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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

12 Epic Urban Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356864

Presents 12 of the most epic urban adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of bungee jumping from the Macau Tower in China, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, ziplining in Panama City, Panama, and more.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356925

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. From Nigeria's Hakeem Olajuwon who made his 7 foot mark playing basketball for the Houston Rockets, to Panama's Mariano (Mo) Rivera who became baseball's greatest closer, to Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova who was one of the world's top tennis players, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Epic Races

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356840

Presents 12 of the most epic race adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of the Indianapolis 500 car race, the Yukon River Quest canoe/kayak race, the Dakar Rally motorcross race, and more.

12 Epic Climbing Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356819

Presents 12 of the most epic climbing adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Rocklands in South Africa, Athabasca Glacier in Canada, Kilauea in Hawaii, USA, and more.

Best Super Bowl Records

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356635

Offers 12 of the best Super Bowl records in history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these Super Bowl records and why they're the best.

Biggest Super Bowl Plays

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356642

Offers 12 of the biggest Super Bowl plays in history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these Super Bowl plays and why they're the biggest.

Biggest Super Bowl Upsets

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356659

Offers 12 of the biggest Super Bowl upsets in history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these Super Bowl upsets and why they're the biggest

Unsung Heroes of the Super Bowl

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356666

Offers 12 unsung heroes in Super Bowl history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these unsung heroes and why they didn't receive the attention they deserved.

Karts

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179332

Karts aren’t just for the amusement park. They can reach speeds up to 160 miles per hour! Many racing greats have gotten their start on the local kart tracks. Reluctant readers will love learning about these small but powerful racers in this thrilling title.

Sports Cars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179349

Whether Lamborghini or Ferrari, sports cars turn heads! These flashy cars look cool but are built for speed. Through the years, sports cars have pushed design, gone electric, and even reached speeds of more than 250 miles per hour! Readers will love learning about these luxurious cars in this exciting title.

Dragsters

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179318

A dragster can finish a race by the time you finish reading this sentence. These speed demons are the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world! Readers will the get a rush learning about these powerful vehicles and their incredible capabilities in this exciting title.

Indy Cars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179325

Indy cars got their start on a car factory test track. That track went on to become one of the most famous racetracks in the world! Take in the long history of these open-wheel racers and much more in this title for striving readers.

Rodeo Bull Riders

Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604725186

Readers are immediately taken with rodeo bull riding because of this book. Breathtaking photos help the reader to understand this exciting, but dangerous sport.

Wayne Gretzky: Greatness on Ice

Jessica Morrison (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194718

Wayne Gretzky, known to millions of hockey fans as "The Great One," wasn't the biggest, fastest, or strongest hockey player ever, but he was without a doubt the best so far. When he retired from play in 1999, the National Hockey League retired his jersey number as well and inducted him into the NHL Hall of Fame immediately, without the customary waiting period. Wayne's great talent was his ability to read the game and consistently make the right moves, earning him records for scoring year after year. The Great One started playing hockey on an ice rink in his backyard as a little boy in Canada, practicing before and after school and even after eating dinner with his skates on! His life tells the story of how far hard work and smart thinking can take a kid from Brantford, Ontario.

The Economics of the Super Bowl

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179869

The half-time show is just beginningbut what happened before that to get the Super Bowl on the field? The Economics of the Super Bowl takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of the Super Bowl. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, television broadcasting rights, advertising revenue, and contracting with performers for the half-time show, as well as for laborers to set up the stage and sound.

Safety Around Water

MaryLee Knowlton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166906

Even a shallow pool can be dangerous if you don't take care! Come inside Safety Around Water and learn how to keep safe and have fun at the lake, swimming pool or pond.

Cross Country and Endurance

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792550

Cross Country and Endurance takes readers into the world of cross country and endurance competitions, which test the stamina, riding, and jumping abilities of the horse and rider. The text is clear and easy to read, providing both history and rules of the sport. Exciting, engaging photographs and informative diagrams accompany the text.

Rodeo

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792574

Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding became a rough-and-tumble sport.

Steeplechase

Martha Martin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792598

Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!

Trail Riding

Martha Martin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792604

Are you longing to mount up and hit the trail? Trail Riding, the latest book in the Horsing Around series, explores the sport of competitive trail riding from head to tail. Learn the tips, the tricks, the rules and rides -- and most importantly, how to finish - a winner.

Score! The Story of Soccer

Jennie Haw (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194282

How did soccer originate? When was the game first added to the Olympics? These are questions answered in Score! The Story of Soccer. This book provides a historical look at the sports development from ancient times through its explosion in Europe to its huge popularity in North America today.

Going to the Pool and Other Swimming Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374892

Dive in! Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson but worry that they forgot how to swim over the past year. Roy works hard in swimming class. A young girl believes she can swim across an inlet, but gets into trouble when the tide begins to carry her out to sea! A dolphin learns how to swim with a prosthetic tail, and Olympic champion, Janet Evans tells about how she faced her fears and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Arlene Mark, Jillian Sullivan, Sharon Teper, and Janet Evans.

The Save and Other Soccer Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374908

Goal! Casey had never played soccer before, so why did she decide to volunteer as goalie? Conor comes up with a plan to save his soccer team from their season-long losing streak. Jose learns that teamwork is important in soccer, and in family life. Jenny Benson plays soccer with the pros! Stories by Steve Garagiola, James M. Janik, Dorothy K. Mock, and Jen Bryant.

Game On! Basketball

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374687

Let's shoot some hoops! Devin learns how important it is to be consistent when practicing three-point shots. Jordan gets intimidated by another player's size. Can Jordan defend against him? Tara feels the pressure to successfully make three foul shots and win the game for her team. Stories by Rich Wallace.