Explore the excitement of the Summer Olympics through stories of the greatest gold-medal moments in the history of the event, from Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10.0 gymnastics score to barefoot marathon runner Abebe Bikila's surprising triumph.
Only a few countries were represented by athletes at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. But now, more than 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 300 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing athletic teams from around the world.
Sometimes, a baseball team with an average season record can go on to win the World Series! Experience the thrill of professional baseball's biggest upsets, from unexpected wins to shocking errors made on the baseball diamond.
Only a few countries were represented by athletes at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. Today, more than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 300 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing individual athletes from around the world.
At the Olympics, the best athletes in the world compete for the gold medal. No matter the event, there are sure to be surprising moments. Someone who has never placed first can soar past the competition to win the top prize. Learn about the biggest upsets in the history of the Olympic Games!
At the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 only a few countries were represented by a dozen or more athletes. Today, about 3,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries compete in the Winter Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 100 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing athletic teams from around the world.
Start your engines and get in gear! Exciting photos and facts will have readers turning the pages to discover the history of drag racing, what a typical race day looks like, and more about the sport.
Fuel up for an exciting look at Formula 1 racing! Readers will learn about the history of the sport, some of the most well-known racers, and more with the aid of exciting photos and thrilling facts!
Anything can happen in a hockey game! A player can race through a field of opponents, scoring a goal just as the buzzer marks the end of the game. Explore some of professional hockey's biggest surprises and history-making moments, from memorable plays to Stanley Cup upsets.
Enter the thrilling world of stock car racing! Readers will discover the history of stock car racing, what a typical race day looks like, who the hottest racers are, and more.
Center Joel Embiid racks up points for the Philadelphia 76ers. Readers will learn how this All-Star National Basketball Association (NBA) player stays at the top of his game and how he spends his time off the court.
The first official Paralympic Games were held in 1960 in Rome with 400 athletes competing from 23 countries. Then in 1976, the first Winter Paralympic Games were held in Sweden. The 2018 Games in Pyeong Chang were the biggest Winter Games ever with over 500 athletes from nearly 50 countries. Like the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games showcase super strength and stamina both individually and through teamwork.
Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team blowing a 35–3 lead in a playoff game to the Boston Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Discover how athletes and teams have dealt with failure and how they've improved after their mistakes.
Using the action-packed world of sports, this book teaches young readers fundamental coding concepts without using a computer. Learn all about bugs and errors, how to fix them, and how to start seeing them everywhere—especially in sports! Paper and pencil activities give readers real-world understanding of coding concepts.
Simple, hands-on activities explore algorithms for readers not yet ready for coding on computers. Sports-themed projects encourage readers to learn about the basics of coding through writing out the algorithm to shoot a basketball, steal a base, or create a gymnastics routine.
Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.
No way will Tiggs and Jess be able to raise $700 for soccer camp. Time is running out. Tiggs may be replaced as keeper on her team, something she does not want to happen. At the last minute, the girls are asked to clean an old and possibly haunted house. The job will pay exactly what they need. But what they find inside may keep them trapped there forever.
Stephanie Gilmore surfed her way to a World Championship title when she was just 17 years old, and she shows no signs of stopping yet! With a total of seven world titles, she’s become known for her artistry and athleticism at competitions around the world. In Women in Sports: Stephanie Gilmore, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
At 12 years old, Simone Biles was already giving her all to gymnastics. Her passion and drive for the sport pushed her to become the most decorated gymnast in the world. In Women in Sports: Simone Biles, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Snowboarder Chloe Kim rode to Olympic fame in 2018 with her unmatched combination of style and skill. Soaring 10 to 15 feet above the pipe, she’s one of the best snowboarders in the world, if not the best! In Women in Sports: Naomi Osaka, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
On the court, Naomi Osaka is known for her fierceness. Off the court, she’s known for her upbeat attitude and quirky sense of humor. The tennis star has defeated some of the toughest and best-known players in the world, and she plans to be around for many years to come! In Women in Sports: Naomi Osaka, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe shines on the field and off! She wows fans with her brilliant skills and uses her fame to promote causes she’s passionate about. In Women in Sports: Megan Rapinoe, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Elena Delle Donne is an inspiration on and off the court. Her love for basketball has led her to play in the Olympics and the WNBA! Her love for her family has led her to advocate for special needs and support the Special Olympics. In Women in Sports: Elena Delle Donne, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
"Major" loved to ride his bike. He raced and did tricks, winning award after award. He became one of the best bicycle racers in the United States in just a few years. What happened to this amazing athlete? In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in sports – Major Taylor!
Experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of an Audi R8 through exciting text, vibrant photography, and labeled images and other graphics.