This is the story of a remarkable baseball team from Springfield, Massachusetts and its star player a boy named Bunny who was the only African-American on the team. The year was 1934, a time very different from today. Although the story of Bunny Taliaferro and his remarkable Springfield team is not widely known, it honors and celebrates an important event in the history of Americas struggle for racial equality.
It could be argued that John Cena is currently the face of professional wrestling. He has held the World Championship Belt many times and is a fan favorite. This book teaches readers about John Cenas past, how he became a skilled professional wrestler, and how he continues to thrill fans around the world.
A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs journey in this title for young learners.
A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a go-kart race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.
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.
Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.
When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested Falcons. The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!
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.
Presents some of the WWEs greatest wrestlers and their achievements, including John Cena, Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins. Includes fast fact page, further resources, glossary, index.
Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFLs most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.
Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them play. Dont wait to learn more about the Denver Broncos in this action-packed book.
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.
Presents some of NASCARs greatest drivers and their achievements, including Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, and Kevin Harvick. Includes fast fact page, further resources, glossary, index.
Highlights 12 of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Each spread contains fascinating facts and stats to explain the importance of each subject.
Highlights 12 unexpected upsets that have shocked fans of the NFL. Each spread contains fascinating facts and stats to explain the importance of each subject.
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.
When the Cleveland Browns joined the NFL, many of their opponents fans thought it was a joke. Little did they know that the Browns would crush the defending NFL champion in their first game, 35-10! When the Browns were scheduled to relocate, fans rallied to block the move. Find out more about the Cleveland Browns and their loyal fan base in this title for active minds.
After budget cuts force the Southside Saints football team to disband, Jamal and his friends have to settle for playing pickup on the hardscrabble field behind their high school. Then the president of a sporting-goods company offers to donate $20,000 worth of equipment to the team. There's only one catch: he wants to be the coach. Thrilled to have a real team together, the players turn a blind eye to Coach Fort's racism, bullying and discrimination. Until he takes it too far. Now its up to Jamal and his teammates to take back their team and show what they're made of.
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.
Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else. But one day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide. When he attends a pow wow and witnesses a powerful performance, he realizes that he wants to be a dancer more than anything. But the nearest class for boys is at the Native Cultural Center in the city, and he still hasn't told his family or friends about his new passion. If he wants to dance, he will have to stop hiding. Between the mocking of his teammates and the hostility of the boys in his dance class, John must find a way to balance and embrace both the Irish and Cree sides of his heritage.
Presents some of world soccers greatest players and their achievements, including Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, and Carli Lloyd. Includes fast fact page, further resources, glossary, index.
Count up to 100 by tens, learning about the sport of football along the way.
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.
Lets bowl! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Bowling introduces beginning readers to basic rules of the game and encourages them to participate. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different features of a bowling lane, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bowling also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Bowling is part of Jump!s I Love Sports series.