Current Releases
Our goal at Ascend Books is to publish exciting media-driven books focusing on high profile events, celebrities, current events and organizations. Our titles celebrate organizations, celebrities, teams and their legacies, anniversaries, accomplishments, and passions. We also publish wonderfully illustrated, message driven children’s books written by national and regional celebrity authors and educators.
    

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Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s

Second Edition

By Rob Peters

KC Wolf, mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs, guides the child reader through the book, teaching letters, colors, and numbers while also sharing interesting facts and terms related to the Chiefs, Kansas City, and football in general. For example: “A” is for Arrowhead, the legendary home of the Chiefs; “B” is for Barbecue, a favorite food among Kansas Citians and something for which the city is known; “Q” is for Quarterback, a key position on any football team.
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The Guy on the Wall

Shaping Game Day from the Colts to Covid

By Bob Leffler

Bob Leffler details his journey from teacher to sales director for the Baltimore Colts and the ultimate founding of his flourishing ad agency. He shares his front-row seat for events affecting pro and college sports, including the Colts’ ill-fated decision to draft John Elway and their “Midnight Ride” to Indianapolis.
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Cy’s Perfect Day

The Iowa State Way

By John Walters

Cy’s Perfect Day tells the story of Cy enjoying the company of friends before Cyclone football games. All is well when the Cyclones win. But Cy is concerned, after a loss, about how his friends will react.
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Game Maker

A Creative Kid Becomes the Father of Basketball

By Brian Hanni

Game Maker’s inspirational message is based on historical insights that Author Brian Hanni learned while interviewing Jim Naismith, the grandson of the Father of Basketball.
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Puppies on Parade

Let’s Learn the States

By Julie Snodgrass  Meagan Martucci

Kids are invited to come along and join in the fun in this educational children’s book. We’ll travel the country and meet some cute puppy friends along the way. You’ll find puppies of all kinds while learning interesting facts about each state. What a great way to learn about our amazing country! There is so much to learn about all of your American neighbors. Along the way a friendly dog introduces rhyming facts for each state.
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Hermit

A Novel

By Gene Bicknell

From Author and Community Advocate O. Gene Bicknell comes this story of triumph over isolation. HERMIT is the fictional tale of Sgt. Jackson Eagle, U.S. Special Forces Ranger and his struggle dealing with the punishing aspects of his isolation, and victory over it. He discovers heartbreak, adventure and the value of self-reliance. He also learns that we all need relationships with each other for encouragement, refreshment, and growth. He realizes that there is strength in numbers, and we should show compassion to anyone who falls and has no one to help them get back up.
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Baby Jay’s Jayhawk Journey

The Ultimate KU Story About What It Means To Be A Jayhawk

By Written and Illustrated by Jacob Hood


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Hark! It’s Harold the Angel

By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Harold is an angel who thinks he can’t sing very well, but with a little help and encouragement, he finds his voice in time to proclaim to the world the news of Jesus’s birth.

It’s an unconventional aspect of the Christmas story and a read-along companion to the song by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. This book tells the overlooked story of one of history’s most infamous angels. Hark! It’s Harold the Angel encourages readers to discover their own talents and reminds them that a little practice can boost their confidence to do great things. The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read along and sing along with adults.


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Hark! It’s Harold the Angel

Sullen Sally

By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Sally woke up feeling blah, so she swallowed her smile, but her best friend Josie was there to help Sally through the day and help turn that frown upside down. The story reminds readers that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. It provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.
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Sullen Sally

Unhitch the Wagon

The Story of Boomer and Sooner

By Toby Rowland

Two ponies on the Oklahoma prairie have a dream to become the ponies chosen to pull the Sooner Schooner at a football game at the University of Oklahoma. Through hard work and perseverance, the ponies achieve their dream. An officially licensed book of The Uni FindMoreLink"> Learn More »

Bop Bop Dinosaur

The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch

Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results

By Joni Wickham Teresa Bruns Sosinski

With humor and insight illustrating her experiences, Joni Wickham details the strategies and best practices she found to take action, drive change and get results in politics or the boardroom. Joni offers strategies and best practices for managing conflict, overcoming imposter syndrome and learning to lead effectively and with emotional intelligence.
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The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch

Bop Bop Dinosaur

By Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove Illustrated by Dana Regan

When Jimmy’s parents doubt that his toy animals are singing and dancing in their underwear on his nightstand every night, he devises a plan to help his parents believe him. A fun and silly rhyming story perfect for a read-along or sing along.
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Bop Bop Dinosaur

Life is Fun. Baseball is Serious!

