By Nancy Dickmann
Sport can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of sport's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From lucky socks and alligators on the golf course to marathon runners who let the train take the strain, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of sport. It's a great fun read for any sports fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Football.
By Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too!Mo and his friends pack a lunch and head to the seaside for their next running adventure. It's a good job they have good trainers to run along the beach. But what's that? Could it really be a sea monster? RUN!Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.The perfect book to share and read aloud.The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous series father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!
By Jane Marland
Learn how to sew from scratch and create awesome colourful projects! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete eleven fantastic sewing projects, from bunting to a cushion cover and even a tote bag! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Knitting, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the 'smash-hit' story of tennis star Serena Williams and her rise through the rankings to become multiple Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By James Nixon
This series is all about the exhilarating world of extreme sports and what it takes to become a top professional. Each title lists the essential equipment you need and examines the basic skills, before going on to look at the more demanding tricks and stunts. There are also profiles of some of the greatest names in the sport, the biggest competitions in the world and the most fearsome locations that these daring competitors come up against.Skateboarding Champion opens up the exciting world of skateboarding for young readers. Techniques, moves, facts, stats and pro profiles grab young readers' attention and ensure a thrilling read from cover to cover.
By Rita Storey
Want to find out about the street sport scene? Check out all this cool content inside: - Skateboard stunts- Hot video links- Inspirational photos- Streetball- Parkour- Stars in action- BMX stylesA five-star introduction to get you into the action, Street brings you the real urban scene in an easy-access format. Titles feature seriously cool content including artists in action and stars up close, plus video links to interviews, performances and amazing street craft.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Story of the Olympics
By Richard Brassey
Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues - here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games, from bestselling author and illustrator, Richard Brassey. Updated to include Rio 2016.From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, this is packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight.
By Helen Greathead
Would you rather be hit by a baseball or a tennis ball? Would you tackle a sumo wrestler or a rugby player? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some sticky situations (and some sweaty ones, too!) from the world of sport and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information about sport to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at world records, the science of sprints, the technology and science used by paralympians and fascinating facts about football - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
11 amazing superheroes feature in this step-by-step guide. Work-up the Whizz-Kid, generate a Galaxy Girl and create Captain Twilight with professional guidance.Whether you already can draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
Safe Social Networking
By Anita Naik
A perfect guide to becoming safe and savvy social networkers for children aged 12+. It shows how they can make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls - master the privacy settings, control how much they share, and avoid peer pressure so they that have the best time online.
Sport What Job Can I Get?
By Richard Spilsbury
The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in sport are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being an athelete, sports journalist, physiotherapist, lifeguard, sports agent, sports manager, sports coach and many others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the different jobs involve and the special skills that are needed to succeed in a chosen area.
Steven Gerrard and Theo Walcott
By Rory Callan
Steven Gerrard is a football superstar - a no-nonsense midfielder with an incredible goal-scoring record. He has shared the joy of winning and losing with both club and country. Now you can read Steven's sensational story, from his first club appearance to his World Cup performances, inside.Theo Walcott is one of the fastest midfielders in the league, with breathtaking pace. Now you can catch up with his rise through the ranks of club and country to first-team football."Football All-Stars is an essential read for every football fan!"
Start a Band!
By Matt Anniss
Could you be the next big thing on the music scene? Find out what it takes to be in a band with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!
Start a Blog!
By Matt Anniss
Got something interesting to say? Find out how to make your blogging voice stand out from the crowd with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!A brilliant guide for people who want to get their message out there. What will your blog be about? Is it informative on something your passionate about, an online diary of your thoughts, or is it pure entertainment to make people laugh? Whatever you have to say this book will take you through the steps you'll need to create a blog and hopefully get yourself noticed!Find Your Talent is an exciting resource of six books for young teenagers who might need a bit of help breaking into some competitive and creative industries. Hints, tips and inside scoops encourages them to experiment and will help them to refine their techniques.
By Moira Butterfield
The Story of the World Cup
By Richard Brassey
This is a colourful history of the World Cup from the author of THE STORY OF THE OLYMPICS.From the first tournament in Uruguay to England's legendary 1966 win and beyond, with red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals galore, there are fun facts football fans can use to impress their family and friends. This book will delight fans of all ages, and is great value for money at £4.99 in full colour.This fun and fascinating exploration of the history of the World Cup is perfect for football fans everywhere.
By James Nixon
First Sport is a simple, fun series that gives young readers a first look at popular sports and pastimes. Equipment, basic rules and keeping safe are all looked at, as well as learning more advanced skills and taking part in competitions.First Sport: Skateboarding describes what it takes to be a top skater. Find out all about basic and more advanced moves and learn about the stunning tricks skaters can pull off.
Shooting and Scoring
By James Nixon
Learn how to become a top goalscorer. The book shows you how to improve skills, such as long-range shooting, heading, poaching, volleying and much more!The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.