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An Amazon Best Book of the Month Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery-and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or was something more sinister happening on the field that day? Told in an innovative, multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts, Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America's most popular sport.
Mike Gordon loves a good thrill. And he's not afraid to break the rules to get one. But when Mike goes too far, a friend steers him in the right direction: up. Rock climbing gives Mike all the excitement he needs. But when things get tough, will Mike fall back into his old rule-breaking habits?
Addison is joining the track and field team, even though her mum said no. Addison has come up with a risky plan to compete. But soon she's torn between her love of sprinting relay races with the team and the guilt over lying to her mum. How can Addison pursue her running passion? With plenty of action and extra materials including discussion questions and bonus track facts, this Teen Sport Story is sure to be a hit with any young athlete.
Track season is about to begin, and Gerald "Sully" Sullivan is ready and raring to run. But on the first day of team trials, no other students show up! If the Titans don't get more members, there won't be a track team. So Sully pays a visit to the other sports teams, hoping their star athletes will join. None of the other athletes think much of track and field. Sully will have to beat them at their own sports to change their minds. . . .
A fiercely told survivorship novel about one girl's determination to push her body to win gold at the Olympics, and the power of uniting as women to speak out.
The only thing seventeen-year-old Audrey Lee dreams about is swinging her way to Olympic glory. Nothing is going to stop her, not even the agony in her back. Every spasm and ache will be worth it once she has that gold medal around her neck.
But none of her training prepares her for her coach being led away in handcuffs, accused by a fellow gymnast of the unthinkable. No one knows what, or who to believe and Audrey's teammates go into meltdown.
As the Olympic torch closes in, Audrey has no idea who to trust, let alone what life holds after her final dismount. The only thing she can do is hope that in the end, belief in herself and what's left of her team, will be enough for gold.
I, King Rupert Pickle XIV, hereby declare that all the characters and events chronicled in this tale are true and authentic. All the people portrayed by the author lived at the time of the Pickle-Chiffon Pie Olympics held in June of 1348.
The Olympic events reported in the story (dragon wrestling, the giant climb, the moat swim, etc.) actually took place and the winners accurately reported herein. None of the names were changed, nor were locations altered.
I have affixed my royal seal and do hereby attest to the accuracy of this statement. (Well, sort of.)
It's summer and so Bradley, Jagdish, Suresh and Shannon are playing rounders! Who will be the best fielder - could it be Dylan the dog? A Sports Special story from Rob Childs, featuring the characters from Wicked Day!
Rich kid Tony Jay is a shoe-in to win the Silver Falls snowboarding tournament, but his biggest rival, Jack Hewlitt, can't afford to enter. Tony may be spoiled, but he knows that victory means nothing if you don't beat the best. So, he agrees to hold a one-on-one freestyle run with Jack on top of the Silver Falls Mountains. But just when things start to heat up, a massive avalanche threatens to put both boys on ice, turning their friendly competition into a race for their lives.
Our Tom Palmer selection pack featuring this award-winning author's bestselling sport titles. Suitable for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary pupils who need a reading confidence boost. Number of books: 10 Reading Age: 8 For: Children aged 9+ Contents of pack subject to change.
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/can’t nobody cop you…
Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents’ break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges – which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal – change his life, as well as his best friend’s. This energetic novel-in-verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match.
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?
Grace doesn't love middle school. Everyone seems far too obsessed with who's wearing what and how much it costs. But at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance, Grace's tap dance skills take centre stage. Unfortunately, when a mean girl from school joins the dance team, Grace's safe haven is no longer so secure...
Jada isn't thrilled to leave her old life in Philadelphia, USA, behind. Not only is she saying goodbye to her school and her friends, she also has to leave her dance team. Jada lives for ballet, and thankfully, she finds a way to keep dancing at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance. But when an injury threatens to sideline Jada before the big competition, she has to find a way to overcome her anxiety and her injury or risk letting down her new team.
'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Tensions are rising in the team as Jordan's crew become jealous of the attention Calum and Leo are receiving from the scouts. Mr McKlop gives them one last chance to prove they can still be a team -- a military-style away day full of stunts, trials and loads and loads of MUD! Can they settle their differences and survive Sergeant McCradge's gruelling challenges? Will they learn how to pull together in time for the playoffs?
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - even at Christmas! Frankie and his friends are spending Christmas in Austria with his pen pal Heidi. He is excited to learn how to ski, even if it's not quite the same as playing football. Late on Christmas Eve they discover a lost elf who needs help. Frankie's team will need to use all their skills to get the elf back to his world, and return in time for Christmas!
For the Walker children, sailing the boat Swallow to an island for a camping trip is a fantastic adventure. But soon they find themselves under attack from the fierce pirates of the Amazon, Nancy and Peggy. And so begins the battles, alliances and discoveries in a summer like no other.
With every boy in a small Quebec town wearing the sweater of the Montreal Canadiens to play hockey, one child is horrified when, because of a mail order mix-up, he is forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater.
2-1 with minutes to go: Dale Juniors are about to win the schools' cup final - until Scott foots the ball into his own team's goal. But letting down the team is the least of Scott's problems. After the match, someone leaves him a nasty message on the wall - and the suspect? His best mate Danny. It's all going downhill from here. The drama of football and friendship take to the pitch in this action-packed sporting novel from top-selling author Paul Stewart. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
I'm learning how wrong I was.
I'VE LOST EVERYTHING.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR ME,
LAS VEGAS IS A TOWN FOR GAMBLERS AND COWBOYS.
I AM SAMURAI GIRL.
A rugby-mad boy. A huge game. And a chance for an epic win . . . or an epic fail! Gordon D'Arcy is an ordinary boy, but he's not so ordinary once he gets a rugby ball in his hands. He's the star player for Wexford Wanderers and dreams of one day wearing the Ireland jersey. A dream like that means hard work, raw talent and never losing sight of your goals. But Gordon has a wild streak that often lands him in trouble. Mum and Dad think that if he can just channel his energy, all will be well. Then something utterly mad happens and he gets a chance to live his biggest dream. Can he stay on his game and do everyone proud? Or will trouble follow him . . . like it usually does? Gordon's Game is a funny and inspiring adventure for rugby lovers of all ages! 'A cracking read . . . which will appeal to all the family' Irish Country Magazine
Hardloop. Dis al wat Spoekie ken. Van die aand dat Spoekie se pa hom en sy ma met 'n geweer in die straat afgejaag het, hardloop hy vir al die verkeerde redes. Vasgevang in 'n omgewing vol geweld en misdaad, sien Spoekie geen uitkomkans nie. Al wat hy doen is moeilikheid maak - en daarvan weghardloop. Tot die dag wat hy vir Coach ontmoet - Coach wat al Olimpiese medaljes gewen het en die natuurlike talent in Spoekie dadelik raaksien. Spoekie kan die beste atleet in die stad word. Maar gaan sy verlede hom inhaal, of gaan hy uiteindelik leer jy kan nie vir jouself weghardloop nie?
Hierdie boek deur die veelbekroonde Jason Reynolds is meesterlik deur André Trantraal in Kaapse Afrikaans vertaal vir 'n voorheen onontginde mark. Lesers sal hulself met hierdie karakters en konteks kan vereenselwig soos nog nooit tevore nie. Maar dis uiteindelik Spoekie self wat inderdaad by die leser bly spook - 'n karakter met so 'n komplekse en outentieke reis dat die leser vasgebind bly aan die verhaal lank nadat die boek klaar is.
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Max loves everything red - especially his favourite team!
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