Del plays striker on his high school soccer team, the Cardinals, and they’ve gone almost three seasons undefeated. To Del, it’s just a game, but some of the players think winning is all that matters. When an ugly tackle results in a major loss for the Cardinals against their main rival, the Rebels, things get heated between the teams. That night, one of Del’s teammates has his ankle broken by an unknown assailant, leaving him unable to take part in the playoffs. As Del tries to figure out which of the Rebels’ players is responsible for the attack, his coach brings in a substitute player, and he’s actually really good. Is it just a coincidence, or did someone finally take the above all else mentality too far?
Sam Campbell's school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. What is a Laird anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of "Go Lard Butts!" it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.
Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Muhammad Ali explores the way the G.O.A.T. boxer served to bring Americans together. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.
Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2001 New York Yankees explores the way the team brought New Yorkers--and Americans--together after the September 11 disaster and showed the world how resilient our country is. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.
What is NASCAR? Have you ever been to a racetrack? What is the most famous racetrack in the U.S.? Can a car go faster than the speed of sound? What is off-road racing? Engage your most struggling readers in grades 4-7 with Red Rhino Nonfiction! This new series features high-interest topics in every content area. Visually appealing full-color photographs and illustrations, fun facts, and short chapters keep emerging readers focused. Written at a 1.5-1.9 readability level, these books include pre-reading comprehension questions and a 20-word glossary for comprehension support.
Learn about all kinds of sports and discover what sport is right for you with this colorful, engaging title!
Each Flash Points: Stand Up! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Stand Up! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Stand Up! eShorts include Jackie Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Selma to Montgomery March, and Protest at the 1968 Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Readers are immediately taken with rodeo bull riding because of this book. Breathtaking photos help the reader to understand this exciting, but dangerous sport.
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.
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.
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.
High interest, edgy activities fill the pages of Nailed It! Extreme Kite Surfing. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Extreme Kite Surfing presents the thrills and spills of this most intriguing extreme sport. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
All of his life, Dwyane Wade has been meeting challenges. His parents separated when he was an infant. When he was six, he had to leave his mother's home because of her drug abuse. While living with his father, Dwyane learned basketball but not academics. Because of Dwyane's low test scores, only three colleges recruited him. But after starring for two seasons at Marquette University, Dwyane left college early to enter the NBA draft in 2003. Although Dwyane was overshadowed in the draft by superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, the young star has put together an exceptional NBA career. He led Miami to an NBA championship in 2006, won a scoring title in 2009, and was a key player when the Heat won a second championship in 2012. But Dwyane also remembers his roots, giving back to the community through his charitable Wade's World Foundation.
A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Jamaican Usain Bolt--of the Olympic sport of track and field, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1896.
In 2006, LaDainian Tomlinson broke an NFL scoring record that had stood for nearly 50 years! What will the man they call 'LT' do for an encore?
He's not even 30, and Roger Federer already owns a place among the all-time greats in tennis. Follow his rapid rise from Swiss teen star to international icon.
Read how Shaun 'The Flying Tomato' White has used his go-for-it attitude to become a superstar in two sports--skateboarding and snowboarding.
Here's the inside story of how Tiger Woods has become the most dominant athlete in the world--and perhaps the best golfer ever.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins--which make up the National Football League's NFC East grouping.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings--which make up the National Football League's NFC North grouping.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Arizona Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks--which make up the National Football League's NFC West grouping.