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Carlos Pea

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291672

Carlos Pea has had great success in Major League Baseball. He has won awards and won games. He's played in the All-Star Game and made millions of dollars. Read about Pea's journey to reach his dreams. Learn what it took for Pea to work his way through the minor leagues before playing with the Texas Rangers. Follow the life story of this great baseball player!

Down and Out

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472478

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Terrance thought about football. He was sore from practice. That was good. Coach Fisher said his blocks were better. He'd get to play in the game! Coach was right about football. You've got to have something to work for. It makes you work at everything.

Daring BMXers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169967

Meet the most fearless BMX champions in this ultimate guide to the tricks, competitions, and history of the sport! From its beginnings in Southern California to its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, kids will discover how bicycle motocross became the no-limits adventure that fans know today. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme action sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.

Super Surfers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169974

Catch a wave and hurtle down mountains of water with the greatest surfers in the world! Kids will meet the champions of surfing, explore the history of the sport, and discover the techniques used to perform breathtaking stunts in competitions. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.

Titanic Trucks

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163477

Fasten your seat belt! You're about to take a tour of the biggest, most awesome trucks in the world! From gigantic tankers that transport enough liquid to fill 72,000 pint-sized milk cartons to super-huge logging trucks that can haul the weight of seven large elephants, readers will see just how useful these trucks can be. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts are sure to make Titanic Trucks a hit with young readers.

Freaky-big Airplanes

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163491

Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.

The Rock

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726415

Dwayne Johnson is not your average wrestler. Before he was known in the ring as The Rock, Dwayne played football at the University of Miami, where he was a member of their national championship team in 1991. And after The Rock became a superstar in the WWF, Dwayne kept busy outside of sports and pursued his interest in becoming an actor. Today, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is the leading actor in many blockbuster movies. In The Rock, young readers will follow this superstars career from the wrestling ring to the movie screen. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. The Rock is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.

Triple H

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726422

Growing up, Paul Michael Levesque had no idea he would one day become Triple H. Only a chance event started him on the path to wrestling stardom. One afternoon, the skinny 14-year-old was riding in a car when he saw a sign advertising a new local gym. After checking it out, Paul was hookedhe loved lifting weights and exercising. The hard work paid off. Today, Paul is 64 tall and weighs 255 poundsand Triple H is known as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history. Hes more than an athlete, however. Hes a WWE executive who helps run the organization. In Triple H, young readers will follow this wrestling superstars amazing career, from his start in a small league, where he earned just $25 per match, to his signature move in the ringthe Pedigree. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. Triple H is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.

Tony Romo

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727689

When Tony Romo joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, few people thought hed become a superstar. During his first three years, he was stuck being a backup quarterback, sitting on the sidelines most of the time instead of playing on the field. That changed in 2006 when Tonys coach decided it was time to see if he had what it takes to lead his team to victory. Would this hometown hero be able to make it in the NFL? In Tony Romo, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Wisconsin, through his college years at Eastern Illinois University, 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 Tony through his amazing career.

Aaron Rodgers

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727634

Could Aaron Rodgers prove to Green Bay Packers fans that he was a great quarterback? Or would he always remain in Brett Favres shadow? Aaron desperately wanted to show the world that he, too, was capable of dominating the field. And he knew exactly what he needed to do: play harder, stronger, and faster. Would he be able to achieve these goalsand at the same time lead his team to a Super Bowl championship? In Aaron Rodgers, 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 California, 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 Aaron through his amazing career.

Adrian Peterson

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727672

Running back Adrian Peterson knows what its like to be a champion. From his earliest days on the field, Adrian put in the extra effort to become a superstar player. As a rookie, Adrian rushed for 296 yards (271 m), setting a new NFL record! From that point on, Adrian continued to dazzle fans, never missing an opportunity to speed down the field and help his team score the winning touchdown. In Adrian Peterson, young readers get a close-up view of the running backs inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at the University of Oklahoma, 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 Adrian through his amazing career.

Robert Griffin III

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241366

Nobody was surprised when the Washington Redskins chose Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The starting quarterbacks amazing speed and strong arm were already well known. However, during Roberts first season, the Redskins struggled. The young quarterback, known by his fans as RGIII, never gave up, though. Despite suffering from a recurring injury, he was able to lead his team to a late-season comeback and a spot in the playoffs! In Robert Griffin III, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at Baylor University, 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 Robert through his amazing career.

Tom Brady

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727665

Tom Bradys football career got off to a rocky start. Few colleges offered the quarterback a chance to play. During the 2000 NFL draft, Tom wasnt even chosen until the sixth round. But Tom refused to be defeated. When the New England Patriots finally selected him to join their team, Tom knew he had a lot to prove. Could he lead his team to Super Bowl success and show the world that he was a shining star? In Tom Brady, 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 Michigan, 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 Tom through his amazing career.

Blake Griffin

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241342

Blake Griffin is one of basketballs brightest young stars. After being picked first in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, he soon became well known for his amazing slam dunks. In 2013, Blake led the Clippers to their first division championship. In addition to being a dazzling athlete, the young forward has used his basketball skills to help others. During his rookie season, he pledged to give $100 for each slam dunk he made that year to help fight childhood obesity. He also used his win at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as an opportunity to raise money for cancer research. In Blake Griffin, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Kevin Durant

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724862

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's brightest young stars. In 2010, when he was just 21 years old, he became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title, and in 2011 he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference finals. Even though Kevin has experienced incredible success at a very young age, he has never lost sight of the importance of giving back to his community and helping others. That's why he spends his time making a difference in people's lives whenever he can. In Kevin Durant, readers will follow this NBA superstar's amazing basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in people's lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Lebron James

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241359

NBA superstar LeBron James is a living legend. For years he has dazzled fansfirst for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and then for the Miami Heat. During his rookie season, he set a record as the youngest player to score more than 40 points in a game. In 2012 and 2013, he helped the Heat win two NBA championships. Despite moving to Miami, LeBron has never forgotten his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He has donated money to renovate his old high schools basketball arena and to provide the schools sports teams with new uniforms. He also started the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF), which encourages kids in Akron to stay in school. In LeBron James, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

The Car Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510361

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a NASCAR race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.

The Hot Air Balloon Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510385

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a hot-air balloon rally. Who will drop the marker the closest? Includes a photo diagram.

The Motorcycle Race

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510392

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a motocross race. Who will win this dirt bike race? Includes a photo diagram.

The Tractor Race

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510408

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a lawn mower race. Who will win this lawn tractor race? Includes a photo diagram.

The Monster Truck Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510415

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a monster truck race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.

U.S. Border Patrol

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510262

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of US Border Patrol Agents, including the work they do to keep criminals, weapons, and drugs out of the United States. Describes what it takes to get a job as a border patrol agent, the training required, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

The Boat Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510354

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a high-speed power boat race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.

Superstars of the Chicago Bears

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535522

Presents some of the Chicago Bears’ superstars and their achievements, including Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, and Brian Urlacher.

Superstars of the Dallas Cowboys

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535539

Presents some of the Dallas Cowboys’ superstars and their achievements, including Roger Staubach, Emmitt Smith, and DeMarcus Ware.