Poses such as the eagle and the cobra are familiar to many yoga practitioners. Author Lorena V. Pajalunga makes Yoga for Kids (Albert Whitman, $16.99) even more of a wild ride by taking young enthusiasts on a healthy trip through the zoo, comparing different yoga positions to a regal tiger, a flamboyant flamingo, and even a stoic camel. A boy and his faithful feline companion demonstrate the poses for young readers, each vignette sweetly portrayed by illustrator Anna Forlati. Tips for practicing yoga are included at the end of the narrative to help ensure a safe and healthy experience for all participants, regardless of age or flexibility. Ages 3-8

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By Lorena V. Pajalunga, Anna Forlati (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807591727
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - December 1st, 2015

One of the latest volumes in the World Soccer Legends series, Stars of World Soccer by Illugi Jökulsson (Abbeville, $13.95) is a must-read for young fans of the sport. From celebrity players like Zlatan, Messi, and Ronaldo to up-and-coming names that will be the powerhouses of seasons to come, this book provides a who’s-who introduction to the most notable names in world soccer today. For superfans and casual followers of the sport alike, there is much to be gathered from these brief but comprehensive introductions, full of fun facts, color photos, statistics, and intriguing information. Ages 9-12

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ISBN: 9780789212399
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Published: Abbeville Kids - September 22nd, 2015

Match a group of underdogs from humble backgrounds against a sinister, well-funded foe in a world-class athletic event… Sound like a movie script? It may be eventually, but it is actually a true tale almost too implausible to comprehend. In this edition for young readers, author Daniel James Brown tells the remarkable story of The Boys in the Boat (Viking, $17.99), a hardscrabble group of rowers from the University of Washington crew team with aspirations of competing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Under the stern gaze of Adolf Hitler, these collegians made an unimaginable run for the gold that continues to inspire oarsmen and armchair athletes in the 21st century. Ages 10-14

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ISBN: 9780451475923
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015