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NBA Champions: Miami Heat

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600903

A basic introduction to the Miami Heat professional basketball team, including its formation in 1988, great players such as Alonzo Mourning, championship, and stars of today.

What is Romanticism?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606950

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Romantic art and is encouraged to identify feelings and consider dreamlike subjects.

New York Jets

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602914

An elementary look at the New York Jets professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

Denver Broncos

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602839

An elementary look at the Denver Broncos professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.

World Series Champions: Atlanta Braves

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602105

A simple introduction to the Atlanta Braves major league baseball team, including its start in 1876 in Boston, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Donald Wu (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366019

Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

12 Reasons to Love the Atlanta Braves

Jonathan Kronstadt (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432593

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Atlanta Braves. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Baltimore Orioles

Bo Smolka (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432609

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Baltimore Orioles. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Boston Red Sox

Matt Tustison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432616

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Boston Red Sox. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Chicago Cubs

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432623

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Chicago Cubs. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Detroit Tigers

David Aretha (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432630

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Detroit Tigers. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Los Angeles Angels

Doug Williams (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432647

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Los Angeles Angels. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Los Angeles Dodgers

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432654

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Los Angeles Dodgers. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the New York Yankees

Doug Williams (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432661

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the New York Yankees. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Pittsburgh Pirates

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432678

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the San Francisco Giants

Doug Williams (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432685

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the San Francisco Giants. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the St. Louis Cardinals

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432692

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the St. Louis Cardinals. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

12 Reasons to Love the Washington Nationals

Bo Smolka (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621432708

Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Washington Nationals. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.

Cincinnati Bengals

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173613

Starting with black, white, and orange uniforms, the Cincinnati Bengals resembled their division rival, the Cleveland Browns. Fortunately the Bengals' uniforms have evolved. Today they wear bold, black stripes like Bengal tigers. Read about the Cincinnati Bengals’ drive and evolution since 1968 in this title for young readers.

S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet

Cynthia Furlong Reynolds (author), Pam Carroll (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535946

The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger. The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in S is for Star. Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Nol. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl. Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet.

D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet

Helen L. Wilbur (author), Jaime Corum (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537261

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuous sporting event in the United States. But don't call it just a horse race. This annual May event, known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports," is steeped in tradition and pageantry far beyond what happens on the track. Following the alphabet, D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explain this world-famous event. Topics include famous jockeys, legendary horses, fabled Bluegrass farms and owners, as well as offering a behind-the scenes view of thoroughbred breeding and racing. Readers young and old, along with horse enthusiasts and diehard Derby fans, will enjoy this celebration of one of the most prestigious sporting and cultural events in our country.

P is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet

Eve Bunting (author), John Manders (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537674

The word pirate means one who plunders on the sea, and piracy has been around for as long as men and women have longed for adventure and lusted for riches. But it wasn't all fun and pillaging! Being a pirate was not an easy life. Written by award-winning author Eve Bunting, poetry and expository text are used in this alphabetical examination of the history of piracy. Topics include legendary ships, fabled hideouts, and notorious villains like Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. Includes the pirate code of conduct as well as the different occupations aboard ship.

T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531993

The sounds of autumn include the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the thump of the kickoff starting the first home football game. Sleeping Bear Press is proud to continue our bestselling sports series with Tis for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. Sports writer Brad Herzog's easy-to-read-aloud rhymes engage even the youngest of readers, while hardcore fans can devour the detailed expository that covers the sport of the pigskin, from A-Z and end zone to end zone. Plays and players are just a few of the topics covered. Brad Herzog's first job as a newspaper sports reporter allowed him to travel with the Cornell University football team. He has been writing about the game ever since. A past Grand Gold Medal Award winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction children's books. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Mark Braught's sixteen years of professional experience has earned him prestigious awards from The American Advertising Federation (ADDY), Communications Art, the NYArt Directors Club, and the Society of Illustrators, to name a few. He lives in Commerce, Georgia. Touchdown is his third book with Sleeping Bear Press.

K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Melanie Rose (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627532006

Author Brad Herzog brings his well-received prose and soccer knowledge together with Melanie Rose's charming and realistic illustrations to detail every facet of the game. Each letter has a simple rhyme for young readers: "J is for the Jerseys that soccer players wear. But often in the World Cup, opponents tend to share. In a gesture of respect after a game ends, They simply swap their jerseys as if they are old friends." For older readers the expository text gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. K is for Kick follows the wildly popular Z is for Zamboni.

Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend

Tom Ervin Al Declercq (author), David Miles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536738

Originally built in 1921 to race in the ocean, a sailboat named Bernida captures the attention and heart of a Michigan sailor. He buys the boat and brings her to the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. In 1925 the sailor enters Bernida in the very first Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race.