Bestselling Sports & Outdoors Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling sports & outdoors books for 11 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet (Sports Alphabet)

by: Matt NapierMelanie Rose
Release date: Dec 19, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer “Z is for Zamboni” to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier’s “breakaway” rhymes and “hard-checking” expository text team up with the “top-shelf” illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Hockey

2. Middle School: Save Rafe!

by: James PattersonChris TebbettsLaura Park
Release date: Jun 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
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James Patterson’s hilarious story of perseverance and courage shows everyone’s favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, the star of the Middle School series, learning to become a leader at long last.

After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that’s not bad enough, he’s learned that he’s going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion–complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of “delinquent” trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, will he go home as the same insecure kid?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

3. Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

by: Rob Colson
Release date: Jul 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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The first three chapters in this book–Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, and Human Hazards–describe what to do in a total of 24 specific emergencies. The fourth chapter, Basic Survival Skills, has 14 important tips on emergency preparedness and survival skills.

Each crisis is summarized on a double-page spread with 1-2-3 what-to-do checklists, “Fast Facts”, “Life Savers”, “Did You Know”, and “If You” sidebars, and margin notes. The book’s eye-catching design features brilliant full-bleed color and dynamic action photographs.

The life-threatening scenarios include:

Animal Dangers

  • What to do if you are bitten by a snake
  • How to escape from a bear
  • What to do if you are chased by bees

Natural Dangers

  • How to survive a hurricane
  • How to avoid being struck by lightning
  • What to do if you are caught in a food

Human Hazards

  • How to escape from water in a car
  • How to escape from a burning building
  • How to avoid being crushed in a crowd

The Survival Skills include:

  • Planning a trip
  • Using a penknife
  • Finding food
  • Making a shelter
  • Making a fire
  • Tying knots.

Children like to feel in control. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency increases the chance of survival and it also reduces fear. Even if readers never venture beyond the front door, they will enjoy Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

4. I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey

by: Matt Napier
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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For many sports fans there’s no such thing as too much hockey. And in I Spy with My Little Eye Hockey, young readers get double the fun. Matt Napier, author of Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet, teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with hockey masks, sticks, pucks, even miniature ice rinks and trading cards. But one of the scenes has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans find the various differences between each pair of scenes. From the number of Zambonis on the ice to the sweaters hung in a locker room, hockey fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!Matt Napier is the author of the bestselling Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book. The son of a professional hockey player, Matt was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a recent law school graduate and lives in Toronto. David Milne is a third-generation photographer in Toronto, Canada. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. David photographs art for numerous galleries and artists, corporate portraits, products and all types of events. Travel photography is his passion.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

5. The Kids Campfire Book: Official Book of Campfire Fun (Family Fun)

by: Jane DrakeAnn LoveHeather Collins
Release date: Jun 30, 1996
Number of Pages: 128
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This book in the Family Fun series has everything you need to know about having a fun and safe campfire. This collection of outdoor activities, games, stories, songs and more is for kids and families to share around the campfire. It includes tips on how to find the best campfire site, identify animal cries at night and locate constellations. Kids will also find out how to make pizza over an open fire, tell a spooky ghost story, or create musical instruments for a sing-along. With more than 125 pages of fun things to do around a campfire, this is the perfect book for every camper, canoeist and camp counsellor!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

6. My Weird School Fast Facts: Sports

by: Dan GutmanJim Paillot
Release date: Jun 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!

Did you know that the only sport that’s been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?!

Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.

Whether you’re a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you!

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

7. Birnbaum’s 2016 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide (Birnbaum Guides)

by: Birnbaum Guides
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Birnbaum is the most respected and well-known name in Disney guides–and the only official guide. This updated edition of Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Resort For Kids takes younger readers through Disney’s biggest resort from the peer’s eye of a child.
What to look for in 2016:

• Help plan a trip to Walt Disney World, with detailed descriptions of theme park shows and attractions, maps, photos, and more.

• Join Ana, Elsa and Olaf for a Frozen adventure in a brand-new Epcot attraction!

