Do you know why refereeing a Quidditch match was once a task for only the bravest witches and wizards, or how to tell a Transylvanian Tackle from a Woollongong Shimmy? In this enlightening and highly popular Hogwarts library book, Kennilworthy Whisp reveals the daring highs and dangerous lows of the glorious game of Quidditch.
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As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers, will inspire everyone who reads it.
From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to her key role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.
With clear, concise explanations on everything from adverbs to word order, and from apostrophes to semicolons, this e-book is indispensable for understanding correct usage.
Collins Easy Learning Grammar is a uniquely helpful guide to all areas of English grammar and punctuation, providing clear guidance through the intricacies of the English language.
Each grammatical and punctuation point is clearly described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
Using engaging graphics, this book explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology, including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders, as well as offering biography spreads of key psychologists and case study panels about specific experiments to give everything context. Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained for teen readers.
When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same.
Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart.
This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
From the Hardcover edition.
How to...Horseback Riding is the next exciting installment in the popular How to... series!
This enthralling guide to every facet of horseback riding is packed with information to increase your equestrian knowledge. Filled with tips, pointers, and practical advice, this book will help improve your riding technique.
Accessible and easy to follow, it is full of engaging graphics and newly commissioned step-by-step photographs. The book features information on all areas of riding, from getting ready to ride and proper attire to show competitions, including dressage, cross country jumping, and western riding. Written in consultation with an expert equestrian consultant with extensive experience of teaching young children to ride, How to...Horseback Riding is a great companion to riding lessons.
An encyclopedia like no other, Knowledge Encyclopedia uses the latest CGI technology to help you explore, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, history and culture, and science and technology in incredible detail. From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge.
Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tough subjects not only easy to follow, but utterly absorbing, making this an incredible reference book the whole family will return to time and again.
Packed with facts and action, this is a book young NASCAR fans will reach for again and again -- and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.
The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.
As the exclusive series of fall horse shows known as Indoors kicks into high gear, so does the gossip. And when the blogger posts a fake scandal about Zara's rock star father, she knows things have gone too far. And she has a plan to out the snarky blogger once and for all. . . .
Bring Your "A" Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition.
Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your "A" Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.
It is the perfect reference manual to have in your shed or workshop and also contain lots of tips on how to conduct quick repairs if you get into trouble while out on the road.
Total Sports outlines the geographical range, history, and major competitions for each sport. Fact boxes highlight key information including star profiles, record-breakers, and top tens, as well as the weirdest facts, bizarrest moments, and sport's most colorful characters.
A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, looks at their history, from the early Greek games right up to the present day. All 33 Olympic sports are clearly identified and explained on the spreads, making Total Sports the must-have title for sports aficionados everywhere.
Fast-paced, adrenaline-filled, and brimming with out-of-this-world athleticism, basketball has won the hearts of fans all across America—yet it is particularly popular among kids and teens. Giants of the game like Steph Curry, LeBron, and Michael Jordan have transcended the sport to become cultural icons and role models to young fans. From the cornfields of Indiana and the hills of North Carolina, to the urban sprawl of New York City, Chicago and L.A., love of the game stretches from coast to coast.
Featuring Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments in Basektball History, this comprehensive collection includes the greatest dynasties, from the Bill Russell-era Celtics, to the Magic Jonson-led Lakers, to the Jordan-led Bulls, right up to the Tim Duncan-led Spurs. All the greats take flight toward the hoop in this perfect book for young fans who dream about stepping on an NBA court.
"A trove of awesome athletic feats, game-changing stars of the past and present, and rich fodder for heated arguments."--Booklist
"Hoops fans will find a goldmine of information guaranteed to deepen their basketball knowledge and their understanding of the game."--VOYA
"An easy hook for serious sports fans."--School Library Journal
Open up a whole universe of knowledge and wonder for your child. Starting with an exciting voyage through outer space, they'll explore the living world, people and places and even have an under-the-skin encounter with the workings of the human body.
Perfect for dipping in and out of, or for reading through, your child will learn from special features including maps, charts, timelines and thousands of facts on key curriculum topics. Perfect for homework, projects or just for fun!
“Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory.” —Kirkus Reviews
Many of the baseball greats overcame huge challenges to be sports heroes—here are five inspiring stories of men who did just that. Baseball is considered America’s pastime, but not all players grew up living the American dream. Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LeFlore, and Joe Torre sure didn’t. Poverty, abuse, and addiction are a few of the issues they had to deal with as kids, but they turned their lives around to play the game they loved.
This revised edition of DK's groundbreaking 2003 atlas has been refreshed with beautiful, bright, new maps, and a topical introductory section..
This engaging guide to rugby union will help coaches and players understand the modern game, giving practical advice to achieve maximum results with optimum technique. With its mix of contributions from leading names, practical coaching advice and player statistics, Rugby Revealed includes:
· the roles and responsibilities of each position in 15-a-side rugby
· correct technique for core skills
· the mechanics of the set piece
· the elements for a successful attack and defence
Professional players such as Jamie Roberts, Aaron Smith, Johnny Sexton, George Ford, Cian Healy, Manu Tuilagi, Keven Mealamu and Marcos Ayerza, and leading coaches, including Stuart Lancaster, Mike Cron, Dr Dave Alred, Mike Ford, Brendan Venter and Sir John Kirwan, are some of the 101 top names who share their insights into the game.
This highly accessible guide will help new, emerging and developing players and coaches reach their rugby potential.
Michael had a dream -- to be the world's greatest Olympic athlete ever.
This is the story of Michael's early years and his break through into the US Olympic swimming squad.
This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 8+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.
EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Now, Andrew is sharing his most hilarious culinary experiences--as well as fun facts about culture, geography, art, and history, to name a few--with readers of all ages. Don't like broccoli? Well, what if you were served up a plate of brains, instead? From alligator meat to wildebeest, this digest of Andrew's most memorable weird, wild, and wonderful foods will fascinate and delight eaters of all ages, intrepid and...not so much.
How do you know when to pass the ball or when to keep it? What's the best way to practice dribbling? How do you keep the defense from stealing the ball from you? Whether you play defense, goalie, or offense, The Everything Kids' Soccer Book, 3rd Edition has all the tips and strategies you need to help you improve your game, including fun games like Monkey in the Middle and Hot Potato.
You'll also learn:The rules of the gameTechniques for dribbling, trapping, and heading the ballThe art of goaltendingTips on how to maintain possession of the ballWinning defensive techniquesThe importance of teamwork Coach Crisfield covers it all, from pregame stretching, to dribbling drills, to passing and shooting strategies, along with fun facts on the newest professional players and the 2014 World Cup. And when you're not playing, you can enjoy dozens of soccer-themed puzzles and games for more high-scoring fun!
No matter their favorite team or player, young sports fans can look to baseball legend Derek Jeter for information on America’s national pastime. Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 is jam-packed with facts about each of the thirty Major League teams. Brief team histories are peppered with Jeter’s handwritten notes and interwoven with cool trivia, covering everything from the sport’s start and the original Knickerbocker Rules to baseball’s weirdest superstitions. Not sure how to compute a slugging average? Want to know how many teams have won over 10,000 games? Ever wondered how many stitches are in a baseball? Fans will find answers to these and much more in this annual collector’s guide.
Skateboarding includes tips and techniques for both beginners and experts. This eBook also features shots of professional skaters and info on the history of skating, plus important safety information throughout.