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Tully and his brother don't have much. But they do have each other. And Tully has an amazing talent. Football. But when the First World War begins, Tully must fight for respect on the battlefield not the pitch ... Based on the amazing true story of Walter Tull, a First World War hero and one of the first black British professional football players. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Two action-packed tales from the popular Soccer Mad series:- SOCCER MAD - Luke faces a tough challenge when the first-round draw for the Sunday League Cup is announced - and the Swifts are up against the league stars... ALL GOALIES ARE CRAZY - but some goalies are more crazy than others! After a series of match-losing blunders, can Sanjay prove himself the number one goalie?
Zackie en Vincent sien baie uit na die rugbytoer. Selfs al speel hulle nie vir die A-span nie. En selfs al dra hulle span se afrigter lipstiffie! Maar dan word die rugbytoer afgestel, en almal dink dis Zackie se skuld ...
With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire―Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants . . . until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist . . .
Chichico can't believe his luck when a talent scout spots him playing football on the beach and asks him to try out for Santos Brazil. All he has to do is turn up, bring his boots and show off his skills. But there's one problem ... Chichico doesn't have any boots. When his friend Davi steps in to lend a helping hand, can he save the day - or will his actions spoil Chichico's chances of becoming a football star forever? Particularly suitable for struggling reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Thirteen-year-old Nikki Doyle dreams of becoming a great basketball player like her WNBA idol, Mia McCall. Nikki has always been the best point guard in her county league, and her dreams feel within reach when she's selected to play on an elite-level club team. But in a league with taller, stronger, and faster girls, it turns out that Nikki is no longer the best point guard. In fact, she's no longer a point guard at all, which leaves her struggling to figure out who she is and how she fits in. The stress piles on as Nikki's best friend spends more and more time with another girl on the team, and when her science teacher assigns a family tree project that will be impossible to complete unless Nikki reveals the most embarrassing secret on the entire planet--her biological father was a sperm donor. As if that's not enough to deal with, to cover the costs of her new team, Nikki has agreed to take care of her annoying younger brother after school to save money on childcare. As the stakes rise on the basketball court, at school, and at home, Nikki's confidence plummets. Can she learn to compete at this new, higher level? And how hard is she willing to work to find out? With a brilliant voice, fast-paced action, and characters who feel as if they live and breath, Nikki on the Line heralds the arrival of a brilliant new voice in contemporary middle grade fiction.
Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover! Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to retell some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, another even more spine-tingling narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's tales of terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful, lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence... Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth!
Join Timmy the Telecabin and his friends on their adventures in the French Alps in Suzan Savage's new picture book for readers aged 5-7 years. It's the first day of the skiing season, the snow is falling and Timmy is excited to return to his job of carrying people up the mountains so that they can ski back down again. He meets lots of different people and enjoys listening to their excited chatter as they climb aboard his telecabin. Readers also meet Timmy's friends: Charlie Chairlift, a jolly lift who takes people even further up the mountain; Bertie Buttonlift, a cheeky lift who enjoys playing games with the children in ski school; and Percy the Piste Basher who spends his evenings doing an important job so that skiers can enjoy their holidays. Adventures of Timmy the Telecabin also shares some information about learning to ski and important guidelines to help readers remain safe on the slopes in this picture book that will appeal to readers aged 5-7 years.
It's the end of an era! Max's uncle -legendary luchador, the Guardian Angel- is getting married and walking away from wrestling! Max was set on taking over the wrestling role, but not so soon. He's just fourteen! To make it worse, his uncle chose a wild new wrestler for his last match, the Fallen Angel. If the villain wins, will the legend of the Guardian Angel die before Max is ready to put on the mask? !Es el fin de una era! El tio de Max -el legendario luchador, El Angel Guardian- se va a casar, !y retirarse de la lucha libre! Max queria ser la siguiente persona a asumir el papel del heroe enmascarado, pero no tan pronto. !Solo tiene catorce anos! Y para colmo, su tio escogio un nuevo luchador temerario para su ultima pelea, el Angel Caido. Si gana el villano, ?morira la leyenda del Angel Guardian antes de que Max este listo para ponerse la mascara? Maximilian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel is the fourth in the "Max's Lucha Libre Adventures" series. Catch up on the adventures: 1-Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel 2-Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch 3-Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, author and luche libre aficionado Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Irma and their young son Vincent. Garza is author and illustrator of several lucha libre picture books for children. His lucha libre middle grade series began in 2005 with Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and quickly became a hit among children and lucha libre fans. He has won a 2012 Pura Belpre an Americas Award Honor Book, a Texas Institute of Letters H-E-B Award for Best Children's Book, and been named an ALA Notable Children's Book, among other recognitions.
Age range 9 to 14 Growing up in East Germany in the 1960's, football mad Karl wants nothing more than to play for his hometown club. However, when this dream finally comes true, he soon finds out that playing for the mighty Dynamo Berlin comes at a cost. Karl realises that the team are run by the dreaded Stasi Police and he's required to be more than just a football player. When he refuses to become an informant, he finds himself falling foul of powerful men who always get what they want. Of course, as he falls out of love with football, he could always simply up and leave. Couldn't he? It's not to be - players don't leave Dynamo Berlin until the Stasi decide.
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