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New Call Numbers, New Books: Sports & Play

on February 24, 2014

Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!

To give you an idea of what is in each new collection category, the next several posts here will feature new books from each new category.

This is a collection of books for independent readers whose primary subject matter is nonfiction treatment of sports, games, toys, parties, and other forms of play.  Games includes, but is not limited to, board games, card games, fingerplays and baby games, group games, campfire games, video games, etc.

Today, here are a few new books from our Sports & Play area.

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Greek Athlete! by Michael FordYou Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete! : Races You'd Rather Not Run

This lively, interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character and revel in the gory, dark, horrific side of life throughout important eras in history.

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A Kid’s Guide to Magic Tricks by Steve CharneyThe kids' guide to magic tricks

Have you ever seen a magician do a cool trick and wonder how it was done? Here’s your chance to find out! Just follow the instructions inside and soon you’ll be amazing people with incredible magic. 

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Amazing Auto Racing Records by Brian HowellAmazing auto racing records

Presents records of amazing drivers and races in auto racing, including a short history of the sport.


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