Provides a history of kites and kite making and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
Dad’s lunch mysteriously disappears when he and Danny go on a summer picnic.
Following an outstanding NHL rookie season, which ended in his winning of the Calder Memorial Trophy for best overall rookie, Auston Matthews has quickly become known as one of the league’s top hockey players. From his childhood beginnings in Arizona to being the first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey star has skated his way to stardom.
From drones capturing unique angles of plays for enhanced analysis to swimsuit material helping swimmers go faster, technological innovations are transforming the way sports are played as well as watched. Supercharged Sports examines these exciting advances in technology and also explores what’s coming next in the world of sport science, such as health-monitoring systems sewn into the fabric of uniforms and even more immersive virtual reality experiences.
One of the top tennis players of all time, Serena Williams is both a powerhouse athlete and a philanthropist. This energizing title tells her inspiring story, from learning to play tennis along with her sister Venus from their father in Compton, California, to Serena's record-setting 23 individual Grand Slam titles. Serena’s dedication, perseverance, and global activism on behalf of underprivileged people and for equal justice make her a role model for people around the world.
American gymnast Simone Biles wowed the world at the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning four gold medals. The first female gymnast to earn three consecutive all-around titles, Biles has been listed on TIME magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People, authored a book on her life, and won an ESPY award for best female athlete in 2017. Her determination carried her through an unstable home life as a young child to become someone who wants to inspire others to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.
A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Sports are played all around the world, in many different forms. Readers will discover that some countries have their own national sports, while many others are played locally, while there are other sports, such as soccer / football, that are played in nearly every country around the world.
In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America. This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.
A very simple introduction to the sport of ultimate (sometimes called ultimate frisbee), the basic rules, the equipment used, and how it is played. Additional features to aid comprehension include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.
This bilingual (Spanish and English) book is perfect for soccer stars, featuring simple rhymes to help young readers count to fifteen. One ball, two keepers, three referees, and more add up to a great game. Includes information about the history and rules of soccer.
Oscar and Olivia are watching the Olympics. Find out what each country’s flag looks like and what sport each country is good at. Paired to the nonfiction title Join a Team.
What rules must you follow at the pool? Find out with Tina as she waits to be able to swim in the pool. Paired to the nonfiction title Who Makes Rules.
Concerts, ball games, races, and many other events take place in stadiums around the world. These large structures are build to hold thousands of people. Eager readers will find information on the different kinds of stadiums, preferred construction materials, and the science that gives these massive buildings their strength.
Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.
Ride it BMX introduces children to the gravity-defying sport of BMX. Simple text and awesome photos help show the two types of BMX riding: racing and freestyle. Kids will love reading about the tricks, bikes, competitions, and stars of the sport.
In Bikes, emergent readers learn about bikes and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Bikes includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Bikes is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.
In Skateboards, emergent readers learn about skateboards and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Skateboards includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Skateboards is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.
In LeBron James, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of basketball superstar LeBron James. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in James’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. LeBron James is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.
A brief exploration of what camping guides do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of camping guides working in America’s state and national parks.
An elementary introduction to the German soccer team Bayern Munich, including a brief history since the team’s 1900 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona, including a brief history since the team’s 1899 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team’s 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Liverpool FC, including a brief history since the team’s 1892 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the Italian soccer team AC Milan, including a brief history since the team’s 1899 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.