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Spring and Summer Sports (Kids)

All about softball, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, golf, and tennis!

Softball by Kieran Downs

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to softball. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Top softball tips by Rebecca Rissman

History of baseball by Kenny Abdo

Baseball : who does what? by Ryan Nagelhout

Explains the purpose of each position on a baseball team, including shortstop, pitcher, and catcher.

The everything kids' baseball book : from baseball's history to today's favorite players--with lots of home run fun in between! by Greg Jacobs

Offers information on a variety of baseball topics, including the history of the sport, notable players, the Hall of Fame, statistics and records, and scorekeeping, and provides more than thirty puzzles and activities.

Make me the best baseball player by Todd Kortemeier

"Get to know the top players in each sport and how they developed their amazing talents."--Page [4] of cover.

Baseball : Then to Wow! by Mark Bechtel

A look at the history of baseball shows the evolution of the sport from the sandlot to multi-million dollar stadiums, and examines such aspects of baseball as pitching, uniforms, gloves, umpires, and ballpark food.

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

Presents simple facts about baseball, including terms, positions, and plays.

Baseball skills : how to play like a pro by Dave McMahon

"Readers will learn how to hit, field, and many other baseball skills"--Provided by publisher

Who got game? Baseball : amazing but true stories! by Derrick Barnes

This "illustrated book of true sports stories about baseball for middle grade readers ... collects the coolest and most surprising tales about a favorite sport, from unsung heroes to priceless stories, stats, and amazing comebacks"--Provided by publisher

Detroit Tigers : stars, stats, history, and more! by K Kelley

Profiles the Detroit Tigers baseball team, including its history, notable players, and team all-time career records

Lacrosse by Donald Wells

"Lacrosse comes from a Native American sport named baggataway. Baggataway teams could have up to 1,000 players. Learn more in Lacrosse, a For the Love of Sports book. Each title in the For the Love of Sports series features easy-to-read text, stunning visuals, and a challenging educational activity. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more."--Amazon.com

Lacrosse in action by John Crossingham

Offers a brief introduction to the history, techniques, equipment, and rules of lacrosse, a sport that was invented by Native Americans

Swimming time! by Brendan Flynn

Describes the sport of swimming, listing what equipment is needed, where it can be performed, and the different techniques that can be used

Sakamoto's swim club : how a teacher led an unlikely team to victory by Julie Abery

Simple rhymes and lush illustrations inspired by the sugar plantations of 1930s Maui combine in the lesser-known story of a dedicated science teacher, Soichi Sakamoto, who used innovative techniques to coach his Hawaiian swimming team all the way to the Olympics​.

Dive in by David Sabino

"Books in the GAME DAY series give readers a behind the scenes peek at their favorite sports, told from the point of view of a professional insider. This book is all about Olympic swimming/diving"--

Golf : from tee to green : the essential guide for young golfers by Clive Gifford

Presents an instructional guide to the sport of golf, with information on different aspects of play and the equipment used

Tennis by Allan Morey

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers introduces the basics of tennis and encourages kids to try it. Includes labeled diagram of tennis court and photo glossary"--

How to play tennis : learn how to play tennis with the Williams sisters by Venus Williams

Presents step-by-step instructions on how to play tennis, covering such topics as clothing, rackets, tactics, and practice.

Billie Jean! : how tennis star Billie Jean King changed women's sports by Mara Rockliff

"A picture book biography of tennis champion and social activist Billie Jean King"--

Althea Gibson : the story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl by Megan Reid

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
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