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Children’s Book About Soccer: A Kids Picture Book About Soccer With Photos and Fun Facts

children's Book About SoccerSoccer is a favorite sport of many kids and adults. It is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the most popular game in the world. This is perhaps because all you really need is a ball and a group of players.

No one really knows how far back soccer goes, as many places and time periods had games involving kicking a ball. However, in the 19th century a set of rules were emerging to distinguish soccer from other ball-kicking sports.

Soccer is also known as “football” in some regions. Officially, it takes eleven players on two teams, with a rectangular field and two goals to play a proper game of soccer. Any part of the player’s body may touch the ball, except the hands – only the goalie is allowed to use their hands. Players have become quite skilled at re-routing, passing and deflecting the ball with their head, feet, knees and chest regions.

As we mentioned before, the soccer field is rectangular, but is it also sloped at a 5 degree upwards-angle from one end to the other. This is called a “pitch field.” The gentle angle of this type of field may not sound tiring to run, but a single player can run upwards of […]

Free Amazon Kindle Children’s Book: Snakes

Free Amazon Kindle Children’s Book: Snakes

Children’s Book About Snakes: A Kids Picture Book About Snakes With Photos and Fun Facts

There are around 2,900 species of snake sharing the planet with us. For those of you that are afraid or dislike snakes, that’s probably about 2,900 too many. But if it’s any consolation to you, only about 375 of these species are venomous. The trouble with snakes, aside from their slithery bodies and forked tongues, are they can be anywhere. Snakes can live on the ground, in the trees and even in water.

A snake is not slimey (even though it appears to be) but it does have scales. The scaly skin on its belly helps the snake grasp the ground (or tree) and propels it forward. As they grow they will shed their old skin. This is something like us taking off a sock, the snake crawls out of the old one and in doing so turns it inside out. Sometimes you will find the discarded skin of a snake on the ground or nearby logs.

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Free Amazon Kindle Children’s Book: Bats

Children’s Book About Bats: A Kids Picture Book About Bats With Photos and Fun Facts

You may hate when they fly around your head on a dark gloomy night, but bats are truly a marvel of nature. Check this out. Bats aren’t really blind, but they do use echolocation to make their way to the top of your head. They send out a beep and when it hits something it bounces back to them. This gives the bat an idea of how close they are to an object. The bat is also the only mammal that is capable of flight. Its wings are actually a rubbery webbing that is attached from a long claw on the tip, back to underneath its shoulders.

There are around 1,240 species of bats that range in size from that of a large bumblebee to a small cat. The Bumblebee bat is found in limestone caves along the rivers of Thailand and Burma. Unfortunately, these little guys are endangered due to the loss of their habitat. On the other wing, the Flying Fox bat can have a wingspan of around four feet (1.5 meters). This bat has a cute fox-like face and is found in the southeast Asia regions.

Although we may view bats as gross and disgusting, they actually due a lot for our ecosystem. Around seventy percent of all bat species eat insects. […]



Children’s Book About Swimming: A Kids Picture Book About Swimming With Photos and Fun Facts

You may love it or hate it, or even be somewhere in between, but swimming is here to stay. We do it on vacations, for recreation and even in competition. It’s a great way to have fun and is also great exercise for your entire body.

The definition of swimming is the self-propulsion of a person (or animal) through water or a liquid. Seems simple enough, yet swimming can be one of the most frightening phobias to overcome – after all, nobody has ever drowned from walking on the dry ground. But scientifically it has been discovered that only weeks after birth a human can hold their breath underwater and possess basic swimming skills. I wish someone would have told me that sooner, as I never did master the technique of swimming beyond the doggy paddle.

In some countries of the world, swimming is mandatory to teach (and learn) in schools. Strangely enough, we use swimming to lose weight, but the more body fat you possess the more buoyant your body will be in the water. However, whether fat or thin, swimming is an excellent form of therapy for people with serious muscle, ligament and joint […]

Free Amazon Kindle Children’s Book: France

Free Amazon Kindle Children’s Book: France

Children’s Book About France: A Kids Picture Book About France With Photos and Fun Facts

France is a must-see for many vacationers. It is filled with culture, history, landmarks, fine food and wine and stunning countrysides. In fact, for more than two decades, France has held its number one position as the most popular place to visit. And people know it. France receives more than 82 million tourists from all over the world each year. Let’s take a look at just some of what France has to offer you for your next vacation.

The sprawling city of Lyon is a great cultural hub of France. It is located in east-central France and is the capital of the Rhone department in the Rhone-Alpes region. It has a long history and is the third largest city in all of France. Visit the historical architecture, take in the fine dining, night clubs, shopping and more. In fact, if you enjoy exploring you will love this set-up. The Croix-Rousse features hundreds of hidden passageways called, traboules. Who knows what you will find tucked away here?

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