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That's Not Hockey!

By Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Félix Girard
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin ...

Basketballogy

Everything you wanted to know about basketball—and more!

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their ...

Faster, Higher, Smarter

engWhat do athletes and rocket scientists have in common?It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes even more to make a sport better: it takes smarts! ...

Baseballogy

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find!

Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport on Earth,” baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions ...

Crazy About Hockey

By Loris Lesynski
Illustrated by Gerry Rasmussen
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: Crazy About

We get in position, about to start,
over the thumps of every heart—
the ones on the rink,
and the ones that came
to watch a thrilling
hockey game.

Third in Loris Lesynski’s popular Crazy About series, ...

Crazy About Basketball

By Loris Lesynski
Illustrated by Gerry Rasmussen
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: Crazy About

A poetic homage to basketball!

The footsteps pound.
The high-tops squeak.
The crowd is loud.
The floorboards creak.
But through it all,
we catch the sound,
the one that’s high above the ground,
that ...

Crazy About Soccer

Hurray for soccer!

Anyone / at all / at all / can learn to kick a ball / a ball. A kangaroo could do it, / too, / a bigger kick than me or you but never put one / in a game ’cuz they can kick but / they ...

Game Day

Not everyone can be an athlete, but that doesn’t stop thousands of others from participating in world-class sporting events.

When Patrick Reynolds realized that he couldn’t be a race car driver, he ...