Bestselling Sports & Outdoors Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling sports & outdoors books for 6 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. Ashlyn’s Unsurprise Party (Wellie Wishers)

by: Valerie Tripp
Release date: Sep 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 88
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When Camille loses two teeth in one day, Ashlyn decides to cheer up her friend by throwing a party. The party is meant to be a secret so the other WellieWishers will be surprised too, but a rainstorm and other woes are on the horizon! Will Ashlyn accept help from her friends in order to get everything done?

This story tells how Ashlyn learns to rely on others and that good friends can be the best surprise of all! Includes fun activities to do with your girl.

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

2. 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

3. The Riddle of the Robin (Wellie Wishers)

by: Valerie Tripp
Release date: Sep 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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A robin has moved into the garden, and the WellieWishers couldn’t be more excited! As they care for the robin, they learn new things about what birds like to do and eat. But one day, the robin disappears! Will the girls be able to find the robin and his secret? Animal-lover Willa is on the case!

This story tells how Willa learns to take lead and that things are not always what they seem! Includes fun activities to do with your girl.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

4. My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book: Mostly Everything Explained About the Game

by: Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Next up in the fan-favorite Rookie Book series, Sports Illustrated Kids explains the coolest game in the world to its youngest fans.

The puck drops, skates flash, and sticks fly-a hockey game is underway! With a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and cool graphics, My First Book of Hockey introduces readers to the basics. Kids (and maybe a few adults, too!) will learn how power plays work, how the three-period game flows, what a hat trick is, what’s up with the referee’s crease, and more.

An illustrated “rookie” character appears on every page, guiding the reader moment by moment, and helping to make My First Book of Hockey an ideal shared reading experience between parents and their young rookies before, during, and after the game.

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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Hockey

5. My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book

by: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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My First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game–from the first pitch to the game winning hit! Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaging graphics, and a full glossary of essential baseball terms and phrases. An illustrated rookie player character also appears on every page, providing fun facts to help the next generation of fans better understand the game. Perfect for beginning readers, My First Book of Baseball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young minor league rookies before, during, and after the ball game.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Baseball

6. 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

7. 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

8. Baseball: Then to WOW!

by: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Baseball: Then to WOW! shows readers how baseball has evolved from the early days of the 1920s to the game it is today. Using MLB action photographs, illustrations, stories, and trivia, the book is a journey through time both for baseball fans and those new to the game. Kids will learn how basic equipment has changed from fingerless gloves to specially tailored leather-bound mitts and how the evolution of game strategy has transformed the sport, players, and equipment. Players throughout history are stacked up against each other in every position so fans can dream up the perfect fantasy team with Babe Ruth playing alongside Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson. A fun-filled section of the book explores everything fan culture-from the perfect ballpark frank to the importance of baseball cards and video games in popularizing the sport.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

9. Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 1)

by: Ron RoyJohn Steven Gurney
Release date: May 09, 2006
Number of Pages: 144
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Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!
 
Welcome to summer camp for detectives! The kids can’t wait to spend a week following clues and learning about the science of crime solving. Soon all the campers are working on a mystery. But while Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are figuring out their part of the puzzle, they stumble onto something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at detective camp?
 
Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions! 

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

10. Flashlight

by: Lizi Boyd
Release date: Aug 12, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem—like the flashlight beam itself—reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

11. The SideWays Sliders (MotorHead Garage Children’s Book)

by: Michael J. Myers
Release date: Nov 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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The Sideways Sliders is an action packed story that introduces the young reader to the “skid style” racing scene, known as drifting. Sid, Slyder and Slomo make up the drifting group known as the Sideways Sliders. In the story The Sideways Sliders, this group of three friends find out the hard way why it is so important to stay safe while having fun drifting. A night full of fun takes an unexpected turn that leads to surprising consequences the following morning. Drifting can be a safe and controlled sport if the correct precautions are in place.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Motor Sports

12. 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

13. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

by: Megan McDonaldPeter H. Reynolds
Release date: Apr 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 208
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Megan McDonald’s story — as featured in Judy’s uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE!

Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!

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

14. 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

15. Exploring Wild Alabama: A Guide to the State’s Publicly Accessible Natural Areas

by: Kenneth M. WillsDr. L. J. DavenportChris Oberholster M.S.
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 400
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Exploring Wild Alabama is an exceptionally detailed guide to the most beautiful natural destinations in the state. From the rocky outcrops of the Appalachian plateaus to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast’s Orange Beach and Dauphin Island, Alabama offers a wealth of remarkable sites to explore by car or canoe, bicycle or motorcycle, or on foot.
 
Intrepid explorers Kenneth M. Wills and L. J. Davenport divide Alabama into eleven geographic regions that feature state parks and preserves, national monuments and forests, wildlife management areas, Nature Conservancy and Forever Wild properties, botanical gardens and arboreta, as well as falls, caverns, and rock cliffs. Exploring Wild Alabama provides detailed site entries to one hundred and fifty destinations. Each section is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and area maps.
 
Exploring Wild Alabama includes a large state map and numerous local topographic maps to help readers locate each site. Individual site entries include
·         written directions to each site and GPS coordinates;
·         engaging notes about the ecology, landscape features, and local species of plants and animals of the sites; and
·         international recreation symbols for hiking, fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and other fun outdoor activities.
 
Wills and Davenport guide travelers to Alabama jewels such as Sand Mountain’s Chitwood Barrens, which harbors the rare Green Pitcher Plant and other exotic botanical species; Blowing Springs Cave in Lauderdale County, named for the cool air and the clear spring flowing out of the cave opening; Jackson Prairies in the Lime Hills region; and Booker’s Mill in Conecuh County, offering diverse habitats and historic structures.
 
