Cocker Spaniels were originally bred to perform a task called flushing. They fetch birds or other animals out of dense brush for hunters. Young readers will learn about the two main types of Cocker Spaniels, how they are used for hunting today, and why these energetic dogs make great family pets. Blastoff! Series
This title explores the history of the Kentucky Derby. Readers will meet important people in Kentucky Derby history such as Meriweather Lewis Clark, Jr. Readers will learn about the race's dirt track at historic Churchill Downs. Readers will learn the rules of the race from the Kentucky Derby Championship Series qualifying events to the finish line. Famous horses such as Aristides, Regret and Citation, Secretariat and Seattle Slew are introduced, as are top jockeys such as Bill Hartack, Willie Schumacher. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Take a climb high into the mountains! This basic introduction to mountains explains the different kinds of mountains, how mountains form, and how people use mountains for recreational activities. Blastoff! Series
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest and most populated country in the world. The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has the greatest biological diversity of any ecosystem on the planet. Students will learn all about Brazilian culture and get a glimpse into what kids do for fun in Brazil, especially discovering the country's love for soccer. Blastoff! Series
Animal sports can be found all around the world. But this fun,informative book takes you beyond horse- and dog-racing to the weird world of turkey bowling and ostrich racing.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary students describes duck hunting, the equipment needed, such as a shotgun, duck blinds, and decoys. Includes information on where to hunt and how to stay safe. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
One morning in September 2011, a large crowd gathered at the shore in Huntington Beach, California. The people had come to watch dozens of surfers ride the rolling ocean waves. This wasnt just any surfing competition, howeverthe surfers were dogs! With more than a thousand fans cheering the competitors on, an English bulldog named Sir Hollywood rode a long wave and was declared one of the winners. Surf dog competitions are fairly new, but dogs have been riding surfboards with their owners for fun since the 1920s. In Surf Dog Miracles, kids will meet the talented dogs that learn to balance on a surfboard, recover if they almost fall off the board, and even surf backward. Some surf dogs raise money for charity, while others can help people with disabilities ride a wave. Packed with real-life stories and full-color photos of these special animals, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog-lovers everywhere. Surf Dog Miracles is part of Bearports Dog Heroes series.