• Experience new theme park shows and attractions, including the Magic Kingdom’s popular new parades: Festival of Fantasy and Move It! Shake it! Dance and Play It!

• Decide which attractions belong on every kid’s “can’t miss list.”

• Use the Force and become a junior Jedi knight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

• Get advice from young Disney experts — kids like you! The book is filled with kid-written tips and attraction reviews.

• Go on a happy hunt for “hidden Mickeys” in every Walt Disney World theme park

• Reader scan share thoughts and advice about all things Disney World by completing a “Reade rReview” survey after a WDW trip.

• Preserve magical memories in a special scrapbook section.

• Meet favorite Disney characters and collect autographs from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and all the gang.

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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Travel

8. On the Court with…LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies)

by: Matt ChristopherStephanie Peters
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 128
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Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mindblowing.

These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron, Ohio-and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is touted as the best player in basketball today. And for good reason: his dunks are monstrous, his no-look passes are things of beauty, his three-pointers seem effortless. But even more importantly, he is that one-of-a-kind superstar whose main goal isn’t to rack up the stats-it’s to make his team better.

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Children’s Books > Biographies > Sports & Recreation

9. How to Draw Sports (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: Sep 22, 2009
Number of Pages: 64
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Anyone can learn to draw sports pictures with this easy-to-follow manual. Thirty simple step-by-step lessons cover all of the most popular sports, from team-based pursuits such as baseball, football, lacrosse, and soccer to individual activities such as diving, skateboarding, fishing, dirt biking, and skiing. Each 4-part drawing demonstration page faces a helpful blank practice page.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

10. Football Superstars 2015

by: K.C. Kelley
Release date: Aug 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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The biggest football superstars from last season come to life!

A new year, a new football season, and a new crop of superstars! Featuring the biggest stars from the biggest games of the past season. Each page will feature large full-color action photos of everyone’s favorite players. FOOTBALL SUPERSTARS 2015 will feature something for every football fan!

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

11. Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures): How the Red Sox Curse Became a Legend . . . (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

by: David A. KellyTim Jessell
Release date: Feb 24, 2009
Number of Pages: 112
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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all?
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Children’s Books > History

12. S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet (Alphabet Books)

by: Helen Foster JamesLita Judge
Release date: May 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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Next to baseball and fireworks on the Fourth of July, nothing else seems as American as the family camping trip. From what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you get there, S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet takes readers on an A-Z trail exploring this outdoor pastime. Veteran camper Helen Foster James tackles topics such as unique camping environments, equipment necessities, famous conservationists, and national parks and other attractions. Whether your idea of “roughing it” is a blanket in your own backyard or the subarctic ecosystem of Alaska’s Denali National Park, S is for S’mores is a fun and informative guide that is sure to help campers of all ages make the most of their wilderness adventures.Helen Foster James started researching this book when she was four years old – that’s when she went on her first camping trip. An educator for over 20 years, Helen is a lecturer for San Diego State University. Her first book, E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet, was a WILLA Literary Award Finalist. Helen lives in San Diego, California. Lita Judge lives in New Hampshire with her husband. She studied geology and dug for dinosaurs before she turned to writing and illustrating children’s books. Her love of nature, animals, science, and history inspires her art.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

13. Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids

by: Justin Miles
Release date: Jul 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids presents straightforward advice on what every explorer must know if they are to survive the most daunting challenges the world has to offer. The ultimate adventures are gleaned from the author’s travels around the world. He packs every page with the priceless knowledge he has gained over the years.

Features include:

  • “Watch Out!” warnings and danger alerts
  • “What To Wear” checklists
  • “How To” advice (such as how to spear a fish)
  • Equipment essentials (like anti-leech socks)
  • “Did You Know” sidebars describing the animals adventurers may encounter
  • Interesting facts, such as the experiences of record-breaking explorers, like British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who cut off the tops of his own fingers in a vise rather than endure the pain of frostbite for one more minute
  • Explorer Q+A’s, where the author describes his own lifetime of exploring
  • Author Q+A’s.

Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids is no replacement for the real thing but quite possibly it will inspire would-be explorers to dream about their own adventures in the not-so-distant future.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health

14. Ninjas and Samurai: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)

by: Mary Pope OsborneNatalie Pope BoyceSal Murdocca
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history’s most intriguing and secretive figures.

Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Children’s Books > History > Ancient

15. Today’s 12 Hottest NFL Superstars (Today’s Superstars)

by: Tom Robinson
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Highlights 12 of the hottest superstars in the National Football League. Each spread contains fascinating facts, biggest accomplishments, and admirable traits that have made each star successful.
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Children’s Books > History

16. On the Field with…Peyton and Eli Manning (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies)

by: Matt ChristopherStephanie Peters
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 144
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No other family has conquered football like the Manning’s. It all started with the dad, Archie, a former pro quarterback who taught his sons Peyton and Eli to play football. Now, as the brothers have both grown into pro quarterbacks’, they’re creating a legacy of their own, starting with two stunning Super Bowl wins. This exciting Matt Christopher biography gives readers the story behind this famous football family, as well as thrilling recaps of some of the most awesome games in NFL history.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

17. Dogsledding and Extreme Sports: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #54: Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker)

by: Mary Pope OsborneNatalie Pope BoyceCarlo Molinari
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Track the facts about the famous sled dog race and other incredible feats—with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #54, they had lots of questions. How do sled dogs race for so long? When was the first Iditarod? What are some other extreme sports? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the Iditarod, open water swimming, the Ironman triathlon, free climbing, the X Games, and other ways people test their limits.
 
Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use the Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs.
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

18. Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

by: Crystal HubbardRandy Duburke
Release date: Jun 30, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Now in paperback, the true story of Marcenia Lyle, an African American girl who grew up to become “Toni Stone,” the first woman to play for a professional baseball team

One day in the 1930s, Marcenia and the boys she plays ball with learn that Gabby Street, a famous baseball manager, is scouting children for a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals. Eager to earn a spot, Marcenia plays her best, but is discouraged when Mr. Street tells her there are no girls in his camp. Convinced that baseball is her destiny, Marcenia won’t give up, ultimately proving her skill and passion to Mr. Street and her dubious parents.

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Children’s Books > Biographies > Multicultural

19. The Gun Book for Boys

by: Silvio CalabiSteve HelsleyRoger Sanger
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 180
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It’s a simple fact: Guns are part of America. Guns enabled the Pilgrims to stay in the New World. The first shots of the American Revolution were fired when British troops tried to seize Colonists’ guns, powder and shot. America’s Industrial Age was spurred by gunmakers and the need to better equip soldiers. The Wild West was settled by ranchers, miners, traders, fur trappers and farmers, whose guns fed and protected them and their families. America and firearms literally grew up together, but now some people only equate guns with crime and violence. Gun control has become a polarizing political issue, and misinformation about firearms is spreading, intentionally and unintentionally, far and wide. Now three experts are tackling the subject in a series of highly accessible books that explores the realities of firearms and debunks common misunderstandings. The books are non-political, and information is delivered in an easy-to-understand, conversational style. The Gun Book for Boys is the first in the series, and it is intended for boys (and girls) ages 12 – 16 who are interested in guns and shooting, but who have no family members to teach them. Examples and anecdotes emphasize safety and proper usage, and the book defines terms, provides hands-on advice about using, maintaining and safely storing guns, debunks myths, delves into history, and explains topics ranging from target shooting to hunting to military sniping. Everything is thoroughly illustrated and presented in easily managed portions that can be read in series or individually. The book also has an index, suggestions for other “must-have” gun books and a comprehensive bibliography.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

20. Baseball: The Math of the Game (Sports Math)

by: Thomas K. Adamson
Release date: Aug 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 48
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What is the difference between batting average and slugging percentage? How far does the catcher throw the ball when he tries to gun out a runner who’s stealing second? How do you predict a players season stats after only a few weeks? Race to the field to learn how math has transformed the world of baseball!
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

21. Mouse Scouts: Camp Out

by: Sarah Dillard
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Badges are better when you earn them together! The Mouse Scouts are ready to earn a new badge . . . but can they make it in the wild without their fearless leader?
 
