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Magic Tree House #52 - Soccer On Sunday (Paperback): Mary Pope Osborne Magic Tree House #52 - Soccer On Sunday (Paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne
R105 R74 Discovery Miles 740 Save R31 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Goal! Jack and Annie have tickets to one of the most exciting soccer games ever—the 1970 World Cup! They are sure the famous soccer player Pelé will tell them a “secret of greatness.” The game is nonstop action and the stands are packed. But how will they find Pelé in a crowd of 100,000 soccer fans? Have they failed their mission? Or will the answer come when they least expect it?

Bernard Dunne - Champion of the World (Paperback): Bernard Dunne Bernard Dunne - Champion of the World (Paperback)
Bernard Dunne
R206 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How a little kid from Dublin became a world champion boxer. Bernard Dunne tells his own story in his own words: for children! Growing up in Neilstown, west Dublin, Bernard Dunne was always going to be a boxer. His Dad Brendan was an Olympic boxer in his day, and coached in the CIE club in Inchicore, and his two big brothers were skilled boxers too. As Bernard grew up boxing taught him to believe in himself and helped him to focus on goals both within the sport and in other parts of his life. Bernard won his first boxing bout, at the age of six and against a ten-year-old, and went on to win thirteen Irish championship titles. In this inspirational book, Bernard describes life as a boy in Neilstown, the ups and downs of his life and career, and the powerful life lessons and skills that sport can teach a child.

Boy Toy (Paperback): Barry Lyga Boy Toy (Paperback)
Barry Lyga
R211 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R34 (16%) In stock

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
Five years ago, Josh's life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town--seems like the world--thinks they understand. But they don't--they can't. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there's Rachel, the girl he thought he'd lost years ago. She's back, and she's determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won't stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there's Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh's past. It's time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.
If only he knew what the truth was . . .

First Star - A Bear and Mole Story (Hardcover): Will Hillenbrand First Star - A Bear and Mole Story (Hardcover)
Will Hillenbrand
R353 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R64 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Moby Shinobi: Ninja on the Farm (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) (Paperback): Luke Flowers Moby Shinobi: Ninja on the Farm (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) (Paperback)
Luke Flowers; Illustrated by Luke Flowers 1
R81 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R14 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dark Water (Paperback): Cindy Jefferies Dark Water (Paperback)
Cindy Jefferies; Illustrated by Dave Shephard
R136 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R31 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sarah is a superb synchronised swimmer with a good chance of getting on the Olympic team. However, she's shy, and never talks about her swimming at school for fear of mockery. Her fledgeling relationship with Tom is almost destroyed when she thinks he's exposed her to the ridicule of the class, who have no idea how demanding synchronised swimming is. But when a classmate finds himself in danger, only Sarah will be able to help... Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, aged 11+, at a manageable length (80 pages) and reading level (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Jumper (Paperback): Michele Martin Bossley Jumper (Paperback)
Michele Martin Bossley
R188 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R12 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"You can't threaten me," I countered, my knees quivering with fear. "I'll tell whoever I want about this and you can't stop me."
"Oh, can't I? Your Grandpa's having a hard time scraping money to keep that ranch running, isn't he? How would it be if things got just a little bit harder? You wouldn't want ole' Granddad to lose the farm, now would you?"
"You couldn't do that," I whispered.
"Try me," Bellamy said, his eyes glittering like a snake's.
Reese loves horses and longs to be a competitive show-jumper. When the leased horse she rides is sold she is left riding the orneriest horse in the stable. She decides she must find a horse of her own. Her parents can't afford a trained horse so she decides to buy a wild horse at auction.
Outbid, she discovers that many of the wild horses are will be sold for slaughter. Determined to save the horses from a terrible fate she finds herself in deeper than she expected - and fighting for her life.
Michelle Martin Bossley is the author of a number of sports books for young readers.and also of an upcoming title in the Orca Currents series. Michelle lives with her family in Calgary, AB.

In Your Shoes (Hardcover): Donna Gephart In Your Shoes (Hardcover)
Donna Gephart
R341 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
On the Line (Paperback): Jake Maddox On the Line (Paperback)
Jake Maddox
R114 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

After breaking his arm during the first try-out of last season, Robby is determined to make the football team this year. Even if he does make the team, he's not sure he'll have the skills necessary to lead the team to victory.

Fast Forward - The world's most famous race tracks and race cars (Hardcover): ADA M. Skinner Fast Forward - The world's most famous race tracks and race cars (Hardcover)
ADA M. Skinner 1
R491 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R95 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure (Paperback): Jeff Brown Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure (Paperback)
Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
R97 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R18 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Softball Surprise (Paperback): Leigh McDonald Softball Surprise (Paperback)
Leigh McDonald
R115 R94 Discovery Miles 940 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jo can't wait for the summer softball league to start. She knows this will be the year she's on a winning team. But when she finds out some surprising information, Jo has to decide between the team that wins and the team she's come to love.

