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P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Bruce Langton (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531474

Fore! Lookout for the latest shot from the Sleeping Bear Press sports title: P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet. Look no further than the ever-growing popularity of Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie to see that golf is a sure-fire hit in the hearts of youngsters. And adults! This fun and educational ABC book takes a look at golf's illustrious history and stars in easy-to-read rhyming text that follows the heroics of Babe Didrikson Zaharias to the splendor of the Master to the mystery of the dimples of every golf ball. Sport-loving Brad Herzog brings his pen power to skillfully explain the game on grass and the characters and legends that make golf as fun as it is difficult to master. No matter what course hackers step upon - their local public course or the majesty of Pebble Beach, golf is a game full of color and colorful character and history. Artist Bruce Langton brings his outdoor eye to capture the rich and lustrous palette of the sport of swings. A perfect gift for the sport nut, amateur golfer or anyone who has dreamed of playing alongside the greats, P is for Putt: A Golfer's Alphabet is a welcome addition to any golf bag, bookshelf or 19th hole. Once the book is opened, it won't be put down until every fun, fact-filled page has been shared and shared some more. Teeing off this April!

R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Jane Gilltrap Bready (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531511

Engines hum and hearts pound as cars hurtle around the track at 200 miles per hour. In R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet, readers will experience the track's sights and sounds as they learn the ins and outs of stock car racing, from its humble beginnings in 1895 to the fastest growing sport in America. Whether interested in the guys in the garage or the Daytona International Speedway, fans young and old will speed from A to Z as they are introduced to the people, places and memorable moments in stock car racing.As a freelance magazine writer, author Brad Herzog has earned three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He has also written several sports titles for Sleeping Bear Press, including H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives with his family on California's Monterey Peninsula. Illustrator Jane Gilltrap Bready's motorsports paintings have been displayed in museums worldwide. She came by her love of cars naturally, as she was born into a family with racing ties. She and her family live in New Hampshire.

M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet

Kathy-jo Wargin (author), Katherine Larson (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531986

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, "M is for Melody" gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material.

H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet

Judy Young (author), Gary Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627532013

In H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet, seasoned angler Judy Young tackles topics such as types of lures, where to fish, and what equipment you will need, along with the basics of cleaning, filleting, and cooking your final catch. And since every fisherman loves to brag about the "one that got away," she includes suggestions on how to capture your fishing memories through journals and photography. For anglers everywhere, reading H is for Hook is the next best thing to being at the end of a fishing pole waiting to land that big one.

H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Melanie Rose (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627532044

Now anyone can be one of the "boys or girls of summer" and get a home plate view of America's favorite pastime in H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. This new offering in our line of children's alphabet books brings the game of baseball to entertaining and informative life. Sports writer Brad Herzog pairs easy-to-read rhymes with detailed expository so that readers are pitched baseball's facts, faces, history, and places from A-Z.

Dozer's Run

Rosana Panza Debbie Levy (author), David Opie (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537643

Dozer the Goldendoodle has a wonderful life! He and his best friend, Chica, belong to a loving family. They have warm beds to sleep in, enough food to eat, and plenty of room in their yard to play and investigate. What more could a good dog want? As it turns out, Dozer wants an adventure. And when a runner runs past his yard, followed by another, and another, and another, Dozer decides to follow and see what is happening. In May 2011, unbeknownst to his owner, Dozer slipped out of his yard in Highland, Maryland, enticed by the sight of people running past. The runners were participating in the Maryland Half Marathon, a race benefitting the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer joined the 2,000 runners in the race, inspiring everyone along the 13-mile race course. By the time his adventure was over and he was reunited with his family, Dozer's "Run" encouraged thousands of pledges in support of the Greenebaum Cancer Center. This true story of a playful dog that actually runs a half marathon entertains as well as inspires.

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Doug Bowles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307965

From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now in G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athletes and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views. Learn the meaning behind the five interlocking rings featured on the Olympic flag. Cheer on American Jim Thorpe as he won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, only to lose his medals later. Read how the man dubbed as the "world's laziest high jumper" won the gold in 1968 and later had a jump named after him. All these moments and more are brought to life in G is for Gold Medal. Brad Herzog has written travel and sports books for readers young and old. His books with Sleeping Bear include the best-selling H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Doug Bowles has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years. His books for Sleeping Bear include One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book and S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet. Doug lives in Leawood, Kansas.

Penny: The Forgotten Coin

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Michael Glenn Monroe (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531306

Found by a young boy and placed into his pocket for safekeeping, Penny feels useless compared to the exciting Superball, the shiny Marble, the adventuresome Rock, and the colorful Bubblegum. But as she reminisces about her life and history, she realizes her worth, and it is reinforced by the young boy's need for her in an important decision. Denise Brennan-Nelson's boundless energy and enthusiasm comes from her days as a motivational speaker. Since the publication of her first book, Buzzy the Bumblebee in 1999, Denise has taken that enthusiasm into schools and inspired thousands of children to "bee-lieve" in themselves. Her second title, My Momma Likes to Say, shares her interest in and knowledge of clichs, idioms, and funny expressions used by adults and often misunderstood by the children who hear them. Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe is also known for his charming character illustrations in such titles as Buzzy the Bumblebee, A Wish to be a Christmas Tree (read aloud on the Today Show in 2002 by Katie Couric), and The Christmas Humbugs. He brings this lively brand of illustration to the adventures of Penny.

Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. History

Arnold Ringstad (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234119

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.

Out of the Deeps

Anne Laurel Carter (author), Nicholas Debon (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690633

Like many children throughout Canada's history, Savino had to quit school when he was twelve to work and help his family. In Out of the Deeps, Savino spends his first day at the mine working alongside his father and Nelson, his father's pit pony. When Savino's headlamp goes out deep in the coal mine, Nelson leads Savino out of the danger. In 1944 the miners received their first paid holiday and insisted that their pit ponies receive a week's holiday too. In Out of the Deeps, Anne Laurel Carter captures a boy's first day at work in the mines and a special pit pony's first glimpse of daylight.

World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602112

A simple introduction to the Baltimore Orioles major league baseball team, including its start in 1902 as the St. Louis Browns, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602129

A simple introduction to the Boston Red Sox major league baseball team, including its start in 1901, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Chicago Cubs

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602136

A simple introduction to the Chicago Cubs major league baseball team, including its start in 1876, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years

World Series Champions: Chicago White Sox

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602143

A simple introduction to the Chicago White Sox major league baseball team, including its start in 1900, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Cincinnati Reds

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602150

A simple introduction to the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team, including its start in 1869, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602174

A simple introduction to the Los Angeles Dodgers major league baseball team, including its start in 1884 in Brooklyn, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Miami Marlins

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602181

A simple introduction to the Miami Marlins major league baseball team, including its start in 1993, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Minnesota Twins

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602198

A simple introduction to the Minnesota Twins major league baseball team, including its start in 1901 as the Washington Senators, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: New York Mets

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602204

A simple introduction to the New York Mets major league baseball team, including its start in 1962, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: New York Yankees

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602211

A simple introduction to the New York Yankees major league baseball team, including its start in 1903, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Philadelphia Phillies

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602228

A simple introduction to the Philadelphia Phillies major league baseball team, including its start in 1883, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602242

A simple introduction to the San Francisco Giants major league baseball team, including its start in 1883 in New York, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602235

A simple introduction to the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team, including its start in 1882, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Toronto Blue Jays

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602259

A simple introduction to the Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball team, including its start in 1977, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: LA Angels of Anaheim

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602167

A simple introduction to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim major league baseball team, including its start in 1961, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.