The Scouts are hitting the nature trail to earn their “Camp Out” badge. But not all of the troopers are gung-ho about sleeping beneath the stars. Violet can’t bear the thought of leaving her comfy bed behind, while everything about the great outdoors seems to make Junebug sneeze.
 
But when Miss Poppy goes missing, can the Scouts work together to track down their troop leader?
 
Brimming with lively black-and-white illustrations—including pages from the official Mouse Scout Handbook—these darling stories about the smallest Scouts with the biggest hearts are just right for fans of Ivy and Bean.
 
“Strong characters plus lots of laughs make this a welcome series for new readers.”
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

22. Toronto Blue Jays (Inside Mlb *2015)

by: Joanne Gerstner
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Toronto Blue Jays is a beginner’s history of the Blue Jays, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Children’s Books > Biographies > Sports & Recreation

23. F is for Fenway Park: America’s Oldest Major League Ballpark (Sleeping Bear Alphabets)

by: Jerry PallottaJohn S. Dykes
Release date: Feb 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Baseball fans learn about the ballpark’s history, features, and momentous events, including famous home runs from luminaries such as Ted Williams.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Baseball

24. Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book (Sports)

by: Matt NapierMelanie Rose
Release date: Sep 23, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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The companion volume to our bestselling, Blue Spruce Award winner, Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet. Like our alphabet series our counting books are written in a two-tier format with charming poems for young readers and expository text for older readers. Young sports fans see numbers everywhere–the scoreboard, the retired jerseys in the rafters, the numerology of sports stats–and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book delivers them faster than an assist from the Great One, number 99 himself. Hat Tricks Count will answer many of the fast paced questions kids have. What is a Hat Trick, anyway? Cross checking, high sticking, and hooking penalties add up to what? Who scored more career goals–Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

25. Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

by: Mary Pope OsborneNatalie Pope BoyceSal Murdocca
Release date: Jun 08, 2004
Number of Pages: 128
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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Children’s Books > History > Ancient

26. Gone Fishing: A novel in verse

by: Tamera Will WissingerMatthew Cordell
Release date: Mar 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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“Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry—or angling.”—Publishers Weekly

Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he’s none too pleased. All ends well in this winsome book of poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found—and, most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poet’s Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

27. Lineup for Yesterday

by: Ogden NashC. F. PayneLinell Nash Smith
Release date: Aug 24, 2011
Number of Pages: 56
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In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present this masterpiece to a new generation of fans, reintroducing icons from the formative years of professional baseball. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash s classic.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry

28. Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition (Dover Books on Sports and Popular Recreations)

by: Robert Baden-Powell
Release date: Feb 27, 2007
Number of Pages: 432
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Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First printed in 1908, it remains an all-time bestseller in the English-speaking world, second only to the Bible.
The original blueprint and “self-instructor” of the Boy Scout Movement, Scouting for Boys is a fascinating fusion of “yarns and pictures,” an irresistible mixture of nationalistic narrative, tracker legend, and quotations from Baden-Powell’s own autobiography and the popular adventure fiction of Rudyard Kipling, James Fenimore Cooper, and Alexander Dumas. The book provides practical advice on lighting fires, building boats and stalking animals, alongside proper Victorian-era education on chivalry and manners, self-discipline and improvement, and above all, good citizenship. Expounding upon the topics intrinsic to the life of a scout — tracking, woodcraft, camp life, endurance, patriotism, and more — this classic is essential for anyone interested in popular culture and the history of scouting and youth education. Ninety original diagrams and illustrations enhance the text.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reference

29. Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

by: John CoyJoe Morse
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students–a bunch of energetic young men–are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy or someone’s going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

30. Batter Up! History of Baseball (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)

by: Dona Herweck Rice
Release date: Jan 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Take a bat, a ball, a mitt, and a warm summer day. Put them all together and you’ve got the great game of baseball! From the basic rules of baseball to All-Star Games, the first World Series, and the Hall of Fame, readers learn all about America’s national pastime in this nonfiction title that features plenty of colorful images, timelines, charts, and informational text.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Intermediate Readers

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