Celebrate the Summer Olympics

Learn about the history of the Olympics and take a deeper dive into one of the many sports played during the Summer Olympics.

Aly Raisman

Grace Hansen

Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete’s achievements. This title will cover Aly Raisman’s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and how she earned her six Olympic medals. Colorful full-bleed photographs, extra fun facts about Aly, and a glossary complete this title.

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Ancient Greece and the Olympics

Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

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The Encyclopedia of the Summer Olympics

David Fischer

Explores the history and traditions of the Olympics and the various events included in the competitions held every four years.

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The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book

Deborah W Crisfield

Provides information on soccer, including rules, techniques, drills, facts, and games.

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The Golden Girls of Rio

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter, the first American gold medalist in shot put; Simone Manuel, the first African American woman to medal in individual swimming. Their accomplishments amazed us, as did their personal stories of persistence and hard work. The Golden Girls of Rio focuses on the paths to glory for these women athletes, how they got their start and rose to meteoric heights in the Rio games. The other swimming and gymnastic teammates are included in the story as well. An inspiring story, bursting with color and action and life, that will make you smile to see these champion athletes as little girls, and to revisit their triumphs in achieving Olympic gold.

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Christin Ditchfield

Examines the history, basic rules, terminology, and major events of the sport of golf.

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Anne Wendorff

Simple text and full color photographs introduce beginning readers to the sport of gymnastics. Developed by literacy experts for students in grades two through five.

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Horseback Riding

Gail Stewart

Describes the equipment, clothing, training, and skills needed for riding and caring for horses.

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Inside the Olympics

Todd Kortemeier

Learn about the athletes, officials, and fans involved in putting on the sports event that brings together hundreds of countries around the world. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions, a glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and a listing of source notes.

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Swimming and Diving

Christin Ditchfield

Discusses Olympic swimming and diving competitions, describing the four basic swimming strokes and the three basic diving positions.

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Paul Collins

Explores the martial art of taekwondo and provides information on uniforms, choosing a school, conditioning, techniques, belts, terminology, and competition.

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Volleyball in Action

John Crossingham, Sarah Dann

Introduces the techniques, equipment, rules, and safety requirements of volleyball.

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What Are the Summer Olympics?

Gail Herman

Find out all about the Summer Olympics in this informative book.

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