Thrilling upsets are part of what makes professional soccer so exciting! Sometimes, a team that barely makes it to the playoffs can win it all on a penalty kick for the league championship. Learn about the most exciting upsets and underdog moments in soccer through exciting photos and action-packed text.
All-court tennis phenom Sloane Stephens is ranked fourth in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) with six singles titles and one US Open Championship. Read all about this WTA superstar!
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ended his record-breaking first season as the NFL's 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Find out how Barkley trains and spends his time off the field.
A football soars through the air—and the perfect pass is fumbled by the receiver! In one moment, a team that barely made the playoffs can beat the favorite to win the Super Bowl. Dive into thrilling plays and other surprising moments in professional football.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wows football fans with his amazing passes. Full-color photos and action-packed text showcase his highlights playing in the National Football League (NFL).
Babe Didrikson Zaharias not only broke records—she took athletics by storm, winning two Olympic gold medals for track and field before turning to professional golf. Witness more exciting moments from the life of this multi-talented athlete.
The countdown clock is almost at zero—and suddenly, a player scores a three-pointer to win the game! Professional basketball is full of underdog stories. Sometimes, a lower-seeded team can dominate the top seed to win an NBA Championship. Learn about some of the biggest upsets in basketball history.
Point guard Chris Paul not only led the NBA four times in assists and six times in steals—he also won two gold medals. Get to know this Houston Rockets hero!
Follow the spectacular shots, thrilling comebacks, and monumental moments of basketball's most exciting games. Readers learn about the history and greatest players of the NBA (National Basketball Association) and WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) Finals.
Explore the excitement of the Summer Olympics through stories of the greatest gold-medal moments in the history of the event, from Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10.0 gymnastics score to barefoot marathon runner Abebe Bikila's surprising triumph.
Only a few countries were represented by athletes at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. But now, more than 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 300 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing athletic teams from around the world.
Sometimes, a baseball team with an average season record can go on to win the World Series! Experience the thrill of professional baseball's biggest upsets, from unexpected wins to shocking errors made on the baseball diamond.
Only a few countries were represented by athletes at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. Today, more than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 300 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing individual athletes from around the world.
At the Olympics, the best athletes in the world compete for the gold medal. No matter the event, there are sure to be surprising moments. Someone who has never placed first can soar past the competition to win the top prize. Learn about the biggest upsets in the history of the Olympic Games!
At the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 only a few countries were represented by a dozen or more athletes. Today, about 3,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries compete in the Winter Olympic Games. These athletes compete in more than 100 events. The games showcase the strength, skills, stamina, and endurance of amazing athletic teams from around the world.
Start your engines and get in gear! Exciting photos and facts will have readers turning the pages to discover the history of drag racing, what a typical race day looks like, and more about the sport.
Fuel up for an exciting look at Formula 1 racing! Readers will learn about the history of the sport, some of the most well-known racers, and more with the aid of exciting photos and thrilling facts!
Anything can happen in a hockey game! A player can race through a field of opponents, scoring a goal just as the buzzer marks the end of the game. Explore some of professional hockey's biggest surprises and history-making moments, from memorable plays to Stanley Cup upsets.
Enter the thrilling world of stock car racing! Readers will discover the history of stock car racing, what a typical race day looks like, who the hottest racers are, and more.
Center Joel Embiid racks up points for the Philadelphia 76ers. Readers will learn how this All-Star National Basketball Association (NBA) player stays at the top of his game and how he spends his time off the court.
Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team blowing a 35–3 lead in a playoff game to the Boston Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Discover how athletes and teams have dealt with failure and how they've improved after their mistakes.
Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.
The Iditarod is a challenging sled dog race, held in the frigid Alaskan wilderness each year. Sled dogs and mushers must work as a team to battle the elements and become champions. While the race has become a popular sporting event, it began as a life-or-death sprint to save a remote village. Learn about the race's history, its dangers, and some of the daring dogs and mushers who have won Alaska's Iditarod.
No way will Tiggs and Jess be able to raise $700 for soccer camp. Time is running out. Tiggs may be replaced as keeper on her team, something she does not want to happen. At the last minute, the girls are asked to clean an old and possibly haunted house. The job will pay exactly what they need. But what they find inside may keep them trapped there forever.
Stephanie Gilmore surfed her way to a World Championship title when she was just 17 years old, and she shows no signs of stopping yet! With a total of seven world titles, she’s become known for her artistry and athleticism at competitions around the world. In Women in Sports: Stephanie Gilmore, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!