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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.

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.

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.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Milwaukee Brewers

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600163

The history of the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball team from its inaugural 1970 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Minnesota Twins

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600170

The history of the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team from its inaugural 1901 season as the Washington Senators to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the New York Mets

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600187

The history of the New York Mets 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 New York Yankees

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600194

The history of the New York Yankees professional baseball team from its inaugural 1903 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Oakland Athletics

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600200

The history of the Oakland Athletics professional baseball team from its inaugural 1901 season in Philadelphia to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600224

The history of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team from its inaugural 1882 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the San Diego Padres

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600248

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

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Seattle Mariners

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600262

The history of the Seattle Mariners professional baseball team from its inaugural 1977 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Tampa Bay Rays

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600279

The history of the Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball team from its inaugural 1998 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Texas Rangers

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600286

The history of the Texas Rangers professional baseball team from its inaugural 1961 season as the Washington Senators to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Toronto Blue Jays

Nate LeBoutillier (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600293

The history of the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball team from its inaugural 1977 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the St. Louis Cardinals

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600231

The history of the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball team from its inaugural 1882 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the San Francisco Giants

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600255

The history of the San Francisco Giants professional baseball team from its inaugural 1883 season in New York to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Washington Nationals

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600309

The history of the Washington Nationals professional baseball team from its inaugural 1969 season as the Montreal Expos to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.