Kick It, Mo! (Hardcover): David A Adler, Sam Ricks Kick It, Mo! (Hardcover)
David A Adler, Sam Ricks
R285 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Football Boy Wonder (Paperback): Martin Smith The Football Boy Wonder (Paperback)
Martin Smith
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Go Long! (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber Go Long! (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber; As told to Paul Mantell
R153 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R29 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tiki and Ronde were the stars of their Pee Wee football team, the Cave Springs Vikings. But middle school is much bigger than elementary school and it's a whole different game--on and off the field. When Coach Spangler takes a job coaching for the high school team and Tiki's old science teacher Mr. Wheeler is tapped for the middle school coaching job, the beginning of the school year and the football season is off to a bumpy start. But through working together, the boys discover that the whole team is bigger than any of its parts.

Teammates (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber Teammates (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber; As told to Robert Burleigh; Illustrated by Barry Root
R173 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R11 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tiki Can't Believe It when the ball is knocked out of his hand in the Cave Spring Viking's last preseason game against their rival Knights. And when nobody wants to talk to him the next day at lunch, he feels even worse. So Ronde and Paco start "secret" practices with Tiki, and Coach shows him a special four point ball carry. And after plenty of practice, Tiki is transformed from a runner to a ball carrier, and he feels more confident than ever before. Now he's a winner--and so is his team

Moving the Goalposts (Paperback): Rob Childs Moving the Goalposts (Paperback)
Rob Childs; Illustrated by Gary Rees 1
R120 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R25 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But writing and schoolwork is another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. How can he keep up his image and avoid feeling humilliated?

Go Mo Go 1: Monster Mountain Chase! (Paperback): Mo Farah, Kes Gray Go Mo Go 1: Monster Mountain Chase! (Paperback)
Mo Farah, Kes Gray; Illustrated by Marta Kissi 1
R137 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too!

After returning home from a long cross-country run, it's time for Mo and his friends to decide where to go on their next running adventure. Sandwiches at the ready, the friends head somewhere beautiful, with glistening snow and sparkling lakes ... The Rocky Mountains!

But crossing states is tiring work, and with lots of new creatures (and monsters!) to meet along the way, will Mo and friends ever get time for a sandwich break?

Here comes Bigfoot ... RUN!

Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.

The perfect book to share and read aloud.

The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous series father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.

Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!

Soldier's Game (Paperback): James Killgore Soldier's Game (Paperback)
James Killgore
R141 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R28 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2012 Ross is fed up with being on the losing side, as Bruntsfield Primary football team suffer another humiliating defeat. But after football practice each week he goes to visit his grandmother, and this week she has a special present for him. Pat digs out a pair of old football boots and strip which belonged to her father, who once played for Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Ross is amazed that his great-grandfather, Jack, had played for the famous Hearts. As he finds out more about Jack, an incredible story unfolds -- a tale of Edinburgh's young heroes and a battalion of footballers and fans who fought in the First World War at the Battle of the Somme. Based on the true story of the 16th Royal Scots, otherwise known as the 'Hearts Battalion', this moving book brings a fascinating moment of Scottish history to life. Jim Killgore interweaves the present day life of an ordinary football-mad boy with a story of young men who volunteered for war. He focuses on the friendships that develop as the lads play football and learn to become soldiers together, making this remarkable story enjoyable and accessible for young people.

Dojo Surprise (Hardcover): Chris Tougas Dojo Surprise (Hardcover)
Chris Tougas
R332 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Superkicks - Dare to Dream (Paperback): Superkicks - Dare to Dream (Paperback)
R173 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Superkicks gang returns! It's holiday training time at Superkicks School and Lee Jin is thrilled to be back in action. Dr Khan announces that the Superkicks Special Achievement Award is up for grabs, and football superstar, Toshi Ronaldo, will personally coach the winner! It's all Lee Jin has ever dreamt of! But so has all his teammates! Who will ultimately win the award?

Soccer Duel: There Are Two Sides to Every Story... (Paperback): Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell Soccer Duel: There Are Two Sides to Every Story... (Paperback)
Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell
R135 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R25 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Renny and Bryce play on opposite soccer teams battling for the championship. Until recently the soft-spoken but talented Renny warmed the bench while another player took the field. But now that player's out with an injury and Renny's been given the chance to show what he can do. And no one is more surprised at Renny's playing ability than his opponent, the hot-dogging, one-man team, Bryce. Bryce was sure Renny would be pushover, but Renny, who had admired Bryce's showmanship, proves that solid teamwork is often hard to beat. And in the end, both boys come off the field a little wiser.

Beth's Basketball Game (Paperback): Cecilia Minden Beth's Basketball Game (Paperback)
Cecilia Minden
R212 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R14 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Lion Roars (#2) (Paperback): Alan Gibbons The Lion Roars (#2) (Paperback)
Alan Gibbons; Illustrated by Chris Chalik 1
R139 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R38 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jimi dreams of playing in the all-white kit of the Lions of Senegal but he can't see how his dream will ever come true. Even though he is the best footballer in the region, the bigger boys never let him play with them. But can he change their minds? With huge support from his family, Jimi finds that there is nothing that he can't achieve!Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of African football and African-born footballing superstars such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Patrick Viera and Yaya Toure, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Riding Lessons (an Ellen & Ned Book) (Paperback): Jane Smiley Riding Lessons (an Ellen & Ned Book) (Paperback)
Jane Smiley
R154 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R28 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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