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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.
My First Karate Class
My First Karate Class
Hardcover      ISBN: 1481479326

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-training

It'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.
K Is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet
K Is for Kick
A Soccer Alphabet
Paperback      ISBN: 1585363391

Illustrated by Melanie Rose

Author Brad Herzog brings his well-received prose and soccer knowledge together with Melanie Rose's charming and realistic illustrations to detail every facet of the game. Each letter has a simple rhyme for young readers:

""J is for the Jerseys that soccer players wear.
But often in the World Cup, opponents tend to share.
In a gesture of respect after a game ends,
They simply swap their jerseys as if they are old friends.""

For older readers the expository text gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. "K is for Kick" follows the wildly popular "Z is for Zamboni."

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.

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.
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
Paperback      ISBN: 1628323558

For young fans of UEFA Champions League action, nothing beats a dramatic game of soccer. This series puts readers six and up into the goal-diving action, introducing some of the world's most popular Soccer Stars through brief recaps of their rich team histories. Highlighting important players and managers--in main text and special callouts alike--and noting key periods of success and failure, each book presents action-driven photos and a rundown of Champions League titles as it examines the stellar saga of European football clubs. An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Liverpool FC, including a brief history since the team's 1892 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Yoga for Kids: Simple Animal Poses for Any Age
Yoga for Kids
Simple Animal Poses for Any Age
School & Library      ISBN: 0807591726

A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page, this enchanting book makes the perfect instruction guide for even the smallest yogi.

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Paperback      ISBN: 0448428075

Examines the life and career of boxer Muhammad Ali.