Search Results: 370 books from 15 publishers. Learn more

Miracle on Ice

Joe Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704268

New York, 1980. Though the world was in turmoil, the U.S. Olympic hockey team united Americans on February 22. The Soviet Union had dominated Olympic hockey and they were aggressively invading the Middle East. Many felt the Soviets were unstoppable. Skate with the 20 young American men who made history when they did just that in this inspiring graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Jackie Robinson

Joe Dunn (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616411992

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Jackie Robinson has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and baseball career have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Grand Slam

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784249

Brad's truth is that life is hard. He's different. Speaking does not come easily. And words get mixed up no matter how much he pays attention. When he meets Reese, he tries to hide his differences. Brad's a hot varsity tennis player. But will he lose Reese if he doesn't come clean?

The Underdogs

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785437

Girls rule! That's what Jasmine Le thinks. And girls can do anything boys can do. But can they play tackle football? Heck yes! Jasmine takes on her whole town to prove that girls can run, jump, and catch a pigskin just as well as boys.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Jackie Robinson describes his childhood, service in the United States Army, and success as a baseball player.

Winter Willpower

Bill Yu (author) Dal Bello (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135446

Terence and David are competitive snowboarders. David is more laid back, he wants to have fun! But Terence won't be happy until he wins the gold. They head to an abandoned ski resort for some secret practice. Terence refuses to quit until he nails his trick, and the motion causes an avalanche. Can they survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in New York

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852371

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in New York. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Pennsylvania

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852401

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Pennsylvania. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in North Carolina

Donna B. McKinney (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852388

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in North Carolina. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Minnesota

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852364

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Minnesota. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Texas

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852418

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Texas. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Florida

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852326

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Florida. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Michigan

Tom Streissguth (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852357

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Michigan. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Ohio

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852395

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Ohio. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Illinois

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852333

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Illinois. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Massachusetts

Sam Moussavi (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852340

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Massachusetts. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in California

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852302

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in California. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

Buzzer Beater

David Lawrence (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133015

Keith Evans is a talented player on Peabody's basketball team. His father was a great player too. When Keith stops applying himself on the court, his father scolds him. Is Mr. Evans pushing Keith to achieve just to relive his glory days? Or is it something else? Includes discussion prompts, a basketball quiz, and fun facts about basketball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Vaulting to Victory

Bill Yu (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133053

Isabella Clemente is a champion all-around gymnast. After a summer at gymnastics camp, she is looking forward to winning a national championship. But then the current national champion transfers to Peabody! Isabella sees Morgan as a rival. Can she get past this when Morgan offers Isabella help? Includes discussion prompts, a gymnastics quiz, and fun facts about gymnastics. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Star Striker

Bill Yu (author) Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133046

Katie Flanagan was a star striker on her old school's soccer team. But at Peabody, there is no girls' soccer team. The school district allows Katie to try out for the boys' team. Having a girl play on the boys' team causes some conflict. Can Katie overcome these barriers? Includes discussion prompts, a soccer quiz, and fun facts about soccer. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Set and Spike

Bill Yu (author) Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133039

Lucy Andia is an award-winning volleyball player. She tries out for the Peabody team sure she'll be the star. But when other girls have greater talent, Lucy has to change positions. Can Lucy embrace her new role on the team? Includes discussion prompts, a volleyball quiz, and fun facts about volleyball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Face-Off

David Lawrence (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133022

Artie Lieberman tries out for Peabody's lacrosse team. He is excited to make the team. But when he is bullied by a group of bigger boy, he's not sure he wants to keep playing. Can he stand up to the bullies? Is it even worth it? Includes discussion prompts, a lacrosse quiz, and fun facts about lacrosse. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Alaska's Iditarod

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982074

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.

The Economics of the Super Bowl

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179869

The half-time show is just beginningbut what happened before that to get the Super Bowl on the field? The Economics of the Super Bowl takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of the Super Bowl. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, television broadcasting rights, advertising revenue, and contracting with performers for the half-time show, as well as for laborers to set up the stage and sound.

Sports Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121998

This absorbing book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about sports. Stories include journalists exposing the FIFA soccer scandal and Olympic committee wrongdoings, the promotion of violence in hockey leading to death, and the abuse of USA gymnasts by their team doctor and the attempt to cover it up. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.