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By Linda Granfield. 1997
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
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 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.
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 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.
By G. P Jordan. 1993
A guide for the baseball fan or player who wants to understand all aspects of the game better. It includes… the rules of baseball, a short history of the game and its stars, plus batting tips, how to use a scorecard and much more. Grades 5-8. 1993.
By Heather Collins, Jane Drake, Ann Love. 1996
The authors describe how to build a safe, blazing campfire, and some fun things you can do around it. They… include some favourite songs, ghost stories, and even tell you how to make your own musical instruments. Grades 3-6. c1996.
By Kevin Sylvester. 2007
How did a man in a tutu wreck a diving competition? Learn all about the Olympic athletes who never win… medals - the incompetent, the cheaters, or the just plain goofy. Here they are, parading their shortcomings in public and winning a gold medal for weird. Grades 4-7. Winner of the 2009 Silver Birch Non-fiction Award. 2007.
By Gary Paulsen. 1994
Drawing on personal experiences as a boy hunting in the woods and fishing along rivers in Northern Minnesota, the author… describes solo and shared adventures and traditional year-round pastimes he enjoyed outdoors as a child. Paulsen and his friends had fun, shared secrets, developed useful skills, and learned valuable lessons about life from nature. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten National Football League championship games. Describes what actually happened… and how it affected the outcome of the game. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1983.