This title explores the history of the Tour de France. Readers will meet important people in Tour de France history such as Géo Lefèvre. Readers will learn about the race's course through the 21 daily stages of The Loop. Readers will learn the rules of the race from time trials to Le Grand Départ, and the meaning of different colored jerseys that are awarded along the way. Top cyclists such as Lance Armstrong and Eddy Merckx are also introduced.
This title explores the history of the Kentucky Derby. Readers will meet important people in Kentucky Derby history such as Meriwether 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.
This title explores the history of the America's Cup yacht race. Readers will learn abut the race's course and how it is run, from the starting zone to the top gate. Readers will learn the rules of the race, including speed trial competitions, course boundaries, and penalties. Top captains such as John Cox Stevens, Charles Jackson Paine, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Harold S. Vanderbilt are introduced.
This title explores the history of The National Championship Air Races. Readers will meet important people in Reno Air Races history such as Bill Stead. Readers will learn the seven classes of planes and the rules for each course, from qualifying heats to flying through the course pylons. Famous pilots and planes such as Rod Lewis and the Champion Seafury #232, Chuck Greenhill and the Super Seafury "Furias", and Jimmy Leeward and the Galloping Ghost are covered.
This title explores the history of the Iditarod sled dog race. Important people in Iditarod history are introduced, such as Dorothy Page and Joe Redington. Readers will learn abut the Iditarod Trail and how it is run from the start in Anchorage to the finish line in Nome. Readers will learn the rules of the race, from qualifying events such as the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race through checkpoints on the northern and southern routes. Readers will also learn about the sled dogs and the rules for their care. Readers will meet top mushers such as Dick Wilmarth, Rick Swenson, Susan Butcher, Martin Buser, Lance Mackey, Doug Swingley, and Jeff King, and famous dogs such as Balto, Fat Albert, Granite, and Tolstoy.
This title introduces readers to bareback riding, a roughstock rodeo event. Readers will discover and the challenge of a full eight-second ride while learning the rules of competition, judging and scoring, such as marking out, spurring, and style for the rider, and powerful, high-kicking twists for the bronc. Safety equipment such as padded clothing, neck braces and gloves are covered. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) are also discussed. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This title introduces readers to barrel racing, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how to steer the horse and navigate the barrels. Sanctioning bodies such as the National Barrel Racing Association (NBRA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) are introduced, as are competitions such as the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (DNCFR). Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.