Great Americans in Sports: Drew Brees

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a beloved quarterback Drew Brees grew up in a family of athletes, and overcame injuries and setbacks to become one of today’s best quarterbacks. This comprehensive biography – complete with photos and fun infographics – shows …

Great Americans in Sports: Mia Hamm

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a soccer legend Mia Hamm’s speed, aggressive play, and ability to “read the field” helped her become the best women’s soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion …

Great Americans in Sports: Blake Griffin

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the court with an all-star who reaches for new heights. Blake Griffin is known for being a #1 draft pick, Rookie of the Year, Slam Dunk Contest winner, and one of the best power forwards playing today. But he …

Dale Earnhardt, Sr.: Legends in Sports

Dale Earnhardt Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than twenty years that followed, his daring driving style earned him top honors, including seven Winston Cup Championships, a record six Busch Clash wins, and his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On …

Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports

In a career that spanned more than 30 years, George Herman “Babe” Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played. He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed while jogging …

Muhammad Ali: Legends in Sports

No other figure in recent history has had the wide-reaching impact of the man known simply as “The Greatest.” For four decades Muhammad Ali has served as a symbol of honesty and strength in sports, politics, religion, and civil rights.Throughout his remarkable career, Ali’s courage, skill, ego, and beauty made him one of the most …

Michael Jordan: Legends in Sports

Matt Christopher, the number one sports writer for kids, profiles basketball superstar Michael Jordan, covering his childhood, college career, rookie years, professional career highlights, and his short stint in minor league baseball. This reissue features an update, following Jordan from his re-entry into basketball as a player for the Washington Wizards to his third and …

On the Court with… Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard was a high school phenomenon who soared head and shoulders above all other players to become the number-one draft pick in 2004. Since joining the Orlando Magic, Howard has powered the team to its first NBA Finals in more than a decade. He’s an absolute monster on the boards.And in 2009 won the coveted Defensive Player …

Behind the Desk With Matt Christopher: The #1 Sportswriter for Kids

In 1954, Matt Christopher wrote and published The Lucky Baseball Bat and has since published more than one hundred twenty novels, making him the most prolific and bestselling sportswriter for children ever. With over 6 million copies sold, Matt’s books have a permanent place in the hearts of young sports fans. Throughout 2004, we celebrate …