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The Crossover (Paperback): Kwame Alexander The Crossover (Paperback)
Kwame Alexander 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

`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.

Lily Lo and the Wonton Maker (Paperback): Frances Lee Hall Lily Lo and the Wonton Maker (Paperback)
Frances Lee Hall
R232 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Fuzzy Baseball (Hardcover): John Steven Gurney Fuzzy Baseball (Hardcover)
John Steven Gurney
R234 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Over the Line (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Tom Palmer Over the Line (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Tom Palmer 1
R163 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R48 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It's 1914 and Jack is making his debut as a pro footballer. But his first match is marred by a demonstration demanding that the teams sign up to do their duty in France. Word of the Footballer's Battalion and a cup in Flanders provides a glimmer of hope that Jack can keep his dream of playing for England alive. But as the war drags on, Jack is thrown into a nightmare world he will be lucky to survive.

The New Football Coach (Paperback): Dominique Demers The New Football Coach (Paperback)
Dominique Demers; Illustrated by Tony Ross 1
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Miss Charlotte - the new coach of a children's football team - has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match.

She decides to teach them to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work, as the kid who was always useless on the pitch suddenly scores a screamer in practice.

But will their hopes of victory be dashed when the ambitious star player decides to join the other team?The latest instalment in Dominique Demers's popular Adventures of Miss Charlotte series, The New Football Coach, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, is a marvellous tale about believing in yourself and beating the odds.

Girls FC 4: Is An Own Goal Bad? (Paperback): Helena Pielichaty Girls FC 4: Is An Own Goal Bad? (Paperback)
Helena Pielichaty 1
R138 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R30 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

Taking Chances (Paperback): Sicelo Kula Taking Chances (Paperback)
Sicelo Kula
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 In stock

Ta Siks wants to provide for his nephew Fundile – but on a cleaner’s salary there is no chance of that. That’s why he turns to the world of crime, and gets involved in the drug trade.

Fundile does not suspect that his uncle is involved in a dangerous game, but his friend Sakhe is a different story … Sakhe has no problem with moving on from being a scorer with girls and on the soccer field, to being a drug merchant. When Nosiphiwo, a girl from Fundile’s past, arrives on the scene with a secret of her own, things start getting more complicated. Fundile realises – too late – that even their lives are in danger…

This is the tenth book in Cover2Cover’s Harmony High Series, which centres around the lives and real life choices facing a group of teens at Harmony High, a fictional township high school.

Striker's Sister (Hardcover): Jake Maddox Striker's Sister (Hardcover)
Jake Maddox; Illustrated by Katie Wood
R441 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R95 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Return to Glory (Paperback): Bob Cattell Return to Glory (Paperback)
Bob Cattell; Illustrated by Bob Linney 1
R164 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Chu's Day at the Beach Board Book (Board book): Neil Gaiman Chu's Day at the Beach Board Book (Board book)
Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Adam Rex
R166 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A new adventure for everyone's favorite sneezing panda, from New York Times bestselling team Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex. Now available as a board book for Neil Gaiman's youngest fans yet!

Chu and his family are going to the beach! Chu is excited. He will get to play in the sand and wade in the water. But what will happen if Chu sneezes at the beach? And what will happen if he doesn't?

My Year in the Middle (Hardcover): Lila Quintero Weaver My Year in the Middle (Hardcover)
Lila Quintero Weaver; Illustrated by Lila Quintero Weaver
R301 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R70 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rugby Spirit - A new school, a new sport, an old mystery... (Paperback): Gerard Siggins Rugby Spirit - A new school, a new sport, an old mystery... (Paperback)
Gerard Siggins
R185 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R40 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Ok, lads, you have everything you need to win this game. So go out and do it ,' said the coach. Eoin's not sure if it will be so easy! He's just started a new school ... and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn't even held a rugby ball before! With new rules to learn, new friends to make and new teachers to get a handle on, he really doesn't need to have Richie Duffy, the resident bully, picking him out as his latest target! And just who is this guy, Brian, who looks so out-of-date, but gives great rugby advice?

Don't Throw It to Mo! (Paperback): David A Adler Don't Throw It to Mo! (Paperback)
David A Adler; Illustrated by Sam Ricks
R76 R58 Discovery Miles 580 Save R18 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Vis & tjips CAPS: Gr 8 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jaco Jacobs Vis & tjips CAPS: Gr 8 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jaco Jacobs
R135 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R19 (14%) In stock

Aandag, alle onderwysers wat CAPS-boeke vir volgende jaar moet kies! Wil jy graag boeke deur ons drie heel gewildste kinder- en jeugboekskrywers in die klas behandel? Wat van ’n supergewilde [email protected] om jou graadneges aan die lees te kry? Of slaan jou graadagts se asem weg met Jaco Jacobs se Perfek (waarvan tienduisende kopieŽ reeds verkoop is) of die lekkerleesboek Vis en tjips, wat beloof om net so gewild soos die topverkoper Suurlemoen! te word. En Fanie Viljoen se splinternuwe jeugboek Spring sal hulle laat naels kou tot die einde! Hier is LAPA se CAPS-goedgekeurde boeke vir graad 7, 8 en 9. Die CAPS-uitgawes van hierdie gewilde boeke bevat volledig uitgewerkte vrae en hope prettige aktiwiteite!Graad 7 EAT: Zackie Mostert druk ’n drie (Jaco Jacobs)Graad 8 EAT: Perfek (Jaco Jacobs)Graad 9 EAT: Spring (Fanie Viljoen)Graad 7 Huistaal: Gevaarlike lopies (Jaco Jacobs) Graad 8 Huistaal: Vis en tjips Graad 9 Huistaal: [email protected]

