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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.

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

Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786699

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of All Stars, Chuck Taylor. Follow Taylor’s story from his early years as a basketball star, to his career as a salesman for Converse, and his development of the Chuck Taylor All Star. Entertaining sidebars, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Eddie Bauer: Down Jacket Developer

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786644

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of the down jacket, Eddie Bauer. Follow Bauer’s story from his early years at Bauer’s Tennis Shop to the expanded Bauer’s Sport Shop to the creation of his famous puffer jacket! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Make Me the Best Volleyball Player

Jon Ackerman (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024245

Learn more about volleyball's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Make Me the Best Soccer Player

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024238

Learn more about soccer's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Make Me the Best Hockey Player

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024214

Learn more about hockey's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Make Me the Best Basketball Player

Will Graves (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024191

Learn more about basketball's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Make Me the Best at Track and Field

Ken Stone (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024177

Learn more about the top stars of track and field and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Make Me the Best Football Player

Dan Myers (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024207

Learn more about football's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary.

Michael Jordan

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477349

Michael Jordan shoots. He scores! This basketball superstar dominated the sport for years. From a set of three-peat victories to a key spot on the Dream Team, his position as one of the greatest players of all time is indisputable. But how did the basketball great go from being cut during tryouts for his high school basketball team to earning a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame? Follow along as Michael grows from athletic kid, to star college player, to NBA Rookie of the Year and beyond.

Mookie Betts

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854917

Introduces readers to the life and career of baseball star Mookie Betts. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Anthony Davis

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854924

Introduces readers to the life and career of basketball star Anthony Davis. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Auston Matthews

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854931

Introduces readers to the life and career of hockey star Auston Matthews. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Kylian Mbappé

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854948

Introduces readers to the life and career of soccer star Kylian Mbappé. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.