Binky refuses to join his teammates in pre-game warm-ups, until he injures himself while running the bases in a game.
(Gr. 4-6) Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thirteen-year-old Tetsu and his family are sent to the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona where a fellow prisoner starts a baseball team, but when Tetsu's sister becomes ill and he feels responsible, he stops playing.
Explore the fascinating history of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from its origin in Brooklyn to its current home in Los Angeles's Chavez Ravine. Profiles of Hall of Fame players such as Roy Campanella and Sandy Koufax, as well as current Dodgers stars, are included. The readers will feel like they are in the middle of the game as they relive the most fantastic moments in Dodgers history.
Froggy is afraid of the water until his mother, along with his flippers, snorkle, and mask, help him learn to swim.
(Gr. K-3) The letters of the alphabet introduce facts about the Olympic movement and Olympic sports.
From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now in G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athletes and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views. Learn the meaning behind the five interlocking rings featured on the Olympic flag. Cheer on American Jim Thorpe as he won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, only to lose his medals later. Read how the man dubbed as the "world's laziest high jumper" won the gold in 1968 and later had a jump named after him. All these moments and more are brought to life in G is for Gold Medal.
When her school is shut down due to an asbestos problem, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia is sent to an upscale private school that already has a star pitcher, and to make matters worse, she has trouble making friends and finding her place
Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?
Guys read. edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by Dustin Brown ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Dan Santat. Sports pages
(Gr. 3-5) A collection of sports stories featuring everything from fighting to friendship, set everywhere from the tennis court to the hockey rink.
Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.
Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when the rules weren't fair to African Americans. Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black player in Major League Baseball, and his bravery changed African-American history and led the way to equality in all sports in America.
Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.
A revised Team Spirit Hockey edition featuring the Los Angeles Kings that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos.
Maisy and her friends play soccer together. They put on their uniforms, warm up, and play hard. Most importantly, whether they win or lose, they have fun!
An introduction to the St. Louis Rams professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms. Features include: a true/false quiz, photos, vintage trading cards reproductions, maps, and records.
Horace B. Smedley School’s pitiful football team hasn’t won a game all year. An expert is needed to whip them into shape before the big Thanksgiving game. Enter, Miss Viola Swamp!
He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world.
Explains football concepts to young readers, including what the end zone is, who the quarterback is, and what a field goal is.
(Gr. 2-4) As her third-grade class makes its selections for the "Graveyard of Boring Words" and learns about "superb synonyms," slow-footed Nancy enthusiastically plays on the soccer team, with the goal of just being mediocre, or maybe even a little better than average.
A fine overview of different sports, from the popular (like basketball) to the more obscure (curling). Vibrant photos and engaging text showcase a broad range of sports, the stars of various sports, the historical impact of sports, and of course-how to get involved!
(Gr. K-3) Niño! Yuyi Morales’ pint-size, briefs clad, masked luchadore is guaranteed to win you over as he defeats foes like la momia Guanajuato, the Guanajuato mummy, with such surefire moves as the Tickle Tackle! Particularly endearing is his conciliatory approach to his final contenders: las hermanitas, his boisterous baby sisters. The book includes brief explanatory notes on lucha libre.
Pursued by Mr. Hamstring, a reporter who is sure he will fail, Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.
Pedro would love to be the goalie in the team's first game, but another boy is bigger--so all his friends come over to help him practice before the tryout.
Amelia Bedelia learns to play baseball when she fills in for a sick player on the Grizzlies baseball team. Literal-minded Amelia navigates the game and interprets its terms to hilarious effect.
(Gr. K-2) Katie Casey, a fictional character, helps start the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.
It's basketball season for the home team but Gus must wrestle with prejudice when he's the only one bothered by Cassie joining the boys' team and his teammate Steve makes fun of Gus's Dominican heritage
Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach.
Tacky and his fellow penguins on Team Nice Icy Land train hard for the Winter Games, but Tacky's antics make their chances of winning a medal seem slim.
"Bare feet shouldn't fly. Long legs shouldn't spin. Braids shouldn't flap in the wind. 'Sit on the porch and be a lady, ' Papa scolded Alice." In Alice's Georgia hometown, there was no track where an African-American girl could practice, so she made her own crossbar with sticks and rags. With the support of her coach, friends, and community, Alice started to win medals. Her dream to compete at the Olympics came true in 1948. This is an inspiring free-verse story of the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
Gr. 3 and up. An elderly ball player regales his audience with the trials and triumphs of determined athletes and fans, beautifully enhanced by Nelson's glorious art. Includes a forward by Hank Aaron, himself once a player in the Negro League.