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Above All Else

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803893

Del plays striker on his high school soccer team, the Cardinals, and they’ve gone almost three seasons undefeated. To Del, it’s just a game, but some of the players think winning is all that matters. When an ugly tackle results in a major loss for the Cardinals against their main rival, the Rebels, things get heated between the teams. That night, one of Del’s teammates has his ankle broken by an unknown assailant, leaving him unable to take part in the playoffs. As Del tries to figure out which of the Rebels’ players is responsible for the attack, his coach brings in a substitute player, and he’s actually really good. Is it just a coincidence, or did someone finally take the above all else mentality too far?

Laggan Lard Butts

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551435206

Sam Campbell's school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. What is a Laird anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of "Go Lard Butts!" it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.

Muhammad Ali

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131309

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Muhammad Ali explores the way the G.O.A.T. boxer served to bring Americans together. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2001 New York Yankees

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131330

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2001 New York Yankees explores the way the team brought New Yorkers--and Americans--together after the September 11 disaster and showed the world how resilient our country is. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Protest at the 1968 Olympics

Eleanor Cardell (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629206905

Each Flash Points: Stand Up! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Stand Up! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Stand Up! eShorts include Jackie Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Selma to Montgomery March, and Protest at the 1968 Olympics.

Rodeo Bull Riders

Lynn M. Stone (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604725186

Readers are immediately taken with rodeo bull riding because of this book. Breathtaking photos help the reader to understand this exciting, but dangerous sport.

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.

Wayne Gretzky: Greatness on Ice

Jessica Morrison (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194718

Wayne Gretzky, known to millions of hockey fans as "The Great One," wasn't the biggest, fastest, or strongest hockey player ever, but he was without a doubt the best so far. When he retired from play in 1999, the National Hockey League retired his jersey number as well and inducted him into the NHL Hall of Fame immediately, without the customary waiting period. Wayne's great talent was his ability to read the game and consistently make the right moves, earning him records for scoring year after year. The Great One started playing hockey on an ice rink in his backyard as a little boy in Canada, practicing before and after school and even after eating dinner with his skates on! His life tells the story of how far hard work and smart thinking can take a kid from Brantford, Ontario.

Score! The Story of Soccer

Jennie Haw (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194282

How did soccer originate? When was the game first added to the Olympics? These are questions answered in Score! The Story of Soccer. This book provides a historical look at the sports development from ancient times through its explosion in Europe to its huge popularity in North America today.

Dwyane Wade

Jeff Young (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290835

All of his life, Dwyane Wade has been meeting challenges. His parents separated when he was an infant. When he was six, he had to leave his mother's home because of her drug abuse. While living with his father, Dwyane learned basketball but not academics. Because of Dwyane's low test scores, only three colleges recruited him. But after starring for two seasons at Marquette University, Dwyane left college early to enter the NBA draft in 2003. Although Dwyane was overshadowed in the draft by superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, the young star has put together an exceptional NBA career. He led Miami to an NBA championship in 2006, won a scoring title in 2009, and was a key player when the Heat won a second championship in 2012. But Dwyane also remembers his roots, giving back to the community through his charitable Wade's World Foundation.

Extreme Kite Surfing

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700733

High interest, edgy activities fill the pages of Nailed It! Extreme Kite Surfing. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Extreme Kite Surfing presents the thrills and spills of this most intriguing extreme sport. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Speed

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845707

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.

Courageous Comebacks: Athletes Who Defied the Odds

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848562

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.

Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

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.

Great Moments at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848708

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.

Kayaking: Riding the Rapids

Sarah Beurskens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848784

White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.

Mountain Climbing: Scaling the Heights

Monica Devine (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848845

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.

Ocean Diving: Traveling Through Inner Space

W. Wright Robinson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848906

From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.

Rock Climbing

Mike Graf (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849026

Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.

Snowboarding

Gail Blasser Riley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849057

Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.

Teamwork: Working Together to Win

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849095

Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

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.

Boston Bruins

Eric Zweig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119216

Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Milt Scmidt, Johnny Bucyk, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara—like most "Original Six" teams, the Boston Bruins’ roster has been packed with league-leading players for 93 years. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.