Turn It Up & Tell the World - Sports & Fitness

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Books for the Week of July 6 - 12

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  • The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell (grades K-2). Your body was built to move – so get busy! It’s easy and fun!
  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by  Chris Raschka (grades K-2). With some love and help from Dad, a little girl finds out how wonderful it is to ride a bike. 
  • Legends: The Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball by Howard Bryant (grades 3-6). Learn more about the history of America’s great summer pastime in this fascinating and informative book. 
  • Guys Read: The Sports Pages (grades 4-7). Ten great stories from your favorite authors and athletes, telling of amazing victories and heartbreaking defeats on and off the field.
  • Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name (grades 5-8). Inspiring memoir from a girl who learned to play baseball with the boys and rose to national stardom before beginning eighth grade
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor (grades 6-8). Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
  • The Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness by Erin Whitehead and Jennipher Walters (grades 9-12). Practical advice for teens of all activity levels to find ways to create good health goals and live a happier, more balanced lifestyle.
  • Total Immersion by Terry Laughlin (All ages). Whether you're an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Laughlin will show you that it's mindful fluid movement -- not athletic ability -- that will turn you into an efficient swimmer.
  • Bike for Life by Roy Wallack (All ages). The authoritative guide to getting the most out of riding, whether you bike for health, fitness, transportation, or recreation. 
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (All ages). McDougall reveals the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico--and how he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans.
  • Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only Deaf University by Wayne Coffey (All ages). The remarkable story of the nation’s most unique and inspiring women’s basketball team and its 1999–2000 season. It is a touching chronicle of players who don’t hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world.
  • Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson (All ages). Chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe.
  • Cricket for Dummies by Julian Knight, Gary Palmer and Steve Bull (All ages). For those unfamiliar with this internationally celebrated sport, the rules and language can seem baffling!  Get caught up in cricket-mania with the help of these experts in the field.