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Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.

Great Moments at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848708

Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.

Kayaking: Riding the Rapids

Sarah Beurskens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848784

White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.

Mountain Climbing: Scaling the Heights

Monica Devine (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848845

Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.

Ocean Diving: Traveling Through Inner Space

W. Wright Robinson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848906

From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.

Rock Climbing

Mike Graf (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849026

Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.

Snowboarding

Gail Blasser Riley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849057

Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.

Teamwork: Working Together to Win

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849095

Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.

Wheels!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848234

The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the present day modern Olympics.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

Magic Tricks and More

Anita Higman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847626

Offers step-by-step instructions for performing various magic tricks and includes tips for putting on a magic show.

Games Galore!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847350

Find out how board games and card games have changed over the years. Then learn how to play some of the more popular games as well as make several of your own.

Billions of Balls

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847053

Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.

Colorful Kites

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847152

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.

Sport Bikes

Peter Bodensteiner (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720730

Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of sportbikes.

Self-Esteem

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290736

Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike self-esteem, for example. Martial arts students feel better about themselves because they are learning new things; they are hearing encouragement; and they are reaching their goals, so they feel like a success. Self-esteem helps them do better in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can improve your self-esteem too!

Auston Matthews

Julia Sillett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120922

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.

Supercharged Sports

Paula Johanson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119919

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.

Serena Williams

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120984

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.

Simone Biles: Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate for Healthy Living

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120748

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.

Yusra Mardini: Refugee Hero and Olympic Swimmer

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120793

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.

Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181022

Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.