Pigskin?

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You might not know it to look at me, but I love sports. Hedgeapple dunking, sheep bowling, and extreme hide-and-seek are my favorites. Some people might say I'm too stout to be a good athlete, but that's just part of my strategy. I'm not really fat...I'm fluffy. In a strong, superhero-pig sort of way.

You might not know it to look at me, but I love sports. Hedgeapple dunking, sheep bowling, and extreme hide-and-seek are my favorites. Some people might say I'm too stout to be a good athlete, but that's just part of my strategy. I'm not really fat...I'm fluffy. In a strong, superhero-pig sort of way.

Anyway, October has great weather for the great outdoors. Get some of your friends together and make up a game, or try something new! I found out that I like pig-yoga when I tried a class.

What's that? Pig-yoga is not a sport?

Hmph! You do the Great Warrior Standing-On-One-Hoof Pig Pose. In a muddy barn yard. With chickens keeping score. Now that's impressive.

The Library has fantastic books about sports. Let me know some of your favorites!

Yours with snorts,

S. Will Burr signature

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Sports Hall of Weird
By Sylvester, Kevin
Illustrator Sylvester, Kevin

Bizarre, hilarious and true stories about sports. From yucky bathroom accidents and crows hungry for golf balls, to cursed teams, haunted stadiums and spectacular losers, this Hall's got it all.

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The naked truth
Sometimes fans run on the field naked. They're known as streakers. Usually they streak outdoors, where it's warm. But one fan stripped at a Calgary Flames hockey game. His name was Tim Hurlbut, and he was planning to hurl his butt onto the ice surface. He stripped down to his red socks as his fellow fans watched in amazement. Then he leapt for the glass, red socks blazing, and got caught on the glass, fell on his head and knocked himself out cold. Hurlbut revived just as medical staff were carrying him off on a stretcher. He raised his arms in celebration. Police charged him with mischief.

One foxy thief
Foxes are known as crafty animals, and one fox in Sweden almost ruined a golf tournament. The fox would sneak out onto the course and steal as many balls as it could get. It was apparently collecting food for the winter and thought the golf balls were bird eggs. (Imagine the fox's disappointment when it actually bit one.) Golfers were worried they'd lose strokes for each ball the fox stole. Tournament organizers eventually allowed the golfers to just play another ball -- with no penalty strokes.

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Girls' Skateboarding
By Dougherty, Terri

These exciting and empowering looks at competitive sports for girls are filled with awesome photos and great information about the hottest sports around. Readers will learn about the best path to success and the commitment it takes to make it to the top. So bring your best game, because these girls came to play!

 

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Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Sports
By Reeves, Diane Lindsey
Author Diane Lindsey Reeves
Illustrator Bond, Nancy

Career Ideas for Kids encourages young people to start thinking today about what they might want to do tomorrow. Each book is filled with delightful text and playful illustrations to engage young readers and presents an eclectic mix of career themes and options that require varying degrees of applied and practical learning. Coverage begins with a set of questions designed to help kids discover who they are, what they like to do, and what they do best. Highly motivational, and just plain fun, additional chapters include:

-- Get in Gear! Kids learn how to link their interests to actual professions.
-- Take a Trip! Informational interviews with professionals in the field explore a diverse mix of careers.
-- Don't Stop Now! Leads to a world of direct exploration and opens the door to Future Destinations!

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The Reluctant Pitcher: It Takes More Than a Good Arm to Make a Great Pitcher
By Christopher, Matt
Illustrator Kids, The #1 Sports Writer for

Wally Morris is a good right fielder, but Coach Hutter is trying to make him a pitcher. Wally is a lefty and has a strong arm and good aim. What he doesn't have is the desire to play the position. But how can he refuse? Coach Hutter once saved his life, and Wally feels he owes him. Then he meets Cab Lacey, a former ballplayer whose life story bears some resemblances to his own. Will Cab help Wally see that being true to oneself is sometimes more important than fulfilling another's dreams?

 

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Kids' Book of Soccer: Skills, Strategies, and the Rules of the Game
By Clark, Brooks

Once considered to be a solely European sport, soccer has now surpassed baseball in popularity among American schoolchildren. Geared toward kids aged seven to twelve, this easy-to-understand book includes such topics as the history of the game, the basics of how to play, suggestions on how to become a better player, and fun soccer trivia. Illustrations.

 

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