Dirt bike racing, bungee jumping, paragliding, skateboarding. Cheese rolling, extreme ironing and going over Niagra Falls in a barrel (yes, really!). There's all kinds of crazy and not-so-crazy extreme sports.Here's your chance to get the facts.It's OK doing extreme sports when you want to, but what about when you HAVE TO -- to survive Read "The Climb" and find out.Finally use the Word Check to make sure you know your kitesurfing from your skysurfing.
Could you eat 17 pounds of cow brains? Could you pull a truck with just a rope? Could you eat an airplane? Or walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope? Maybe not. But inside this book you'll read about people who did all of these things. Then read the story Feat Of Endurance and discover how some people will do anything just to be famous.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
Bret, Marty, Dwight, and the other members of the Dodgers Little League baseball team are angry and want to get even with their arch rivals, the Pirates.
Goop Gopherman, who has just won the Cy Young award for baseball pitching, confesses to his teammates and reporters how he became a star pitcher in the seventh grade, with a little luck and hard work, and the use of a secret invention.
When Jared's starting soccer position is threatened by a new player, will he get his act together in time to save his reputation as top scorer?
While playing a soccer video game, Renny finds himself suddenly transported to a World Cup practice field, where someone is trying to sabotage the U.S. team. How can Renny help find who is to blame before disaster strikes the team?
After Carlos and his family move from the Dominican Republic to Chicago, Carlos finds himself missing his old friends and country, but a meeting with his hero, Sammy Sosa, changes his life forever.
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.
Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
Offers step-by-step instructions for performing various magic tricks and includes tips for putting on a magic show.
A brief history of the bicycle examines its enduring popularity and versatility, accompanied by bicycle trivia, instructions for handcrafted accessories, and safety rules for the road.
Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.
Provides a history of kites and kite making, and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.