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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.

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.

Rodeo

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792574

Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding became a rough-and-tumble sport.

Steeplechase

Martha Martin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792598

Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!

The Story of the Golden State Warriors

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604635

Basketball is known for its fast-breaking, buzzer-beating action, and Creative Education is known for its stellar sports publishing. That excitement is captured—and that tradition continued—in The NBA: A History of Hoops, a series celebrating all 30 franchises of the National Basketball Association. With thrilling texts, interesting side panels, and lively player profiles set alongside vibrant photos, every team’s origins, stars, greatest triumphs, and most unforgettable moments can be experienced like never before. This title provides an informative narration of the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team’s history from its 1946 founding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to today, spotlighting memorable players and events.

Bayern Munich

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605946

A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s German soccer team known as Bayern Munich, from its founding in 1900 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.

The Story of the Cleveland Browns

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603409

The history of the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today.

Lineup for Yesterday

Ogden Nash (author)C. F. Payne (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602419

Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.

The Belles of Baseball: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

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. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Stephen Curry

Dave Campbell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785432

This title introduces readers to Stephen Curry, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Anthony Davis

Tom Glave (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785449

This title introduces readers to Anthony Davis, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

James Harden

Brian Trusdell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785456

This title introduces readers to James Harden, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Kyrie Irving

Matt Tustison (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785463

This title introduces readers to Kyrie Irving, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

LeBron James

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785470

This title introduces readers to LeBron James, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Russell Westbrook

Brian Hall (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785487

This title introduces readers to Russell Westbrook, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NBA career. The title also features informative “fast facts,” a timeline, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Legends of the Leagues

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692826

Brace to meet some of the biggest baseball stars of the Negro Leagues. They were men and women of glory and achevement, of spectacular ability and heartbreaking obstacles. They rose above discrimination to pursue their dreams. Cool Papa Bell was once said to be so fast, he could outrun electricity. Another story had Josh Gibson hit a towering fly ball in Pittsburgh that didn't land until the next day-in Philadelphia! Pitcher Satchel Paige won with a blistering fastball when he was young, and then with experience and creativity when he was old. He played with charm and witty sayings: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Nobody messed with Oscar Charleston or fielded better than John "Pop" Lloyd.Women such as Peanut Johnson and Toni Stone also made big impressions. These are among the brightest stars of a league, gone but never forgotten.

Breaking the Barriers

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692840

Like America in the first half of the twentieth century, baseball was still segregated. Every road to the major leagues was blocked by unwritten agreements never to allow black athletes entry. It seemed like the better they played, the further they were pushed back. Until, that is, a plan was hatched by two men. One seized an opportunity to advance the game of baseball forever, and the other ran a path through bigotry like he ran the bases, with strength and grace. Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson would work together to break down the color barriers of baseball, and show the world that African-American athletes were as good and as worthy as anyone to put on a major league uniform. They were not alone. From Larry Doby to Monte Irvin, and the irrepressible Satchel Paige, baseball was gifted by the emergence of a weath of talent and personality that would truly make it, at last, America's pastime.

A Whole New League

Wayne L. Wilson (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692789

Before and after the Civil War, the African American community held the same passion for baseball as the rest of the nation. But black players faced prejudice. They were banned from the major leagues. From this group emerged Andrew "Rube" Foster, one of the greatest pitchers and managers of the early twentieth century. The founder of the Negro National League, Foster was called the Father of Black Baseball. Thanks to his vision and efforts, black players were finally respected. The doors to Major League Baseball were opened to black players, and the world could enjoy such superstars as Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron.

Barnstorming

Mike DeMocker (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692802

Banned from professional baseball in the late 19th century, African-American players were forced to go on the road to make money playing the game they loved. Enduring poor fields and long journeys between games, teams brought their unique and entertaining brand of baseball to towns big and small. Even when they had trouble securing food and lodging because of the color of their skin, these players persevered, opening the door for the ultimate return of African-American athletes to big-league baseball.

Olympic Heroes and Zeros

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179722

This fact-filled title profiles the celebrated heroes and unfortunate zeroes throughout Olympic history. Readers will learn about great athletic achievements and tales of scandal and dishonor.

Muhammad Ali

Clay Latimer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542146

Muhammad Ali is one of America's most well-known athletes. From the time he was a young boy, Ali has been devoted to fighting racism in and out of the boxing ring. Later in his life, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but despite his illness he has not ceased to stand up for what he believes.

Rooting for the Home Team: Sports in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296844

Americas love of sports goes back a long way. Baseball, basketball, and football all came of age in America of the 1800s. While men like Abner Doubleday may not have invented these sports, they did much to popularize them as rules were officially standardized and nationallevel organizations were founded. Amateur (and, later, professional) teams sprang up in towns, factories, and schools across America and rooting for the home team built strong community bonds and stimulated (usually) friendly rivalries. From horse racing to boxing to competitive target shooting, Americans would watch, cheer for, and bet on just about any contest of strength and skill. The growing class of Americans with leisure and money to spare discovered tennis and golf and polo, and women for the first time participated in competitive sports. Long before the World Series and the Super Bowl, Americans were idolizing their favorite athletes, while they played and watched sports with enthusiasm.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.