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Books > Children's & Educational > Leisure interests, hobbies & sport > Sports & outdoor recreation > Track & field sports, athletics

Flying High - The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (Hardcover): Michelle Meadows Flying High - The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (Hardcover)
Michelle Meadows; Illustrated by Ebony Glenn
R412 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R70 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Before she was a record-breaking, world-famous gymnast, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a different way: her grandparents, Ron and Nellie Biles, adopted her and her sister Adria. Simone was also introduced to gymnastics that same fateful year, launching a lifelong passion fueled by remarkable talent, sacrifice, and the undying support of her family.

Serena Williams (Paperback): Sarah Shephard Serena Williams (Paperback)
Sarah Shephard; Illustrated by Sarah Papworth 1
R170 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R25 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Serena Williams: tennis player, sports icon, champion. Get your head in the game with one of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and fun facts. Also in the series: Katherine Johnson: A Life Story Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story David Attenborough: A Life Story

EDGE: Dream to Win: Usain Bolt (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Roy Apps EDGE: Dream to Win: Usain Bolt (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Roy Apps; Illustrated by Chris King
R160 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R28 (18%) In stock

Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games. Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Road to Glory 2: Wayde van Niekerk (Paperback): Carlos Amato Road to Glory 2: Wayde van Niekerk (Paperback)
Carlos Amato
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Wayde was quick off the mark from the day he born: two months premature and weighing no more than a litre of milk, his life was in danger. But little Wayde survived and grew to become the world’s leading sprinter.

Wayde van Niekerk tells the extraordinary tale of a boy who defied the odds, time and again. He was small and skinny, but he tackled big rivals on the rugby field. And just when he was about to become a world sprinting star, Wayde suffered a series of terrible hamstring injuries. At one point, he was so depressed he almost gave up athletics for good. But his faith, courage and dedication – along with his magnificent talent – kept him going.

We learn that Wayde was deeply motivated by his mother Odessa’s brilliance as a sprinter before his birth – back in the apartheid era when black athletes were unable to shine on the biggest stage. Wayde’s sense of honour also shines through in the story: how he stands up for the weak against bullies, and gives generously to those less fortunate than himself.

In the climax of the book, Wayde flies his family to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where his greatest moment awaits him.

Jesse Owens - Athletes Who Made a Difference (Hardcover): Blake Hoena Jesse Owens - Athletes Who Made a Difference (Hardcover)
Blake Hoena; Illustrated by David Shephard
R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In the Running with Ntando Mahlangu (Hardcover): Kristy Stark In the Running with Ntando Mahlangu (Hardcover)
Kristy Stark
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wilma Rudolph (Hardcover, New edition): Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Wilma Rudolph (Hardcover, New edition)
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara; Illustrated by Amelia Flower 1
R270 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R60 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith (Paperback): Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith (Paperback)
Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
R315 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R110 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas-the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion-revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women's gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to readers ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielle's journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring books on the market today for reader ages 13 and up

Simone Biles (Hardcover): Mary Hertz Scarbrough Simone Biles (Hardcover)
Mary Hertz Scarbrough
R565 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Individual Sports of the Summer Games (Hardcover): Aaron Derr Individual Sports of the Summer Games (Hardcover)
Aaron Derr
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jesse Owens (Hardcover): Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Jesse Owens (Hardcover)
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara; Illustrated by Anna Katharina Jansen
R362 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Jesse Owens, the great track and field star. The youngest of ten children, Jesse grew up working in the cotton fields of Alabama. Discovered by his high school track and field coach, Jesse quickly rose to fame as an athlete. He went on the challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and made new world records. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete and activist's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Trailblazers: Simone Biles (Paperback): Sally J. Morgan Trailblazers: Simone Biles (Paperback)
Sally J. Morgan
R191 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R28 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gymnastics - Rules, Equipment and Key Routine Tips (Paperback): Tracy Nelson Maurer Gymnastics - Rules, Equipment and Key Routine Tips (Paperback)
Tracy Nelson Maurer
R204 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R32 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gymnastics shows kids the world of gymnatics. From equipment to training tips and scoring rules, kids will be excited by stunning photographs of gymnasts and engaging text.

Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Paperback): Tracy Nelson Maurer Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Paperback)
Tracy Nelson Maurer; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R233 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vaulting takes a lot more than just a run and jump onto a springboard. It requires preparation, practice and understanding of this unique event. A gymnast who dedicates her time and effort could one day see her name next to the greats. Are you ready to give it your all on the vault?

Uneven Bars - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Paperback): Tracy Nelson Maurer Uneven Bars - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Paperback)
Tracy Nelson Maurer; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R233 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever wonder what it takes to be an uneven bars champion? Find out the tips and tricks to spinning, tucking and sticking an uneven bars routine, as well as the legends that have shaped the sport into how we know it today.

Gymnastics - Rules, Equipment and Key Routine Tips (Hardcover): Tracy Nelson Maurer Gymnastics - Rules, Equipment and Key Routine Tips (Hardcover)
Tracy Nelson Maurer
R314 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gymnastics shows kids the world of gymnatics. From equipment to training tips and scoring rules, kids will be excited by stunning photographs of gymnasts and engaging text.

The Science Behind Gymnastics (Paperback): L E Carmichael The Science Behind Gymnastics (Paperback)
L E Carmichael
R230 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Behind every jump, spin and flip of Olympic gymnastics, science is at work. Centrifugal force is at work in a midair spin and a strong centre of gravity is involved in balance beam routines. Newton's Third Law of Motion springs into action as a gymnast flies into the air in the vaulting event. Find out how science is involved in all your favourite gymnastics events and how gymnasts take science into account as they chase the gold medal.

Track and Field (Paperback): Eric Migiliaccio Track and Field (Paperback)
Eric Migiliaccio
R77 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R17 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title is suitable for ages 8-10. Beginning readers can practice their reading skills with this 6-book set that introduces some of the sports played during the Olympic Games. "The Easy Olympic Sports Readers" are fun-to-read for primary grade children and are highly motivational. These 16-page books are also filled with exciting full colour photographs.

Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover): Tracy Nelson Maurer Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover)
Tracy Nelson Maurer; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vaulting takes a lot more than just a run and jump onto a springboard. It requires preparation, practice and understanding of this unique event. A gymnast who dedicates her time and effort could one day see her name next to the greats. Are you ready to give it your all on the vault?

Uneven Bars - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover): Tracy Nelson Maurer Uneven Bars - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover)
Tracy Nelson Maurer; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever wonder what it takes to be an uneven bars champion? Find out the tips and tricks to spinning, tucking and sticking an uneven bars routine, as well as the legends that have shaped the sport into how we know it today.

Floor Exercise - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover): Heather E. Schwartz Floor Exercise - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover)
Heather E. Schwartz; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R344 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Floor exercise requires a lot from a gymnast. You need artistry, precision and skill. But the feeling you get when you nail a complicated tumbling pass makes all your hard work and dedication worth it. Learn everything you need to know to compete in floor exercise.

Balance Beam - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover): Heather E. Schwartz Balance Beam - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover)
Heather E. Schwartz; Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leaps, turns and handsprings are hard enough, but when you add a beam, difficulty is maximized. Learn the best tips and tricks to conquering the balance beam.

The Story of Simone Biles - A Biography Book for New Readers (Paperback): Rachelle Burk The Story of Simone Biles - A Biography Book for New Readers (Paperback)
Rachelle Burk
R153 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Science Behind Athletics (Hardcover): Lisa J. Amstutz The Science Behind Athletics (Hardcover)
Lisa J. Amstutz
R338 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Behind every long stride, high-flying pole vault and perfectly controlled discus throw, science is at work. As a high jumper takes off, potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. A discus thrower builds up momentum while spinning. Find out how science is involved in Olympic track and field events and how athletes take science into account in their quest for the gold medal.

The Science Behind Gymnastics (Hardcover): L E Carmichael The Science Behind Gymnastics (Hardcover)
L E Carmichael
R338 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Behind every jump, spin and flip of Olympic gymnastics, science is at work. Centrifugal force is at work in a midair spin and a strong centre of gravity is involved in balance beam routines. Newton's Third Law of Motion springs into action as a gymnast flies into the air in the vaulting event. Find out how science is involved in all your favourite gymnastics events and how gymnasts take science into account as they chase the gold medal.

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