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Incredible Combacks

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980551

Athletes are often seen as heroes. They represent the best of the best in the world of sports. But even players in their prime can be hurt or injured. What makes an athlete truly heroic is his or her ability to recover and come back better than ever. Have any of your favorite sports legends ever made an incredible comeback?

Sports Superstitions

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980506

Playing a sport requires training and skill. But many believe winning also involves luck. Athletes often have good luck charms or pregame rituals. Coaches and fans do too. From college and professional leagues to the Olympics, superstitions are everywhere in the world of sports. But do these interesting items and peculiar practices actually help teams win?

Bayern Munich

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605946

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s German soccer team known as Bayern Munich, from its founding in 1900 to today.

Paralyzed

Jeff Rud (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690602

Linebacker Reggie Scott is forced to deal with the repercussions of an incident that shakes his belief in the game he loves. When he is persecuted by angry fans for being a "dirty" player, Reggie is forced to confront his own guilt and decide whether he can continue to play his senior season and beyond.

Maverick Mania

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690480

The disappearance of his soccer team's leading scorer during the championship finals leads sixteen-year-old Matt to investigate and entangles him in a possible kidnapping. If the Mavericks win just a few more games, they'll make it to the national soccer championship. There's only one catch. Their star player, Caleb Riggins, has disappeared. Matt Carr is determined to find his teammate and solve the mystery. He just didn't realize it would involve attack dogs, a mysterious golden bridge and a family who may not be who they seem. And the big game is only days away.

Hurricane Power

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438672

When David's family moves from northern Ontario to Miami, Florida, it takes him less than a day to discover how out of place he is in his new neighborhood. He joins his school's track team, hoping to make new friends, but soon he is pulled into a school-wide web of secrecy and danger. And the one person who can help him keeps running away.

AC Milan

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605939

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Italian soccer team known as AC Milan, from its founding in 1899 to today.

FC Barcelona

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605953

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as FC Barcelona, from its founding in 1899 to today.

Liverpool FC

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605960

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Liverpool FC, from its founding in 1892 to today.

Manchester United

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605977

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Manchester United, from its founding in 1878 to today.

Real Madrid

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605984

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as Real Madrid, from its founding in 1902 to today.

A Dark Truth

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813281

Riley and Dashawn have been friends since they were three. They got into skateboarding together and have advanced to the point where it's time to create a Sponsor Me tape. They bring a third skater along, Natasha, and try to get some good clips around a new office development. Then the police storm into the lot. The three skaters quickly scatter, trying their best not to get busted. Riley and Natasha arrive at the meet-up spot. They wait and wait, but Dashawn never shows. The next day Riley visits Dashawn, only to discover that the police have given him a beat-down. Nothing like this has ever happened before, and for Riley it is a wake-up call that whether they know it or not, not everyone lives in the same world he does.

The Belles of Baseball

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783865

The Belles of Baseball discusses how in the 1940s and 1950s, women broke traditional gender barriers by playing professional baseball, boosting morale during World War II and paving the way for future generations of female athletes. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Down and Out

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472478

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Terrance thought about football. He was sore from practice. That was good. Coach Fisher said his blocks were better. He'd get to play in the game! Coach was right about football. You've got to have something to work for. It makes you work at everything.

Sprint

Chris Everheart (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432586

Filming a sprint car race on the local track, Dylan Clarke captures racer Carlee Martin’s fiery accident. The more Dylan replays the video, the more he believes that there’s something suspicious about the crash. As he investigates, Dylan discovers that some of Carlee’s fellow racers might have wanted to hurt her. And, now, they’re after him too.

Magic Johnson

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792067

Magic Johnson's fearlessness, courage, and determination were evident whenever he stepped on the basketball court. Those same characteristics have also served him well in his off-the-court battle with HIV. Readers will learn about how Magic Johnson has used his courage, knowledge, and wisdom to promote awareness and to help better urban communities everywhere.

Tiger Woods

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792111

Tiger Woods persistence, winning attitude, and passion for golf have helped make him one of the top golfers of all time. Readers will learn how Tiger uses his fame and fortune to help young people reach their full potential.

Roberto Clemente

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792081

Roberto Clemente was the first Hispanic American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Readers will learn how he used his courage and determination during the off-season to help those living in poverty in Latin America.

Simon Says Gold: Simon Whitfield's Pursuit of Athletic Excellence

Cleve Dheensaw Simon Whitfield (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691425

From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real message that the simple pursuit of excellence is its own reward will also inspire and motivate. Not everyone can be an Olympian. Simon Whitfield believes that true greatness is in performing to the best of one's ability. The reward is in the effort, not the outcome.

Rooting for the Home Team: Sports in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296844

America's love of sports goes back a long way. Baseball, basketball, and football all came of age in America of the 1800s. While men like Abner Doubleday may not have invented these sports, they did much to popularize them as rules were officially standardized and national-level organizations were founded. Amateur (and, later, professional) teams sprang up in towns, factories, and schools across America and rooting for the home team built strong community bonds and stimulated (usually) friendly rivalries. From horse racing to boxing to competitive target shooting, Americans would watch, cheer for, and bet on just about any contest of strength and skill. The growing class of Americans with leisure and money to spare discovered tennis and golf and polo, and women for the first time participated in competitive sports. Long before the World Series and the Super Bowl, Americans were idolizing their favorite athletes, while they played and watched sports with enthusiasm.

Babe Ruth

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915787

Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Babe Ruth describes his childhood, marriage, and success as a baseball player.

Victoria! The Sports of Mexico

Erica M. Stokes (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286852

Like people all over the world, Mexicans enjoy playing and watching a wide variety of sports. Some of these sports are familiar to Americans, such as soccer (which Mexicans call fútbol) and baseball. Others are not as well known, such as charrería, a form of rodeo that is unique to Mexico. Mexicans enjoy many other sports, such as handball, bullfighting, jai alai, swimming, and long-distance running. This book provides an overview of many of the most popular sports of Mexico, along with biographical information about some of the country's greatest athletes.

Fielder's Choice

Rick Norman (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874832044

Andrew Jackson Fielder wants to pitch in the major leagues. It should seem a distant dream to a kid in Smackover, Arkansas, in 1939. But for Jackson, it comes true, partly due to the afternoons he and his brother spend practicing pitches in a pipe yard down in the south Arkansas oilpatch.

Hit Just Right

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472492

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: The pitching machine hurled the first pitch. It was just like at the cages. Carlos was comfortable. He lifted his left leg slightly. Then he turned his hips to the ball. He swung the bat. Crack!

The Handoff

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472485

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: All Xavier heard was two laps. He just started running! He ran the first lap as fast as he could. He passed everyone! But by the second lap, he was winded. It was hard to breathe. He had no energy. Everyone passed him.