A Journal for Players, Coaches, and Fans of the Game

By Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove Illustrated by Dana Regan

Now the perfect gift for lovers of our National Pastime. Life is Fun…Baseball is Serious! is THE notebook, list keeper, goal-setter, to-do lister, general reminder notebook for the baseball lover in your family or on your gift list. There is plenty of room for general thoughts and random notes, but this is the journal for players, coaches and fans. Loaded with pages to record your most important thoughts and reminders, but also quotes from your favorite players, coaches and sportswriters. Here’s where you’ll find deep baseball questions to ponder.
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Life is Fun. Baseball is Serious!

Mutt's Dream

Making the Mick

By Howard Burman

The threads of Mickey Mantle’s feats, his persona, and his unsettled adult life all trace back to his early years in rural Oklahoma, and the influence of his obsessed father. There continues to be considerable interest in Mantle, but no previous book treats his youth in detail. This book is written in a theatrical style and is based on actual events, before he became fa¬mous, and before he became a legend. This is not just a baseball book, it is also an engaging coming of age narrative.
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Mutt's Dream

Go Chiefs Go!

By Chris Meggs
Illustrated by Rob Peters


It had been 50 years since Chiefs fans had a chance to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. But through the legendary play of Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and the grit and determination of his teammates, that moment finally arrived! Fans along with the players had an unwaivering belief that at times seemed to will the team to victory.
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Go Chiefs Go!

‘Twas The Night Before Tipoff

The University of Kansas Jayhawks

By Chris Meggs
Illustrated by Rob Peters


'Twas The Night Before Tipoff - The University of Kansas Jayhawks takes the reader inside fabled Allen Fieldhouse the night before a game. The book brings to life the crimson and blue spirits that have come to call "The Phog" home after decades of outstanding teams and incredible wins along with generations of adoring fans. 'Twas The Night Before Tipoff - The University of Kansas Jayhawks has a story that is easy to follow and is both fun and interesting for young readers. This book is an officially licensed by the University of Kansas.
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Ten Little Puppies

By Komondor Creative Agency

Dogs are man's (and kids!) best friend, and these little best friends want to jumpstart your little one's educational journey. Ten Little Puppies is a counting and colors book to help young readers identify common colors and counting from one to ten. And it's all with the help of some incredibly cute and furry friends!
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Ten Little Puppies

Ten Little Kittens

By Komondor Creative Agency

We all know kittens are purr-fect friends, and now these furry little kittens want to jumpstart your little one’s educational journey. Ten Little Kittens is a counting and shapes book that helps young readers identify and learn common shapes and counting from one to ten. And it's all with the help of some incredibly cute and furry friends.
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Ten Little Kittens

Go Cars Go!

By Mandi Dow
Illustrated by Rob Peters


Young children will love exclaiming Go Cars Go! when this delightful book is read aloud. Whether your little one is into cars or not, this sturdy board book is a fun, family-pleasing story. Author Mandi Dow's story is the typical experience of leaving home in the family car for school or work and ending the day back in the car returning home. Before arriving home, there are necessary errands to run, fun with family and friends, and a pizza dinner to go! Each fun stanza ends in the catchy refrain of "Go Cars Go!" that is sure to please young children who love to join in when someone reads to them.
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Go Cars Go!

A Passion for Purpose

Building Cities for Our Children

By Sylvester "Sly" James
with Sean Wheelock


In this candid autobiography that seamlessly incorporates political philosophy, the life story of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James is told in a fast-paced, entertaining, informative, and authentic style.

