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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Phelps

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809166

Michael Phelps amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, when he won his 22nd medal, becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of the greatest Olympian! Readers will learn about the swimming star's childhood and family background, his struggle with ADHD, his intense training with coach Bob Bowman, and his incredible drive to reach goals. Phelps's performances at the Summer Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships are covered, as well as background on the Olympic Games. 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.

Derek Jeter

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872501

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Derek Jeter! This book introduces young readers to Jeter's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his start in the minor leagues to his position as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, readers will learn how Jeter turned his dream into reality. This title includes the Yankees' 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009 World Series victories, as well as a brief history of famous Yankees players. Jeter's honors in 2000 as World Series MVP and All-Star Game MVP and his 2009 record as the all-time Yankees' hits leader are covered. Readers will also learn about Jeter's community work with his Turn 2 Foundation. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Lindsey Vonn

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872532

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn! This book introduces readers to Vonn's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Vonn's journey to become professional skier, from her father's early lessons to her break into international races. Vonn's performances in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics are covered, leading up to her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics. Vonn's World Cup wins are highlighted, including her prize cow after a 2005 win in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn's marriage to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, her friendship with competitor Maria Reisch, and her hobbies are also included. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Peyton Manning

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872518

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Peyton Manning! This book introduces young readers to his childhood in New Orleans, famous football family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Manning's years as a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, his draft into the NFL, and his success as a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts. Also covered are Manning's 2007 Super Bowl victory and his recognition as both a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. His personal life, including his marriage, hobbies, and community work are also included, as well as his performance in the 2010 Super Bowl. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Shaun White

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872549

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White! This book introduces readers to White's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about his background in surfing, skiing, and on to snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as how White's bold snowboarding tricks have made him famous. White's performances and gold medals won in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. White's X Games competitions are also highlighted. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Joe Mauer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841118

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Joe Mauer! This book introduces readers to Mauer's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his early days of practicing baseball in his family's basement to his high-school performance with the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, readers will learn how Mauer built a successful career for himself as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Also covered are Mauer's awards, his performances in the MLB All-Star Games, and his community work. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Sidney Crosby

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841088

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Sidney Crosby! This book introduces readers to Crosby's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From discovering an early talent and love for hockey to playing on Canadian leagues, Crosby became a shining NHL star for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Readers will learn about Crosby's honors and awards, leading up to his team's 2008 Stanley Cup win. Also covered is Crosby's winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Indy Cars

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858307

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of Indy cars! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel fast around the racetrack. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major Indy car parts. Also explained are Indy car races and pit stops. Additionally, readers will learn about Indy car safety and history and famous Indy racers including Mario Andretti and Danica Patrick. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing Indy car! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Dirt Bikes

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858284

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of dirt bikes! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major dirt bike parts. Also explained is how dirt bikes are used for recreation, racing, and tricks and stunts. Additionally, readers will learn about motocross and famous FMX racers, as well as dirt bike safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing dirt bike! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.