roger are the Zombie Zappers. With the help of friends, family, pets, and previous zombie research, the boys are always looking to thwart a zombie outbreak! At the same time, they learn valuable life lessons. read more...

Fast Wheels

These high-interest level books for reluctant readers contain action-packed photos and stories of the hottest cars. Readers are also given tips on how to jazz up their own wheels. read more...

Hall of Fame Sports Greats

These reluctant reader sports biographies profile a hall-of-fame athlete. Each noteworthy athlete must meet the criteria of having earned induction into the Hall of Fame of his chosen sport. read more...