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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!
Endurance is the power to keep going even when something is hard. Read this book to discover the greatest feats of human accomplishment as they test themselves to their limits of endurance.
People train for months or years to be able to run 26-mile-long marathons. The feats of distance that some of the people featured in this book have achieved make running a marathon sound like a piece of cake!
How did author Edgar Allen Poe influence the naming of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens? What major historical events inspired the naming of the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco 49ers, and Oklahoma Sooners? And what caused the NBA's Washington Bullets to change their name to the Wizards? In That's My Team! The History, Science, and Fun behind Sports Teams' Names, Paul Volponi shares the answers to these questions and more. Leading readers on a fast-paced journey through different parts of the United States and the world, Volponi reveals fascinating pieces of information on pop culture, history, science, literature, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of sports. While examining how teams from a variety of sports received their names, he also includes segments on Native Americans, minorities overcoming prejudice, and the growth of women's sports. That's My Team! features fifteen challenges that test the knowledge readers have gained through the chapters, while three timeouts provide readers with opportunities to create meaningful names for their own brand new sports teams. Both reluctant and sports-crazed readers, teens and preteens alike, will find this book an exciting way to learn about a variety of subjects through their favorite sports teams.
A fabulously illustrated book to introduce young readers to the world of sport via fact sheets dedicated to the world's most popular athletic activities: ranging from more famous games like soccer to more unusual sports such as cricket. Each sport is presented with a simple summary of the rules, a series of champions who have made that sport great, and some of the most interesting fun facts (sometimes very bizarre!) you can imagine. A book that will make children eager to step out onto all fields of play.
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 Sir Ranulph Fiennes who cut off the tops of his own fingers in a vice 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.
Straightforward advice on what to do under threat of a dangerous situation. 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 colour 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 flood. 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.
A goat kid loves to do karate! And he is sure to inspire young kids to try karate as well. Follow Goat as he goes through the major stances and karate moves, teaching readers to channel focus and strength through each pose. Karate Kid's simple, measured, and meditative text is complemented by playful yet instructive illustrations by Mark Chambers to teach youngsters how to get involved in karate--and to have fun while doing so, too.
Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active! Learn an array of different skating skills with Get Active!: Ice Skating. From turning to falling, ice dancing to ice hockey, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of skills and moves. When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising. This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.
Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active! Learn an array of different disciplines with Get Active!: Martial Arts. From kung fu to jujitsu, aikido to judo, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of moves. When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising. This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.
Calling wild girls everywhere! Helen Skelton - adventurer, world-record breaker and TV presenter - brings you her inspirational guide to getting outdoors and having incredible adventures. From kayaking the length of the Amazon to cycling to the South Pole and running an ultra-marathon across the Namib desert, the Blue Peter and Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton has taken on record-breaking feats of endurance and shown that adventures definitely are for girls. Helen shares six stories of her most daring adventures across some of the world's most extreme wildernesses, explaining how she embraced her fears and found the positives in the toughest situations. Alongside her inspirational tales are ideas for where readers can find their own wild adventures closer to home and accounts of the real-life wild girls who inspire her.