A Passion For Purpose serves not just as the title of this revealing and perceptive book, but also as the mantra by which Sly James based his tenure as mayor--and his life.
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A Passion for Purpose

The Search for Your Best Furever Friend

An Animal Alphabet Adventure

By Julie Snodgrass and Anne Martucci
Illustrated by Rob Peters

Board book

The Search for Your Best Furever Friend: An Animal Alphabet Adventure is a story that young children will enjoy again and again. The colorful illustrations and delightful text will capture the attention and imagination of young learners. Although the "animal" narrator is making a case for being a best friend, this book will show the variety of animals that could possibly fill that role. The book provides a good lesson for young children - it's possible to have many "best" friends.
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The Search for Your Best Furever Friend

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

By Rhiannon Ally
Illustrated by Wendy Leach

Age Range: 2-8

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! is a story for young children feeling sad when mom leaves for work. Leo and his sister, Luci, try to find a way to get Mommy to stay home from work. But when a mishap at their school threatens to cancel a bake sale, Leo and Luci's Mommy jumps into action. Mommy is a TV reporter and she can rally the community to help. We meet other working moms who are a doctor, principal, baker, and more who help make the bake sale happen. Leo and Luci learn that even though moms work, they don't forget that family always comes first.
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Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

ABCs of Basketball

Dream Big. Think Big. Play Big.

By Mario Chalmers and Almarie Chalmers
Illustrated by Emmanuel Everett

Hardcover with dust jacket

Fast-paced, informative, and positive, The ABCs of Basketball is told through the voice of young "Rio" Chalmers, who knows that nothing in his life is out of reach. "Dream big, think big, play big." It's a message that will inspire children as well as adults.
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ABCs of Basketball: Dream Big. Think Big. Play Big.

Merry Menagerie

Animal Antics From A to Z

By Angie Pickman
Age Range: 2-6 years/Preschool -3

Merry Menagerie Animal Antics from A to Z is the perfect gift for baby showers, children’s birthdays. It is also a great book for gifts shops at zoos, nature centers and parks. Merry Menagerie is a lovely book for young and old artists interested in the graphics made through paper cutting. It is a fun and charming book to help learners master the Alphabet.
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Guardian of the Golden Gate

Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair

By Kevin Briggs with Sam Mellinger. Forward by Meg Hutchinson. Afterward by Kevin Berthia
full-color 16-page insert

Click below to listen to Kevin speak about his experience! The wind was gusting around the Golden Gate Bridge on a March afternoon in 2005 when a 22-year-old man climbed the railing, convinced he and this world would be better without each other. He put himself on a thin beam 220 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
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Guardian of the Golden Gate

Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie

A Kansas City Adventure

By Aja James and Audrey Masoner, with Sly James
Illustrated by Rob Peters

Full color illustrations, hard cover with color dust jacket

What would you do if you could travel back in time in your favorite city?

Kansas City is a gem in the Heart of America! And to understand why it’s such a great city, one should learn about the events and people behind its rich and remarkable history. So, what about a time travel adventure to explore Kansas City’s history as it happened? And who better to be our guide on this fascinating journey than Kansas City’s Mayor Sly James. Presenting the wonderfully illustrated adventure, Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie for your bookshelves!
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Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie

Let's Go Yankees!

An Unforgettable Trip to the Ballpark

By Scott Pitoniak  Illustrated by Rob Peters

In Let's Go Yankees!, Poppy the Dog takes the subway with his grand-pups, Cammie and Oscar, to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It’s the first baseball game for the grand-pups and they discover just how much fun it can be cheering for baseball's most famous team. Poppy has loved the Yankees since his first baseball game when he was just a puppy. He shows Monument Park to his grand-pups and teaches them about the great players who have worn the team's familiar pinstriped uniforms.
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Let's Go Yankees!

Finding My Father's Voice

A Baseball Love Story

By Leigh Ann Walker with Chuck Carlson; Foreword by Pat Hughes

A father's presence or absence in their children's lives, especially their daughters, impacts them on multiple levels. Finding My Father's Voice addresses what this loss meant to a daughter who fell in love with a father that she never knew.
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Finding My Father's Voice

Go Cubs Go!

