Sunday, April 6, 2008

This Day in History - April 6

Can I just say how great I would do playing Trivia Pursuit since I started receiving the This Day in History newsletter from The History Channel?

April 6, 1896: First Modern Olympic Games
"In Athens, 280 participants from 13 nations competed in 43 events, covering track-and-field, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing, shooting, and tennis."

Kane/Miller has published hundreds of titles in its 25 years, representing authors and illustrators from over 20 countries, and although we don't cover all of the sports mentioned above, there is a brief reference to weightlifting in Could a Tyrannosaurs Play Table Tennis.

Could a Wannanosaurus lift weights?
Illustration by Andrew Plant

We also cover soccer (The Team series) and baseball (Hit the Ball Duck), so whether you're an athlete, dinosaur aficionado or alphabet book collector, these titles are a wonderful choice for active readers!

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