Get the facts about extreme sports--bungee jumping, paragliding, dirt bike racing, and more--before reading The Climb, an exciting story about having to participate in extreme sports to survive.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.
While racing her dogs in the Iditarod, Kara proves that the greatest win is something other than having her team come in first.
Describes the history, equipment, techniques, types, and safety factors of in-line skating.
Could you jump through fire or pull a truck with just a rope? These and more amazing feats are covered along with a story, Feat of Endurance, which explores the crazy things some people will do just to be famous.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
Goop Gopherman, who has just won the Cy Young award for baseball pitching, confesses to his teammates and reporters how he became a star pitcher in the seventh grade, with a little luck and hard work, and the use of a secret invention.
Bret, Marty, Dwight, and the other members of the Dodgers Little League baseball team are angry and want to get even with their arch rivals, the Pirates.
When Jared's starting soccer position is threatened by a new player, will he get his act together in time to save his reputation as top scorer?
After Carlos and his family move from the Dominican Republic to Chicago, Carlos finds himself missing his old friends and country, but a meeting with his hero, Sammy Sosa, changes his life forever.
While playing a soccer video game, Renny finds himself suddenly transported to a World Cup practice field, where someone is trying to sabotage the U.S. team. How can Renny help find who is to blame before disaster strikes the team?
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.
Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.
Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children. This book discusses the history, creativity, and fascination of toys made with wheels.
Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.
Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.