Baseball’s Never Give Up Story

By Marv Levy; Illustrator: Rob Peters; Contributor: George Castle

Meet Grandpa Bruno, the bear. All his life he has been a loyal fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs. And though they have disappointed him many times, he has never given up on them. He has even convinced his four little grandchildren to cheer for those Cubbies. If the Cubs win, what a celebration there will be in the City of Chicago. GO CUBS GO!
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Go Cubs Go!

It's a Sunny Life

An Adventure Fit For Rain or Shine!

By Gary Lezak  Illustrations by Rob Peters

When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be.
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It's a Sunny Life

Just Let 'Em Play

Guiding Parents, Coaches, and Athletes through Youth Sports

By Dr. Andrew Jacobs Jeff Montgomery
Peter D. Malone with Matt Fulks


The stories seem more prevalent today than ever: coaches and parents pushing kids to the point of "burnout" before high school, parents fighting with referees and umpires, coaches berating kids in front of teammates and parents, and even kids using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Just Let 'Em Play


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Welcome to the Blue Heaven

Don't Bet Against the Goalkeeper

By Jimmy Nielsen  with Paolo Bandini

Major League Soccer's Goalkeeper of the Year for 2012, Jimmy Nielsen, has established himself as one of the best players in the league and a fan favorite in Kansas City, playing for Sporting Kansas City. Yet while supporters are familiar with his achievements on the field and larger-than-life personality off it, few are aware of the remarkable story that led him to the US Midwest.
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Inside the Park

Running the Base Path of Life

By Willie Wilson  with Kent Pulliam
16 page photo insert


Willie Wilson played baseball with the mentality of a football player — a grimace, on his face. Totally unprepared for the spotlight of being in the major leagues, Wilson experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, sometimes unable to tell them apart. He helped lead the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series in only his second full season in the Major Leagues.
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Tigers vs Jayhawks

From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1

By Mark Godich
16 page color photo insert section


Missouri and Kansas went from unranked at the start of the 2007 college football season to playing for No. 1 in the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so no wonder Brent Musburger chose his words carefully as he addressed a national television audience moments before kickoff of the rivals’ historic meeting.


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Winning with Purpose

Raising Our Game and Lifting Our Teammates, On and Off the Court

By Satch Sullinger  with John Dauphin

Sports is filled with successful coaches, but Satch Sullinger’s story offers championship-level inspiration to players, parents and coaches who care about values and winning the right way, on and off the court. In an ego-soaked era where highlights and sound bites speak to a “me first” societal mentality, Sullinger’s message cuts through the din, to the core of what matters most: mastering the fundamentals of selflessness that allow us to raise our game, lift our teammates and rise to collective glory.
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At the Hang-Up

Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong

By Ted Owens  with Jim Krause
and Jesse Tuel

16 page photo insert


This is the inspirational story of Ted Owens — still the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse — from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Southwestern Oklahoma during the Great Depression to coaching at the highest levels of the college basketball world.
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Relentless

From Redshirt to the Rock of the Jayhawks

By Travis Releford  Matt Fulks

Every team has at least one. That one player who’s called on to make some- thing happen. Throughout his career on the University of Kansas basketball team, Travis Releford was that guy. So much so, in fact, that on Senior Night 2013, head coach Bill Self told the Allen Fieldhouse crowd that Releford was “the rock of our team.”
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Live an Extreme Life

Losing the Weight and Gaining My Purpose

By Bob Brenner  Reji Laberje
16 page color insert


Growing up in small-town Wisconsin, Bob Brenner fed his addictions to food and football, becoming the biggest guy in his family of six siblings and on the defensive lines of winning team after winning team. Bob's size was an asset that he wanted to continue growing.
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It's Awesome, Baby!

