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Hammerin' Hank the Life of Hank Greenberg
Hammerin' Hank the Life of Hank Greenberg
Paperback      ISBN: 080278478X
Epic Football Expert
Epic Football Expert
by Unknown
Hardcover      ISBN: 1407171917

Get ready to learn loads of awesome football facts in Epic Football Expert. Find out how football kicked off, the wicked rules of the game and the players who are the best of the best. With tons of lists, quizzes, facts and stats, this is the book which footy fans everywhere will just have to have.

On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk
On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk
      ISBN: 0316144290
Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army
Unstoppable
How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army
Library      ISBN: 154350406x

In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of U.S. soldiers and American Indians who fought on the battlefield only 20 years earlier. But for lightning-fast Jim Thorpe and the other Carlisle players, that day's game was about skill, strategy, and determination. Known for unusual formations and innovative plays, the Carlisle squad was out to prove just one thing -- that it was the best football team in all the land.

On the Field With...Peyton and Eli Manning
On the Field With...Peyton and Eli Manning
Paperback      ISBN: 031603696x
No other family has conquered football like the Mannings. Discover their amazing story in this biography that includes stats and the achievements of the Mannings, on and off the football field.

It all started with the dad, Archie, a former pro quarterback who taught his sons Peyton and Eli to play football. Now, the brothers have a legacy of their own as pro quarterbacks, starting with two stunning Super Bowl wins.

This exciting Matt Christopher biography gives readers the story behind this famous football family, as well as thrilling recaps of some of the most awesome games in NFL history.
The Peaceful Way: A Children's Guide to the Traditions of the Martial Arts
The Peaceful Way
A Children's Guide to the Traditions of the Martial Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819294

- The first book on the hows and whys of martial arts practice written especially for children.

- More than four million children study some form of martial arts in North America.

- Explains the respectful, nonviolent discipline fundamental to all martial arts.

- Shows young readers what to expect when they study a martial art--from beginner to Black Belt.

The Peaceful Way makes it clear that martial arts are not about fighting, rather they are about resolving conflict in life. The key word in the practice of martial arts is respect--for teachers, others, and self. By cultivating a positive attitude of humility, honesty, awareness, and discipline, the martial arts student gains both physical and mental focus.

In clear, simple language the authors lead young readers into the world of martial arts. From the leaving of shoes at the door of the dojo to the mastery of black-belt skills, they emphasize that a cooperative spirit is the key to success in any martial art. Each point is beautifully illustrated with graphics, sidebars, and anecdotes to hold the young reader's attention. Furthermore, its glossary and references for additional exploration make it the perfect educational tool for the young martial artist and a powerful resource for librarians, parents, teachers, and martial arts educators.
Like a Fish in Water: Yoga for Children
Like a Fish in Water
Yoga for Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817739

- A playful introduction to the practice of yoga for the health and well-being of your child.

- Includes step-by-step instructions for more than 20 postures, as well as information on breathing and relaxation exercises.

- Each posture is demonstrated by a child whose image is magically woven into full-color illustrations.

- An invitation for children, ages three and up, to experience the healthy benefits of yoga.

In this exuberant and colorful book, author and illustrator Isabelle Koch introduces children to hatha yoga, inviting them into a world of good health and vitality through her use of playful analogies and whimsical illustrations. Like a Fish in Water provides step-by-step instructions for more than 20 yoga postures and the basics of breathing, as well as a variety of relaxation exercises. Each posture is demonstrated by a child whose image is magically woven into the brightly colored backgrounds and accompanied by text that clearly and simply guides the child through the movements, using language accessible to everyone.

Daily yoga practice can provide an island of calm in today's hectic world in which children are continuously bombarded with stimuli. Yoga fosters both physical and emotional health, sharpens focus, and improves attention span. Like a Fish in Water offers parents a perfect opportunity to spend time with their children, while engaging in a healthy and enjoyable activity. So whether it is used to get the day off to a positive start or to wind it down toward a peaceful end, Koch's book and the instruction it offers is ideal for parents, teachers, and, most importantly, children.
Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues
Black Diamond
The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues
Paperback      ISBN: 0590458108

This spirited, Newbery Honor-winning tribute to the unsung heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues provides an exceptional narrative of a vivid era in U.S. sports history (The Boston Globe). An engaging account.--New York Times Book Review. Winner of the 1995 Coretta Scott King Honor. Photos.

Satch & Me
Satch & Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0060594934

You wanna know who threw the fastest pitch ever?

Many baseball players claim that Satchel Paige was the fastest pitcher in the history of the game. Stosh and his coach, Flip Valentini, are on a mission to find out. With radar gun in tow, they travel back to 1942 and watch Satch pitch to power hitter Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. They soon learn that everything about Satch is fast--whether it's his talking, driving, or getaways. But is he really the fastest pitcher who ever lived?

This baseball card adventure is a whirlwind of excitement, drama, and curveballs--starring one of the liveliest athletes in the game

What Is the World Series?
What Is the World Series?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448484064

Strike - you're out He's safe Homerun Every October, millions of baseball fans around the country anxiously wait to see which team wins baseball's biggest championship. But the original games of the 1900s hardly look like they do today. Take a look back over one hundred years and discover the history of baseball's greatest series. With triumphs, heartbreak, and superstitious curses, this action-packed book brings America's Pastime to life.