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Emmie's school is having a big sports day and everyone has to choose an event to take part in. There are running races, long jump, an egg-and-spoon race, and even the three-legged race. But Emmie isn't sure what to choose and she is sure that she is going to come in last... This fun and sporty adventure from author Jane Lawes is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Sarah Jennings and relatable characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+
Sam's team are edging closer to the bottom of the league this season and team captain Jordan's bad attitude isn't helping anyone. When Sam spots Hasan playing on the refugee team, he can see that Hasan's got talent and invites him along to practice. Hasan and his friend Faisal prove to be exactly what the team need - but Jordan's not going to accept his new teammates so easily. Can Sam get the boys to pull together and win? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
From Geoff Herbach, the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series, comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family, perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick, Andrew Smith, and Matt de la Peņa.
For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.
But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about taekwondo.
Leonard is sat on the substitutes' bench, but never asked to play . . . and it's not even as if the Ducie High football team is any good: they get beaten, time after time. Then everything changes. After a game near a nuclear power plant, a weird energy passes through Leonard, and that night in bed he is visited by zombies . . .
Sisters Maddie and Jess are new to the football school. They bicker all the time, they never agree and they constantly try to score points against one another. Steve and Esther are keen to get the girls working together, and it's an uphill struggle. But the airfield has other ideas...Maddie and Jess wake up in twin Typhoon fighters and must learn to cover each other's backs. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
This is the sixth book in Michael Hardcastle's pacy series following the dramas and adventures of Goal Kings JFC. Only months after becoming champions the Goal Kings are struggling. So would a change of coach revive them or simply make things worse? There are distractions for the team in the shape of new friendships, especially with girls, and the arrival of a foreign player is not welcomed by everyone. Suddenly the Kings' troubles seem to be multiplying faster than their goals on the pitch.
It's a hot summer day, and Pete and his mom and brother are going to the beach Pete loves the beach, but the waves make the water look scary. When his brother Bob offers to give him a surfing lesson, will Pete give it a try?
An 8x8 based on an episode of Llama Llama's animated Netflix series all about one of the most fun activities for little llamas (and kids): camping!
Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8x8, Llama Llama goes camping for the very first time and learns a valuable lesson: what seems scary can actually be super-duper FUN! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.
Pack your bags and get ready to hit the road with this latest installment of family fun! You can help create car songs, spot some historical sights, even stop at a roadside diner--with a Mad Libs? twist, of course!
Many have tried to imitate the world's most popular word game, but they just can't ___VERB___ the mustard! With Mad Libs? on the Road, traveling has never been so wacky!
A graphic novel which focuses on Matthew's brother Eddie, who is having problems proving to his coach that he has the necessary skills and physique to play up front. But when Eddie finds himself in a position to demonstrate his courage and skills the coach is not around to watch him.
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.
Louise is not happy about giving up her Saturday to help out at her little brother's Birthday party - a trip to Laser Adventure. But Laser Adventure turns out to be anything but dull, for Louise discovers that someone is playing the game with a gun that isn't firing harmless laser beams.
This is the second in Michael Hardcastle's action-packed series following the dramas and excitements of the close knit cast of characters whose lives revolve around Goal Kings JFC. A shock injury leads to a mid-season change of coach, and suddenly all the members of the team are under pressure to prove their worth. Josh is desperate for a lucky break to get him off the sub bench, Alex's position as star striker is under threat, and bitter rivalry breaks out amongst the players for the position of team captain. Will the Kings pull together in time to save relegation?
Join Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play "like a girl"! "Hi! We're twins Dylan and Daisy McNeil. We're meant to write the match-reports for our football team, but we keep getting muddled - our granny says we're something called 'dyslexic'..." Daisy and Dylan love playing football, but their captain Megan isn't very happy when they make a mess of the match-reports. The twins can't seem to arrive on time for their matches, either - though living in a chaotic household, which includes ballet-mad twin brothers and countless pets, certainly doesn't help. Luckily, their Scottish granny knows just how they can turn things around! This is the fourth in a twelve-book series about women's football, with each charmingly-written book focusing on a different member of the football team and a different issue - all building up to the final book, which explores the future of the team as the original Girls FC moves on to secondary school. "This book ... will encourage girls to get involved in sport from an early age." -Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on Girls FC 1
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