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Katie Ledecky

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785531

Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky’s life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky’s Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785548

Meet Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad! Muhammad’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began fencing at age thirteen, to a 2005 Junior Olympic championship and 2014 Senior World Team championship. Learn about Muhammad’s Olympic career at Rio de Janeiro games where she won a bronze medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Michael Phelps

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785555

Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps’s life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps’s Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Simone Biles

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785500

Meet Olympic gymnast Simone Biles! Biles’s life story is examined from her childhood in Texas where she began gymnastics at age six, through ten World Championships on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won four gold and one bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Usain Bolt

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785517

Meet Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt! Bolt’s life story is examined from his childhood in Jamaica where he began sprinting in high school, to gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Learn about Bolt’s Olympic career in the Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won nine gold medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Laurie Hernandez

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785524

Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Title on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Stephen Curry

Dave Campbell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785432

This title introduces readers to Stephen Curry, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Anthony Davis

Tom Glave (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785449

This title introduces readers to Anthony Davis, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

James Harden

Brian Trusdell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785456

This title introduces readers to James Harden, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Kyrie Irving

Matt Tustison (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785463

This title introduces readers to Kyrie Irving, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

LeBron James

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785470

This title introduces readers to LeBron James, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Russell Westbrook

Brian Hall (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785487

This title introduces readers to Russell Westbrook, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Eyes on the Puck

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430896

As the goalie for the girls’ hockey team, Annie Roger’s keen eyesight is crucial to snagging a speeding slap shot out of the air. On a visit to the eye doctor, she learns that she needs prescription glasses, and her confidence is shattered. But she then she receives a gift from Sal's Used Sporting Goods, a helmet once worn by Canadian double-gold medalist goalie Shannon Szabados. Will it help Annie see things differently?

Pass for the Basket

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430902

Ben Mason has always been the star player on East Grover Lake boys’ basketball team. But when a new transfer student takes away the spotlight, Ben is frustrated with his role on the team. After a visit from Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, he learns about John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time assist leader. Will Ben learn the true meaning of leadership?

Race Down the Slopes

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430919

On a class ski trip, Gabe Santiago learns that he is a natural on the slopes. When Eliza, a girl he has a crush on, asks Gabe to join the Grover Lake ski team with her, he quickly says yes. One problem: he’s never skied slalom before. Then Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, hands him a pair of goggles once worn by Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Will they prove to be Gabe's lucky charm?

Strike Out the Side

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430926

Logan Parrish has a great fastball. Unfortunately, it’s the only pitch in his arsenal, and hitters are starting to figure him out. After a devastating loss, Logan visits Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, and its friendly owner introduces him to an ex-minor league pitcher who might be able to teach Logan a few tricks. But will they be enough to help Logan in the big game?

Fitness Crash

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430834

After a bad first soccer practice, Bridget feels pressured to get in better shape. She hopes a new fitness gadget will help her reach her fitness goals. Instead, it leads to a fierce competition, and it affects a friendship. Is Bridget’s latest tech passion pushing her too far?

Basketball's Great Players

Megan Cooley Peterson (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720778

Compares and contrasts some of basketball's most popular players from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.

Nelson Cruz

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721164

Explores the baseball career of Nelson Cruz and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Felix Hernandez

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721171

Explores the baseball career of Felix Hernandez and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Albert Pujols

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721195

Explores the baseball career of Albert Pujols and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Jose Altuve

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721140

Explores the baseball career of Jose Altuve and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Miguel Cabrera

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721157

Explores the baseball career of Miguel Cabrera and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Kansas City Chiefs

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173705

Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.