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CYCLING
By: hazel maskell | Published: April 2015

A visually exciting and highly informative introduction to the world of speed cycling. Fun and accessible with photographs, illustrated diagrams and ...

A visually exciting and highly informative introduction to the world of speed cycling. Fun and accessible with photographs, illustrated diagrams and comic strips, this book is packed full of information.

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DEREK JETERS ULTIMATE BASEBALL GUIDE 201
By: larry dobrow | Published: February 2015

The ultimate, fact-filled collector’s guide from legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter! No matter their favorite team or player, y...

The ultimate, fact-filled collector’s guide from legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter! No matter their favorite team or player, young sports fans can look to baseball legend Derek Jeter for information on America’s national pastime. Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 is jam-packed with facts about each of the thirty Major League teams. Brief team histories are peppered with Jeter’s handwritten notes and interwoven with cool trivia, covering everything from the sport’s start and the original Knickerbocker Rules to baseball’s weirdest superstitions. Not sure how to compute a slugging average? Want to know how many teams have won over 10,000 games? Ever wondered how many stitches are in a baseball? Fans will find answers to these and much more in this annual collector’s guide.

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    9781481423182
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DK READERS LEVEL 3 SPORTS LEGENDS
By: caryn jenner | Published: December 2019

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand on an Olympic podium having just won a gold medal? Or what it takes to become a record-breaking soccer ...

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand on an Olympic podium having just won a gold medal? Or what it takes to become a record-breaking soccer player? Find out all about sports stars and their inspiring achievements in this nonfiction book for kids. Perfect for young sports lovers, this chapter book for kids tells the stories of a range of different sports people who have risen to the top of their game. From Usain Bolt, to Steffi Graf, and Muhammad Ali, to Ellie Simmonds, in Sporting Greats readers will learn about the unique stories of these athletic heroes. Sporting Greats is a new Level 3 title in the engaging four-level DK Readers series, aimed at children who are beginning to read alone. Developing a lifelong love of reading, DK Readers cover a vast range of fascinating subjects to support children as they learn. Packed with fun facts for kids, this innovative series of guided reading books balance amazing photography with non-fiction narratives tailored to specific reading levels. DK Readers are assessed on both Fountas & Pinnell and Lexile levels, and are ideal for learning to read while building general knowledge. Sporting Greats covers a topic that will inspire and educate kids, encouraging reading for pleasure--linked with improved reading and writing abilities, as well as a wider vocabulary and greater self-confidence.

Theme: Level 3 Beginning Reader

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    9781465490612
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DK READERS LEVEL 3 SPORTS LEGENDS
By: caryn jenner | Published: December 2019

A collection of biographies of athletes for young readers.

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    9781465490629
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DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING & OTHER EXTREME
By: drew lyon | Published: March 2020

Explore the breathtaking sport of base jumping! Learn about base jumping, how it started, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this extreme...

Explore the breathtaking sport of base jumping! Learn about base jumping, how it started, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this extreme sport. Discover other aerial sports, and find out how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in nature.

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    9781496666079
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DRESSAGE
By: penny dowdy | Published: August 2009

Describes dressage equestrian events, including their history, the types of horses that compete, the training and equipment required, and the Olympics...

Describes dressage equestrian events, including their history, the types of horses that compete, the training and equipment required, and the Olympics and other competititons. From Booklist: A love of horses is a common enough affliction among children, though many may be surprised that there are so many ways to gad about on horseback. The Horsing Around series, with plenty of action photos and a layout that evokes the grainy woods of stables and barns, details the different equipment, breeds, techniques, and competitions associated with each corner of the equestrian world. Dressage communicates the importance of a strong connection between a horse and rider, and the meticulousness required and often imperceptible cues given to execute the ballet-like figures in the ring. Each book ends with a brief sketch of famous horses and riders and a collection of historical tidbits to enhance readers’ familiarity with the sport. Parents may have appreciated some information on how a love of horses can put a serious dent in the checking account, but this series is nonetheless an invaluable resource for introducing aspiring riders to the distinct substrata of the equestrian world. Grades 3-5. --Ian Chipman "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Theme: Horses

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    9780778749943
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ECONOMICS OF THE SUPER BOWL
By: reagan miller | Published: April 2014

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 fascinat...

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. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778779773
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ESPORTS- THE ULTIMATE GAMER'S GUIDE
By: mike stubbs | Published: October 2018

Whether you want to game like a pro or watch the high-stakes drama, your entry to the pulse-pounding, fast-growing world of eSports starts here. Compe...

Whether you want to game like a pro or watch the high-stakes drama, your entry to the pulse-pounding, fast-growing world of eSports starts here. Competitive video gaming has taken the world by storm. Millions of viewers tune in across the world for matches, fans fill sold-out stadiums for the biggest events, and top players can make millions off a single game. Don’t get left out of this global phenomenon! eSports: The Ultimate Gamer’s Guide is an in-depth overview of professional gaming for everyone from casual gamers to hardcore fans. Learn the history, rules, leagues, and top players of the world’s biggest competitive games, including Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, FIFA, Call of Duty, and many more. The large and rapidly changing landscape of competitive gaming can seem overwhelming, but this guide will turn you into an expert. It covers everything you need to know about where to watch, how to get involved, and why eSports is the most exciting spectator sport around.

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    9780062894144
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EXTREME SPORTS BMX
By: john crossingham | Published: October 2005

Provides an introduction to the equipment, techniques, safety precautions, competitions, and personalities involved with the extreme sport of bicycle ...

Provides an introduction to the equipment, techniques, safety precautions, competitions, and personalities involved with the extreme sport of bicycle motocross riding. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778717126
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EYEWITNESS SOCCER
By: hugh hornby | Published: May 2010

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FACE OFF
By: sportsillustrated | Published: September 2015

The fourth book in the best-selling Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 series,Face-Off: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey, ranks the best players, shoo...

