Visit a beautiful harbor city to watch the Baltimore Orioles take on Major League Baseball's best. Meet the top players, read stories of past and present, and check out all the key stats. Root, root, root for the home team as you become an Orioles expert! Additional features include a table of contents, informative captions, a diagram of the home field, a section on basic gear, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and information about the author.
Do you have what it takes to be an athlete? Readers learn about the hard work and dedication that althetes of all levels go through to be healthy and successful. Along with stunning photos and charts and riveting facts, this title includes an interview with a real-life Olympic athlete and an accessible glossary, index, and list of useful sources.
Take a bat, a ball, a mitt, and a warm summer day. Put them all together and you've got the great game of baseball! From the basic rules of baseball to All-Star Games, the first World Series, and the Hall of Fame, readers learn all about America's national pastime in this nonfiction title that features plenty of colorful images, timelines, charts, and informational text.
Have you ever heard of The Excited Burro or Ringel Ringel? These are games that children play in other countries. Children play different games in different parts of the world, but they all have fun! Vibrant photos, diagrams, maps, informational text, and interesting facts invite readers to learn the way children around the world play the same games as they do in this delightful nonfiction title.
The human body can achieve amazing feats, but with every new physical feat, there are many failures. Readers will learn about some of the most amazing physical feats in history in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will learn about sports records, daredevils like Evel Knievel, and the incredible determination that athletes of all kinds have in order to achieve amazing things. Featuring brilliant images and photos, charts, graphs, informational text, and stunning facts, this book will have readers engaged and amazed!
How did soccer originate? When was the game first added to the Olympics? These are questions answered in Score! The Story of Soccer. This book provides a historical look at the sports development from ancient times through its explosion in Europe to its huge popularity in North America today.
Even a shallow pool can be dangerous if you don't take care! Come inside Safety Around Water and learn how to keep safe and have fun at the lake, swimming pool or pond.
Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!
Are you longing to mount up and hit the trail? Trail Riding, the latest book in the Horsing Around series, explores the sport of competitive trail riding from head to tail. Learn the tips, the tricks, the rules and rides -- and most importantly, how to finish - a winner.
Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding became a rough-and-tumble sport.
Cross Country and Endurance takes readers into the world of cross country and endurance competitions, which test the stamina, riding, and jumping abilities of the horse and rider. The text is clear and easy to read, providing both history and rules of the sport. Exciting, engaging photographs and informative diagrams accompany the text.
Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps’s life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps’s Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Meet Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad! Muhammad’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began fencing at age thirteen, to a 2005 Junior Olympic championship and 2014 Senior World Team championship. Learn about Muhammad’s Olympic career at Rio de Janeiro games where she won a bronze medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky’s life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky’s Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Meet Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt! Bolt’s life story is examined from his childhood in Jamaica where he began sprinting in high school, to gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Learn about Bolt’s Olympic career in the Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won nine gold medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Meet Olympic gymnast Simone Biles! Biles’s life story is examined from her childhood in Texas where she began gymnastics at age six, through ten World Championships on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won four gold and one bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Wilma Rudolph wanted to run and jump like other children, but she had a serious disease that kept her leg from growing well. She did not give up and went on to one day win Olympic gold medals.
At the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 only a few countries were represented by a dozen or more athletes. Today, about 3,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries compete in the Winter Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 100 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing athletic teams from around the world.
Only a few countries were represented by athletes at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. Today, more than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 300 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing individual athletes from around the world.
In Exercise, young readers will learn about the role of exercise in a healthy lifestyle while exploring different ways to have fun while moving. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore the world of hiking and biking. A labeled diagram helps introduce readers to a variety of healthy fitness practices, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about exercise online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Exercise also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.
The Stanley Cup is a traveling trophy! It moves between the players of the winning team. The Cup has been on boats and planes, and has even been overseas to support the U.S. troops! The rules and history of the action-packed Stanley Cup Finals are explained in this engaging title.
Bright lights shine on the court of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals as LeBron James leads the Cavaliers against the Warriors. The game is neck-in-neck until, out of nowhere, James flies through the air to block a shot! The Cavaliers take home their first NBA Championship! In this book, readers will learn about the road to the finals and the championship’s beginnings amidst action-packed photos.
The Tarheels are down by two against the Bulldogs with minutes left to go. After a series of strategic moves and a slam dunk, North Carolina becomes the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion for the sixth time! It’s games like these that make the NCAA tournament and the Final Four round unforgettable. In this action-packed title, striving readers will learn about the rules and history of the tournament while taking in exciting facts and records.
Skaters race over the ice pushing the puck toward their opponent's goal. Started in Canada, ice hockey has spread all over the world. Children will read all about the history, equipment and rules of the game and learn who some of the stars are in today's professional leagues. Blastoff! Series