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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.

Safety Around Water

MaryLee Knowlton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166906

Even a shallow pool can be dangerous if you don't take care! Come inside Safety Around Water and learn how to keep safe and have fun at the lake, swimming pool or pond.

Cross Country and Endurance

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792550

Cross Country and Endurance takes readers into the world of cross country and endurance competitions, which test the stamina, riding, and jumping abilities of the horse and rider. The text is clear and easy to read, providing both history and rules of the sport. Exciting, engaging photographs and informative diagrams accompany the text.

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!

Trail Riding

Martha Martin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792604

Are you longing to mount up and hit the trail? Trail Riding, the latest book in the Horsing Around series, explores the sport of competitive trail riding from head to tail. Learn the tips, the tricks, the rules and rides -- and most importantly, how to finish - a winner.

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.

Going to the Pool and Other Swimming Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374892

Dive in! Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson but worry that they forgot how to swim over the past year. Roy works hard in swimming class. A young girl believes she can swim across an inlet, but gets into trouble when the tide begins to carry her out to sea! A dolphin learns how to swim with a prosthetic tail, and Olympic champion, Janet Evans tells about how she faced her fears and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Arlene Mark, Jillian Sullivan, Sharon Teper, and Janet Evans.

The Save and Other Soccer Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374908

Goal! Casey had never played soccer before, so why did she decide to volunteer as goalie? Conor comes up with a plan to save his soccer team from their season-long losing streak. Jose learns that teamwork is important in soccer, and in family life. Jenny Benson plays soccer with the pros! Stories by Steve Garagiola, James M. Janik, Dorothy K. Mock, and Jen Bryant.

Game On! Basketball

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374687

Let's shoot some hoops! Devin learns how important it is to be consistent when practicing three-point shots. Jordan gets intimidated by another player's size. Can Jordan defend against him? Tara feels the pressure to successfully make three foul shots and win the game for her team. Stories by Rich Wallace.

The Timbertoes: Adventuring in the Outdoors

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374502

Outdoor activities! While camping the Timbertoes, look at the stars. Pa, Tommy, and Mabel go fishing. The family sees a meteor shower. Tommy goes to find a pumpkin for Ma. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

Bert, Beth, and Grandpa: Winter Wonderland

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374311

Winter Wonderland! Bert and Beth and Grandpa go ice skating and sleigh riding. Grandpa teaches Bert and Beth a fun way to bring winter indoors. Bert, Beth, and Grandpa make snowmen together. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev.

Splish-Splash and Other Water Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374144

Splash! Bert, Beth, and Grandpa make a splash in the pond. The Timbertoes have a fun time on a rainy day. Visit a waterpark with Tina, Kevin, and Aunt Dora. Pick a favorite marine animal with Camila's class at the aquarium. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev, Marianne Mitchell, and Rich Wallace.

Dallas Cowboys

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514857

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Dallas Cowboys. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Denver Broncos

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514864

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Denver Broncos. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Chicago Bears

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514840

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Chicago Bears. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Houston Texans

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514888

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Houston Texans. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Indianapolis Colts

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514895

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Indianapolis Colts. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Green Bay Packers

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514871

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Green Bay Packers. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514925

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

New England Patriots

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514901

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the New England Patriots. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Building a Roller Coaster

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515120

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished roller coaster. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

New York Giants

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514918

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the New York Giants. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Seattle Seahawks

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514932

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Seattle Seahawks. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.