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The Story of the Detroit Lions

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603430

The history of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1929 to today.

The Story of the Green Bay Packers

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603447

The history of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1919 to today.

The Story of the Indianapolis Colts

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603461

The history of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1953 to today.

The Story of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603478

The history of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today.

The Story of the Kansas City Chiefs

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603485

The history of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today.

The Story of the Miami Dolphins

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603492

The history of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today.

The Story of the Minnesota Vikings

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603508

The history of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1961 to today.

The Story of the Dallas Cowboys

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603416

The history of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today.

The Story of the Arizona Cardinals

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603331

The history of the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1898 to today.

The Story of the Atlanta Falcons

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603348

The history of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today.

The Story of the Baltimore Ravens

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603355

The history of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1996 to today.

The Story of the Buffalo Bills

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603362

The history of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today.

The Story of the Carolina Panthers

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603379

The history of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today.

The Story of the Chicago Bears

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603386

The history of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1919 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: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

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. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

Babe Ruth

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915787

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

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.