If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be the best basketball player who ever lived, then Legends in Sports: Michael Jordan is the audiobook for you. In this exciting biography, Matt Christopher, the number one children’s sportswriter in America, puts you on the basketball court with the legendary superstar. Take an inside look at the triumphs, struggles, and statistics of one of the most determined players in National Basketball Association history.
One of the NASCAR circuit's greatest celebrity racers, Jeff Gordon is a favorite of motorsports fans around the country. This is the 100 percent true story of the making of an American racing legend. After competing in BMX races at just four years old, Jeff ran his first quarter-midget car race at the tender age of five years old. Can you imagine that? At that age most kids don't even know how to ride a bicycle, let alone drive a race car! He began racing stock cars in 1991 and soon after started competing for the most prestigious trophy in all of motorsports, the coveted Winston Cup.
"R u kidding me?"
When Sylvester Coddmyer III meets a mysterious character named George Baruth, he goes from being a terrible hitter to the boy who only hits homers! But how will he answer some of the difficult questions that people start asking about his amazing new talent?
Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? Change They Can't Believe In offers an alternative argument--that the Tea Party is driven by the reemergence of a reactionary movement in American politics that is fueled by a fear that America has changed for the worse.
"Intriguing research, but not much of a book"
Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones, grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just the first challenge they'll face on their road to the championships.
Two weeks of intense competition remain to decide the final teams for the Little League® World Series. This year, the anticipation is high as it's possible that both of the previous final two teams will return, a very rare occurrence. And those are the teams Carter and Liam now play for! These two players, one from each team, are thinking the same thought: How can I play against my best friend?
Blake Griffin is known for being a number-one draft pick, rookie of the year, Slam Dunk Contest winner, and one of the best power forwards playing today. But he had to fight to make it onto the NBA court at all after sitting out his first pro season with a devastating knee injury. Learn more about the perennial All-Star in this comprehensive biography, complete with photos and fun infographics.
The final book in the series has Liam and Carter's teams on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: The Little League Baseball World Series. Cousins and best friends who grew up playing baseball together, Liam and Carter must now play against each other to achieve their dreams of winning the Series title! One cousin will win, and the other will lose.
Little league baseball players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the scene.
In the third story of the Little League Baseball® series, pitcher Carter Jones and his Forest Park All-Star teammates move on to Sectionals competition. Catcher Liam McGrath, Carter's cousin, has to work together with a rival-turned-teammate.
Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the "beyond," as Snooky Malone believes?
Drew Brees grew up in a family of athletes and overcame injuries and setbacks to become one of today's best quarterbacks. This comprehensive biography shows how Drew Brees went from being a flag football player to Super Bowl MVP and modern legend and is sure to appeal to legions of football fans.
Mia Hamm's speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion made her a sports hero, and her story will inspire a new generation of young athletes. This comprehensive biography gives listeners an up-close look at one of America's greatest soccer stars.
When the Grizzlies' first baseman is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher take it upon themselves to help his replacement, Sean, become a better player. The three practice together, and all is going well - until Sean unleashes a wild throw that hits Stu right in the head! Stu is dazed, but won't let Manny call for help, insisting that he's perfectly fine and the team needs him. Manny gives his word to keep quiet, but a few days later, Stu starts acting funny.
Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher and smart outfielder who made some amazing, game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography tells the story behind the legend.
Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience - and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.
What could be better than having a dog that loves to play baseball? A dog that can talk with you through ESP! And Harry the Airedale is a baseball genius who always knows how to help Mike score the winning run. When Harry is grounded for nipping another dog the day of the big game, Mike wonders how he’ll ever make it without his advice and encouragement. Can Mike and his teammates find a way to win the final game of the season? Or will Harry have to find a way to save the day?
Mike is facing a tough season in Little League this year. His team is scheduled to play their toughest opponents: the Bearcats and the Peach Street Mudders. Mike dreads pitching against sharp-eyed hitters like Bugsy O’Toole and Turtleneck Jones. Fortunately his telepathic Airedale, Harry, is ready to help him. With Harry showing him where to throw each ball, Mike keeps the Bearcats from winning too easily. But when Mike looks to Harry for help during the disastrous Peach Street Mudder game, he doesn’t see his dog anywhere. How can Mike face the next determined batter alone?