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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Basketball
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Basketball

9781607538066
Allan Morey

 

Presents information about basketball in the Olympics, including the history of basketball, how it became an Olympic sport, and well-known players, such as the United States’ 1992 Dream Team



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Combat Sports
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Combat Sports

9781607538073
Matt Doeden

 

Presents information about the rules and types of combat sports in the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, and fencing.



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Gymnastics
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Gymnastics

9781607538080
Allan Morey

 

Presents information about gymnastics in the Olympics, including different kinds of gymnastic events, well-known gymnasts such as Gabrielle Douglas, and how gymnastics in the Olympics works today.



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SWIMMING AND DIVING
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SWIMMING AND DIVING

9781607538097
ALLAN MOREY

 

Presents information about swimming and diving in the Olympics including different types of swimming strokes, different diving events, and synchronized swimming.



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Track and Field
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Track and Field

9781607538103
Matt Doeden

 

Presents information about track and field in the Olympics including events such as relays, hurdles, pole vault, javelin throw, and shot put.



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VOLLEYBALL
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VOLLEYBALL

9781607538110
MATT DOEDEN

 

Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kari Walsh Jennings.



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Basketball
9781607538066
Combat Sports
9781607538073
Gymnastics
9781607538080
SWIMMING AND DIVING
9781607538097
Track and Field
9781607538103
VOLLEYBALL
9781607538110

Summer Olympic Sports

Once every four years, the best athletes gather at the Summer Olympic Games in tests of speed, strength, and teamwork. Learn about the most popular events and how they captivate audiences around the world. High-imapct photography will engage readers, while the carefully leveled text will help struggling readers be successful.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $188.10 your price $131.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

Booklist Online,
August 13, 2015

“[Combat Sports] This entry in the new Summer Olympic Sports series provides an overview of several high-profile combat sports: wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman), boxing, judo, tae kwon do, and fencing. Readers learn the talking points of each sport, such as techniques to win, ways that points are tabulated, and what constitutes the end of a match. The emphasis is on the sports themselves as opposed to individual athletes, though a few do get a mention in the photo captions. These are sports in which both men and women compete, and the pictures bear this out, providing equal coverage of athletes of both sexes. The color photographs get up close and personal, highlighting headlocks, power kicks, and jousts, emphasizing the incredible fitness and strength required to succeed at an Olympic level. A Q&A feature, which runs along the bottom of the pages, is interesting but breaks up the flow of the reading; bolded terms are collated in a glossary. A colorful, high-impact introduction to these Olympic sports. ”—Kara Dean

School Library Journal,
November 2015

“Bold colors and exciting scenes will attract beginning readers to these introductions to Olympic sports, including trampoline, the newest gymnastic event. Track and Field covers running, jumping, and throwing, as well as all-around events, such as the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon.There is a good deal of oversimplification, but short sentences and interesting factoids will hold readers’ attention. Men’s and women’s events are discussed; the cover of Combat Sports captures a fierce contest between women wrestlers. Swimming and Diving notes that many regard swimmer Michael Phelps and Chinese diver Guo Jingjing as tops in their sports. VERDICT With the approach of the 2016 Olympics, these strong books will be welcome additions. ”—Series Made Simple

Booklist Online Exclusive,
August 13, 2015

“This entry in the new Summer Olympic Sports series provides an overview of several high-profile combat sports: wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman), boxing, judo, tae kwon do, and fencing. Readers learn the talking points of each sport, such as techniques to win, ways that points are tabulated, and what constitutes the end of a match.The emphasis is on the sports themselves as opposed to individual athletes, though a few do get a mention in the photo captions.These are sports in which both men and women compete, and the pictures bear this out, providing equal coverage of athletes of both sexes.The color photographs get up close and personal, highlighting headlocks, power kicks, and jousts, emphasizing the incredible fitness and strength required to succeed at an Olympic level. A Q&A feature, which runs along the bottom of the pages, is interesting but breaks up the flow of the reading; bolded terms are collated in a glossary. A colorful, high-impact introduction to these Olympic sports. ”—Kara Dean