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By LeBron James. 2021
Kids have big dreams. And when those dreams are on the line, how far are they willing to go to…achieve them? When Jayden and his teammates find out there's not going to be a Hoop Group this year—and maybe ever again—they have to learn to lean on each other if they want to save their basketball season, in this inspiring new middle grade novel from NBA superstar LeBron James and acclaimed author Andrea Williams. A New York Times bestseller! Jayden Carr has been training all summer to be ready for Hoop Group—the free afterschool basketball program where his hero, NBA superstar Kendrick King, got his start. But when his beloved coach tells him there's not going to be a Hoop Group this year, Jayden is heartbroken. And he's not the only one. Coach Beck's daughter, Tamika, was planning to be the first girl ever to start for the squad. Chris King, Kendrick's only nephew, spent the summer bragging that his uncle was coming home just to watch him play. For Anthony Pierson, Hoop Group was supposed to be his way out of trouble. And for Dexter Donyel, all 4'6" of him, Hoop Group was his chance to finally be part of a team, instead of just watching from the stands. For each kid, Hoop Group was more than just a chance to ball; it was an escape, a dream, a family. Now their prospects seem all but impossible—but then the world hasn't met Jayden, Tamika, Chris, Anthony, and Dex before. Determined to have their shot, the five new friends scrap, hustle, fight, and play hard to save their season to prove that sometimes a chance is all it takes. It's an inspiring, original middle grade story from NBA superstar LeBron James and acclaimed author Andrea Williams that channels the many relatable challenges so many young kids face. The first step to winning is getting out on the court
By Maureen Johnson. 2021
After solving the case of Truly Devious , Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this…spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson. Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she's back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer. But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls—the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case. Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders. But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive
By Schuyler Bailar. 2021
A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of…Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz. Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it&’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs. As Obie dives into a new team, though, things are strange. Obie always felt at home in the water, but now he can&’t get his old coach out of his head. Even worse are the bullies that wait in the locker room and on the pool deck. Luckily, Obie has family behind him. And maybe some new friends too, including Charlie, his first crush. Obie is ready to prove he can be one of the fastest boys in the water—to his coach, his critics, and his biggest competition: himself. *Includes a downloadable PDF of the Glossary, Resources, and Further Reading from the end of the book
By Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen. 2018
By Alexia Putellas. 2021
La nueva serie de ALEXIA PUTELLAS, jugadora profesional de fútbol. ¡Para las superfutbolistas del futuro! Alexia sueña con ser futbolista…profesional. Y, para cumplir su sueño, ¡juega al fútbol a todas horas! Pero, cuando ella y sus amigos llegan al campamento de verano al que los han apuntado sus padres, descubren que allí está prohibido. ¿Será este el peor verano de Alexia? Sin embargo, Alexia es capaz de montar un equipo de fútbol en cualquier lado… ¡aunque sea a escondidas! Con la ayuda de sus amigos, hará lo imposible para conseguirlo: escaparse por la noche, enseñar a los demás a jugar... Todo por hacer lo que más les gusta: ¡jugar al fútbol!
By Craig Battle. 2021
In the final book of the series, this summer is definitely not average It’s another summer at Camp Avalon—also known…as Camp Average to its campers—only this year, things are anything but normal. Mack and Andre are spending the summer at rival Camp Killington, where the competitive campers seem intent on making them suffer. Meanwhile, at Camp Average, Miles is trying to keep the peace—which is not easy, due to obnoxious newcomer Garth and his pranks. On top of that, Miles has another impossible task on his plate: getting Mack and Andre back on home turf. Things come to a head when Mack and Andre are forced apart, and Cassie challenges Garth to a do-or-die ball hockey showdown. Will the Camp Average crew find their way back together and come out on top? In this third and final addition to the series, the campers rally to support each other and discover once more how teamwork and cooperation win.
By Jan Coates. 2020
Eleven year old Danny Marsters was planning to have a fun but straightforward summer: pool parties and bike rides with…his buddies, the odd game of washer toss with Grampy, and, of course, soccer camp. He didn't count on developers threatening to build condos on the land the whole community had worked so hard to turn into the best soccer field in the county. And he definitely didn't expect to stumble across a dishevelled man living all alone, deep in the woods behind Barnaby's Brook. But Danny's curiosity gets the better of him, and he slowly befriends the hermit. Just when he discovers a hidden connection between himself and the old man, disaster strikes, and more secrets are exposed that just might help Danny save the soccer field once and for all. Loosely based on the real-life "Hermit of Gully Lake," this story of unexpected friendship and close-knit neighbourhood bonds will appeal to anyone who has had to stand up for the things—and the people—they love. With themes of environmentalism and community activism, The Hermit is a timely novel full of heart.
By James Patterson. 2019
The Miracle series continues with a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. <P><P> If golf novels had a…leaderboard, Miracle at St. Andrews would be at the top. Though nobody has ever identified a single secret--no universally accepted truth--to the sport, every real player searches for one. <P><P>Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he's an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. <P><P>On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway--even the gorse--feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Rosalie Althot. 2020
Ashley Harriss rêve de jouer professionnellement au soccer. Son amour pour ce sport est cependant différent de celui que ressent…son père, un ancien joueur de soccer reconnu mondialement. Ash refuse de vivre dans l’ombre de ce dernier et elle désire tracer sa propre voie.
