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Young Readers <3 the Olympics

on January 13, 2014

File:Stamps of Russia 2012 No 1559-61 Mascots 2014 Winter Olympics.jpgWhether they’re competing in a school contest, the Special Olympics, the Ancient games or working toward the modern Olympics, these athletes are all winners!

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Dale Bachman Flynn.  A Very Special Athlete.

Twelve-year-old Adam competes in the 200 meter run during the Special Olympics and wins a special gold medal for courage.A very special athlete

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Matt Christopher.   Great Moments in the Summer Olympics.Great moments in the summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton — tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now just as much as they did when they occurred. Now readers can relive those moments in this fact-filled volume just right for young sports enthusiasts.

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Michael Ford.  You Wouldn’t Want to be a Greek Athlete!You wouldn't want to be a Greek athlete! : races you'd rather not run

A light-hearted look at what life would be like as a Greek athlete.

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Brad Herzog.  G is for Gold Medal: an Olympic Alphabet.G is for gold medal : an Olympic alphabet

From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, the important milestones, events and athletes of the Olympics are covered in an alphabetical look at the world games. 

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Sue Macy. Freeze Frame: a photographic history of the Winter Olympics.Freeze frame : a photographic history of the Winter Olympics

Highlights in the history of the Winter Olympics from their inception in 1924 to today, including profiles of the Olympic athletes and information on the lesser-known winter sports. Also includes an Olympic almanac with information about each Olympiad.

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Robin Pulver. Way to Go Alex!Way to go, Alex!

Carly learns a lot about Alex, her mentally disabled older brother, as he trains for and competes in the Special Olympics.

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Abby Klein.  Ready, Set, Snow!Ready, set, snow!

When the first grade has a Winter Olympics contest, Freddy helps his class win–and shows good sportsmanship at the same time.

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Joan Lowery Nixon. Gus & Gertie & the Lucky Charms.Gus & Gertie and the lucky charms

Penguins Gus and Gertie take part in the Animals’ Winter Olympics.

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Mary Pope Osborne.   Hour of the Olympics.Hour of the Olympics

Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

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Ancient Greece and the Olympics : a nonfiction companion to Hour of the Olympics

Mary Pope Osborne. Ancient Greece and the Olympics: a non-fiction companion to Hour of the Olympics.

Annie and Jack present information about ancient Greece and the athletic events known as the Olympic games that were held there.

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Geronimo Stilton. Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery.Geronimo and the gold medal mystery

Geronimo goes to Athens to report on the Olympics, and after observing some of the games he and detective Hercule Poirat become suspicious about Cyrus von Snootrat who seems to be winning every Olympic event and they decide to investigate him.

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For more information about the Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, visit http://www.olympic.org/

For coloring pages, activities for kids, games, worksheets, and more related to the Olympics, visit http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/

To see where the Olympic Torch is today, visit http://torchrelay.sochi2014.com/en


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