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Michael Phelps

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532102165

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 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.

Aly Raisman

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532102158

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 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.

Quarter Horses

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680809299

This title will focus on the unique history of the Quarter horse, what it looks like, and what it excels in. Early on in its history, the Quarter horse was known for its ability to run a quarter mile very quickly. They were soon out shined by Thoroughbreds in the racing world, but were easily trained in jumping, rodeo, polo, and more! Big full-bleed photographs, new glossary terms, and fun facts will keep readers wanting more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Helicopters

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841033

Put readers in the pilot's seat of a helicopter! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of helicopters. Readers will learn how helicopters are used for transport, rescue work, and military efforts. The forces that make a helicopter fly - lift, gravity, thrust, and drag - are also described. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a helicopter. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures and helicopter history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Saddle Bronc Riding

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013447

This title introduces readers to saddle bronc riding, the classic rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how long a rider must stay on the horse, and safety equipment such as hornless saddles, hack reigns, padded vests, and leather chaps is discussed. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are introduced, as are rules of competition and scoring. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Dragsters

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841026

Put readers in the driver's seat of a dragster! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of dragsters. Readers will learn about the three main types of dragsters - top fuel cars, stock cars, and funny cars. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a dragster. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures, famous racers, and dragster history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Hovercraft

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841040

Put readers in the pilot's seat of a hovercraft! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of hovercraft. Readers will learn how powerful hovercraft move over land and water to be used in war, for rescue work, and for racing and recreation. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a hovercraft. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Safety measures and hovercraft history are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Superbikes

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841064

Put readers in the driver's seat of a superbike! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of superbikes. Readers will learn how these fast, powerful vehicles zoom around racetracks and do stunts and tricks. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a superbike. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures, famous racers, and superbike history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Steer Wrestling

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013454

This title introduces readers to steer wrestling, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition from the doggie's leap out of the box to the bulldogger's successful throw. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are also introduced. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Tour de France

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808572

This title explores the history of the Tour de France. Readers will meet important people in Tour de France history such as Géo Lefèvre. Readers will learn about the race's course through the 21 daily stages of The Loop. Readers will learn the rules of the race from time trials to Le Grand Départ, and the meaning of different colored jerseys that are awarded along the way. Top cyclists such as Lance Armstrong and Eddy Merckx are also introduced.

America's Cup

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808527

This title explores the history of the America's Cup yacht race. Readers will learn abut the race's course and how it is run, from the starting zone to the top gate. Readers will learn the rules of the race, including speed trial competitions, course boundaries, and penalties. Top captains such as John Cox Stevens, Charles Jackson Paine, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Harold S. Vanderbilt are introduced.

Iditarod

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808534

This title explores the history of the Iditarod sled dog race. Important people in Iditarod history are introduced, such as Dorothy Page and Joe Redington. Readers will learn abut the Iditarod Trail and how it is run from the start in Anchorage to the finish line in Nome. Readers will learn the rules of the race, from qualifying events such as the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race through checkpoints on the northern and southern routes. Readers will also learn about the sled dogs and the rules for their care. Readers will meet top mushers such as Dick Wilmarth, Rick Swenson, Susan Butcher, Martin Buser, Lance Mackey, Doug Swingley, and Jeff King, and famous dogs such as Balto, Fat Albert, Granite, and Tolstoy.

Muscle Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801498

Ready. Set. Read! Muscle Cars brings style and class back to racing. Admire the nostalgic look of these classic cars in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines.

Bareback Riding

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013416

This title introduces readers to bareback riding, a roughstock rodeo event. Readers will discover and the challenge of a full eight-second ride while learning the rules of competition, judging and scoring, such as marking out, spurring, and style for the rider, and powerful, high-kicking twists for the bronc. Safety equipment such as padded clothing, neck braces and gloves are covered. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) are also discussed. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Drag Racers

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801467

Ready. Set. Read! Drag Racers brings the speed and danger to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. Get ready to taste asphalt and eat dust.

Roping

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013461

This title introduces readers to roping, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of tie-down, break-away, and team roping competitions, from tying the piggin' string in a hooey, dropping the flag, to the finish signals of cowboys, herders, and heelers. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are also introduced. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Formula One Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801474

Ready. Set. Read! Formula One Cars brings the speed and danger to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. Get ready to taste asphalt and eat dust in one of the world's most exciting sport!

Bull Riding

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013430

This title introduces readers to bull riding, rodeo's most dangerous event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how long a rider must stay on the bull and safety equipment such as leather chaps and helmets are covered. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Barrel Racing

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013423

This title introduces readers to barrel racing, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how to steer the horse and navigate the barrels. Sanctioning bodies such as the National Barrel Racing Association (NBRA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) are introduced, as are competitions such as the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (DNCFR). Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Hydroplanes

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801481

Ready. Set. Read! Hydroplanes brings the speed and danger of racing and puts it on water! Feel the wind and the waves whip you in the face in these large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reno Air Races

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808565

This title explores the history of The National Championship Air Races. Readers will meet important people in Reno Air Races history such as Bill Stead. Readers will learn the seven classes of planes and the rules for each course, from qualifying heats to flying through the course pylons. Famous pilots and planes such as Rod Lewis and the Champion Seafury #232, Chuck Greenhill and the Super Seafury "Furias", and Jimmy Leeward and the Galloping Ghost are covered.

Indianapolis 500

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808541

This title explores the history of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Readers will learn about important people in Indianapolis 500 history such as Carl Fisher. Readers will learn abut the race's track and how it is run, through four turns and straightaways. Readers will learn the rules of the race from time trials to vehicle requirements. Top drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Mario Andretti are introduced, as are top cars Mercedes Benz, Lotus 38 and Penske March.

Kentucky Derby

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808558

This title explores the history of the Kentucky Derby. Readers will meet important people in Kentucky Derby history such as Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. Readers will learn about the race's dirt track at historic Churchill Downs. Readers will learn the rules of the race from the Kentucky Derby Championship Series qualifying events to the finish line. Famous horses such as Aristides, Regret and Citation, Secretariat and Seattle Slew are introduced, as are top jockeys such as Bill Hartack, Willie Schumacher.

Sports Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801504

Ready. Set. Read! Sports Cars brings the sleek side of racing to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines.

Gabby Douglas

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809111

Gabby Douglas amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as she helped Team USA win a gold medal before making history as the first African-American to win a gold medal in the individual all-around event. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of this historic Olympic champion! Readers will learn about Douglas's family background, her early interest in gymnastics, and her move to Iowa at age 14 to train with famed coach Liang Chow, leading up to her gold-medal performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Background on the Olympic Games is also included. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.