75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love

By Dick Vitale  Dick Weiss
Joan Williamson


It’s hard to believe, but Dick Vitale, ESPN’s perennially youthful basketball analyst, is 75.
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Building the Perfect Star

Changing the Trajectory of Sports and the People In Them

By Dr. Bob Ward  Mac Engel
Foreword by Randy White

16-page photo insert


Today, it is inconceivable for a professional or even small college sports team to go without a coach designated to enhancing conditioning, strength training, and overall performance. But someone had to be first.
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From the Guys Who Were There

The Kansas City Royals

By Bill Althaus
16-page photo insert


For 365 days, the Kansas City Royals have lived with the specter of the 2014 World Series hanging over their heads.
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Between The Lies

By Marv Levy

The Los Angeles Leopards and the Portland Pioneers are on a collision course toward the Super Bowl Championship. One team is led by a take-no-prisoners head coach; the other by a cerebral, slow-and-steady coach who has been thrust into the spotlight because of a tragedy. A tense showdown is about to unfold before the world’s football fans.
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Lombardi’s Left Side

By Herb Adderley & Dave Robinson  with Royce Boyles

Winning was not the only thing. Something more important than winning football games occurred during the Lombardi Dynasty. Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers ushered the National Football League to the forefront of American sports popularity during a racially explosive time, proving that teamwork transcended the color barrier.
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Getting a W in the Game of Life

Using my T.E.A.M. Model to Motivate, Elevate, and Be Great

By Dick Vitale  with Reji Laberje

It’s tip-off time and time to get that W, a WIN, in the most important game of all... the game of life! Dick Vitale has been in our homes for more than 30 years calling College Basketball on ESPN. Now, invite him in to share the incredible legacies lived and lessons learned that have resulted in a formula for success he’s willing to share with today’s young men and women.
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One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time

By Frank White  with Bill Althaus

When the Kansas City Royals appeared in the 1985 World Series, manager Dick Howser had to make a difficult, and controversial, call. Because the series started in the National League city of St. Louis, there would be no designated hitter, which meant that Hal McRae would be relegated to the role of a reserve player coming off the bench.
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Blood, Sweat, & Bears: Putting a “Dent” in the Game I Love

By Richard Dent  with Fred Mitchell

Bears’ overwhelming defense during their Super Bowl run, and a 2011 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was an 8th-round draft pick out of tiny Tennessee State in 1983. The tall and skinny rookie would become a 4-time Pro Bowl selection who also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles. Dent wound up his brilliant 15-year career with 137.5 sacks, eight interceptions, 13 fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns.
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The Shame of Me

One Man’s Journey to Depression and Back

By Ryan Lefebvre  with Jeffrey Flanagan

Kansas City Royals’ broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre seems to have it all – a dream sports job of announcing Major League Baseball, a huge house on a lake, plenty of expensive toys, good looks, and the admiration of friends and fans. But depression is seldom deterred by such superficial trappings. And depression’s grip on Ryan was so strong and so unyielding that he nearly ended his life.
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The 300 Club

Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?

By Dan Schlossberg
Foreword by Wayne Hagin


Coming in April: Since the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1876, only two dozen pitchers have won 300 games. And because of new philosophies about pitch counts, the role of relief pitchers, shrinking strike zones, and fi ve-man rotations, there’s a good chance that the 300 Club has admitted its last member.
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The Curse

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! ... or do They?

By Andy Van Slyke  with Rob Rains

Could this finally be the Cubs’ season? The team is in first place and playing well as the All-Star break approaches.
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Dickie V’s ABCs and 1-2-3s

A Great Start for Young Superstars

By Dick Vitale  Illustrated by Craig Lueck

Do you know a young superstar who’s old enough to begin learning their alphabet and numbers? A budding basketball fan who’s ready to take on the world of reading and hoops?
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Many Happy Returns

The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man

By Tom Bloch  Introduction by Henry Bloch
16-page color insert


Does the very thought of preparing your own taxes give you a headache? Get to know the man who is responsible for helping more than 20 million taxpayers with this dreaded annual burden.
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Sullen Sally

By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Sally woke up feeling blah, so she swallowed her smile, but her best friend Josie was there to help Sally through the day and help turn that frown upside down. The story reminds readers that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. It provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.
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Unhitch the Wagon

