From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real messagethat the simple pursuit of excellence is its own rewardwill also inspire and motivate. Not everyone can be an Olympian. Simon Whitfield believes that true greatness is in performing to the best of one's ability. The reward is in the effort, not the outcome.
Compares and contrasts some of Mixed Martial Art's most popular fighters from past to present from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Aaron Rodgers, a professional football star who quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Adrian Peterson, a professional football star who became the all-time leading rusher for the Minnesota Vikings.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Albert Pujols, a professional baseball star who played first base and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of LeBron James, a professional basketball star for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat who won two Most Valuable Player awards.
Ever since he was a little boy, Colin Kaepernick dreamed of being a star player for his favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers. That dream came true when the Niners drafted him as their backup quarterback. Colin didnt have to wait long to show his fans he had what it takes to be a leader. In only his second year in the NFL, Colin became the starting quarterback for the 49ers and led his team all the way to the Super Bowl! In Colin Kaepernick, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in California, through his college years at the University of Nevada, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Colin through his amazing career.