Be inspired to reach for your dreams
At the age of thirteen, Mo'ne Davis became the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series and the first Little Leaguer to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. A month later she earned a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
This inspiring memoir from a girl who learned to play baseball with the boys and rose to national stardom before beginning eighth grade will encourage young readers to reach for their dreams no matter the odds. Mo'ne's story is one of determination, hard work, and an incredible fastball.
Mo'ne Davis is a multisport athlete who also plays basketball and soccer, and is an honor roll student at her school in Philadelphia.
With an 8-page full-color photo insert, this memoir celebrates our fascination with baseball in a story of triumph to be shared with generations of young athletes to come.
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.
Young sports fans will love reading about the best players in their favorite leagues. Accessible text and action photos highlight the skills and accomplishments of past and present stars of pro hockey, soccer, NASCAR, and other sports. Presents some of world soccer's greatest players and their achievements, including Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, and Carli Lloyd.
Beginning readers can learn all about what happens at karate class in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with sweet text and photographs of young martial artists-in-trainingIt's the first day of karate class. What will it be like? Find out in this early reader by Biscuit creator Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Karate students wear a uniform called a gi, and learn to block and kick Young readers will love seeing kids their age practicing karate, learning words like obi (the karate belt), and more in this adorable introduction to the sport Includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for basic karate moves--to be done with a parent or guardian's supervision.
- 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.
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.
As a boy, Kenichi "Zeni" Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten internment camps where more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry are imprisoned without trials. Zeni brings the game of baseball to the camp, along with a sense of hope.
This true story, set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, introduces children to a little-discussed part of American history through Marissa Moss's rich text and Yuko Shimizu's beautiful illustrations. The book includes author and illustrator notes, archival photographs, and a bibliography.
Praise for Barbed Wire Baseball
"In language that captures the underlying sadness and loss, Moss emphasizes Zeni's fierce spirit as he removes every obstacle in order to play his beloved baseball and regain a sense of pride. Shimizu's Japanese calligraphy brush-and-ink illustrations colored in Photoshop depict the dreary landscape with the ever-present barbed wire, with that beautiful grassy baseball field the only beacon of hope."
"As this expressive picture book makes clear, Zenimura never allowed his small stature to diminish his dreams."
"Moss is a skilled author of historical narrative nonfiction for young readers; her tale is both well researched and well told. But it's the visually stunning, sensitive illustrations by the hugely talented Shimizu that make the book a standout."
--New York Times Book Review
"Text and illustrations mesh to create an admiring portrait of an exemplary individual who rose above his challenges and inspired others."
--School Library Journal
"In her picture book debut, artist Shimizu finely crafts pen-and-ink illustrations with a calligraphy brush to help portray a true story of resilience during WWII."
"Shimizu's Japanese brush and ink illustrations, digitally layered with dusty colors suggestive of the arid relocation camp, are a visual feast, from the patterned swirls of battleship steam and desert dust, to the series of depictions of Zenimura in motion, to the rhythmic composition of the female detainees stitching the potato-sack uniforms."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Yuko Shimizu's arresting illustrations, evoking the firm lines, dramatic curves and color wash of Japanese prints, add drama and authenticity to this memorable account."
--The Wall Street Journal
"This is a beautifully designed and inspirational sports story about the power of American dreams, even when such dreams are sometimes deferred."
2013 California Book Award Winner - Juvenile Category
California Reading Association's Eureka Nonfiction Children's Book Awards - HONOR
Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014
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.