100 Things to Know About Sports

Alice James, Jerome Martin, Tom Mumbray and Micaela Tapsell

Age: 8+



100 Things to Know About Sports

By: Alice James, Jerome Martin, Tom Mumbray, Micaela Tapsell

Illustrated by Federico Mariani, Parko Polo, Dominique Byron, Jake Williams, Anton Hallmann


Age 8+


Coming June 2024

How do blind athletes tell between silver and gold medals? How did a Finnish architect accidentally invent skateboarding? Why do footballers wear logos on their kit? From equipment and engineering to amazing sporting achievements, find 100 incredible facts in this book, perfect for sharing with family and friends.
128 pages
6.9 x 9.5in
Hardback ISBN:
Publication Date:
June 2024
Work Reference:
Alice James
Alice James joined Usborne after working in primary schools for a while. She absolutely loves science, and over the years has lived with chimps, spent a month in the rainforest, studied Biology at Oxford University, and grown 200 carnivorous plants (not necessarily in that order). Whilst at Usborne Alice has worked on books on all kinds of science topics, from space to energy to the periodic table.

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Jerome Martin
Jerome Martin has written children's books about science, history, Shakespeare and food. Before joining Usborne in 2014, he spent a decade studying literature at Harvard, Cambridge and the University of Iowa, and several years behaving responsibly in a copywriting office. Now, he spends his working hours researching delightful and amazing facts, his evening hours parenting two children, and the minutes in-between writing poetry.

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Tom Mumbray
Tom studied History at university before joining Usborne in 2018. Since then he's worked on books about Planet Earth, technology, maths and inventions (and learned lots of amazing facts about everything from paleoburrows to fireworks along the way).

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Micaela Tapsell
Originally from Zimbabwe, Micaela has always enjoyed learning about different cultures and exploring the great outdoors. When she's not rafting the rapids of the Zambezi river or camping among the African wildlife, she is writing books on all sorts of delightful subjects, from science's greatest unknowns to the wildflowers of the world.

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