By Marilou Addison. 2020
Colin Colbert, mieux connu sous le nom de Coco, ADOOOORE le soccer. Avec l'été qui arrive, il rêve de pouvoir…y jouer tous les jours. Mais à son retour de l'école, sa mère lui annonce une bien mauvaise nouvelle...Il n'y avait plus de place pour lui dans l'équipe !!! Elle l'a plutôt inscrit dans celle de baseball.Hors de question pour Coco d'accepter ça ! Il se met donc en tête de TOUT faire afin d'être... RETIRÉ DE L'ÉQUIPE !
By Angie Abdou. 2007
Digger, an 85-kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete’s dream –…winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end of their careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too worn to compete? The blossoming relationship between Digger and Sadie is tested in the intense months leading up to the Olympics, which, as both of them are painfully aware, will be the realization or the end of a life’s dream.
Christmas magic, delivered! A hilarious Christmas caper and the perfect festive gift, from bestselling author, Ben Miller. Pre-order now! All…Tog wants to do is work in Santa's workshop and one wonderful day, the letter from Santa arrives: Tog has been selected as an apprentice elf! Making toys is a lot more technical and a lot less fun than Tog had imagined, and even though his new friend Holly tries to help him, he's quickly relegated to cleaning out the reindeer stables. But someone has been stealing the presents from the workshop and a case of mistaken identity finds Tog accused of being the culprit! Can Tog use his special Christmas magic to discover the real thief and save all the presents before Christmas Eve is over? A funny and heartwarming story about the true meaning of gift giving, from the King of Christmas, Ben Miller – the perfect stocking filler for all the family! Praise for BookTrust pick The Night I Met Father Christmas:'A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small' Ruth Jones 'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong 'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone, bestselling author of Sky Song and Everdark 'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh
By Donna Barba Higuera. 2020
Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. <p><p> She's also championed causes her…whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. <p> Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who's Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she's not gonna let that slide. <p> Not since Millicent Min, Girl Genius has a debut novel introduced a character so memorably, with such humor and emotional insight. Even square dancing fans will agree…
By Laura Shovan. 2018
After some initial tension, sixth graders Mikayla, a wrestler like her brothers, and Lev, part of the Fearsome Threesome, become…good wrestling partners and friends. But there can be only one winner at the state championships and they both are determined to take home the trophy. For grades 4-7. 2018
By Suzanne Selfors. 2018
Leilani desperately wants to become friends with the popular girls. When her invites are mistakenly sent to the wrong kids,…Leilani ends up with an unexpected night. For grades 4-7. 2018
By Tricia Springstubb, Eliza Wheeler. 2018
When Cody's good friend Pearl hangs out with fellow classmate Madison, she starts to change and even signs up for…the soccer team. Cody tries her hand at the sport with mixed results. Sequel to Cody and the Rules of Life (DB 88428). For grades 2-4. 2018
By Doreen Spicer-Dannelly. 2018
Thirteen-year-old Kayla tries to salvage her double Dutch competition dreams after her parents' rocky relationship takes her away from Brooklyn--and…her beloved team--to spend the summer in North Carolina at her aunt's. There, Kayla convinces her cousin to create a new team. Some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2018
By Jason Reynolds. 2018
Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the…climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds. <P><P> Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. <P><P> Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that—not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings—no one’s gonna outshine him. Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. <P><P>Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s way—literally and not-so-literally—and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means. Expect the unexpected in this final event in Jason Reynold’s award-winning and bestselling Track series.
By Yael Mermelstein. 2021
At Jewish summer camp, Lila struggles to make friends until she meets a mysterious horse in the nearby woods who…helps her develop confidence in this fourth story in the American Horse Tales series.Lila is a young girl attending Jewish summer camp. She doesn't initially connect with the other campers and finds herself alone in the forest, where she encounters Lonny, a beautiful brown horse with white spots on his face. In Lonny, Lila finds a friend who will listen to her problems as she develops the confidence she needs to befriend the other campers. Camp Mah Tovu is part of a series of books written by several authors highlighting the unique relationships between young girls and their horses.
By Madeleine Roux. 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux and acclaimed artist Tim Probert comes an all-new original Dungeons & Dragons…middle grade series! Welcome to Dungeon Academy, where monsters and creatures train for the dark world that awaits just beyond the dungeon walls! But Zellidora “Zelli” Stormclash is a bit—different. She’s the one thing monsters and creatures of the Forgotten Realms fear the most: Zelli is a human!Knowing she’ll never be accepted, Zelli’s parents disguise her as a minotaur in hopes she’ll blend with the academy’s monstrous surroundings. Zelli does her work, keeps to herself, and becomes “invisible” to everyone. While in History of Horrible Humans class, Zelli learns of the great human adventurer, Allidora Steelstrike, who oddly resembles her. Could Zelli also be a Steelstrike? Seeking answers to her true lineage, Zelli embarks on a dangerous adventure.But she won’t be alone. A vegan owlbear, a cowardly kobold, and a shapeshifting mimic will join Zelli on her quest for truth in a world that holds no place for them. And who knows? Perhaps these monstrous misfits may discover some truths of their own . . .Get ready for humor, heart, magic, and adventure as middle graders and beyond learn to embrace who they are, accept others' differences, and discover that making mistakes is OK—as long as you learn from them.