From the Series In the Spotlight (UpDog Books ™)
Olivia Rodrigo took the world by storm with her debut album. From starring in Disney Channel shows to writing her own songs, Rodrigo never fails to thrill her many fans!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||High/Low, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Biography|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||UpDog Books ™|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
Author: Heather E. Schwartz
When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).
“[E]ngaging and accessible to striving readers. . . . these titles provide an introduction to today’s superstars in a fun, appealing format.”—School Library Journal
“This picture book for young elementary learners introduces singer-actress-superstar Olivia Rodrigo. The book is light on text, but includes many pictures of the famous popstar, who first gained fame with lead roles in various Disney programs, including High School Musical: The Musical. Her breakthrough pop song Driver’s License made her even more famous and drew more notoriety to her work. Rodrigo has won awards for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She was named Entertainer of the Year by Time Magazine in 2021. This book does a good job of introducing young children to the popular superstar. In keeping with the nonfiction genre, it divides the text into chapters, and incorporates photos from various stages of Olivia’s life. The hardbound copy is durable and likely to hold up to repeated use, making it a great choice for younger readers. This is a great and child-appropriate celebration of a music celebrity and a good selection to add to a school library collection of biographies. Reviewer Rating: 5” –Children’s Literature