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Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More


Beloved children's poet Jack Prelutsky tackles the subject of sports in this collection, illustrated by Chris Raschka (another well-known talent). These verses send a message about sportsmanship, and the joy of simply participating, without being preachy.More »

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We Are Girls Who Love to Run


A diverse group of girls shares the joy of running and the feeling of strength it provides. Author Brianna Grant showcases that special girlpower in a story written in both English and Spanish.

Looking for running advice and tips? Try Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster and Go Farther by Carol Goodrow ().More »


Get Up and Go


Upbeat illustrations accompany a straightforward, but kid-friendly message in this book by Nancy Carlson. It enumerates many benefits of exercise (it's relaxing, it helps you make friends, it burns up "junky food"). But it still successfully reminds kids that first and foremost, physical activity is fun.More »


Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You


In this book from the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series, the Cat himself teaches basic health and hygiene lessons (exercise, eat right, wash those hands). Author Tish Rabe and illustrator Aristides Ruiz work in a Dr. Seuss-inspired style. Also in the Learning Library series: Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body ().More »


Soccer Sam


This easy reader by Jean Marzollo combines soccer lingo with Spanish language as a second-grader named Sam enjoys a visit from his Mexican cousin, Marco.More »


Olympics!


Get kids pumped up for the every-other-year spectacle of the Olympic Games (summer and winter) with this nonfiction title by B.G. Hennessy. It gives a clear account of the history of the games, plus descriptions of events and famous athletes.More »

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