Long a favorite destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, Alabama is fast becoming a major “ecotourism” destination, with thousands of travelers discovering the state’s unsung natural treasures. Exploring Wild Alabama will be used and trusted by anyone who loves the outdoors—birders, botanists, cave explorers, cyclists, hunters, fishermen, rock climbers, canoeists, teachers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
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Children’s Books

16. Ultimate Sticker Collection: WWE Superstars (DK Ultimate Sticker Collections)

by: BradyGames
Release date: Jun 09, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Featuring all your favourite WWE wrestlers Step into the ring with BradyGames. This book is packed with 1,000 reusable full-colour stickers that’ll keep wrestling fans entertained for hours.
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Arts & Photography > Performing Arts

17. Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books)

by: Danielle BersmaMarjoke VisscherAlex Kooistra
Release date: Apr 25, 2003
Number of Pages: 160
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This introduction to yoga for children contains variations on traditional yoga postures that help children develop physical strength, flexibility, emotional calm, and self-expression. The games involve relaxation, trust, and cooperation. Included are over 50 illustrations and 16 completely structured lessons based on themes like the seasons, rain, snow, and animals.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

18. The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks

by: Barb RosenstockMordicai Gerstein
Release date: Jan 19, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation’s history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1900s

19. The Innings and Outs of Baseball (Science of Fun Stuff)

by: Jordan D. BrownDagney Downey
Release date: Feb 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Learn the fascinating science behind baseball in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!

Did you know that every time you watch a baseball game, you are watching some great examples of physics in action? Why exactly does the amount of spin on a pitch determine how far a ball can be hit? And what’s the scientific reason that using pine tar on the bat makes it easier to grip? Learn all about the science behind America’s favorite pastime in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!

A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like anatomy and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!

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

20. DK Reader Level 2: WWE The Rock (DK Readers: Level 2)

by: Steve Pantaleo
Release date: Jun 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Follow The Rock’s rise into a multi-time WWE Champion and major movie box office attraction. Discover all the electric moments in his illustrious career, his biggest rivalries and matches, his finishing moves, nicknames, signature taunts, and greatest triumphs.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

21. 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

22. OLIVIA Goes Camping (Olivia TV Tie-in)

by: Alex HarveyJared Osterhold
Release date: Jun 28, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Olivia is super excited to have her best friend come along on her family camping trip. However Francine is not a huge fan of the Great Outdoors and is less than excited about the mud, the bugs, and the idea of sleeping in a tent. It’s up to Olivia to help Francine get in touch with her inner nature lover in this funny story that’s based on an episode.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences

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. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

by: Lenore LookLeUyen Pham
Release date: May 11, 2010
Number of Pages: 192
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Here’s the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader who’s afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too.

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday

“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post

From the Hardcover edition.

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

26. 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

27. Water-Ski Wipeout (Hardy Boys Clue Book)

by: Franklin W. DixonMatt David
Release date: Aug 09, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe try to figure out who’s spoiling the fun on a class trip in the third book in an all-new, interactive Hardy Boys chapter book mystery series.

Frank and Joe Hardy are super-psyched for their school trip to Lake Poketoe. Along with their friends, they can’t wait to go tubing, make s’mores, and take nature walks. And Joe is particularly excited to try out his brand-new water skis during the trip!

But when the group tries to head out for their first day of boating, Joe discovers his skis are missing! Who could have taken them? And how could they have disappeared without anyone noticing? With time running out on their trip, can Frank and Joe figure out who the sneaky ski thief could be?

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

28. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do!: A Fun Way to Keep Kids 6 to 12 Fit Year-‘Round.

by: David Fisher
Release date: Aug 12, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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Learn the Coolest Tricks from “The World’s Best Rope Jumper.*” *Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Guinness World Record holder David Fisher is going to change the way you think about rope jumping. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! will teach you over 100 cool skills and tricks like the Houdini, Cat’s Cradle, and the Pretzel. Even if you have never picked up a rope before, you’ll be saying, “I DID IT!” over and over again. – It’s like a private lesson from the world’s best rope jumper! Each skill is presented with helpful hints, personal notes, step-by-step photos, and simple, clear instructions kids can use to master the tricks. Fisher also covers practical topics like selecting the right type and length of rope, the best jumping surfaces, warming up, proper jumping form, making mistakes, and safety. — Once your kids learn the basic skills and tricks in this book, there will be no end to the number of tricks they can learn and make up on their own or with friends. That’s why this book will motivate your kids to stay in shape year-round (indoors and out).

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

29. Dallas Cowboys Coloring & Activity Storybook

by: Brad M. EpsteinCurt Walstead
Release date: Jun 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The Dallas Cowboys Coloring and Activity Storybook is a great coloring book and activity book for every young Cowboys fan. Based on a game day theme, the book takes kids through a day at the big game, from arriving at the stadium, the coin toss, offensive plays, halftime, defense and of course scoring the winning field goal! Along the way, readers enjoy coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other games sure to provide many enjoyable hours of engaging activities with your favorite team. The Dallas Cowboys Coloring and Activity Storybook is a sure touchdown for every young fan! Officially licensed by the NFL.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Football

30. Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan

by: Floyd CooperFloyd Cooper
Release date: Oct 21, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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What was Michael Jordan like as a boy? You might be surprised that the greatest professional basketball player ever wasn’t even the best player in his own family!

Michael Jordan was once just an ordinary little boy growing up in a North Carolina suburb, trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Michael was always good at sports, but it seemed like Larry was always going to be bigger, quicker, and luckier. But Michael never gave up, and his practicing began to pay off. Then one summer day during a backyard game of one-on-one, Larry Jordan’s “little” brother took him–and the whole family–by surprise!

Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper’s stunning two-tone art. Jump! even features a gate-fold depicting Michael Jordan’s trademark leap that will send young readers soaring.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

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