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Taekwondo in Action

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197757

Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Taekwondo in Action provides an in-depth look at how to perform the high-flying moves of this sport. Colorful images and informative text teach kids about the history of Taekwondo, the basic positions, such as ready stance and horseback-riding stance, how to throw punches and perform kicks, the skills and techniques required to perform combinations, and the two main styles of sparring.

Track Events in Action

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166890

Track events focus on speed, technique, and determination. They challenge athletes to move more quickly than ever before, but there is more to these events than just running. Whether it is a blistering sprint or a draining marathon, let Track Events in Action be a child's guide to preparing for life in the fast lane! Thorough text and full-color pictures help illustrate such highlights as the 100m and the key to a great start, how to handle hurdles, how to make your move and grab the lead, and tips on training safely.

Volleyball in Action

Sarah Dann, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789192

What is a bump, a volley, a serve, or a spike? These questions and more are answered in Volleyball in Action. Children will love learning about the history of this energetic sport, the necessary equipment, and basic rules of play. Fascinating information includes the role of the coach, mix and motion drills to help develop skills, how to block the ball, and how beach volleyball is catching on.

Badminton in Action

Sarah Dann, Niki Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166753

Badminton may be known as a relaxing backyard game, but as the world's fastest racquet sport, it is action packed, thrilling, and very demanding. Badminton in Action uses full-color photography and engaging text to help the sport take flight in young readers minds. Kids will learn how to perform forehands and backhands, strategies for covering the court, how to make serves and specialty shots count, rules and scoring, and the differences between singles and doubles play.

Baseball in Action

John Crossingham, Sarah Dann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789208

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.

Basketball in Action

Sarah Dann, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789215

From basics such as dribbling and blocking to the skilled high-flying slam dunk, Basketball in Action will start kids off on the road to the NBA. Children will learn the basics of shooting, passing, and dribbling as well as how to make a layup. Other important information includes the layout of a basketball court, enforcing the rules through a referee, defensive and offensive moves, and warm-up games to test your skills.

Cheerleading in Action

Bonna Rouse, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166760

Cheerleading is a fast-growing sport that's based on teamwork, gymnastics skills, daring stunts, thrilling dances, and of course crowd-rousing cheers. With action-packed color photos and engaging text, Cheerleading in Action debunks the myth that cheerleading is limited to the sidelines. The book will cover the basic arm and leg positions, stunts and dance moves, safety in cheerleading, what makes a routine, and exciting jumps and stunts.

Golf in Action

Hannelore Sotzek (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166807

Golf in Action takes a fresh, fun look at this popular age-old game. Colorful photographs and step-by-step instructions help explain the basics of equipment, rules of play, selecting the proper golf clubs, the proper grip, and how to drive a ball. Other topics include the history of golf, scoring, and playing on the green and in the sand.

Hockey in Action

Sarah Dann Niki Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789239

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.

Shred it Skateboarding

Jaime Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197528

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.

Splash it Swimming

Trudee Romanek (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197535

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.

Stretch it Yoga

Kyla Wilson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197542

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.

Smash it Tennis

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791737

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.

Swing it Golf

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791751

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.

Carve it Snowboarding

Jaime Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197498

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.

Flip it Gymnastics

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791720

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!


Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195036

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.

Meet my neighbor, the Taekwondo master

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790426

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.