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The Winning Basket

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539501

A classroom visit by his favorite professional basketball player sparks Herbie Bear's imagination.

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.

Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110788

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of All Stars, Chuck Taylor. Follow Taylor’s story from his early years as a basketball star, to his career as a salesman for Converse, and his development of the Chuck Taylor All Star. Entertaining sidebars, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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.

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.

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.

Simone Biles (Simone Biles)

Grace Hansen (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532102172

Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Simone Biles’s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and her four gold medals she earned in just one Olympics! Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Biles, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Michael Phelps (Michael Phelps)

Grace Hansen (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532102165

Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Michael Phelps’s early years, how he got started in swimming, and his 28 Olympics medals that he’s earned throughout the years. Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Phelps, and a glossary complete this title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

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.

Sprint

Chris Everheart (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432586

Filming a sprint car race on the local track, Dylan Clarke captures racer Carlee Martin’s fiery accident. The more Dylan replays the video, the more he believes that there’s something suspicious about the crash. As he investigates, Dylan discovers that some of Carlee’s fellow racers might have wanted to hurt her. And, now, they’re after him too.

Eyes on the Puck

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430896

As the goalie for the girls’ hockey team, Annie Roger’s keen eyesight is crucial to snagging a speeding slap shot out of the air. On a visit to the eye doctor, she learns that she needs prescription glasses, and her confidence is shattered. But she then she receives a gift from Sal's Used Sporting Goods, a helmet once worn by Canadian double-gold medalist goalie Shannon Szabados. Will it help Annie see things differently?

Race Down the Slopes

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430919

On a class ski trip, Gabe Santiago learns that he is a natural on the slopes. When Eliza, a girl he has a crush on, asks Gabe to join the Grover Lake ski team with her, he quickly says yes. One problem: he’s never skied slalom before. Then Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, hands him a pair of goggles once worn by Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Will they prove to be Gabe's lucky charm?

Strike Out the Side

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430926

Logan Parrish has a great fastball. Unfortunately, it’s the only pitch in his arsenal, and hitters are starting to figure him out. After a devastating loss, Logan visits Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, and its friendly owner introduces him to an ex-minor league pitcher who might be able to teach Logan a few tricks. But will they be enough to help Logan in the big game?

Pass for the Basket

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430902

Ben Mason has always been the star player on East Grover Lake boys’ basketball team. But when a new transfer student takes away the spotlight, Ben is frustrated with his role on the team. After a visit from Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, he learns about John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time assist leader. Will Ben learn the true meaning of leadership?

Fitness Crash

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430834

After a bad first soccer practice, Bridget feels pressured to get in better shape. She hopes a new fitness gadget will help her reach her fitness goals. Instead, it leads to a fierce competition, and it affects a friendship. Is Bridget’s latest tech passion pushing her too far?

Be Safe around Water

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536635

A young child teaches her toys, dolls, and action figures the water safety rules she has learned.

Be Safe on Your Bike

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536581

Samantha teaches her somewhat clueless neighbor boy Jake how to ride his bicycle safely as they go for a bike ride and get ice cream.

Be Safe on the Playground

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536611

A girl teaches an alien from a planet with no gravity how to be safe on a playground.

This is Exciting!: A Book about Exclamation Points

Marie Powell (author) Anthony Lewis (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538325

Ahmed and his friend Emma celebrate after making the soccer team and learn how to correctly use exclamation points in a sentence.

Basketball's Great Players

Megan Cooley Peterson (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720778

Compares and contrasts some of basketball's most popular players from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.

Nelson Cruz

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721164

Explores the baseball career of Nelson Cruz and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Albert Pujols

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721195

Explores the baseball career of Albert Pujols and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Felix Hernandez

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721171

Explores the baseball career of Felix Hernandez and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.

Jose Altuve

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721140

Explores the baseball career of Jose Altuve and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.