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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.

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.

AC Milan

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605939

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Italian soccer team known as AC Milan, from its founding in 1899 to today.

FC Barcelona

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605953

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as FC Barcelona, from its founding in 1899 to today.

Liverpool FC

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605960

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Liverpool FC, from its founding in 1892 to today.

Manchester United

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605977

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Manchester United, from its founding in 1878 to today.

Real Madrid

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605984

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as Real Madrid, from its founding in 1902 to today.

A Dark Truth

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813281

Riley and Dashawn have been friends since they were three. They got into skateboarding together and have advanced to the point where it's time to create a Sponsor Me tape. They bring a third skater along, Natasha, and try to get some good clips around a new office development. Then the police storm into the lot. The three skaters quickly scatter, trying their best not to get busted. Riley and Natasha arrive at the meet-up spot. They wait and wait, but Dashawn never shows. The next day Riley visits Dashawn, only to discover that the police have given him a beat-down. Nothing like this has ever happened before, and for Riley it is a wake-up call that whether they know it or not, not everyone lives in the same world he does.

The Belles of Baseball

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783865

The Belles of Baseball discusses how in the 1940s and 1950s, women broke traditional gender barriers by playing professional baseball, boosting morale during World War II and paving the way for future generations of female athletes. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Down and Out

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472478

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Terrance thought about football. He was sore from practice. That was good. Coach Fisher said his blocks were better. He'd get to play in the game! Coach was right about football. You've got to have something to work for. It makes you work at everything.

Football

Ryan James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919430

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of football and the rules and equipment used.

Maxed Out

Daphne Greer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699834

More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

Tesla Model S

Julio Diaz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919416

The ground-breaking Tesla is feautured in this title with information on how it is changing the automobile world.

Baseball

Madison Parker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919461

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of baseball, as well as the rules and equipment used.

Basketball

Christina Lemke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919478

This titles gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of basketball and the rules and equipment used to play the game.

Ice Hockey

Madison Parker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919454

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of ice hockey and the rules and equipment used to play the game.

Ferrari Spider

Oswald James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919423

This title gives the history of the one and only Ferrari Spider and how it has changed and evolved over the years.

Soccer

Ryan James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919447

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of soccer, along with the rules and equipments used.

Dodge Charger

Frank Grout (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919409

This title gives the history of the Dodge Charger and how it has changed and evolved over the years as one of America's favorite automobiles.

Chevy Corvette

Charles Piddock (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919379

This title gives the history of the famous Corvette and how it has improved and changed over the years.

Golf

Christina Lemke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919485

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of golf as well as the equipmant and rules needed to play the game.