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By Kristina Rutherford. 2016
Takes readers through the history of women's pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time… and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford covers important topics like opportunity, female role models, and stereotypes. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Simon Shapiro. 2016
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. Looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports, such as 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. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Nancy Honovich, Julie Beer. 2014
This guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors, where they can discover the… wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season are included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year, and some rainy day activities are also presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities. Grades 5-8. 2014.
By Tim Falconer. 2001
With respect for politicians and trust in governments at an all-time low, Canadians are increasingly relying on activists to protect… them from bad policies and to generate new ideas. Activism redefines citizenship and the way Canadian democracy works. 2001.
Think baseball, basketball, and hockey are the only options in the world of sports? Think again! This book uncovers the… "other" sports, from the local and hidden to the strange, bizarre, and downright crazy. Playing football with over 200 people per team? (Just imagine the pile-up!) Chasing a giant wheel of cheese down an English hillside? Wrestling with your toes? This book contains all the funny facts about these sports — and many more! Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2014-15 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction. 2013.
By Gina McMurchy-Barber. 2013
An orphaned girl in a Ugandan refugee camp. A former child soldier in the Sudan. When survival is the priority,… something as simple and normal as play seems to be a luxury that these children can do without. But Right to Play is changing that perception. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian Olympic medallist Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play begins at the grassroots community level, using sports and games to teach at-risk and underprivileged children around the world important values like self-esteem, empathy, and peace. This book presents the history of this organization as well as the people who are involved in it - from the children, to their community leaders, to the celebrity athlete ambassadors who support them. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By Lori Polydoros. 2011
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.