Peppa Plays Soccer (Paperback): Neville Astley, Mark Baker Peppa Plays Soccer (Paperback)
Neville Astley, Mark Baker
R92 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R22 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Trust Your Name (Paperback): Tim Tingle Trust Your Name (Paperback)
Tim Tingle
R180 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R44 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pick and Roll (Hardcover): Jake Maddox Pick and Roll (Hardcover)
Jake Maddox; Illustrated by Sean Tiffany
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sports Day: A Bloomsbury Young Reader (Paperback): Jane Lawes Sports Day: A Bloomsbury Young Reader (Paperback)
Jane Lawes; Illustrated by Sarah Jennings 1
R116 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R25 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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+

Zombie Xl (Paperback, Revised edition): Pete Kalu Zombie Xl (Paperback, Revised edition)
Pete Kalu 1
R187 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 . . .

The Big Game (Hardcover): Tim Green The Big Game (Hardcover)
Tim Green
R321 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

New York Times bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green encourages readers to fight for their dreams in this heartfelt story about a young football star grappling with the stress of living up to his father's name. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade season to his Super Bowl champion father, who recently passed away. Danny promises everyone that, just like his dad, he'll dominate the big game at the end of the season and earn a spot on the high school varsity team. Then his English teacher catches him cheating on a test. Even though Danny can retake it, he knows there's no point. He can't read. And if Danny can't pass this class, he won't be eligible to play in the championship game that could unlock his future. While his resentment rises against the only person willing to help him win off the field, the pressure to succeed begins to weigh heavily on Danny's shoulders. Danny is being tested on every level now, and to pass, he may very well have to choose a different path from his father's.

Llamas Go Large - A World Cup Story (Paperback): Scott Allen Llamas Go Large - A World Cup Story (Paperback)
Scott Allen 1
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Llama United has gone from strength to strength after their first Cup win, gaining fame and fortune along the way. Sadly the England football team is not having the same success and, with the World Cup looming, their manager is desperate to find a magic ingredient to beat their bitter rivals.

Friends (and llama managers) Tim and Cairo have just that ingredient and agree to loan some of Llama United's top players. But not everything is plain sailing and, with Cairo strangely distracted by the rival team, and the llamas having trouble settling in, Tim has his work cut out for him. It seems not everybody wants to support the team with an impossible dream . . .

Llamas Go Large is the second hilarious Llama United book from Scott Allen, full of football funnies and laugh-a-minute llamas, illustrated by Sarah Horne.

Riptide (Hardcover): R. T. Martin Riptide (Hardcover)
R. T. Martin
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Girls FC 2: Can Ponies Take Penalties? (Paperback): Helena Pielichaty Girls FC 2: Can Ponies Take Penalties? (Paperback)
Helena Pielichaty 1
R138 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R30 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Join the Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play "like a girl"!

"Hey! Petra Ward here. I can't wait to play in my first football tournament, but it clashes with my sister's show-jumping event... And in our family, ponies ALWAYS come first." It’s the Girls FC's first ever tournament and Petra can’t wait to play. She's not exactly the best defender, but she loves being part of the team – and to spend time with her best friend Megan, the team captain. Then her mum delivers the bad news: the match falls on the same weekend as her older sister Charlotte’s riding event. As usual, Charlotte (and the ponies) are her mum's number one priority... This is the second book in Helena Pielichaty's fun, topical early-reader series; join the Girls FC as they take the world by storm!

"This book makes football a fun activity that isn’t just for boys and I hope reading the series will encourage more girls to get involved in sport from an early age." – Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on Girls FC 1

Junior Ninja Champion: The Competition Begins (Hardcover): Catherine Hapka Junior Ninja Champion: The Competition Begins (Hardcover)
Catherine Hapka
R255 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R62 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For ninja fans everywhere, this action-packed adventure series brings five unlikely friends together to compete in the first-ever Junior Ninja competition. Izzy, Ty, Kevin, JJ, and Mackenzie don't have a lot in common. But they have all seen the reality TV obstacle competition National Ninja Champion. When news breaks that there's going to be a kids' version of the show--and tryouts are just a few miles away--all five find themselves drawn to the obstacle course at Fit Kidz Gym. Before they know it, they've become a team--training together and helping one another overcome all kinds of obstacles as they compete for the title of Junior Ninja Champion. With lots of heart and edge-of-your-seat excitement, Junior Ninja Champion packs in the action of the competition along with all the ups and downs on the journey to making it. Who will secure a spot in the finals, and who will be named Junior Ninja Champion? Look for the sequel coming in January 2019!

The Rhino in Right Field (Hardcover, Reprint ed.): Stacy DeKeyser The Rhino in Right Field (Hardcover, Reprint ed.)
Stacy DeKeyser
R330 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R79 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
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