Take me out to the ball game with Crabtrees book Baseball in Action. Children will learn the rules and skills involved in playing. Lively, full-color photographs help demonstrate such basics as pitching, fouling, and bunting. Necessary equipment and safety precautions are also covered along with the layout of a baseball diamond and player positions, catching and throwing techniques, when to run and when to stay put, and the different variations of baseball from slow pitch to cricket.
Grab your skates and hit the ice with Hockey in Action. This book brings to life the exhilaration of the fastest sport in the world using step-by-step instructions on how to play on the ice. Hockey equipment and rules of play are also described as well as such techniques as how to maneuver on skates, stick handling, passing the puck and shooting, and making a save in the goalie's net.
Splash it Swimming shows young readers the four major styles of competitive swimming: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly. A special section also features today's champion swimmers.
In Shred it Skateboarding, kids will love reading about basic skating tricks, the changing technology of the board, and cool skating terms. A special section also features the top skaters in the sport today.
Stretch it Yoga describes how this ancient exercise has become a popular way to keep fit for people around the world. Photos demonstrate stretches, and simple text teaches children about the different styles of yoga, which poses affect which parts of the body, and the important elements of breathing and meditation.
This book takes a comprehensive look at the techniques, strategies, and great players of one of the worlds most popular sports. The sometimes-complicated rules of the game are also explained clearly and easily.
Carve it Snowboarding describes how this winter sport has become as popular as skiing. Kids will love reading about the board, the basic moves, and competitions. A special section also features the top snowboarders in the sport today.
Clear text and colorful images highlight the techniques, rules, and stars of the game. Concepts like par, birdie, eagle, and mulligan are explained clearly and easily.
From floor exercises to balance beams and parallel bars, its all here, explained through clear text and colorful images. Kids will also meet some of the brightest stars of the world of gymnastics, past and present!
Polygons are shapes with a number of sides joined together. They are everywhere! A baseball field is a diamond-shaped polygon. Join Emily at a baseball game and look for different shapes. She discovers that the field is full of much more than baseball players - it's filled with polygons, too.
Alan Bastien is a Taekwondo master. He travels from school to school, sharing his gift with as many children as possible. Young readers will be captivated as they watch Alan teach his students the techniques of this martial art, the equipment used, and important lessons of self-respect and self-discipline.