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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.

Maya Moore

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854955

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

Alex Morgan

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854962

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

Shohei Ohtani

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854979

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

Alexander Ovechkin

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854986

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

Hiking in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278429

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through hiking along with the importance of respect for the wildlife around them. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Connecting with Water in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278337

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through connecting with water, whether it be swimming, fishing, other water sports, or just enjoying being near water. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Camping in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278306

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through camping along with the importance of teamwork, resilience, and courage. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Racetracks

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783846

What is NASCAR? Have you ever been to a racetrack? What is the most famous racetrack in the U.S.? Can a car go faster than the speed of sound? What is off-road racing?

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Jackie Robinson describes his childhood, service in the United States Army, and success as a baseball player.

Yusra Mardini

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120793

A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.