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Off the Bench (Fred Bowen Sports Story Series #25)
By Fred Bowen. 2023
Chris wants to be a star scorer like his brother—so why does his coach keep him waiting on the bench?Chris…comes from a sports-loving family. His brother is the star scorer on the high school team, and is being recruited by Division 3 colleges. Chris longs to earn the same adulation, and he&’s a good scorer for his junior high team. But why won&’t his coach start him? He&’s better on defense than his rival, Carlos, and nearly as good a shooter. Soon Chris becomes obsessed with earning a place in his team&’s starting lineup. He does everything he can think of—including being an invaluable player every time he comes in. But nothing seems to get Coach&’s attention. Even after he learns the history of the valuable &“6th man,&” Chris can&’t seem to let it go. How will he ever be a big scoring star? For every kid who hates to read but loves basketball, comes a suspenseful novel with plenty of play-by-play sports action.
The House That Ruth Built
By Kelly Bennett. 2023
It&’s Opening Day! Yankee Stadium towers grand, gleaming, and ready! On April 18, 1923, the New York Yankees played against…the Boston Red Sox in their very first game in the brand-new Yankee Stadium. All the key players were there—future Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Bob Shawkey, Miller Huggins—and so were the supporters—Eddie Bennett, the legendary Yankee batboy; Jack Lenz, Yankee Stadium&’s first public announcer; five-year-old Little Ray Kelly, Babe&’s lucky charm; and more than 70,000 fans! Every person in the stadium on opening day was part of this legendary event, and now you can be too. With beautiful, true-to-event illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, and with facts on every page about the stadium, the teams, and that very first fateful game that christened the original Yankee Stadium, The House That Ruth Built is the perfect book for kids and baseball fans everywhere. Take a step into the past and watch the baseball greats make history!
Field of Peace (Everyday Zoo)
By Joyce Meyer. 2012
The second book in the Everyday Zoo series, written by New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, uses the beloved…cast of animal characters to help readers discover the importance of finding peace in our lives by making decisions that please God. This book introduces Boyd the giraffe who is focused on his baseball team winning the championship. When faced with a teammate who isn’t performing well, Boyd must decide if he wants to win at all costs or do the right thing.
Il Gioco dell'Esordiente
By Irene Aprile, Rachelle Ayala. 2017
Jessica Song è stanca di essere una brava ragazza, intrappolata in una relazione ben oltre la sua fine. Reduce da…una recente rottura, si fa un giro nel paese della trasgressione come tirocinante per l’organizzazione di eventi sportivi. Il giocatore di baseball esordiente Jay Pak Ahn è stato bruciato una volta di troppo dalle brave ragazze, specialmente da quella traditrice della sua ex fidanzata. Quando incontra la selvaggia Jessica, getta al vento la cautela per divertirsi con lei fino in fondo. Jessica e Jay si accordano per trascorrere una settimana di appuntamenti incantati, occhi a cuoricino e sesso sfrenato per liberarsi entrambi dei rispettivi ex.
Jugando con el Novato
By Cinta Garcia de la Rosa, Rachelle Ayala. 2017
Jessica Song está cansada de ser una buena chica, quedándose en relaciones hasta bien pasada la hora del cierre. Recién…salida de una ruptura, se da una vuelta por el lado salvaje de la vida como becaria de eventos deportivos. El jugador de beisbol novato Jay Pak Ahn se ha quemado demasiadas veces con buenas chicas, especialmente con su ex prometida, quien le fue infiel. Cuando conoce a la salvaje Jessica, abandona todas sus precauciones para disfrutarla al máximo. Jessica y Jay se ponen de acuerdo para pasar una semana de encantadoras y emocionantes citas, y salvaje sexo sin límites para sacarse a sus ex parejas de la cabeza.
The Angry Birds Movie: Too Many Pigs (I Can Read Level 2)
By Chris Cerasi. 2016
The Angry Birds Movie, with a star-studded cast that includes Jason Sudekis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage, will…finally answer the question: why are these birds so angry?A ship full of fun-loving pigs has arrived on Bird Island. All the birds are thrilled except Red. He needs to know why the pigs have suddenly shown up—and if they’re really as nice as they seem!Perfect for Angry Birds fans, Too Many Pigs, a Level Two I Can Read book, is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
Elliot Jelly-Legs and the Bobblehead Miracle
By Yolanda Ridge. 2023
Is a magical Carey Price bobblehead the key to Elliot's success on the ice? Eleven-year-old Elliot loves hockey and finally…convinces his parents to sign him up. There’s just one problem: he can barely skate. But he is determined. He practices every chance he gets and even takes extra lessons. He is still miles behind the rest of his teammates in terms of skills and speed, though. So when the goalie gets injured, Elliot surprises everyone by offering to take his place. He figures his “jelly-legs” won’t be quite so obvious in net. He is wrong. The first game is a complete disaster. In desperation, Elliot begs his Carey Price bobblehead for a win. Both thrilled and surprised when his wish is granted, Elliot makes more wishes. His team keeps winning. But is the magic real? And what will happen if his teammates discover the secret to Elliot’s success? With twenty-five hockey-card-style illustrations scattered throughout, this is a heartfelt story of friendship, hockey and the importance of believing in yourself.
