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Boston Bruins

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119216

Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Milt Scmidt, Johnny Bucyk, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara—like most "Original Six" teams, the Boston Bruins’ roster has been packed with league-leading players for 93 years. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Chicago Blackhawks

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119223

This celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the revered "Original Six" NHL teams, provides a detailed history from their beginnings in 1926 through their six Stanley Cup wins, as well as various ownership and home rink changes. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Detroit Red Wings

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119230

Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, spent 25 of his 26 seasons in the NHL with one team: the Detroit Red Wings. One of the "Original Six," the Red Wings are revered for having 58 players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, appearing numerous times in the playoffs, and winning 11 Stanley Cups. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Montreal Canadiens

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119247

This book celebrates the winningest team in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens. Founded as Le Club de Hockey Canadien in 1909, "the Habs" claim a league-leading 24 Stanley Cup championships and numerous player awards with more than 50 players in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A treat for hockey lovers and Habs fans, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

New York Rangers

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119254

Founded by a brash boxing promoter in 1926, the New York Rangers was the first U.S.-based NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Packed with stories about quirky players, coaches, owners, and team rivalries, this book is a treat for hockey lovers and Rangers fans. Appealing historic and contemporary images mix with informative text and quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119261

Arguably the most valuable franchise in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs have proven that fans fuel the game—despite a much-lamented half-century Stanley Cup drought. This vibrant book tells the story of the Leafs’ 100 years of colorful coaches, irascible owners, and bruised and beloved players. The story of the Leafs gives a big-picture view of the importance of professional sports teams to the history and economy of a big city and a big sports league. Appealing historic and contemporary images mix with informative text and quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.

Auston Matthews

Julia Sillett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120922

Following an outstanding NHL rookie season, which ended in his winning of the Calder Memorial Trophy for best overall rookie, Auston Matthews has quickly become known as one of the league’s top hockey players. From his childhood beginnings in Arizona to being the first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey star has skated his way to stardom.

Serena Williams

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120984

One of the top tennis players of all time, Serena Williams is both a powerhouse athlete and a philanthropist. This energizing title tells her inspiring story, from learning to play tennis along with her sister Venus from their father in Compton, California, to Serena's record-setting 23 individual Grand Slam titles. Serena’s dedication, perseverance, and global activism on behalf of underprivileged people and for equal justice make her a role model for people around the world.

Supercharged Sports

Paula Johanson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119919

From drones capturing unique angles of plays for enhanced analysis to swimsuit material helping swimmers go faster, technological innovations are transforming the way sports are played as well as watched. Supercharged Sports examines these exciting advances in technology and also explores what’s coming next in the world of sport science, such as health-monitoring systems sewn into the fabric of uniforms and even more immersive virtual reality experiences.

Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181022

Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Sports

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119094

This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.

Do Robots Get Space Sick?

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425045

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Can they compete against a robot though?

Gas Giant Jump

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425021

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Who will prevail in the next out-of-this-world event?

Moon of Deception

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425038

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. When Team Earth must compete against the biggest cheaters in the galaxy, will they be able to play fair?

Space Face Off

Theo Baker (author) Alex Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425014

Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Team Earth faces a hockey team that seems determined to play dirty because they are angry at Earthlings. But why are they so mad?

Saving Face

Linden McNeilly (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425205

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing helmets for sports and work.

Monster Trucks

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036212

Did you know that a monster truck weighs as much as an elephant? These powerful trucks wow with mind-boggling jumps and stunts. Fans of these awesome vehicles will love digging into their history, parts, and competitions. This title will keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!

Motocross Cycles

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036229

In competitions filled with flipping freestylers or speedy racers, motocross cycles put on a thrilling show. Readers will get an insider’s look at the history, parts, and competitions of motocross cycles in this fun book aimed at striving readers.

Stock Cars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036236

Stock cars race around tracks at 200 miles per hour. This book examines what makes top speeds possible, how the drivers stay safe inside the cars, and the history of these racing vehicles. Buckle up for an exciting ride with this title for struggling readers!

ATVs

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036175

Ready for an off-road adventure? Whether in the desert or the woods, ATVs take their riders over rough trails. Readers will learn about the uses and parts of ATVs, and even about some competitions. Head off the beaten track and check out these popular vehicles in this low-level title!

Lowriders

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036205

Have you ever seen a car dance? Lowrider cars can bounce and shimmy thanks to special hydraulic suspensions and tires. Owners may even enter their cars in competitions! This low-level title introduces readers to these unique competitions, as well as other fascinating aspects of lowriders and the culture that surrounds them.

Dirt Bikes

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036182

Jumps and rough tracks are no match for dirt bikes! This title takes a look at how these vehicles tackle all types of terrain thanks to special gear like knobby tires and top-notch suspension. Striving readers will love learning about these tough bikes in this exciting title.

The Final Four

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036045

The Tarheels are down by two against the Bulldogs with minutes left to go. After a series of strategic moves and a slam dunk, North Carolina becomes the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion for the sixth time! It’s games like these that make the NCAA tournament and the Final Four round unforgettable. In this action-packed title, striving readers will learn about the rules and history of the tournament while taking in exciting facts and records.

The NBA Finals

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036052

Bright lights shine on the court of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals as LeBron James leads the Cavaliers against the Warriors. The game is neck-in-neck until, out of nowhere, James flies through the air to block a shot! The Cavaliers take home their first NBA Championship! In this book, readers will learn about the road to the finals and the championship’s beginnings amidst action-packed photos.

The Super Bowl

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036076

The first Super Bowl kicked off on January 15, 1967. The National Football League’s Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs 35–10. Today, 32 teams battle through regular season in hopes of a chance at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This title will take reluctant readers down the road to the championship and through the history of the league.