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Wilma Rudolph, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Early in her life, doctors told Wilma Rudolph she would never walk. She had a disease called polio, which crippled her leg. But Wilma proved the doctors wrong. Not only did she walk, she also… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Yao Ming, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Amateur Wrestling: Combat on the Mat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that wrestling started out as a deadly sport? Ancient Greeks and Romans used it for self-defense. In modern times, amateur wrestling is still powerful and challenging. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 796.812

Brazilian Jiujitsu: Ground-Fighting Combat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) has its origins in Japanese judo? Samurai warriors used judo for self-defense. In the early 1900s, judo masters brought the martial art to Brazil… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 796.81520981

Dirk Nowitzki, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki didn't grow up with a basketball in his hands. Dirk was born in Wurzburg, Germany, where soccer is the most popular sport. But as a teenager, Dirk… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Karate: Japanese Empty-Hand Combat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that karate was invented in Okinawa, Japan? The native Okinawans developed karate as a way to fight without weapons. In modern times, karate is one of the world's most taught and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 796.8153

Maya Moore

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Maya Moore was a basketball star long before she joined the Minnesota Lynx. During her high school career, Maya helped her team win 125 games to only 3 losses. At the University of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Mixed Martial Arts: Ultimate Fighting Combinations

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that mixed martial arts (MMA) has been around a long time? Ancient Greeks used pankration, an early MMA form, in battle and in training. In modern times, MMA has exploded into… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 796.815

Muay Thai: Kickboxing Combat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that Muay Thai started out as military training for Thailand's warriors? Hundreds of years ago, they used it for hand-to-hand combat. In modern times, Muay Thai is still… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 796.815

Ryan Howard, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Pitchers feel nervous when Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard steps to the plate. When he hits a baseball, it often flies over the outfield fence. Ryan proved that he was one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Sports Shorts

This anthology of short, autobiographical stories has kids’ book authors telling tales of their own real-life athletic incidents. Some are funny, some are serious, and some put their own… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 813'.0108357

Tae Kwon Do: Korean Foot and Fist Combat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that tae kwon do combines martial arts from Korea and Japan? In the 1930s, a Korean martial artist combined Korean taekkyon with karate. The new self-defense style gained… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 796.815'3

Tim Lincecum

From the Series Amazing Athletes

At 5'11" and 165 pounds, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is much smaller than the usual Major League Baseball player. Growing up in Renton, Washington, Tim was told he was too small… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Aaron Rodgers

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Many people believed NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers would quickly become a star when he joined the Green Bay Packers in 2005. But as the backup to Brett Favre, Aaron didn't get to play much… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Alex Ovechkin

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin entered the NHL for the 2005-2006 season, he didn’t waste any time. He immediately became one of the game’s best players. Alex scored 52 goals… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 796.962092

Amazing Athletes — eBook Set

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Set

Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete's career from the beginning through his or her… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $679.83
  • Your Price: $509.87
  • 17 titles

Board Sports

From the Series On the Radar: Sports

The tricks, stunts, thrills, and spills of boarding add up to a culture that is addictively cool. Make sure it's on your radar! Inside you'll find these features:Star StoryRead about the life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 796.04'6

Capoeira: Fusing Dance and Martial Arts

From the Series On the Radar: Dance

The amazing mix of martial arts, dance, and gravity-defying acrobatics makes capoeira one of today's most fascinating dance styles. Make sure it's on your radar!Inside you'll find these… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 793.3'1981

Free Running

From the Series On the Radar: Sports

With its acrobatic thrills and "no limits" attitude, free running is creating a sports revolution in our towns and cities. Make sure it's on your radar! Inside you'll find these features:Real- Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 613.7'172

Freestyle BMX

From the Series On the Radar: Sports

The high-adrenaline thrill of freestyle BMX is creating a stir on the extreme sports scene. Make sure it's on your radar!Inside you'll find these features:Real-Life StoryBiking pro Mitch… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 796.6'2

Ice Dancing

From the Series On the Radar: Dance

The glamour and glitz of ice dancing is spicing up arenas and rinks all over the world. Make sure it's on your radar!Inside you'll find these features:Blog SpotRead about a week in the life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 796.91'2

Kevin Durant

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Kevin Durant faced high expectations after he was selected with the second pick in the 2007 NBA draft. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has gone beyond those expectations. Kevin was named… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Latin Dance

From the Series On the Radar: Dance

Sassy, vibrant, and energetic, Latin dance is taking clubs and ballrooms around the world by storm. Make sure it's on your radar!Inside you'll find these features:Five-Minute InterviewGet the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 793.3'3

Mark Sanchez

From the Series Amazing Athletes

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is one of the hottest young players in pro football. Chosen with the fifth pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Mark has only played two seasons in the league… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.332092