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Montreal Canadiens

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119247

This book celebrates the winningest team in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens. Founded as Le Club de Hockey Canadien in 1909, "the Habs" claim a league-leading 24 Stanley Cup championships and numerous player awards with more than 50 players in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A treat for hockey lovers and Habs fans, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Boston Bruins

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119216

Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Milt Scmidt, Johnny Bucyk, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara—like most "Original Six" teams, the Boston Bruins’ roster has been packed with league-leading players for 93 years. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

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.

Sports in Different Places

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119674

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.

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.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Sports

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119094

This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.

Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein (author) London Ladd (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895453

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.

La planche a neige (Snowboarding)

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284912

Let's snowboard! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Snowboarding introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try snowboarding themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the equipment needed to participate, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Snowboarding also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Le cheerleading (Cheerleading)

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284929

Let's cheer! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Cheerleading introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try cheerleading themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a cheerleading stunt, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Cheerleading also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Le patinage artistique (Figure Skating)

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284936

Lace on skates and head to the ice rink! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Figure Skating introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try figure skating themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify basic figure skating moves, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Figure Skating also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Le surf (Surfing)

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284943

Let's surf! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Surfingintroduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try surfing themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the equipment needed to participate, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Surfingalso features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Ultimate

Darice Bailer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825727

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.

Soccer Counts! El Futbol Cuenta!

Peter Alderman, Barbara Barbieri McGrath (authors), Pau Estrada (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570917943

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.

Todo el mundo practica deportes (Everyone Plays Sports)

Amy Popalis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561013

Around the world people play all different kinds of sports. Some are played on a team and others can be played all by yourself. Learn about the equipment, uniforms, rules, and different sports played in countries around the globe. So, suit up and get ready to learn about how everyone plays sports! This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary

¡Aún no! (Not Yet!)

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Isabella Grott (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561396

What rules must you follow at the pool? Find out with Tina as she waits to be able to swim in the pool.

Mi deporte favorito (My Favorite Sport)

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561389

Oscar and Olivia are watching the Olympics. Find out what each country’s flag looks like and what sport each country is good at.

El viaje de acampada de Billy (Billy's Camping Trip)

Hannah Ko (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561150

Billy’s family goes out for camping. When they arrive at the camp ground, they know they forget to bring everything. The house is too far to go back. What should they do?

My Favorite Sport

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428206

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.

Not Yet!

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Isabella Grott (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428183

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.

Do Robots Get Space Sick?

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425045

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Can they compete against a robot though?

Moon of Deception

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425038

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. When Team Earth must compete against the biggest cheaters in the galaxy, will they be able to play fair?