The Story of Boomer and Sooner

By Toby Rowland

Two ponies on the Oklahoma prairie have a dream to become the ponies chosen to pull the Sooner Schooner at a football game at the University of Oklahoma. Through hard work and perseverance, the ponies achieve their dream. An officially licensed book of The University of Oklahoma..
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Trust Your Next Shot Legacy Edition

A Guide to a Life of Joy

By Meadowlark Lemon & Cynthia Lemon

A newsreel of the Harlem Globetrotters captured Meadowlark Lemon’s heart when he was 11 years old, giving him a dream to play for the team. Though he had no money for a basketball, he was determined. His first hoop was made out of a coat hanger and an onion sack nailed to a tree in Wilmington, NC. His ball was a Carnation Milk can. It was a humble beginning for a legendary career that would change the face of basketball forever.
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Hark! It’s Harold the Angel

By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Harold is an angel who thinks he can’t sing very well, but with a little help and encouragement, he finds his voice in time to proclaim to the world the news of Jesus’s birth.

It’s an unconventional aspect of the Christmas story and a read-along companion to the song by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. This book tells the overlooked story of one of history’s most infamous angels. Hark! It’s Harold the Angel encourages readers to discover their own talents and reminds them that a little practice can boost their confidence to do great things. The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read along and sing along with adults.


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Special Edition Autographed Collector's Books:

Lombardi's Left Side
By Herb Adderly, Dave Robinson, and Royce Boyles

Lombardi's Left Side is available in an autographed, leather bound, collector's edition. This edition is numbered and guaranteed not exceed 500 copies. Each copy is personally autographed by Green Bay Packers Hall of Famers Herb Adderley and Dave Robinson as well as co-author Royce Boyles, on a specially designed vellum page one, which is exclusive to this special edition. Each copy comes complete with a Publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and a special walnut display easel. Each copy is truly one-of-a-kind and will be a treasured display piece in your library or memorabilia collection. Only Available for a limited time and on a first-come-first-served basis.

The collector's edition of this book is close to being sold out. Please email mgore@ascendbooks.com to see if a book might be available.

One Man's Dream My Town, My Team, My Time
By Frank Wright, with Bill Althaus

One Man's Dream My Town, My Team, My Time by Frank White with Bill Althaus is available in an autographed, leather bound, collector's edition. This edition is numbered and guaranteed not exceed 500 copies. Each copy is personally autographed by Hall of Fame second baseman and eight time Gold Glove recipient Frank White, on a specially designed vellum page one, which is exclusive to this special edition. Each copy comes complete with a Publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and a special walnut display easel. Each copy is truly one-of-a-kind and will be a treasured display piece in your library or collection.

The collector's edition of this book is close to being sold out. Please email mgore@ascendbooks.com to see if a book might be available.






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"Voice Of The Sooners" Releasing Children's Book

He's the "Voice of the Sooners," and now 'OU's Play-By-Play man' Toby Rowland is coming out with a new children's book. It's called "Unhitch the Wagon."

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Mutt's Dream


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Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge



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Angie Pickman's cut-paper art animation. See more in Merry Menagerie!



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Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie featured on KCL!



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Watch Marv Levy, author of Go Cubs Go!, discuss his new children's bestseller with Sports Illustrated.



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Just Let 'Em Play

Just Let 'Em Play authors Dr. Andrew Jacobs and Pete Malone with the Rally Volleyball Association of Frisco, Texas, at the ASICS Show-Me National Qualifier in Kansas City!

It's a Sunny Life!

It's A Sunny Life Testimonial #2 from Weather2020 on Vimeo.


Kansas City Chiefs ABCs


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Dick Vitale discusses his new book:
It's Awesome, Baby!


Art Stewart: "The Art of Scouting"

Author Bob Brenner
speaks about his new book,
"Live an Extreme Life"

Coach Howard Schnellenberger
talks about Winning!


Check out his book, "Passing the Torch: Building Winning Football Programs... with a Dose of Swagger Along the Way"
Interview with Travis Releford on "Relentless"

New Book Looks At Mizzou, KU Rivalry

Tigers vs. Jayhawks

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Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson's new book, 'Inside the Park'



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Kansas City Royals Legend
Frank White
on Reading, Libraries, and Superheroes



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