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This exciting coming of age story follows a boy from a tower block as he joins a premier league football academy. Jackson is surprised when he gets a call-up to play with United's under-eighteen team, and when everyone starts raving about his playing. But he's in for an even bigger shock when his dad turns up on his doorstep for the first time in years. Can they repair their relationship? Or is his dad out for what he can get? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font and illustrations, The Football Trials is aimed at readers aged 12+ and has a manageable length (80 pages) and reading age (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
This all-new Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader features the characters from Nickelodeon's Sunny Day!
Join Sunny, Rox, Blair, and Junior for a soccer showdown with Lacey's team. Children ages 4 to 6 who like Nickelodeon's Sunny Day will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader, which includes more than 30 shiny stickers!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. Step 2 is for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Hannah must rely on her survival instincts to endure a brutal ice storm and save her family. At first, when a massive ice storm traps fourteen-year-old Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practise the survival skills she's been learning. That all changes when an accident leaves her mother desperately low on insulin. With no power and no way to contact the outside world, Hannah steals away with the four family dogs tied to an old dogsled. All she has to do is make it to the nearest cabin and find a working phone to save the day. But a wrong turn and worsening weather leave her in grave danger and saddled with an unexpected passenger. Hannah must use all her skills and resourcefulness to get help for her family - before they all freeze to death in the wilderness.
Molly is in her final year of primary school, with secret dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Having always lived in the shadow of her manipulative friend, Chloe, Molly finally has the chance to compete in a regional swimming contest and define herself on her own terms. But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, will she give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity? A hugely exciting debut with a classic underdog story, a wonderfully relatable protagonist, and an important message of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are.
Mickey has no cricket kit and his mom, a single parent, cannot afford a new one. He goes reluctantly to a charity shop where he buys a second-hand kit.
The charity shop owner suggests that the initials ‘JK’ on the bat mean that the bat belonged to Jacques Kallis. Mickey finds that he plays extraordinarily well with this bat and begins to believe that it is a ‘magic’ bat.
The coach wants to take Mickey to the district trials where he’ll be the youngest player. But disaster strikes when Mickey leaves his bat behind by mistake: he has to face playing without his magic bat.
MML 2017 Literature Award Winner.
Valegro: The Legend, is the sixth and final book in The Blueberry series, specially written for all readers, young and old, who have been captivated by the most successful dressage horse of all time - Valegro! Written from the viewpoint of Blueberry (Valegro) himself, with his own take on his friendships and lessons learned from all his equine, canine, feline and human friends, this book takes the reader to Valegro's final competitions, towards his retirement from competitive dressage. Has the little brown horse achieved all his ambitions or is there still something he feels he has left undone? Author Carl Hester MBE, is a veteran of no fewer than five Olympic Games and has, with his unique, revolutionary and humane methods of training, influenced the training and performance of dressage horses for the better throughout the world. Each book in the Blueberry series offers insights into his own methods at his yard in Gloucestershire, and some of his menagerie of animals who live there feature in the books. A delightful read for anyone who has been fascinated by this amazing horse, and wants to learn more about how he became the best the world has ever seen.
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat's world to life under the sea in this new I Can Read book. Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic adventure, Pete makes a new friend and gets a big surprise! Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat is a My First I Can Read Book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child. New readers will love the easy-to-read format and groovy illustrations in Pete the Cat's first I Can Read underwater journey!
`With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering' 12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They're kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and they each want nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh's bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn't come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.
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