Categories
information Lists

Let’s Hear it for the Girls! Books, Women and the Olympics

Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Books, Women and the Olympics

2016-08-01-1470024501-2875993-RioOlympics

If you love the Olympics as much as we do around here, you’re probably glued to your TV set! When you’re not watching the Olympics, maybe you are reading about the Olympics? There are so many great athletes to learn about it’s hard to know where to begin.  Let’s hear it for the girl! Many female athletes have made history over the years and while Rio has just gotten started, let’s look back and see what women have made it into a book.

Line

Serena Williams. She’s amazing and definitely has done things her way. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, either. She’s unconventional. I like it.

tumblr_inline_n2qqz4i1wP1rnm03c

Hope Solo. She’s the gal you’ll love to hate. She’s probably one of the best goalies in the world but who would want to room with someone who has a reputation of domestic abuse? It’s a tough life for sure, but she keeps winning.

16217841

Gabby Douglas. America’s newest sweetheart proves that pint size people pack a punch on and off the field. She’s so sweet and her story is so inspirational you can’t help but cheer for her.

a463ed498205d9bcc10e4b92ee8b92f7

Dara Torres isn’t competing in Rio this year but she shouldn’t have to. At the Beijing Olympics she won a medal. Well, ok a few. She’s won 12 medals in all. She was 41. You’re right girl, age IS just a number.

So if you’re looking for encouragement, why not pick up a book about one of these ladies? I’m sure you’ll be motivated to win. Or to at least get off the couch.

Let’s hear it for the girls! Who’s your fave Olympic athlete this year?

Categories
Holiday Gift Guide Lists

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!

 

 

Categories
Books Lists Young Adult

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  ?

 

Categories
Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books Children

K is for Pizza – #AtoZ Challenge

K

 

 

That’s right friends, K is for Pizza!

killerpizza

 

Killer Pizza?? Think Ghostbusters with pizza!

Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity andThe Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But none of them are prepared for what’s really going on at Killer Pizza: It’s a front for a monster-hunting organization!

Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That’s a whole other story. Still, if Toby quits Killer Pizza, will monsters take over his town?

Fun, right?

and then for the sporty types,

KICKS

 

The Kicks is written by Olympic Gold medalist Alex Morgan! She teaches  self confidence and determination in practically the only sporty series written for girls. Bonus? Girls of color on the cover; SCORE!!

So, what K books have you read?