The fourth book in the best-selling Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 series,Face-Off: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey, ranks the best players, shooters, slap shots, and toothless smiles in the NHL. With over 150 different players and teams ranked in more than 15 different categories, this fun look at the greatest aspects of the NHL will serve as the ultimate argument-ender (or debate-starter!) for young hockey fans. Don't miss the other books in the Top 10 series from Sports Illustrated Kids:The Top 10 Lists of Everything in Sports,1stand 10: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football, andSlam Dunk!: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Basketball.

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    9781618931467
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FACT OR FIB 03
By: kathy furgang | Published: November 2015

Is a basketball rim twice the width of the ball? Does the average person walk about 70,000 miles during a lifetime? Can playing sports help kids do be...

Is a basketball rim twice the width of the ball? Does the average person walk about 70,000 miles during a lifetime? Can playing sports help kids do better at school? And when a food label says "natural ingredients" . . . could it mean crushed bugs? Test your smarts about sports, fitness, and health—and try to tell fact from fib.    

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    9781454915881
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FAIR PLAY
By: cyd zeigler | Published: June 2016

This important and accessible book about the evolving treatment of LGBTQ athletes in organized sports should be required reading for anyone involved i...

This important and accessible book about the evolving treatment of LGBTQ athletes in organized sports should be required reading for anyone involved in the playing, coaching, and administration of organized sports. Zeigler, an expert in LGBTQ athletics and cofounder of the online magazine Outsports, revisits key moments that have shaped sports participation for openly LGBTQ athletes... .The author debunks the myth that having a nonstraight athlete on a team's roster is a 'distraction' and shares positive stories of younger athletes at high school and college levels who have come out to coaches, teammates, and family members. Zeigler argues that the dominant emotion holding back LGBTQ athletes is fear, reminding them and everyone else that courage is contagious." - Publishers Weekly "Outsports.com founder Zeigler gives an account of the great strides LGBTQ athletes have made in the sports world over the last 15 years... Lively and provocative, the book not only offers a much-needed perspective on what until recently has been one of the last bastions of heterosexism. It is also significant for its conscious consideration of how current developments will impact LGBTQ athletes of tomorrow. An informative, necessary work." - Kirkus Reviews "Zeigler is the cofounder of the online magazine Outsports, and he is a vocal and respected advocate for the LGBT sports community. Here he pens a series of essays about athletes who have come out, noting the misguided homophobia in the locker-room culture of sports, and the important role that straight athletes can play in the gay movement... Well researched, timely, and provocative, Zeigler's book provides readers with candid personal accounts of the struggles and triumphs of LGBT athletes across a wide spectrum of the sports world." - Booklist "Zeigler candidly examines the issues involved in gay athletes' coming-out processes, and the support (or, often, lack thereof) they receive from teammates, coaches, and their sports. front offices... Zeigler gives due credit where it's deserved, while sharply analyzing the deep undercurrents of squeamishness and hesitation that still stymie team sports' full acceptance of their LGBT participants... Cyd Zeigler is here to remind us that there's still much work to be done." - ALA's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Round Table" Fair Play, published in conjunction with Akashic Books, tells the story of how sports are transforming for LGBTQ athletes, and specifically focuses on the time period following the turn of the 21st century. Zeigler's book covers treatment of LGBTQ athletes, touching on bullying and hazing that has surrounded, and continues to surround, LGBTQ athletes, specifically in high school and college, while weaving in stories of LGBT athletes and allies such as Michael Irvin, Fallon Fox, and Michael Sam, amongothers." - GLAADThe latest from Akashic's Edge of Sports imprint.When Cyd Zeigler started writing about LGBT sports issues in 1999, no one wanted to talk about them. Today, this is a central conversation in American society that reverberates throughout the sports world and beyond.In Fair Play, Zeigler tells the story of how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes, diving into key moments and issues that have shaped sports for LGBT people today. He shares intimate behind-the-scenes details about various athletes and stories - including NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, and NFL hopeful Michael Sam, among others - along with contextual insights about elite sports, including the overhyped "distraction" myth surrounding gay athletes.Always the forward-thinker, Zeigler maps out the necessary steps to complete sports' transformation and fully open athletics to LGBT people. "

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FASTER HIGHER SMARTER
By: simon shapiro | Published: March 2016

What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common? It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes e...

What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common? It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes even more to make a sport better: it takes smarts! And whether innovators are aware of it or not, it takes an understanding of physics, mechanics, and aerodynamics to come up with better techniques and equipment. From swimming, soccer, and basketball to skateboarding and wheelchair sports, Faster, Higher, Smarter looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports. Readers will find out how the introduction of the aluminum bat changed baseball; how a slapshot works, and what’s involved in bending a ball like Beckham. It also covers the history of such milestones as the introduction of diversity, disabled athletes, and women in sport. Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, this book is the perfect way to introduce scientific concepts to kids who love sports.

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FASTER HIGHER SMARTER
By: simon shapiro | Published: March 2016

What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common? It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes e...

What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common? It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes even more to make a sport better: it takes smarts! And whether innovators are aware of it or not, it takes an understanding of physics, mechanics, and aerodynamics to come up with better techniques and equipment. From swimming, soccer, and basketball to skateboarding and wheelchair sports, Faster, Higher, Smarter looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports. Readers will find out how the introduction of the aluminum bat changed baseball; how a slapshot works, and what’s involved in bending a ball like Beckham. It also covers the history of such milestones as the introduction of diversity, disabled athletes, and women in sport. Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, this book is the perfect way to introduce scientific concepts to kids who love sports.

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