Category Archives: Sports

The Cycling Wangdoos by Kelly Pulley

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The Cycling Wangdoos by Kelly Pulley is a beautifully illustrated story about the value of teamwork. The rhyming is tastefully done. I read this book to my students ages 7-12. They really liked this book. The Wangdoos learn about the importance … Continue reading

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Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally is a fantastic book in the Hundred Oaks series. This is the 5th book I’ve read in the series. I love getting lost in the sporty world that Miranda Kenneally has created. I … Continue reading

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Faster, Higher, Smarter by Simon Shapiro

Faster, Higher, Smarter by Simon Shapiro is fantastic book detailing sports achievements and the athletes behind them and also the science that made it all possible. This is a great practical application of physics, and its exciting to see how … Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present, and Future of Women’s Pro Sports by Kristina Rutherford

Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present, and Future of Women’s Pro Sports by Kristina Rutherford is a book that will inspire young athletes.  It is a great book that contains information for all young athletes, male and female. It is a … Continue reading

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OptaJoe’s Football Yearbook 2016 That thing you thought? Think the opposite. by Duncan Alexander

OptaJoe’s Football Yearbook 2016 That thing you thought? Think the opposite by Duncan Alexander is a book for readers who are Premier League fans. This book is full of Premier League facts and statistics. The statistics are delivered in an … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon and John Brant

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon, and John Brant is the story of  Julius Achon, who was born in Uganda. The story follows Julius Achon who rose from nothing.  He grew up in a small village and … Continue reading

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The Reason I Run by Chris Spriggs

The Reason I Run by Chris Spriggs is a book about running a marathon but in reality it is so much more, it is the greatest race of transforming lives. Chris starting running late in life and as he ran … Continue reading

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YA Review – Defending Taylor

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. About a year ago I discovered Miranda Kenneally. The first book I read was  Breathe, Annie, Breath and I immediately fell in love with her writing style and the … Continue reading

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe; a YA Book Review

I received, “Breathe, Annie, Breathe” by Miranda Kenneally, for free in exchange for a review from goodreads. I had received this book months ago, but between my schedule and the book not catching my attention I put it off. One thing I learned … Continue reading

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