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Combat Sports

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518626

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the rules and types of combat sports featured at the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, fencing, and karate. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Basketball

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518619

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of basketball at the Olympics. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Ronda Rousey

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517476

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on UFC champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey. Describes her childhood, her early skill in judo and how she became the first woman to compete for and win the UFC title. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Aaron Rodgers

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517452

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Describes his childhood, his college years playing football, and how he got to be one of the best NFL players. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Tae Kwon Do

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517360

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and picture details while offering simple facts about tae kwon do competitions.

Building a Stadium

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515144

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished stadium. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Hockey Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820451

Life on the ice sounds pretty cool, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro hockey, from starting young to building skills, staying in shape, balancing school and sports, and the importance of having an agent. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro hockey player, the risks of playing such a rough, aggressive sport, and the annual battle for the Stanley Cup. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

12 Women in Sports

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820642

From Simone Biles, the world’s best gymnast, to basketball legend Maya Moore, tennis icon Serena Williams, and hijab-wearing fencing champ Ibtihaj Muhammad, this book profiles 12 women in sports from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of record-setting, medal-winning women who never got the recognition they deserved.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Soccer Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820475

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Some pro players are international celebrities. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro soccer, from starting young to playing in community leagues, joining traveling teams, college play, and being fit and agile on the field. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro hockey player, women in soccer (it’s not just a men’s sport), and playing overseas. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known athletes. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the beautiful game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Lacrosse Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820468

Pro lacrosse players don’t earn big salaries. They don’t become famous. Most have day jobs to earn a living. So why do they do it? Because they love the game. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro lacrosse, from starting young to building skills, training hard, and being fit and agile on the field. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro lacrosse player, women and girls in lacrosse (it’s not just a men’s sport), and playing like a champion. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known athletes. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the fastest game on two feet.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Football Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820444

Playing pro football is a dream job, but very few people ever live that dream. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to make it to the NFL, from building skills to staying fit and going to college. (The NFL doesn’t take players right out of high school.) Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro football player, the gear players wear, and the risks of playing. Football players suffer from many different injuries, some life-changing. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Basketball Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820437

Playing pro basketball is a dream job, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, getting noticed and being a well-rounded player. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro basketball player, overseas ball, and life after the buzzer. Some pro sports don’t have leagues for women, but basketball does, so women are part of the story. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Baseball Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820420

Playing pro baseball is a dream job, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, following rules set by the team, and spending time away from family and friends. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro baseball player, the gear players wear, the physical risks, and honors players can hope to achieve, like being elected to the Hall of Fame. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to America’s favorite pastime.

12 Athletes with Disabilities

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820369

Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to win three Olympic gold medals. South Korea’s Im Dong-hyun won Olympic gold in archery, and he’s legally blind. Race car driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a crash. Today he’s a champion hand cyclist. This book spotlights 12 athletes from around the world who achieved greatness despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of accessibility.

12 Astounding Athletic Feats

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820215

Florence Griffith Joyner became the world’s fastest woman. Javier Sotomayer overcame his fear of heights to set a new world high jump record. Alex Honnold climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan without a rope. This book features 12 captivating stories about athletes who pushed themselves to their limits. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Athletes Who Changed the World

Paula Solien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820024

From Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold, to tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, soccer superstar Pelé, and Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan, this book profiles 12 legendary athletes from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration

12 Reasons to Love Wrestling

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822097

Challenging holds. Fast-paced matches. International popularity. There are many reasons to love wrestling—discover 12 of them! Topics include wrestling’s ancient history, the popular styles, records, Olympic tournaments, and champion athletes like John Smith and Aleksandr Karelin. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Tennis

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822080

Strong serves. Fast volleys. Exciting matches. There are many reasons to love tennis—discover 12 of them! Topics include tennis’ royal history, its equipment, scoring, records, the elite competitions like Wimbledon, and champion athletes, such as Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Swimming

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822073

Amazing records. Tenth of a second victories. Fun for all ages. There are many reasons to love swimming—discover 12 of them! Topics include swimming’s history, four different strokes, elite competitions like the Olympics, and famous athletes, such as Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Softball

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822066

Big windups. High-scoring games. Worldwide interest. There are many reasons to love softball—discover 12 of them! Topics include softball’s unusual history, its equipment, rules, and records, the National Pro Fastpitch league, and star players, like Monica Abbott and Jennie Finch. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Skiing and Snowboarding

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822059

High-tech gear. Exciting competitions. Indoor or outdoor slopes. There are many reasons to love skiing and snowboarding—discover 12 of them! Topics include history, equipment, elite competitions like the Olympics and ESPN’s X Games, and famous athletes, such as Bode Miller and Shaun White. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Martial Arts

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822042

Strong competitors. Fierce matches. Famous movie stars. There are many reasons to love martial arts—discover 12 of them! Topics include history, different art forms— taekwondo, karate, judo, and jiu jitsu—training, elite competitions, and superstars like Bruce Lee, Michelle Yeoh, Conor McGregor, and Jackie Chan. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

12 Reasons to Love Golf

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822028

Beautiful courses. Memorable stars. Great athletic comebacks. There are many reasons to love golf—discover 12 of them! Topics include golf’s history, equipment, elite PGA competitions like the Masters, and star athletes, such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Includes a glossary, index, and editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Rodeo Clown: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821083

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

El vóleibol

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681519265

A North American Spanish translation of thisupdated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of volleyball at the Olympics, including indoor and beach volleyball. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.