Timberwolf Chase: (timberwolf Chase) (Orca Echoes)
By Sigmund Brouwer, Dean Griffiths. 2006
Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey team in the small town of Howling. Tom Morgan…has just moved from Toronto and is a talented player. Tom is also very competitive and seems determined to pick on Stu Duncan, who is slightly overweight. Johnny suggests a race between Tom and Stu. Tom eagerly accepts; Stu is reluctant but Johnny convinces him to trust his best friend's advice. On race day Tom is surprised by both the race and its outcome and learns that teamwork pays off.
Triple Threat (Orca Young Readers)
By Eric Walters, Jerome Williams. 2004
It's summertime and hoops season is over, but that doesn't keep Nick and Kia off the court. One very hot…day they head to the rec center for a swim but end up on the outdoor courts that are usually dominated by older players. Their enjoyment of the court is short-lived, however, when three teens show up and kick the kids and their ball off the court. Nick and Kia don't take well to being bullied, but there's nothing they can do about it. At least not until they run into Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams at a mall promotional event, and Kia enlists the NBA star's help in proving that she and Nick do indeed belong on the same court as the older players.
Wildfire (Orca Currents)
By Deb Loughead. 2018
Bridgewood is having one of the hottest summers on record. Despite the strict fire ban, fires keep breaking out, and…it's starting to look like arson. Dylan O'Connor, as usual, is right in the thick of things, and his friend Eliot is questioned as a suspect. Dylan doesn't think Eliot is the culprit, but he does know Eliot has a secret. He has been providing shelter for a scruffy stranger named Jeb Wilder, aka Wildfire. Is Jeb responsible? Or could it be the guy Dylan caught smoking in the woods, local baseball legend Mason Bates? It's up to Dylan to solve the mystery before the fires get out of control. This is the fifth book featuring Dylan and his friends.
Timberwolf Revenge: (timberwolf Revenge) (Orca Echoes)
By Sigmund Brouwer, Dean Griffiths. 2006
There's plenty of action both on and off the ice. At a big tournament in Calgary, teammate Tom Morgan plays…a practical joke on Johnny Maverick, so naturally Johnny feels he has to pay him back. The rivalry escalates. After he scores a hat trick, Johnny is given a hockey stick signed by all the members of the Calgary Flames. He worries that Tom will do something to this prized trophy and decides he will not let it out of his sight. But in the end Tom outsmarts him one more time and Johnny learns that revenge is never a good idea.
Gloria's Promise: A Ballet Dancer's First Step (American Ballet Theatre)
By Robin Preiss Glasser, Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman. 2023
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator and former ballet soloist Robin Preiss Glasser comes a story about a young…ballet dancer whose boundless determination makes her dream of dancing with the American Ballet Theatre come true.Gloria has a very big dream: to be admitted to the summer program at the American Ballet Theatre. The day of the audition arrives, and Gloria couldn&’t be more excited! She can&’t wait to dance and show the world what she can do. In the ABT studios, she gets a peek into a glorious room filled with pointe shoes, ballet dancers getting fitted for tutus, and an awe-inspiring company rehearsal. She can barely believe her eyes! During the audition, Gloria is determined to make an impression by pushing herself to be her best. But when she falls in front of the teacher, she wonders if her determination will be enough. Robin Preiss Glasser, the bestselling illustrator of the internationally renowned Fancy Nancy series, brings exquisite and authentic details to every illustration as only a former professional ballet soloist can do. This story about a determined dancer who is working hard to achieve her dream is sure to thrill ballet students everywhere.
By Bob Moseley. 2023
Tommy Browning is hopelessly trapped in his baseball dream. Wallowing in Single A with Macon Peaches, he doesn't know if…he'll ever make The Show---the major leagues---or if his dream of a professional career is even worth pursuing. But fate steps in and the 21-year-old pitcher is launched on a roller-coaster ride that he can't control, much less understand. He has "The Gift," but can he keep it?
