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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 sport.
When Kenzie asks Danny to try out for a freestyle BMX team, he's sure he'll be mastering tricks in no time. But he soon learns that riding ramps is harder than it looks. How will he ever make the team when he can't even land a bunny hop?
Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But when Seaburn football team meet their rivals, Jud finally has the chance to step in as goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad-divorced from his mom-suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free?
Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer is ready for a super day at the beach--until she learns that Boots can't swim. Can Mariana the Mermaid help them? Little boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will enjoy this full-color storybook.
A fantastic tale about football and growing up. Baljit couldn't be happier with life - his parents are supporting his ambitions, things are going great with his girlfriend Hannah, and best of all, he's in with a chance of playing football for his heroes, Liverpool FC. But life doesn't always work out the way you hope and Baljit has some big decisions to make that will affect everyone. Uplifting teen drama with a sporting focus and the long-awaited sequel to bestselling Dream On. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
When the Glory Gardens team discover that their ground has been sold to build a new hotel they decide to return to their roots and play the season's league games on Glory Gardens recreation ground. But the pitch is far from ideal and several players are hurt batting on such a terrible wicket. With the team losing matches, Hooker losing his form and the injuries mounting Clive, Matthew and Azzie are threatening to leave Glory Gardens to play for another team. Can Jo convince them to stay, and can the new captain, Erica, put together a side capable of beating their old enemy, Wyckham Wanderers, and maintaining their league title?
Travel back through time to experience 18 iconic moments in motor racing history in this lavishly illustrated book, which gives you the inside track on classic cars, routes, and racers. Race 'The Green Hell' in a Porsche 911, complete the course at Le Mans in a Ford GT40, compete in the Festival of Speed at Goodwood in a Jaguar E-type, and take on the Nascar drivers at Daytona's Speedway. Bursting with facts, figures, stats, and racing stars, this is a racing book of dreams.
Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green delivers a heartwarming and inspiring story about a deaf boy's journey to change how others see him--both on and off the football field. Now in paperback. Landon Dorch wants to be like everyone else. But his deafness and the way he talks have always felt like insurmountable obstacles. But now he finally sees his chance to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage and join the school's football team. But the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him. Just when it looks like Landon will be left out of football for good, an unlikely friend comes along. But in the end only Landon can fight his way off the bench and through a crowded field of bullies bent on seeing him forever left out.
Eoin Madden's having a busy term with friend issues, schoolwork and new rugby challenges; he's been moved up to train with the Junior Cup team, which is hard work, plus there's trouble in his dormitory as mobile phones start going missing! But as usual there are ghostly goings-on in Castlerock school - what's the link between Eoin's history lessons and the new spirit he's spotted wearing a Belvedere rugby jersey? ... Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. 'Beautifully crafted by Siggins, this is a book that will thrill any rugby-mad youngster while delighting sports fans (of any age) with an interest in entertaining storytelling.' Irish Daily Mail on Rugby Warrior
A boy dreams of being a great sports star. In his dreams he is the best player in every sport: basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, dirt bike races, and even fishing! However, he is really only great at one thing in sports - he is a great sports fan! Both the writing and the illustrations help to make this a very funny book.
In "Blastin' the Blues," still fearing they are being followed and
even more worried they have a traitor in their midst, the team
travels to New Orleans, where the magic of their ball and the music
of the city create one memorable game. But like always, trouble is
right around the corner and the hits keep on coming for the Payne
family and all of the Travelin' Nine
Nick gives up on everything he tries. So when he's on vacation, he tries surfing. He doesn't like it, so he quits. A friendly girl helps him learn to windsurf. But will he quit that if he can't do it?
Jamie Johnson is fast becoming the most popular player in the country. He's playing the best football of his career for his beloved Hawkstone. But life at the top of the league isn't as easy as it seems...After Hawkstone sign a new winger, Jamie suddenly has a serious rival on the team. And when he finds himself sent on loan to a tiny local club, Jamie wonders if it's all over...
A basketball-loving girl makes a wish to never miss a basket in this charming middle grade novel that pushes girl power to the max! Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn't have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court, a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly. After fighting to join the boy's team at her school, Lizzy is finally given the opportunity to show off her hard-earned skills. When she answers what she believes is another bill collecting phone call, Lizzy receives a magical wish: the ability to sink every shot. Pure Swish. Now eviscerating the competition in the boy's league is small potatoes--she has the skills to dominate in the NBA. With the help of her BFF Toby and some viral video action, Lizzy goes all the way to the Philadelphia Bells' starting lineup, making history and taking names. Then, just as she's about to go face to face with her hero, the best player on the planet, things begin to fall apart. But Lizzy isn't a quitter and she'll play her hardest for the love of the game.
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