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A is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Melanie Rose (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308160

From the first woman to swim the English Channel to the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of sports. Now in A is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet, sportswriter Brad Herzog showcases those events that set sports records while impacting American history and world views. Learn how runner Jesse Owens not only amazed the world but also stunned Nazi Germany at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Cheer on Billie Jean King as she defeats Bobby Riggs in their 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match. Read how super-racehorse Secretariat ran away with America's heart as well as the 1973 Triple Crown. All these moments, and many more, are brought to pulsing life in A is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet. Vivid, colorful artwork captures the spirit and energy of these events.Brad Herzog has written travel and sports books for readers young and old. His children's books include H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet and T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. Lauded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Melanie Rose is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and has illustrated numerous books for Sleeping Bear Press including H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet; K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet; and Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet. She lives near Toronto, Canada.

E is for Extreme: An Extreme Sports Alphabet

Brad Herzog (author), Melanie Rose (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531597

E is for Extreme indeed! From the gravity-defying rush of bungee jumping to the ultimate endurance challenge of the ultramarathon, young readers are given an armchair seat to the world of extreme sports. What makes the Iditarod sled dog race so grueling? What sports competition is only open to U.S. Army Rangers? And what famous mountaineer answered "Because it's there" to the question of why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, only to disappear on the mountain a year later? Other topics include drag racing, freestyle skiing, and kite boarding. Now thrill seekers of all ages can experience the ABC's of extreme sports.Prolific travel/sportswriter Brad Herzog has more than two dozen books to his credit, including six sports alphabet books for Sleeping Bear Press. When he's not traveling around the United States, Brad makes his home on California's Monterey Peninsula with his family. Melanie Rose has illustrated almost a dozen books for Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet. Among her future book projects are a dance alphabet and an England alphabet. Melanie lives in Mississauga, Canada.

Little Dance

Publisher (author), Renn Benoit (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530538

Ten dance-related topics are presented in a rhyming riddle format with illustrated clues and answers. Tutu, tap shoes, and leotard are included in this board book

Let Them Play

Margot Theis Raven (author), Chris Ellison (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308153

Segregated Charleston, SC, 1955: There are 62 official Little League programs in South Carolina -- all but one of the leagues is composed entirely of white players. The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars, an all-black team, is formed in the hopes of playing in the state's annual Little League Tournament. What should have been a time of enjoyment, however, turns sour when all of the other leagues refuse to play against them and even pull out of the program. As the only remaining Little League team in the state, Cannon Street was named state winner by default, giving the boys a legitimate spot in the Little League Baseball World Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. While the Cannon Street team is invited to the game as guests, they are not allowed to participate since they have not officially "played" and won their state's tournament. Let Them Play takes its name from the chant shouted by the spectators who attended the World Series final. Author Margot Theis Raven recounts the inspiring tales of the Cannon Street All-Stars as they arrived in Williamsport, PA and never got the chance to play for the title thanks to the bigotry and ignorance of the South Carolina teams. Winning by forfeit, the Cannon Streeters were subsequently not allowed to participate in Williamsburg because they had not "played" their way into the tournament. Let Them Play is an important civil rights story in American history with an even more important message about equality and tolerance. It's a tale of humanity against the backdrop of America's favorite pastime that's sure to please fans of the sport and mankind. This summer will mark the 50th year since the fans' shouts of Let Them Play fell on deaf ears and 14 boys learned a cruel lesson in backwards politics and prejudice. This book can help teach us a new lesson and assure something like this never happens again.

Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King

Richard Michelson (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307736

In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions. Richard Michelson's poetry and children's books have been listed among the year's best books by The New Yorker, the New York Public Library, and the Jewish Book Council. His A is for Abraham: A Jewish Alphabet won the 2009 Sydney Taylor Award Silver Medal. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Zachary Pullen's picture-book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.

The Yellow Kite Flies High

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539419

Herbie Bear and his sister, Hannah, create a kite to fly on a windy day.

The Soccer Game

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539518

Herbie Bear learns the importance of practice during a weekend soccer game.

The Home Run

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539495

While listening to a read-aloud biography of Reggie Jackson at the library, Herbie Bear imagines a fun adventure.

The Big Race

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539532

Herbie Bear learns about teamwork and patience during his school's field day events.

Sports Jokes

Pam Rosenberg (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609731250

Where do ghosts go swimming? Why is tennis such a noisy game? How do robins get in shape? Just how many sports jokes can you get into one book? You'll soon discover the answers to all these questions! This book will keep your fellow fans giggling throughout the game!

Skateboarding Friends

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539525

Herbie Bear learns skateboarding tricks from the new kid in the neighborhood.

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.

Jumping into the Pool

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539488

Herbie Bear is scared to go underwater, but an imaginary adventure gives him the courage he needs.

Watch Me Go

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Ayesha Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821595

Squirrel is on the move!

The Boat Ride

Carmen Corriols (author), Giusi Capizzi (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821601

All aboard! It’s time to ride the high seas!

On We Go

Mary Lindeen (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821618

Do you like to go places? We do!

Who Can Go?

Carmen Corriols (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821632

Time to get on the move!

Walk With Me

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821670

We find fun new things to do together as we grow!

On My Way

Carmen Corriols (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478817086

How do different people get to where they need to go?

At My Home

Linda Koons (author), Natalie Smillie (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821434

It is fun to have a play date! Can you come play?

I Am Safe!

Carmen Corriols (author), Pamela D. Thayer (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821441

It’s time to play ball! See how one player comes in safe every time!

I Have a Playground

Jamie Kyle Mc Gillian (author), Natalie Smillie (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816904

Teach early Physical Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

Go, Team, Go

Mary Lindeen (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816911

Teach early Physical Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

My Skis

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Ayesha Lopez (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816966

Teach early Physical Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

My Sled

Linda Koons (author), Joanna Czernichowska (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816980

Teach early Social Studies concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.