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More Fun and Games
More Fun and Games
Paperback      ISBN: 0736077308

Anthony Dowson is back with More Fun and Games. The book he coauthored in 2005, Fun and Games, was a big hit with teachers, coaches, and all activity leaders who work with kids. Dowson's new book continues the premise from the first book--that children's physical activity games need to be fun and creative as well as developmentally sound.

But Dowson doesn't stop there. For each of the 100 new games this expert physical education teacher and coach offers, he adds a pop-out box that notes the skills and fitness components the game will help kids develop. More Fun and Games covers warm-up, cool-down, and multisport games, as well as games for the following sports: soccer, cricket, basketball, tennis, netball, rugby, volleyball, badminton, and hockey.

Each game includes information on equipment required, rules, and coaching advice. The games are easy to set up, require minimal equipment, and come with suggestions for adapting the games to suit not only the size of your group but also the skill level. And you can easily find the right game for your group by using the game finder section.

These entertaining games and activities maximize participation while developing key skills, such as decision making, teamwork, attacking, and defending. By developing the technical skills they need in order to succeed in sports, kids will also develop greater self-confidence and enjoy their sport participation all the more. The games are crafted to help the kids stay focused, remain active, and have fun. The result is that they develop not only their motor skills and sport-specific skills but also positive attitudes toward physical activity. They'll have loads of fun with these games and want to come back for more, and they'll be on their way to establishing lifelong physical activity habits through More Fun and Games.

Under Pressure
Under Pressure
Paperback      ISBN: 1481481517

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the seventh book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The Kicks

It's spring, and school soccer season is back--and so are the Kicks Devin is excited to be reunited with her teammates, and after they performed so well in the fall, she has high hopes for a championship win this time around.

But it was easier for the Kicks when nobody expected them to win. Now there are high expectations, and some of Devin's teammates are worried about living up to them. As the start of the season approaches, the girls begin to feel the pressure.

Will the Kicks get their heads in the game in time to start the season right?
Goal!: Soccer Like You've Never Seen It Before
Goal!
Soccer Like You've Never Seen It Before
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465490698
A feast of soccer facts, plus everything you need to know about action on the field and behind the scenes at the stadium.

This book is a visual guide to the world's most popular game, From the rules of the game to the top tournaments - the information leaps right off the page Learn about historic ball games and the birth of soccer. Study up on the laws of the game and the new technology that referees use to make vital decisions. See what it takes to run a club and keep the players in tip-top shape. There's a chapter, too, on all the international trophies and tournaments, including the FIFA Women's World Cup, Copa Am rica, and the Olympic Games. This new edition includes updates to soccer's roll of honor to include the latest tournament winners.

Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding facts and mind-boggling stats, GOAL is a winner
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.
Super Scorers
Super Scorers
Paperback      ISBN: 1770854290

The coolest book on the best scorers in hockey history

Hockey Hall of Fame Super Scorers features 43 Hall of Famers and 14 of today's greatest players -- and all of them can put the puck in the net

These super scorers come alive through color action photography, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall of Fame artifacts and great information on the best goal scorers in the history of the game.

The players featured include these fan favorites:

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Maurice Richard
  • Gordie Howe
  • Bobby Hull
  • Mario Lemieux
  • Mats Sundin
  • Guy Lafleur
  • Mike Bossy
  • Steven Stamkos
  • Alex Ovechkin.

This new series is for young hockey fans. Punchy color and lively text promise hours of reading and sharing with hockey-crazy friends.

Clemente!
Clemente!
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 0805082247

A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography.
Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the only player for whom the five-year initiation period was waived. Known not only for his exceptional baseball skills but also for his extensive charity work in Latin America, Clemente was well-loved during his eighteen years playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash while bringing aid supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Willie Perdomo's rhythmic text and Bryan Collier's energetic art combine to tell the amazing story of one of baseball's greats.

Clemente is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins
Paperback      ISBN: 1628328428

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans' minds.

Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789213680

Megan Rapinoe captured global attention in the 2019 Women's World Cup, not only with her amazing skills--she won both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot--but also with her strong commitment to social justice. Megan Rapinoe traces her rise to stardom, from her childhood in a soccer crazy Northern California family, to her outstanding college career at the University of Portland, to her co-captaincy of the dominant U.S. women's team.

Like all the volumes in the best-selling World Soccer Legends series, this one is full of the exciting on-field shots, key stats, and little-known facts that true soccer fans love.

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.

Colin Kaepernick: Athletes Who Made a Difference
Colin Kaepernick
Athletes Who Made a Difference
Paperback      ISBN: 172840293x

This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick's life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.