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Jim Thorpe, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Jim Thorpe? Well, did you know that:* His Sauk and Fox name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which means Bright Path?* He broke his high school’s high jump record on… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 796.092

Joe DiMaggio, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

A New York Yankees hero since his rookie year in 1936, Jo DiMaggio became a national hero by completing the longest hitting streak in the history of Major League Baseball with hits in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Lance Armstrong, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Lance Armstrong achieved what no other cyclist ever had. He won the grueling 2,000-plus-mile Tour de France—a famous bicycle race through the towns and mountains of Europe—seven times. And he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 796.6'2092

Lou Gehrig, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

A quiet, hardworking man, Lou Gehrig is one of the most underrated baseball players of all time. Although he repeatedly outscored, outhit, and outplayed his teammates Babe Ruth and Joe… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Michael Phelps, 3rd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

By the end of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps had already earned more gold medals than any athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. But at the 2012… Read More →

  • Dewey: 700

Michelle Kwan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

A born competitor and natural talent, Michelle Kwan skated her way onto the public figure skating scene more than a decade ago and has dominated it ever since. From public skating rinks in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 796.91'2'092

Mickey Mantle, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Mickey Mantle was one of baseball’s best players—and perhaps the greatest athlete of his time. Follow Mickey from his childhood days playing baseball in Commerce, Oklahoma, to his celebrated… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Muhammad Ali, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

A stolen bicycle led twelve-year-old Cassius Clay to his first boxing teacher. He spent endless hours training, determined that he would one day become the heavyweight champion of the world… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 796.83092

Peyton Manning, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

From an early age, Peyton Manning loved the mental challenge of playing quarterback. He is known for his extraordinary understanding of the game and his tireless work ethic. As the star of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Peyton Manning, 3rd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is one of the most successful players in NFL history. Chosen by the Indianapolis Colts with the first pick in the 1998 NFL draft, Peyton earned a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Roberto Clemente, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Roberto Clemente grew up dreaming of playing professional baseball in the United States. By the time he was out of high school, it looked like his dream might just come true. Clemente was… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Saltwater Fishing: Snapper, Mackerel, Bluefish, Tuna, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

Have you ever cast into the surf in hopes of tempting a striped bass or bluefish? Or fished from an ocean pier and felt a mackerel take your line? Or have you taken a boat deep-sea fishing to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 799.16

Sandy Koufax, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Sandy Koufax grew up in Brooklyn, New York, dreaming of playing basketball for the New York Knicks. He played baseball just for fun, but in college his pitching attracted the attention of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Sasha Cohen, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Sasha Cohen? Well, did you know that: * She grew up in southern California? * Ice cream is one of her favorite foods? * She won a gold medal at the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 796.91'2092

Small Game Hunting: Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Opossum, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

Are you up for a challenge? Hunting small game, such as squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons, requires patience, good eyesight, and shooting skill. These small animals are expert hiders and move… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 799.2'5

The Main Event: The Moves and Muscle of Pro Wrestling

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Nothing in wrestling can match the excitement of the main event. It's the match that everyone wants to see, the match that will have fans talking the next day. Author Patrick Jones takes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 796.812

Tiger Woods, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Considered one of the best golf players in the world, Tiger Woods has had a spectacular career to date—and he’s only getting started. A golf prodigy, he began playing when he was 9 months… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

Tim Duncan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Tim Duncan, originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, took the NBA by storm as the top draft pick in 1997. He joined the Spurs and helped them to win two NBA championships in his first six… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 796.323'092

Tim Tebow

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When Tim Tebow left the University of Florida in 2010, many people didn't think he would be good enough to play quarterback in the NFL. Tim had helped the Florida Gators become national… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Tom Brady, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Tom Brady? Well, did you know that: He was drafted by baseball’s Montreal Expos after high school? He was the youngest starting quarterback ever to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Tony Dungy, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Although Tony Dungy was passed over in the 1977 NFL draft, Coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized his athleticism and understanding of the game and signed him as a free agent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Upland Bird Hunting: Wild Turkey, Pheasant, Grouse, Quail, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

You've just flushed an upland bird. What do you do next? Hunting upland birds, such as pheasants, quail, and grouse, requires quick thinking and accurate shooting skill. These birds fly away… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 799.2'4

Usain Bolt

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Usain Bolt has been the fastest runner in the world since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Back then, the Jamaican sprinter won gold medals and set world records in three running… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Waterfowl Hunting: Duck, Goose, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

It's early morning, and you're in your blind waiting for ducks or geese to fly near. Soon, a small flock appears. You get ready to take your shot. Hunting waterfowl requires good eyesight and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 799.2'44