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Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Mbappe

Mbappe

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Mbappe plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Born in Paris he will be playing for France in the Euro's. Kylian Mbappe Lottin is widely hailed as one of the best players in the world. In 2018, at just 19-years old Mbappe became the youngest French player to score in a World Cup and the second-youngest ever to score in a World Cup Final. He is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. This biography is one of the new titles in Ransom's Tales from the Pitch series. These books offers a fresh take on the familiar football biography format. Each of these fast-moving reads focuses on one up-and-coming football superstar, players who are still to reach the summit of their career. From the young Portuguese talent Joao Felix, to Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling, these biographies cover the full range of European football. The players are from all walks of life and have faced failure, injury and rejection, to ultimately make their dreams come true. So meet the fresh young talent behind the iconic tackles and goals and find out what makes each of these players so special.

Paralympic Power

Paralympic Power

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readers A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events, from 5-a-side football to powerlifting and from badminton to boccia. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events are categorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

On the Field with...Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Mallory Pugh

On the Field with...Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Mallory Pugh

Author: Matt Christopher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

This action-packed and inspiring collection of brand new biographies takes readers onto the field with their favorite soccer stars. The U.S. women's national soccer team cemented their legendary status with their 2019 World Cup championship. Get to know four of the team's most talented players and prominent stars: the steadfast Carli Lloyd, superstar Alex Morgan, newcomer Mallory Pugh, and fearless Megan Rapinoe. This action-packed biography collection brings readers onto the field with the women's national team to experience the biggest moments of their careers, and the journeys that brought these players together. Complete with stats and photographs, this book makes the perfect gift for any young sports fan.

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl

Author: Megan Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A spirited picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion, from debut author Megan Reid and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning illustrator Laura Freeman. Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn't sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport-stickball with the boys, basketball with the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with her. But being the quickest, tallest, most fearless player in Harlem wasn't enough for Althea. She knew she could be a tennis champion. Because of segregation, black people weren't allowed to compete against white people in sports. Althea didn't care. She just wanted to play tennis against the best athletes in the world. And with skill and determination, she did just that, eventually becoming the first black person-man or woman-to win a trophy at Wimbledon. Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl chronicles this trailblazing athlete's journey-and the talent, force of spirit, and energy that made it possible for her to break barriers and ascend to the top of the tennis world.

When I Grow Up - Sports Heroes Kids Like You that Became Superstars

When I Grow Up - Sports Heroes Kids Like You that Became Superstars

Author: DK Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring board book for little ones. Everyone, from Usain Bolt to Simone Biles, was once a small child learning about the world. Read how a diverse array of sporty kids found what they loved to do, worked hard, and followed their passions all the way into adulthood. With adorable illustrations of top sports stars as typical young kids, then as superstar adults, sporting greats will seem like friends to your little one, and kids will see that sporting greatness is achievable. Meet Lionel Messi when he was a small child learning to play football, Usain Bolt before he became a super sprinter, Ellie Simmonds as she developed a love of water, and figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu when he joined his sister on the ice and became a figure skater. Let your child turn the pages and see that, like their heroes, the experiences and passions they have now can lead to incredible achievements.

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world! From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions! Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teofilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikan/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wust/Netherlands Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjorgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world! The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents The changing Olympics Athletics (track) Athletics (field) Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index

The Everything Kids' Basketball Book, 4th Edition The All-Time Greats, Legendary Teams, Today's Superstars-and Tips on Playing Like a Pro

The Everything Kids' Basketball Book, 4th Edition The All-Time Greats, Legendary Teams, Today's Superstars-and Tips on Playing Like a Pro

Author: Bob Schaller, Dave Coach Harnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Learn the latest statistics along with information on all your favorite players in the newest edition of the bestselling The Everything Kids' Basketball Book, featuring great tips for mastering the game! Learn how to play like a pro-and win-the fun game of basketball! Filled with dozens of games, puzzles, and activities, this book shows kids how to be a wizard on the court, hitting jumpers like Jordan while also learning the importance of teamwork. Covering everything you need to know about basketball, The Everything Kids' Basketball Book explains all the rules of the game, the history of the sport, and information on your favorite players. Featuring up-to-date records of the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, and Olympic basketball, you'll learn how to stay active and healthy while playing the sport you love.

It's a Numbers Game: Basketball From Amazing Stats to Incredible Scores, it Adds Up to Awesome

It's a Numbers Game: Basketball From Amazing Stats to Incredible Scores, it Adds Up to Awesome

Author: National Geographic Kids Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Why do NBA players only have 24 seconds to score a basket? What's the geometry behind making the perfect shot? Become a basketball pro and learn all about the numbers and maths behind this popular sport. Numbers are everywhere in basketball-from the dimensions of the court to the points you can score to the digits on each player's jersey. In this awesome new book, you'll learn how these numbers make basketball the game we know and love today, and also get a few tips along the way on how to improve your game. Read about amazing statistics and learn how to track the stats of your favourite basketball stars. Discover how to improve your bounce pass and chest pass with geometry and physics. Colourful graphics explain the maths behind the sport, and cool photos make you feel like you're right on the court. Filled with sports trivia and fun activities at the end of every chapter, this book is sure to be a slam dunk with kids who can't get enough of the game and want to learn more.

Knots

Knots

Author: Nicholle Carriere, Gregory Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Sporting Greats

Sporting Greats

Author: Caryn Jenner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand on an Olympic podium having just won a gold medal? Or what it takes to become a record-breaking footballer? Find out all about sports stars and their inspiring achievements in this non-fiction book for kids. Perfect for young sports lovers, this chapter book for kids tells the stories of a range of different sports people who have risen to the top of their game. From Usain Bolt, to Serena Williams, and Muhammad Ali, to Ellie Simmonds, in Sporting Greats readers will learn about the unique stories of these athletic heroes. Sporting Greats is a new Level 3 title in the engaging four-level DK Readers series, aimed at children who are beginning to read alone. DK Level 3 readers are suitable for children reading book bands up to Green. Developing a lifelong love of reading, DK Readers cover a vast range of fascinating subjects to support children as they learn. Packed with fun facts for kids, this innovative series of guided reading books balance amazing photography with non-fiction narratives tailored to specific reading levels. DK Readers are assessed on both Fountas & Pinnell and Lexile levels, and are ideal for learning to read while building general knowledge. Sporting Greats covers a topic that will inspire and educate kids, encouraging reading for pleasure - linked with improved reading and writing abilities, as well as a wider vocabulary and greater self-confidence.

She's Got Game: Women in Basketball

She's Got Game: Women in Basketball

Author: ,A.W. Buckey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Introduces readers to the development of women's basketball, as well as the sport's star players from past to present. Colorful spreads, fascinating sidebars, and athlete bios make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.