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Gymnastics (Hardcover): Rebecca Hunter Gymnastics (Hardcover)
Rebecca Hunter
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Out of stock

Part of a series which offers simple introductions to popular school sports for children just starting to play them formally.

My Soccer Book (Hardcover): Gibbons My Soccer Book (Hardcover)
Gibbons
R74 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R14 (19%) Out of stock

Soccer is fun - let's play!

Find all the basics in this lively guide.

  • The markings on a soccer field
  • What soccer players wear
  • The positions, from forward to goalkeeper
  • The excitement of pasing a ball
  • The thrill of making a goal

All these and more are included, with a useful glossary at the end.

The Gymnastics Book - The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics (Paperback, 3rd edition): Elfi Schlegel, Claire Dunn The Gymnastics Book - The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Elfi Schlegel, Claire Dunn
R466 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R71 (15%) Out of stock

"An excellent book in every way... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport." -School Library Journal (starred review). This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with full-colour photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning, record-breaking gymnast who is now a noted instructor. The topics covered in detail include: Finding a good gymnastics club; Qualities to look for in a coach; Warm-up and cool-down exercises; Entering competitive gymnastics; Managing victories and losses; The importance of family and friends; Nutrition and apparel; Financial aspects; A typical day of training for competition. This edition is updated for 2018 with new interviews and updated profiles on the most prominent star gymnasts of today and yesterday, including Simone Biles, Ellie Black, Ragan Smith, Kyle Shewfelt, Emily Boycott and many more. Anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars take beginners behind the scenes and offer a no-holds-barred account of life as a competitive gymnast. Updated profiles on the Olympic greats and gymnasts who have become well-known coaches, gym owners, and gymnastics judges show young gymnasts career pathways beyond the competition. The Gymnastics Book provides motivation and detailed instruction to young gymnastics students.

Her Fearless Run - Kathrine Switzer's Historic Boston Marathon (Hardcover): Kim Chaffee Her Fearless Run - Kathrine Switzer's Historic Boston Marathon (Hardcover)
Kim Chaffee; Illustrated by Ellen Rooney
R443 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R61 (14%) Out of stock

Kathrine Switzer changed the world of running. This narrative biography follows Kathrine from running laps as a girl in her backyard to becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with official race numbers in 1967. Her inspirational true story is for anyone willing to challenge the rules. The compelling collage art adds to the kinetic action of the story. With tension and heart, this biography has the influential power to get readers into running. An excellent choice for sports fans, New Englanders, young dreamers, and competitive girls and boys alike.

Epic Athletes: Simone Biles (Hardcover): Dan Wetzel Epic Athletes: Simone Biles (Hardcover)
Dan Wetzel; Illustrated by Marcelo Baez
R369 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R62 (17%) Out of stock
Inspirational Lives: Usain Bolt (Paperback): Simon Hart Inspirational Lives: Usain Bolt (Paperback)
Simon Hart
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Out of stock

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.

101 Youth Fitness Drills Age 12-16 (Paperback): John Shepherd, Mike Antoniades 101 Youth Fitness Drills Age 12-16 (Paperback)
John Shepherd, Mike Antoniades
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Out of stock

Designed specifically for young people, this manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help them develop their fitness. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential technical skills, including: agility speed peripheral vision body awareness strength and general fitness As well as easy-to-follow instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the athletes.

Behind the Scenes Gymnastics (Paperback): Blythe Lawrence Behind the Scenes Gymnastics (Paperback)
Blythe Lawrence
R186 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R11 (6%) Out of stock
First Sport: Gymnastics (Paperback, Illustrated edition): James Nixon First Sport: Gymnastics (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
James Nixon
R215 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R30 (14%) Out of stock

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: Gymnastics describes what it takes to be a top gymnast. Find out all about basic and more advanced moves and learn about the apparatus, including the beam and high bar.

DK Readers L2: I Want to Be a Gymnast (Paperback): Kate Simkins DK Readers L2: I Want to Be a Gymnast (Paperback)
Kate Simkins
R109 R90 Discovery Miles 900 Save R19 (17%) Out of stock

Join Hannah and Jessica as they learn the art of gymnastics, from cartwheels and handstands to using the beam and asymmetric bars. Level 2 readers include longer sentences and increased vocabulary with a simple index.

What Are the Summer Olympics? (Paperback): Gail Herman, Stephen Marchesi What Are the Summer Olympics? (Paperback)
Gail Herman, Stephen Marchesi
R110 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R22 (20%) Out of stock
Wilma Rudolph (Paperback): Victoria Sherrow Wilma Rudolph (Paperback)
Victoria Sherrow
R176 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R30 (17%) Out of stock

Introducing new readers to some of history's most interesting and important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject's life.

Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover): Tracy Nelson Maurer Vaulting - Tips, Rules, and Legendary Stars (Hardcover)
Tracy Nelson Maurer
R598 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R52 (9%) Out of stock
2013 Boston Marathon (Hardcover): Heather Williams 2013 Boston Marathon (Hardcover)
Heather Williams
R615 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R56 (9%) Out of stock
Simone Biles (Hardcover): Grace Hansen Simone Biles (Hardcover)
Grace Hansen
R626 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R55 (9%) Out of stock
Aly Raisman - Gold-Medal Gymnast (Hardcover): Matt Chandler Aly Raisman - Gold-Medal Gymnast (Hardcover)
Matt Chandler
R599 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R120 (20%) Out of stock
I am an Athlete - Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2 (Hardcover): I am an Athlete - Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2 (Hardcover)
R75 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R15 (20%) Out of stock

Find out about the sprint, javelin, long jump and other sports that athletes compete in. Would you like to be an athlete one day? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional stories from around the world, to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of specially written first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. I am an Athlete is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help. Additional facts support the key information and thematic links are made between across subjects. Includes contents, index and a picture glossary.

Jesse Owens (Paperback): Laurie Calkhoven Jesse Owens (Paperback)
Laurie Calkhoven; Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
R111 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R18 (16%) Out of stock
My First Gymnastics Class (Paperback): Alyssa Satin Capucilli My First Gymnastics Class (Paperback)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Photographs by Laura Hanifin
R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R18 (20%) Out of stock

Young readers can learn all about what happens at gymnastics class in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read featuring simple text and photographs of gymnasts-in-training!

It’s the first day of gymnastics class: What will it be like? Find out in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with sweet text by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Gymnasts wear leotards, stretch, do somersaults and cartwheels, and even walk on a balance beam! Beginning readers getting ready to tumble will love seeing photographs of kids their age practicing each move, learning words like pike, straddle, and more in this adorable introduction to the sport!

Includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for basic gymnastics stretches—to be done with a parent or guardian’s supervision!

I Got This - To Gold and Beyond (Hardcover): Laurie Hernandez I Got This - To Gold and Beyond (Hardcover)
Laurie Hernandez
R400 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R66 (17%) Out of stock

Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!

At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team. After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Nicknamed “the Human Emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest-ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy.

Poignant and funny, Laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. She talks about her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again.

The Science Behind Gymnastics (Hardcover): Jenny Fretland Vanvoorst The Science Behind Gymnastics (Hardcover)
Jenny Fretland Vanvoorst
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Out of stock
The Science Behind Track and Field (Hardcover): Jenny Fretland Vanvoorst The Science Behind Track and Field (Hardcover)
Jenny Fretland Vanvoorst
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Out of stock
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