Fiona Plays Soccer: Level 1 (I Can Read! / A Fiona the Hippo Book)
By Zondervan. 2023
Join Fiona the hippo, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, as she and her friends…find a soccer ball and decide to play a game. But what happens when the ball gets stuck up a tree and lost in a pond?Young readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona and her friends in this Level One I Can Read book about the little hippo that has captured hearts around the world with her inspiring story and plucky personality.Fiona Plays Soccer is:An endearing animal book that&’s a perfect gift from parents and grandparentsA sweet story about teamwork and playing togetherA Level One I Can Read story geared for children just learning to readCreated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey of Fiona the Hippo; A Very Fiona Christmas; Fiona, It&’s Bedtime; Legend of the Candy Cane; Bad Dog, Marley; and A Very Marley Christmas fame?Fiona Plays Soccer is one title in the I Can Read brand that focuses on Fiona the hippo. Other titles include:Meet FionaFiona Saves the DayFantastic FionaFiona and the Rainy DayFiona&’s Train RideFiona Goes to SchoolFiona Gets the Sniffles
By Adam Dirks. 2018
Unstoppable Me, written by New York Times bestselling author and champion surfer Bethany Hamilton with husband, Adam Dirks, tells the…story of Makana the lion, who loves to surf but loses her nerve when she wipes out. When her friend encourages her to go back out again, Makana summons up the courage and discovers the success that comes from believing in yourself and never giving up.As seen in the feature film Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable, this playful book will have little ones cheering for Makana and inspire them to stay strong and keep trying, no matter what challenges might come their way.
Man o' War
By Cory McCarthy. 2022
An achingly honest and frequently hilarious coming-of-age novel about an Arab American trans swimmer fighting to keep their head above water…in a landlocked Midwestern town.River McIntyre has grown up down the street from Sea Planet, an infamous marine life theme park slowly going out of business in small-town Ohio. When a chance encounter with a happy, healthy queer person on the annual field trip lands River literally in the shark tank, they must admit the truth: they don&’t know who they are—only what they&’ve been told to be. This sets off a wrenching journey of self-discovery, from internalized homophobia and gender dysphoria, through layers of coming out, affirmation surgery, and true freakin&’ love. &“River is the most emotionally engaging character I've read in a long time, and this novel is a deep and comprehensive exploration of the journey transgender people trek through the confining world they're born into. Eye-opening, heartfelt, and real—with a massive payoff of true love.&” —A.S. King, author of Dig, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Imagine if you got to be the boss of EVERYONE—even your dad! That&’s just what happens to 10-year-old Joss in this hilarious,…brand-new comedy from bestselling author, comedian and presenter Danny Wallace, with illustrations throughout from Gemma Correll. Perfect for children aged 8+ and fans of David Baddiel, Stephen Mangan, David Walliams, Andy Griffiths, Jenny Pearson and Helen Rutter. Ten-year-old Joss&’s greatest ambition is to be Class Monitor at school. But she&’s about to go one step further. It&’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Joss&’s dad takes her to the games company he works for. When the boss calls a meeting and tells them he&’s giving his job away to the person with the best idea for a company game-changer . . . Joss sticks her hand up. And the next thing she knows, Joss is the boss. Joss is thrilled. Dad is horrified: he&’s going to have to be on his best behaviour all the time! As Joss whips everyone into shape, maybe they can all learn a lesson or two . . . even Joss herself. Warm-hearted and beautifully observed, with hilarious artwork from Gemma Correll, this family-centric comedy has massive wish-fulfilment appeal for kids and adults alike.
<P>It's summertime in Sunnyview and Captain Awesome is headed to the pool in this all-new Captain Awesome adventure! <P>It's summertime…in Sunnyview and Eugene McGillicudy is off to the pool for swimming lessons. It doesn't take long for Eugene's superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find a list of reasons why he must defend his swimming class from a cast of comical "bad guys." MI TEE! While Captain Awesome is busy saving the Sunnyview pool along with Nacho Cheese Man and sidekick Turbo, will he find time to tackle a dive into the deep end before summer ends? <P>With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
Aniana del Mar Jumps In
By Jasminne Mendez. 2023
"Beautiful in its honesty and vulnerability, this is a powerful story about dreams and bodily agency that sings from the…heart.&”—Natalia Sylvester, award-winning author of Breathe and Count Back From TenA powerful and expertly told novel-in-verse by about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis by an award-winning poet.Aniana del Mar belongs in the water like a dolphin belongs to the sea. But she and Papi keep her swim practices and meets hidden from Mami, who has never recovered from losing someone she loves to the water years ago. That is, until the day Ani&’s stiffness and swollen joints mean she can no longer get out of bed, and Ani is forced to reveal just how important swimming is to her. Mami forbids her from returning to the water but Ani and her doctor believe that swimming along with medication will help Ani manage her disease. What follows is the journey of a girl who must grieve who she once was in order to rise like the tide and become the young woman she is meant to be. Aniana Del Mar Jumps In is a poignant story about chronic illness and disability, the secrets between mothers and daughters, the harm we do to the ones we love the most—and all the triumphs, big and small, that keep us afloat.
Respira: (Breathless) (Spanish Soundings)
By Pam Withers. 2010
Beverly está en Hawaii ayudando a su tío en su tienda de submarinismo, aprendiendo a bucear y tratando de bajar…de peso y conseguir novio. Cuando Garth, un excelente buzo, se interesa por ella, Beverly está feliz, hasta que resulta que a Garth no le interesa más que una cosa. Cada vez más débil por la drástica dieta que se impuso ella misma, Beverly se encuentra en graves problemas cuando tiene que defenderse de Garth bajo el agua.