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Legends of the Leagues

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692826

Brace to meet some of the biggest baseball stars of the Negro Leagues. They were men and women of glory and achevement, of spectacular ability and heartbreaking obstacles. They rose above discrimination to pursue their dreams. Cool Papa Bell was once said to be so fast, he could outrun electricity. Another story had Josh Gibson hit a towering fly ball in Pittsburgh that didn't land until the next day-in Philadelphia! Pitcher Satchel Paige won with a blistering fastball when he was young, and then with experience and creativity when he was old. He played with charm and witty sayings: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Nobody messed with Oscar Charleston or fielded better than John "Pop" Lloyd.Women such as Peanut Johnson and Toni Stone also made big impressions. These are among the brightest stars of a league, gone but never forgotten.

Tesla

Julio Diaz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919416

The ground-breaking Tesla is feautured in this title with information on how it is changing the automobile world.

Baseball

Madison Parker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919461

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of baseball, as well as the rules and equipment used.

Basketball

Christina Lemke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919478

This titles gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of basketball and the rules and equipment used to play the game.

Ice Hockey

Madison Parker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919454

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of ice hockey and the rules and equipment used to play the game.

Ferrari Spider

Oswald James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919423

This title gives the history of the one and only Ferrari Spider and how it has changed and evolved over the years.

Breaking the Barriers

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692840

Like America in the first half of the twentieth century, baseball was still segregated. Every road to the major leagues was blocked by unwritten agreements never to allow black athletes entry. It seemed like the better they played, the further they were pushed back. Until, that is, a plan was hatched by two men. One seized an opportunity to advance the game of baseball forever, and the other ran a path through bigotry like he ran the bases, with strength and grace. Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson would work together to break down the color barriers of baseball, and show the world that African-American athletes were as good and as worthy as anyone to put on a major league uniform. They were not alone. From Larry Doby to Monte Irvin, and the irrepressible Satchel Paige, baseball was gifted by the emergence of a weath of talent and personality that would truly make it, at last, America's pastime.

Soccer

Ryan James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919447

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of soccer, along with the rules and equipments used.

STEAM Guides in APP Development

Ruth Kirk (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919065

This books looks at the development of apps and the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.

Wave Pools

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918839

A look at the technology that makes wave pools work.

Dodge Charger

Frank Grout (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919409

This title gives the history of the Dodge Charger and how it has changed and evolved over the years as one of America's favorite automobiles.

Chevy Corvette

Charles Piddock (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919379

This title gives the history of the famous Corvette and how it has improved and changed over the years.

Golf

Christina Lemke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919485

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of golf as well as the equipmant and rules needed to play the game.

Porsche 911

Charles Piddock (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919386

This title gives the history of the famous Porsche 911 and how it has evolved and changed throughout the years.

Ford Mustang

Charles Piddock (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919393

This title gives the history of the famous Ford Mustang and how it has changed and evolved throughout the years.

A Whole New League

Wayne L. Wilson (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692789

Before and after the Civil War, the African American community held the same passion for baseball as the rest of the nation. But black players faced prejudice. They were banned from the major leagues. From this group emerged Andrew "Rube" Foster, one of the greatest pitchers and managers of the early twentieth century. The founder of the Negro National League, Foster was called the Father of Black Baseball. Thanks to his vision and efforts, black players were finally respected. The doors to Major League Baseball were opened to black players, and the world could enjoy such superstars as Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron.

STEAM Guides in TV Production

Judy Greenspan (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919058

This book gives insights into the processes involved in creating and braodcasting television shows, and explains how each STEAM field is involved.

Barnstorming

Mike DeMocker (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692802

Banned from professional baseball in the late 19th century, African-American players were forced to go on the road to make money playing the game they loved. Enduring poor fields and long journeys between games, teams brought their unique and entertaining brand of baseball to towns big and small. Even when they had trouble securing food and lodging because of the color of their skin, these players persevered, opening the door for the ultimate return of African-American athletes to big-league baseball.

Cool Snowboarders

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169936

Catch big air with the most adventurous snowboarders around as they pull off amazing stunts! Cool Snowboarders highlights the tricks, stars, and competitions of the sport, and traces the development of snowboarding as athletes pushed the boundaries to invent new and more difficult moves. 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.

Gnarly Skateboarders

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169943

Hang out with the most daring skateboarders around as these fearless athletes perform jaw-dropping stunts! Gnarly Skateboarders takes kids straight into the action, from the hottest stars and competitions to the most thrilling tricks ever achieved. 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.

Mighty MotoXers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169950

Kids won't believe their eyes when they see the high-action intensity of MX competitions! Whether racing their motorcycles at breakneck speeds or performing stunts in midair, motocross riders take extreme sports to the max. Mighty MotoXers follows the hottest stars of motocross today to explore the history, variations, major competitions, and most daring tricks of the sport. 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.

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.

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.