Alex plays his first baseball game and is very discouraged by all the mistakes he makes. Students will be able to relate to the difficulty of trying something new and will like the positive ending.
In Sophies second adventure, she is challenged by her twin older cousins, Ryan and Parker, to play ice hockey. Will she be able to ditch the double-bladed skates and play with the neighborhood boys?
The engaging illustrations in the newest and lowest level Alex book will make this title one of your beginning readers favorites. This is a great book to introduce action words (verbs).
Sophie Bean cannot bear to spend another summer watching Ryan and Parker ride The Red Flyer Roller Coaster. Unfortunately, all she keeps hearing from Measuring Man is "too small!" Students will relate to the plight of this lovable character.
Alex is so anxious to use his new skateboard that he ignores his family's warnings. Students will enjoy reading this action packed book and will learn a valuable lesson along the way.
A practical joke can turn on the joker. Johnny Maverick has come up with an idea to win a fundraising contest for the Howling Timberwolves hockey team. It seems fun, until a girl visits Howlingâ€”and starts to win challenges against Johnny. The entire town finds it funny; even worse, his friends Tom and Stu like what's happening.
Lots of hockey action and hijinks. 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. The Howling Timberwolves series of Orca Echoes early chapter books offer lots of sports action and humour that will appeal to young boys.