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By Linda Granfield. 1997
By Lawrence Scanlan. 1994
The story of Big Ben, one of Canada's most successful show-jump horses, also presents two important people in his life:… his rider, Ian Millar, and his groom, Sandi Patterson. Big Ben's experiences on the international show-jumping scene include his brushes with death and his comebacks which resulted in award-winning performances. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Russ Hellickson, Andrew Baggot. 1987
Discusses basic body positions, setups, ways to penetrate an opponent's defense, reversals, breakdowns and much more. Nutritional and training guidelines… are included. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1987.
By Len Berman. 2007
Sportscaster's second collection of sports bloopers and odd facts. Features baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, tennis, and the Olympics. Recalls… Venus Williams's penalty point for a broken strand of hair beads on the court. Explains why a football is not round. For grades 4-7. 2007.
By Len Berman. 2005
Sportscaster's collection of bloopers from and odd facts about baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis. Features players' records, coaches'… unusual tactics, and fantastic finishes. Recalls the Iowa high school basketball game in which the winning basket was made when the ball bounced off a player's head. Grades 4-7. 2005.
By William Gilkerson. 2009
Introduces the major characters and incidents that connect the scattered history of seagoing bandits, including England's "Sea Dog" Francis Drake,… the "pirate queen of Ireland" Granuaile, and Scotland's Captain Kidd. Describes their high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Stephen Singular, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 2000
Inspired by General Colin Powell, ex-basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar volunteers to assist in coaching a high school team on the… White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Over time he learns about the Native American culture and the problems facing many of the young people he encounters. For senior high and older readers. 2000.
By Mike Kennedy. 2002
Short history of Special Olympics--the winter and summer athletic games held every four years for competitors who are mentally retarded.… Discusses this condition and explains how these special participants are chosen. Grades 3-6. 2002.
By Ken Sparling. 2000
Serena and Venus Williams have become a major force in woman's tennis. Their great success has inspired many young girls… to take up the sport. This is a fascinating and inspiring story of how the Williams family has shaken up the world of professional tennis. For senior high readers. 2000.
Ten well-planned major robberies reveal the ingenuity of the criminal mind, from Dan Cooper, who parachuted from a Boeing 727… with $200,000, to the small band of Italians who stole the world-famous Mona Lisa. There are seven extra stories in the opening chapter, including that of the Parisian actor and civil servant who destroyed the files against his friends during the French Revolution - by eating them! Grades 5-8. Winner of the 2007 Red Maple Award. 2005.
Ten true tales of outrageous trickery. Includes how a group of Germans perpetrated one of the biggest, most sophisticated banknote… counterfeiting schemes ever seen; how the world was fooled for nearly a decade when a "lost tribe" was discovered in the Philippines; and how Donald Crowhurst almost won the first round-the-world yacht race without ever leaving the Atlantic Ocean. For junior and senior high school readers. Winner of the 2005 Red Maple Award. 2004.
Follows the development of women’s bicycles in the 1880s and 1890s and explores the impact of the two-wheeler on everyday… life during the beginning of women’s liberation. Discusses celebrity cyclists, reaction to the new transportation mode, and fashion changes to accommodate riding. Grades 5-8. 2012.
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen. 2012
This is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs, crammed with activities that are not only fun and… doable but also designed to get you engaged with the wider world. Presents hands-on activities like classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, and stop-action movie-making, plus tons of trivia, best-of lists, and forward-thinking ideas made accessible to kids. Explore the world, test your limits, dare to be different, have fun, and get unbored. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.
By Claire Mackay. 1994
In nine "innings," Claire Mackay examines and explains every imaginable aspect of the game of baseball. Beginning with the history… of the game, Mackay describes the player's positions, equipment, and the ballparks they play in. Throughout the book are bits of baseball lore and trivia. Grades 4-7. c1994.
By Alvin Schwartz. 1973
By Louise Rafkin. 1997
Discusses the history, philosophy, traditions, and techniques of the ancient art of self-defence. Describes modern varieties of martial arts and… profiles champion fighters. Encourages practising nonviolence and using defensive techniques responsibly. Grades 4-7. c1997.
By Dave Anderson. 1996
Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginning in 776 B.C. to modern times. Relates stories about medal-winning athletes… who participate in events such as track and field, gymnastics, swimming, diving, figure skating, skiing, and speed skating. Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Doreen Rappaport. 1992
On April 15, 1920, two men shoot and kill a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Two… Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, are arrested and charged with murder. Using edited transcripts of the testimony given in the case, the author recreates the trial and invites the reader to serve as judge and jury. Grades 5-8 and older. 1992.
By Kwame Alexander. 2017
The author shares poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such… as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement. Grades 4-7. 2017.