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D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet

Helen L. Wilbur (author), Jaime Corum (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537261

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuous sporting event in the United States. But don't call it just a horse race. This annual May event, known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports," is steeped in tradition and pageantry far beyond what happens on the track. Following the alphabet, D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explain this world-famous event. Topics include famous jockeys, legendary horses, fabled Bluegrass farms and owners, as well as offering a behind-the scenes view of thoroughbred breeding and racing. Readers young and old, along with horse enthusiasts and diehard Derby fans, will enjoy this celebration of one of the most prestigious sporting and cultural events in our country.

S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet

Richard Michelson (author), Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537285

The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson reminds beach-lovers of all ages the many reasons why we're drawn to the shore.

W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), John Hanley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530415

What is the oldest ballpark in the National League? Whose famous scoreboard is still operated by hand? Whose outfield has ivy-covered redbrick walls ready to snatch home run dreams away from a batter? If youre a baseball fan and live anywhere in the Midwest, you know the answer. Its Wrigley Field in Chicago! Just in time to celebrate the April 14 centennial of its opening day comes W is for Wrigley: A Friendly Confines Alphabet, an alphabetical tribute to the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. As one of only two major league stadiums to host baseball for at least 100 seasons, Wrigley Field has seen a lot of baseball history, including memorable Crosstown Classics and pitching feats by Kerry Wood, Ferguson Jenkins, and Greg Maddux. From the fans chant of Go, Cubs, Go! to the Hey, Hey home run call of longtime announcer Jack Brickhouse, baseball fans will enjoy reading about the fields history, features, and momentous events.

Weird-but-True Facts about Sports

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234300

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about all kinds of sports.

Weird Races

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736583

People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.

Weird Sports Moments

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736590

Enter the world of the weirdest sports records! From the largest dodgeball game to the fastest round of golf, this book has it all.

Weird Sports of the World

S. B. Watson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736606

What kinds of competitions do other countries have? Well, how about unicycle polo? Or Finland's famous wife-carrying contest? Read about some of the strangest world sports inside!

Weird Throwing and Kicking Sports

S. B. Watson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736613

Throwing and kicking things have long been part of competitive sports. Now read about some of the weirdest sports in this category--from caber tossing to the Alaskan high-contest.

Weird Water Sports

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736620

From bog snorkeling to kayaking over waterfalls, this exciting book has lots of strange water sports from around the world.

Weird Animal Sports

S. B. Watson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736576

Animal sports can be found all around the world. But this fun,informative book takes you beyond horse- and dog-racing to the weird world of turkey bowling and ostrich racing.

Amazing Auto Racing Records

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234331

Presents records of amazing drivers and races in auto racing, including a short history of the sport.

Amazing Baseball Records

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234348

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of baseball, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Basketball Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234355

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of basketball, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Football Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234362

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of football, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Olympic Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234386

Presents records of amazing Olympian athletes, including a short history of the Olympics.

AFC North

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737023

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers--which make up the National Football League's AFC North grouping.

Sport Bike Racing

Lee-Anne Spalding

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723748

Describes sport bike races. Provides information about the history of the sport, characteristics of the bikes, important events, and famous riders.

Summer Olympic Legends: Basketball

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601146

A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Brazillian Oscar Schimdt--of the Olympic sport of basketball, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1936.

Summer Olympic Legends: Boxing

Shane Frederick (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601153

A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Cuban Teófilo Stevenson--of the Olympic sport of boxing, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1904.

Summer Olympic Legends: Gymnastics

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601160

A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Romanian Nadia Comaneci--of the Olympic sport of gymnastic, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1896.

Summer Olympic Legends: Swimming

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601177

A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as American Michael Phelps--of the Olympic sport of swimming, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1896.

Summer Olympic Legends: Volleyball

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601191

A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Soviet Yuri Chesnokov--of the Olympic sport of volleyball, which officially became a part of the modern Summer Games in 1964.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Florida Marlins

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600118

The history of the Florida Marlins professional baseball team from its inaugural 1993 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Houston Astros

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600125

The history of the Houston Astros professional baseball team from its inaugural 1962 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Kansas City Royals

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600132

The history of the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team from its inaugural 1969 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.