February 23 2009 New Books


The Olympics
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918643 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918643
The Olympic Games bring together the best athletes from every corner of the planet. This book celebrates the heroes who have shined the brightest on sports' biggest stage - including the 1980 U.S. hockey team, snowboarder Shaun White, and swimming champion Michael Phelps. Read and find out what it takes to go for the gold! Lexile 720
Grades: 5 - 8

Baseball
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918599 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918599
In baseball, one swing of the bat can be the difference between winning and losing. Those are the moments when great teams and great players shine. This book highlights baseball's magical moments - from Joe DiMaggio's epic hitting streak to the Boston Red Sox miracle comeback in the 2004 playoffs. You may never watch baseball the same way again! Lexile 720
Grades: 5 - 8

Football
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918636 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918636
In football, one big play can be the difference between winning and losing. Those are the moments when great teams and great players shine. This book highlights football's fearless leaders and most amazing games - from the overtime thriller that launched the modern NFL to the New York Giants' miracle 2008 Super Bowl win. You may never watch football the same way again! Lexile 730
Grades: 5 - 8

Basketball
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918605 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918605
In basketball, one shot or one big defensive play can be the difference between winning and losing. Those are the moments when great teams and great players shine. This book celebrates basketball's best - from Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game to LeBron James's amazing 2007 playoff run. You may never watch basketball the same way again! Lexile 710
Grades: 5 - 8

Clutch Performers
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918629 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918629
What makes a champion? The greatest athletes love the pressure of the big game. They are at their best during those intense moments. This book highlights the athletes who rise to the top when the stakes are highest - including Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Derek Jeter. You can't get into game until you know what makes them tick! Lexile 740
Grades: 5 - 8

Classic Rivalries
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9781433918612 (Intermediate, Middle School)
ISBN: 9781433918612
To true sports fans, there is nothing quite like a good rivalry. The most heated rivalries have created magical moments - and generations of loyal fans. The book explores the very best feuds - including Red Sox and Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, and Ohio State and Michigan. What makes these rivalries so intense? Read and find out! Lexile 750
Grades: 5 - 8
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