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Alex Rodriguez

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291634

Not many baseball players are as famous as Alex Rodriguez. All around the world, baseball fans know the name "A Rod." He has been playing baseball in the Major Leagues for more than fifteen years, and in that time, he's played in the All-Star Game fourteen times. He's been named Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times, and he's won a World Series. Rodriguez has done just about everything in baseball! Learn about one of baseball's biggest stars. Find out how A Rod became the player fans know today.

Hanley Ramírez

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291139

Hanley Ramírez se ha convertido en una de las más grandes estrellas del béisbol. El joven jugador solo ha pertenecido a las Mayores desde el 2005, pero ya ha hecho muchas cosas que otros jugadores sueñan con hacer. Ramírez fue nombrado el Novato del Año, ha jugado en el Juego de las Estrellas tres veces, ha recibido premios, y ha ganado millones. Lea sobre la travesía de Ramírez desde la República Dominicana hasta llegar a las Ligas Mayores. Conozca cómo Ramírez se convirtió en el jugador que a los fans les encanta ver jugar hoy por hoy. Aprenda la historia de como un chico dominicano se convirtió en una de las nuevas estrellas del béisbol.

Albert Pujols

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291658

In the past ten years, Albert Pujols has become one of the brightest stars in the baseball world. He's broken records and won awards--and all the while he achieved his dreams, he held on tight to his faith and his family. He became the player he is today by working hard and always doing his best. Get a glimpse of Albert's life, from his childhood in the Dominican Republic all the way through his amazing career in Major League Baseball. Find out what it takes to be a superstar!

Plácido Polanco

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291665

Plácido Polanco has worked hard to reach his dreams in baseball. He's played in the World Series and in the All-Star Game. He's known for his amazing glove and great defense. Learn about Polanco's journey from playing baseball in the Dominican Republic to making it in the Major Leagues. Discover the life story of one of baseball's hardest-working players!

David Ortiz

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291689

Baseball fans around the world know "Big Papi." David Ortiz is one of the greatest baseball players in the world. He's broken records and won awards, and his face is seen in magazines and on television. At the same time, he's built both a family and a charitable foundation. David is living out the dreams he had when he was growing up in the Dominican Republic. Read David's story--and find out how he traveled from the Dominican Republic all the way to the Big Leagues. Discover how he came to be the Big Papi that fans adore!

Ubaldo Jiménez

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291696

Ubaldo Jiménez has become one of the most popular pitchers in Major League Baseball. Many fans believe he could become one of the all-time great pitchers. Jiménez hasn't been in baseball long, but he's already had an amazing career. He's played in the All-Star Game, pitched in the playoffs, won awards, and even pitched a no-hitter. Learn about Jiménez's journey from the Dominican Republic to the Major Leagues. Find out how his family played a part in making Jiménez the man he is today.

Vladimir Guerrero

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291702

Vladimir Guerrero has had a great career in baseball. He's played in the All-Star Game. He's won awards and made millions. He won the Home Run Derby--and he's even been on the cover of a video game! Learn about Guerrero's life growing up in the Dominican Republic, and then read about his path through the minor leagues to the Majors. Discover the story of how a Dominican boy went from dreaming about playing baseball . . . to playing in the Major Leagues.

Adrián Beltré

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291719

Adrián Beltré has had an amazing career in baseball. Since starting in the Majors in 1998, he has become one of baseball's best players. He's won many awards for fielding and batting, he's played in the All-Star Game, and he even won the Babe Ruth Home Run Award. Beltré is an amazing baseball star! Find out how Beltré became the player fans know today. Discover the story of how Beltré became one of baseball's best players!

Robinson Canó

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291726

Robinson Canó has had an amazing life in baseball. He's won the World Series. He's played in All-Star Games, won awards, and made millions of dollars. He's played for one of baseball's most popular teams, the New York Yankees. He's even won the Home Run Derby. Read how Canó learned to love baseball from his father, José. Follow Canó's journey from playing baseball in a Dominican high school to playing in the Major Leagues. Explore the life of one of baseball's biggest stars--and find out how he went from big dreams to the big leagues.

Sports

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288375

Sports are a lot of fun. Theres nothing like getting outside with a group of friends and throwing the ball around or playing a game of basketball, soccer, or baseball. But with all the fun, there are a lot of things to keep in mind to keep everyone safe.

All Around Good Habits

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290651

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day. They learn good habits, like being on time, respecting other people, and taking care of their bodies. Discover how martial arts can help you form good habits too!

Concentration

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290668

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like concentration, for example. Martial artists are good at focusing on one thing at a time, and by practicing martial arts, you too can get better at concentrating. Concentration will help you do better in and out of school. Discover how martial arts can help you concentrate!

Hand-Eye Coordination

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290682

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day, like hand-eye coordination for example. We use hand-eye coordination for everything from writing to playing sports to using a computer. Practicing martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination, so you'll do better in and out of school. Discover how martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination!

Handling Peer Pressure

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290699

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like how to handle peer pressure, for example. Martial artists have the confidence and the knowledge to fight peer pressure. They know how to stand up for what they know is right. Discover how martial arts can help you handle peer pressure too!

Safety

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290705

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to stay safe. Martial artists know how to kick, jump, and punch without hurting themselves. They know how to protect their bodies in martial arts class and out. Discover how martial arts can help you stay safe too!

Self-Defense

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290712

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to defend themselves. All martial arts teach you self-defense. But martial artists also learn when to use these moves and when not to use them. They know that martial arts actually lead to less fighting! Discover how martial arts can help you defend yourself too!

Self-Discipline

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290729

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like self-discipline, for example. Self-discipline is what keeps us going, even when it's hard work. Martial artists learn this skill, and it helps them with everything from studying for a test . . . to practicing an instrument . . . to playing sports. Discover how martial arts can help you learn self-discipline too!

Native American Sports & Games

Rob Staeger (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288634

Native Americans loved to play games. From the United States to Mexico to Canada, tribes everywhere played games as part of their rituals, to cure diseases, to make crops grow, or sometimes, just for the pure fun of the sport. This book discusses the types of games played by various tribes in specific regions. It also explains how these games were played, and the significance-religious and social-of each contest.