After much anticipation, the Jacksonville Jaguars became an official team in 1993. A pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers demonstrated that they were ready for the big league. Appearing in multiple conference championships, the Jaguars have been successful considering their short time on the charts. Beginning readers will understand the importance of hard work and dedication in this title!
As the oldest operating football team, the Cardinals have been around for a long time! The football franchise has city-hopped from Chicago to St. Louis, and finally, to Phoenix. No matter their hometown, the team has always sported "Cardinal red" uniforms and lasting determination. Understand how history has unfolded for the Arizona Cardinals in this book for young readers.
Packed in the stadium for opening night in 2002, Houston Texans’ fans twirled red bandanas and celebrated the win against the Dallas Cowboys. They won 19-10! That night, an expansion team had just won their first, regular season game the first time in over 40 years. Learn about the creation of the Houston Texans and their determination to make history in this high-low title.
Not shy of media attention, the Washington Redskins were the first to televise all of their games across the Southern United States. Previously, the Redskins broadcasted their games on the radio. Even though fans can watch or listen at home, the Redskins have been selling out game tickets since 1968! Tune in and discover the Washington Redskins’ traditions and history in this book for reluctant readers.
“The Greatest Game Ever Played” was in 1958 between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. This match is said to have popularized professional football! With Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Jim Parker, Raymond Berry, and Lenny Moore, the Colts beat the Giants 23-17. Today, the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility with a retractable roof. Readers can learn more fun facts about the Colts' history in this title packed with action.
One of the most successful franchises on and off the field, the Dallas Cowboys team is no stranger to the Super Bowl and division championships! The crowd loves cheering them on with the famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Young learners will admire the Cowboys’ accomplishments and find out why they are known as “America’s Team” in this fun read.
In 2013, fans of the Seattle Seahawks cheered at the top of their lungs, recording a 137.6-decibel reading. This is louder than a jet taking off! Extreme fans became known as “12s” when Seahawks president retired the number 12 jersey from game play in recognition of diehard Seahawks fans. Get pumped by reading this high-interest title on the Seattle Seahawks!
The early days of the New York Giants helped the NFL become what it is today: America’s most popular sport. Representing New York City, the Giants boast a huge fan base. In 2008, Eli Manning led the Giants to victory in a huge Super Bowl upset against the New England Patriots. Explore the history behind one of the NFL’s most recognized teams in this title for young audiences.
With sixteen seconds left and the Titans down 15-16, many fans thought the 1999 game against Buffalo was over. Suddenly, after a short kickoff, Frank Wycheck passed the ball to Kevin Dyson who sprinted down the line and scored a 75-yard touchdown! Having taken place in Nashville, this play was coined the “Music City Miracle.” Check out the Tennessee Titans’ heart-racing games in this exciting title.
Short for vertical, vert skateboarding is all about the risk of flight on a board. Skateboarders fly off the edges of an enormous halfpipe and perform tricks in midair. In this book featuring dedicated and creative athletes, struggling readers will see that hard work pays off and that reading can be fun!
Winding roads, unpredictable weather, and high speeds give rally car racing its wild reputation. Drivers navigate through unfamiliar courses and slide around sharp corners to beat their competition. This action-packed book will stir up interest for even the most reluctant readers.
Imagine riders carving down long slopes littered with difficult obstacles and snow piles. These snowboarders show courage, creativity, and endurance. Young readers will be swept away by the inspirational athletes of snowboarding slopestyle!
Twists, flips, and other tricks aren't enough for these snowboarders. They want to reach extreme heights! How fast and how high do these snowboarders go? What gear do they wear? Find out more about big air snowboarding in this heart-pumping hi-lo book.
Dont be fooled by the charisma and flashy demeanor of The Miz. Once the bell rings and the match starts, hes as tough and inventive as any wrestler. His commitment, desire, and signature moves make him a fierce combatant. Learn how The Miz went from reality TV star to professional wrestler in this action-packed biography.
Since entering the ring for the first time in 2005, CM Punk has made himself stand out with his thrilling moves and ability to engage the audience. He has won several titles, including the WWE Championship. Readers will learn how CM Punk became a wrestler, what his favorite moves are, and how he finishes off his opponents in the ring.
Jack Swagger calls himself The All-American American because of his traditional American wrestling style. Countless wrestlers have submitted to his painful ankle lock, a move that has won him many championships. When Swagger brings his technical skills to the ring, few wrestlers stand a chance. In this title, readers will learn about Swaggers childhood, training, and journey to become a WWE Champion.
Sprint cars are small, speedy race cars that can be raced on paved or dirt tracks. They can move at over 140 miles per hour! Readers will explore the history of these compact, high-powered speed machines.
Motocross racing and moto-X freestyle both require these versatile cycles. Students will learn about the origin of motocross cycles, how they are modified for racing or freestyle, and how they are used in competitions.
Kane has been wrestling for almost 20 years. His specialty is the inferno match, during which the wrestling ring is surrounded with fire. This high-interest biography explores Kanes background, his training, and the wrestling moves that make him one of wrestlings superstars.
A small, high-flying wrestler, Rey Mysterio has been thrilling fans around the world for almost 20 years. What he lacks in size he makes up for in effort and technique. Readers will learn about Mysterios background, training, and the skills and style that make him a champion of the ring.
Nicknamed The Ultimate Opportunist, Edge uses any means necessary and does anything possible to win championships. He has been a successful solo and tag team wrestler, winning titles in both formats. Readers will learn about Edges background, his wrestling style, and why he is one of the most entertaining wrestlers in the sport today.
Triple H has been a mainstay of professional wrestling for well over a decade. Over this time, he has been both a hero and a villain. Students will explore his background and training, learning about the moves that make him such a powerful force in professional wrestling.
Many kinds of vehicles can be made into monster vehicles. Monster trucks are the most popular, but there are also monster motorcycles, cars, and vans! Readers will explore the history of these giants and see the variety of monster vehicles being built today.
Randy Orton is the youngest wrestler to ever win the World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Championship. When he debuted, he was nicknamed The Legend Killer because of his ability to defeat superstars. Now, he is a superstar. This title explores his past, his rise to fame, and the moves that keep him on top!
It takes a lot of time and effort to become a cheerleader. Cheerleading requires spirit, energy, and practice. In this title, readers will learn the basics of cheerleading and what it takes to become a champion cheerleader!