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Olympians Start Out as Kid Athletes. Let’s Take a Look!

Olympians start out as kid athletes.
Let’s take a look!

Everything Sports

If you’re like me and glued to the Olympics then here’s something to supplement your Olympic knowledge. Nat Geo Kids’ Everything Sports book contains all kinds of great photos and fun facts that will help you decide which sport you might want to participate in.

Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world’s favorite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won’t stop until they’ve learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.

I personally love the fencing photo but there’s too much great stuff inside to choose one favorite. There’s even a sport you’ve never heard of. But I’m not telling. (wink)

Speaking of quirky sports, let’s take a look at Nat Geo Kids Weird but True! Sports

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Did you know that in the UK there is a custard pie throwing contest? Have you ever seen anyone ski while holding on to a horse? Yeah, me neither but I might pay to see that one. No matter how you like your sports, there’s prolly a weird fact to go along with it.

Grab these two books and laugh and learn and amaze your friends and your parents during this Olympic season. But watch out for the half pipe competition in Chile that’s run on the side of a volcano. Ouchy.

Pick your sport today and maybe we’ll see you one day in the Olympics!

 

 

 

 

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The Locker Room: Sporty Books for Sporty Kids

If you’ve got a pint-size sporty kid at home here are a few books to get them excited to read:

Sporty Books for Sporty Kids

Put these in their stockings for a total victory!

 

 

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My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book


I’ll admit: I’ve probably been to more football games than your average fan. BUT, I hardly understand the game! Truth be told, I was a BANDIE and traveled all around the PA tri state area performing at high school, college, and professional games. Ask me if I knew anything other than Touchdown?

I didn’t. I knew touchdown cuz that was when the band played the Fight Song!

I figured now is the time to learn football.  How hard could it be?

My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book

You can imagine how excited I was when this little guy arrived in the mail. A football book for rookies!

I was so IN!

Also? I was deep in the middle of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and I need a light, quick, easy read! This book broke it down to me gently.

  • 11 players on a team (odd number but whatever)
  • end zone (mkay)
  • Tackle, huddle, coin toss (I already knew that)
  • downs and yards (starting to get tricky)
  • First down (what???)
  • Field Goal (kinda like a touchdown but without all the dancing)
  • HALFTIME!!! Bring out the marching bands!!!

So anyway, you get my point. They get to the basics that even a non football person like me could understand. The photos and the comments are adorable and perfect for your little rookie football player.

PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY TO PLAY!!

 

 

 

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Superbowl Sunday: Football Books for Everyone

I bet you thought I didn’t have a book for football, did you?

Well you’re right. I don’t have a book for you.

I have SEVERAL books for you about football; just in time for SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!

While the pregame festivities are underway, grab a book and celebrate these football books for everyone.

Superbowl Collage

I know, I know, soccer isn’t really the same as American football, but I’m all about a fairy loving to play sports!

Will you tune in to the game or are you just there for the #superbowlads  ?

 

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books Children

Q is for…Football? #AtoZ Challenge

 

 

It’s Q day! It’s Q day!

I bet you think you’ve got me stumped?

But you DON’T.

I have a book for Q!!

QB1

QB1 by Mike Lupica

 

I love author Mike Lupica because for sporty guys who want something to read, they are never without a title. Lupica covers most of the sports and once the tweens are too old for middle grade reads, Lupica offers them something more with his YA titles.  Here’s a bit about QB1:

Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season–not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who’s merely a freshman.

While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He’s just like every other boy–awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow.

The story is loosely based on the Manning brothers and the wildly famous Friday Night Lights family drama. Having lived in Texas for 10 years, I can remember how obsessively people cared about football.  Me? I was at the snack bar. But whatever.

Grab this book for your fave tween guy!

Have you ever read anything by Lupica? Do you have a Q book?