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Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.
Annie and Tyler are going out! OK, he can be a bit controlling sometimes, but Annie's never had a boyfriend before so she assumes that's what they're like. Her roller derby team, the Liberty Belles, are in top position in the league - but are they getting over-confident? Annie misses a few practice sessions so she can spend time with Tyler. As punishment, she gets left on the bench at a big bout. The whole team needs to refocus - especially Annie.
ULouba uhlala elokishini lase N'Djamena elibizwa ngokuthi iDoumpa. Impilo lapho ayilula ngaso sonke isikhathi, kodwa unabangani, ibhola lakhe lezinyawo kanye nephupho lakhe. Louba lives in a part of N'Djamena called Doumpa. Life there is not always easy, but he has his friends, his soccer and his dream.
All Vera wants to do is fit in - but that's not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera's single mother can't afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range - Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the 'cool girl' drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Cece Bell, and Victoria Jamieson, Vera Brosgol's Be Prepared is a funny and relatable middle-grade graphic novel about navigating your own culture, struggling to belong, and the value of true friendship.
"Subtle, nuanced, and full of heart" (Kirkus Reviews), this powerful
story about football and a boy on the brink of adulthood is perfect for
fans of Carl Deuker and Mike Lupica.
Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day. Maybe he'll get a glimpse of Haile Gebrselassie or Derartu Tulu?! But Solomon's grandfather has other plans. As Solomon follows him through the big, overwhelming streets, he learns something he cannot believe. The strict old man is a war hero who once risked his life to save a friend and has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getting help from his village is up to him. It's a twenty-mile run from the city to home, and grandfather's life hangs in the balance. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big heart do it? Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird is the inspiring story of a small Ethiopian runner with a very big heart.
Ben is at his happiest playing for United and is getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial for Ben, as he struggles to hide a huge secret from his teachers and classmates. Ben's secret is starting to affect his game - can he swallow his pride and ask for help before he sidelines himself - for good?
There's nothing better than a holiday-unless it's a holiday with your dance team! Brie and the rest of the dancers at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance are thrilled when they find out they're performing in the Citrus Jam - the competition to end all dance team competitions. But then Brie overhears another team plotting to win at all costs. Can she find a way to fight fair and still win?
ULungisa Ngxenga uzibona eba lixhoba leengxaki zomtshato athi nangona azamayo ukuzisombulula, suka zime zithi gomololo, zixele intaba engahexiyo emi phambi kwakhe. Ukujika iingxaki zibe sisonka yinto leyo engalungeli wonke umntu. Akuba ephakathi kwezi nzingo, uLungisa ujonge ngaphaya kwazo, wayibona imfundo iyinto engcono kunazo, kanti kuloko aza kuthwaliswa isithsaba sobugqirha. Lungisa Ngxenga is surrounded by mountains of marital problems. His first and second wife desert him in quick succession. As he struggles to face these problems, he faces other challenges - his ambition is to become a medical doctor one day.
In the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek bites off more than he can chew when he decides to enter the school talent show and try out for the basketball team. Between promising Vijay that he'll compete in the school talent show and promising Dave that he'll try out for the basketball team, Derek Jeter has a lot he's trying to juggle. A commitment is a commitment, and Derek is determined to work hard and try his best, but he worries he might be in over his head and fears he's going to let his friends or himself down. How can Derek do it all? Inspired by Derek Jeter's childhood, Fast Break is the sixth book in Jeter Publishing's New York Times bestselling middle grade baseball series that focuses on key life lessons from Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation.
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