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Fall Sports (Kids)

All about football, track, soccer, and volleyball!

Football time! by Brendan Flynn

Introduces the sport of football, providing information on the basics of the game, the playing field, and necessary equipment

Being your best at football by Nelson Yomtov

Provides information about the sport of American football, discussing football fundamentals, the gear needed to play, how the playing field is laid out, what roles each position on a team plays, and some of its greatest players

Make me the best football player by Dan (Sportswriter) Myers

"Learn more about football's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary."--Publisher's website.

Play football like a pro : key skills and tips by Matt Doeden

"Provides instructional tips on how to improve one's football skills, including quotes and advice from professional coaches and athletes"--Provided by publisher.

12 reasons to love track and field by Todd Kortemeier

Queen of the track : Alice Coachman, Olympic high-jump champion by Heather Lang

Tells the story of Alice Coachman, an athlete from rural Georgia who made history as the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948

Jesse Owens by Laurie Calkhoven

An introduction to the life and achievements of the star African-American track and field athlete describes how he took a stand against racism and made history by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics

Queen of the track : Alice Coachman, Olympic high-jump champion by Heather Lang

Tells the story of Alice Coachman, an athlete from rural Georgia who made history as the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948

Soccer superstar skills learn to play like the pros by Rob Colson

Want to control the ball like Kylian Mbappé, dribble like Lionel Messi and pull off stunning saves like David de Gea? Soccer Superstar Skills is guaranteed to help you emulate the feats of some of the most iconic players in world soccer! The book features 20 modern greats, from headline-grabbing young stars to world-winning legends, offering key facts about their signature skills and what it takes to be a great soccer player. Then follow the simple step-by-steps to master essential soccer skills, from the basics such as controlling the ball and passing, to more advanced techniques such as finding space and bending a free-kick

Track team titans by Stephanie True Peters

"Track season is about to begin, and Sully is ready and raring to run. But on the first day of tryouts, no other students show up! If the Titans don't get more members, there won't be a track team. So Sully pays a visit to the other sports teams, hoping their star athletes will join. None of the other athletes think much of track and field. Sully will have to beat them at their own sports to change their minds"--Unedited summary from book

I can be a soccer player by Miller Slenzak

With the help of this exciting book, readers learn what it takes to play the game as more than just a hobby. -- Provided by publisher

Make me the best soccer player by Todd Kortemeier

"Learn more about soccer's top stars and what it takes to be the best of the best. The title features historical sidebars, how-to fact boxes, tips and drills, and a glossary."--Publisher's website.

First Source to Soccer: Rules, Equipment, and Key Playing Tips by Danielle S Hammelef

My first book of soccer : mostly everything explained about the game by Beth Bugler

Presents simple facts about soccer, including passing, kicking, rules, goalkeeping, and defending.

The everything kids' soccer book : rules, techniques, and more about your favorite sport! by Deborah Crisfield

Presents an introduction to the game of soccer, in simple text with illustrations, providing information on its rules, describing key techniques, presenting winning drills, and offering tips for excelling at the game

Play soccer like a pro : key skills and tips by Christopher Forest

"Provides instructional tips on how to improve one's soccer skills, including quotes and advice from professional coaches and athletes"--Provided by publisher

Absolute expert : soccer by Eric Zweig

Introduces the sport of soccer, describing the roles of the game, its history, its worldwide popularity, and famous players.

12 reasons to love volleyball by Todd Kortemeier

Volleyball for fun! by Darcy Lockman

Play-by-play volleyball by Julie Jensen

An introduction to the sport of volleyball, including origins, techniques, game play, conditioning, drills, and the different characteristics of beach volleyball and other variants

My first book of football : mostly everything explained about the game by Beth Bugler

Explains football concepts to young readers, including what the end zone is, who the quarterback is, and what a field goal is

Michigan State Spartans by Margaret Weber

Michigan Wolverines by Margaret Weber

The Inside College Football series introduces readers to some of the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAAs) most popular college football teams. Each title features an in-depth look at a single NCAA football team, including its formation, history, accomplishments, and the legendary players and coaches that have served within its ranks. Detailed facts explore each teams stadium, uniforms, mascot, and team records. Exciting photographs, infographic-style quick facts, and a timeline round out each titles features, appealing to even the most reluctant readers

Detroit Lions by William Meier

History of football by Kenny Abdo

Behind the scenes football by James Monson

"Go from youth fields to the NFL in this fun book. Readers get an insider's look at how athletes prepare for competition as well as the special events players participate in when they aren't on the field"--

Football season ticket : the ultimate fan guide by Will Graves

"Grab a front-row seat to your favorite sports league. Season Ticket uses engaging and informative storytelling to take readers into the past, present, and future of the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. With chapters exploring historic moments, game-changing figures, todays most exciting superstars, and other league dynamics, Season Ticket is your all access pass to sports!" --

The everything kids' football book : all-time greats, legendary teams, and today's favorite players-- with tips on playing like a pro by Greg Jacobs

Provides information on football skills, the history of the sport, the National Football League, college and high school football, notable players and their positions, fantasy football, and related topics.
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