Describes the history, equipment, techniques, types, and safety factors of in-line skating.
Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of hockey, including a short history of the game.
A basic introduction to the Miami Heat professional basketball team, including its formation in 1988, great players such as Alonzo Mourning, championship, and stars of today.
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.
While racing her dogs in the Iditarod, Kara proves that the greatest win is something other than having her team come in first.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
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.
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.
Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.
Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.
Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the present day modern Olympics.
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.
An elementary look at the New York Jets professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.
Is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback who's ever lived? He has the awards to back it up, but his accomplishments and fame go beyond that. He made "Omaha" into a household name. He made people laugh as a Saturday Night Live host and in commercials. He won one Super Bowl, and played in two others. He donated lots of money for an Indianapolis children's hospital. And when everyone thought his career was over because of a herniated disc in his neck, he proved them wrong with yet another NFL MVP performance. Why has Peyton Manning been so good for so long? Let's take a look.
A simple introduction to the Atlanta Braves major league baseball team, including its start in 1876 in Boston, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.
From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.
The history of the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team from its inaugural 1869 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.
More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?
A colorful survey of Ferris wheels, including their cars and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous Ferris wheels such as the London Eye are spotlighted.
Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Baltimore Orioles. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.
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.
Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Chicago Cubs. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.
Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Boston Red Sox. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.
Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Detroit Tigers. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.
Explores some of the reasons why fans love the Los Angeles Angels. Each spread highlights a different fact, player, story, or tradition that helps define the team.