All-Star, Gold Glove Winner and Silver Slugger! Outfielder Matt Kemp is one of the most successful players in Los Angeles Dodgers history. A five-tool player, the star athlete excels at hitting for average, power, baserunning, throwing, and fielding. He is also one of the most respected and beloved athletes of his generation. A children’s biography, Matt Kemp: True Blue Baseball Star chronicles the life story of the baseball superstar. Young readers will be inspired to read the tale of how the talented kid from Oklahoma overcame family struggles to become an upstanding role model and All-Star slugger. The King of Chavez Ravine, Matt Kemp will inspire young readers of all ages.
The son of a former professional ball player, Mike Trout was running around a baseball diamond at the age of two. From Little League to high school, the amazing athlete constantly turned heads during his playing days in New Jersey. He then took baseball by storm in 2012 when he posted incredible stats during his first full season in the big leagues with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A children’s biography filled with over 25 thrilling photos, Mike Trout: Baseball Sensation chronicles the New Jersey native’s rise from a toddler running the base paths to winning the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Young readers will read about Trout’s childhood days when he played baseball in his family’s backyard, his high school basketball career and highlights from his Major League Baseball year
The world fell in love with U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics. Winning four gold medals and one bronze, the 17-year-old gained fans for her amazing athletic skills, remarkable sportsmanship and a genuinely warm personality. Referring to the water as her second home, the beloved athlete began swimming recreationally at just two months of age. By the age of seven, the youngster seemed destined for stardom, dominating local swim meets with her textbook stroke techniques and lightning-quick speed. By the time she reached high school, the teenager was a world and Olympic champion, all the while remaining a At kid who simply loves to swim. A children’s biography, Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation narrates the Colorado native’s transformation from a talented toddler to queen of the pool. Who says nice girls finish last? Missy is swimming’s biggest female star!