The Bulls Football Team in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing football. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.
Herbie Bear is sure his favorite blue bike is the fastest around. But can he win in a race against Samantha?
Dad’s lunch mysteriously disappears when he and Danny go on a summer picnic.
In LeBron James, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of basketball superstar LeBron James. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in James’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. LeBron James is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.
When the field isn’t ready for the big game, will Lawni be ready to pitch in to help the big machines complete the job?
Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Baseball is one of the most popular team sports in North America and the Caribbean nations. In this book, readers learn the history of the game and the role of various positions in the field.
A classroom visit by his favorite professional basketball player sparks Herbie Bear's imagination.
Featuring basic concepts, this lovely book uses vivid images, engaging vocabulary, and informational text to inspire beginning readers to recognize activities such as playing, digging, reading, running, swinging, and writing. With this engaging nonfiction reader, children will be proud to share what they can do!
This biography introduces readers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Featuring lively images and inspirational text in conjunction with a helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Robinson's life, readers will be engaged as they read about Jackie's life as a college athlete, his start in the Negro League, his stand against segregation, and his being the first person to ever get named Rookie of the Year.
In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Readers will feel engaged and inspired as they read about Rudolph's incredible journey from a young girl with polio, to her first encounter with track and field, to becoming one of the best Olympic athletes of her time! A timeline of Rudolph's life, a glossary, and index are provided for further understanding of the content and improvement in vocabulary.
Roberto Clemente is remembered as a one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, but more than that, he was also a man who believed in equality for all. Readers will learn about his incredible life in this inspiring nonfiction biographical title. Children will enthusiastically want to learn all they can about Roberto's amazing life as the first Puerto Rican in major league baseball through vibrant images, intriguing facts, a helpful timeline, and a glossary that will assist in vocabulary improvement.
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Simone Biles’s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and her four gold medals she earned in just one Olympics! Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Biles, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Usain Bolt’s early years, how he got started in sprinting, and how he became the most decorated sprinter of all time, with 9 gold medals and several world and Olympic records. Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Bolt, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Aly Raisman’s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and how she earned her six Olympic medals. Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Aly, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Michael Phelps’s early years, how he got started in swimming, and his 28 Olympics medals that he’s earned throughout the years. Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Phelps, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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.
A young child teaches her toys, dolls, and action figures the water safety rules she has learned.
A girl teaches an alien from a planet with no gravity how to be safe on a playground.
Samantha teaches her somewhat clueless neighbor boy Jake how to ride his bicycle safely as they go for a bike ride and get ice cream.
Ahmed and his friend Emma celebrate after making the soccer team and learn how to correctly use exclamation points in a sentence.
Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical prairie youngsters hockey mad. The four are always playing road hockey or involved in a game of shinny on the community rink. One day a town team, the Wolves, is formed. The friends are overjoyed, but when the time comes to choose the team, only Marcel is picked. The other three friends are not chosen; Anita is a girl, Petou is too small and Danny cannot skate. It is the biggest disappointment of Danny's life. But near the end of the season, the regular goalie is injured and Danny is asked to replace him. If the Wolves can win the game, they will make the playoffs! This is Danny's chance to prove that even though he can't wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game.
In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer "Z is for Zamboni" to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier's "breakaway" rhymes and "hard-checking" expository text team up with the "top-shelf" illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.
Author Brad Herzog brings his well-received prose and soccer knowledge together with Melanie Rose's charming and realistic illustrations to detail every facet of the game. Each letter has a simple rhyme for young readers: "J is for the Jerseys that soccer players wear. But often in the World Cup, opponents tend to share. In a gesture of respect after a game ends, They simply swap their jerseys as if they are old friends." For older readers the expository text gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. K is for Kick follows the wildly popular Z is for Zamboni.
The sounds of autumn include the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the thump of the kickoff starting the first home football game. Sleeping Bear Press is proud to continue our bestselling sports series with Tis for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. Sports writer Brad Herzog's easy-to-read-aloud rhymes engage even the youngest of readers, while hardcore fans can devour the detailed expository that covers the sport of the pigskin, from A-Z and end zone to end zone. Plays and players are just a few of the topics covered. Brad Herzog's first job as a newspaper sports reporter allowed him to travel with the Cornell University football team. He has been writing about the game ever since. A past Grand Gold Medal Award winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction children's books. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Mark Braught's sixteen years of professional experience has earned him prestigious awards from The American Advertising Federation (ADDY), Communications Art, the NYArt Directors Club, and the Society of Illustrators, to name a few. He lives in Commerce, Georgia. Touchdown is his third book with Sleeping Bear Press.
Young sports fans see numbers everywhere from the 2 goalies to 8 ticket stubs and the number of pucks in the final net!