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Blood and Basketball

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919358

Dale has a chance to "go pro" right out of high school. Will he make the grade? In spite of his youth, his skills are superb. Only his trouble-making brother stands between Dale and his lifetime dream. But his brother is all the family he has.

The Barge Ghost

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919334

Looking for adventure, Sunni and Bree take summer jobs on a salmon-processing barge in Alaska. When they dig into the history of the old ship, they're shocked to hear an actual voice from their past!

Sounds of Terror

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919280

Cindy lives in a fancy gated community. Philip lives in a tacky trailer park. Which of them comes from a loving home?

The Woman Who Loved a Ghost

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919297

Is Alex losing her mind? What else could explain the mysterious young man that no one else can see?

No Place Like Home

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919259

Karen yearns to move back to her old apartment building- until she discovers that people are much more important than places.

Fat Boy

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919235

At Carmichael High, the bullies always get their way. Would it be a different story if their victims joined forces?

No Exit

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919242

Homeless street kids find refuge in the most unusual place. It's great to have food and a bed- but is it worth their freedom?

Breaking Point

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919211

The boys claim that they were only kidding. But their harassment pushes one girl right to the edge.

Death Grip

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919228

How does it feel to be an outcast? Katie learns a lesson about prejudice from a woman who's been dead for 50 years.

Line Up

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919495

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Jamal ran around the hurdles. Daniel wanted to jump them. Hurdles are smaller than trash cans. He cleared one. Then another. Then another. Line up. Jump. Clear. Just like basketball. But easier. Jamal won. But it was okay.

No Easy Race

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919471

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Central Avenue was close now. Victor knew he had to dig in. There was a place deep inside him. It's where his speed came from. He didn't understand it. But he trusted it. He finished one-step ahead of Marcos.

Fighting the Legend

Andrew Bacskai (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919488

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: No one ever caught Ty in the open. Ty jogged back to the huddle. His teammates slapped his back. Ty was their star running back. But he hadn't been running well lately. At the snap, Ty broke right again. But he tripped and fell. The ball bounced away.

Taking Control

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919464

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: They all walked to the court. Uncle Robert passed the ball to Patrice. She stepped toward the baseline. She looked so natural. She shot the ball. Nothing but net. Akil's jaw dropped. "Can you do that again?" The answer was yes.

No Limits

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472447

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. What would you do for your best friend? Jared believes that best friends would do anything for each other. And Gray is grateful for Jared's generosity. But then Jared asks Gray to lie for him. "It's just a little lie," says Jared. Gray agrees to help out his best friend until he realizes that there are limits to friendship.

Trust Me

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472454

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Emma would do anything to help her best friend, Jordyn, win debate finals. But there's a problem, Jordyn is set to debate Emma's boyfriend, Darius, from rival Camden High. Emma learns of Camden's strategy while on a date. And she can't wait to tell Jordyn. After all, Darius didn't swear her to secrecy. Is it a matter of trust?

Easy Pass

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472423

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. This year Kaya is having trouble studying for history class. Kaya is off to a bad start when she does poorly on an exam. Mrs. Holt offers to hold a tutoring session to help students study for their next history test. While waiting for the session to begin, Mrs. Holt leaves the classroom, and leaves Kaya alone with a copy of the next test.

Pay Back

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472409

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. After finding out that Torie is dating Rae's ex-boyfriend, Chance, Rae makes a plan to pay Torie back. Rae decides to date Brad, a boy that Torie really likes, just to make her jealous. Unfortunately, Rae doesn't count on how her feelings for Brad might change. By the time Rae realizes she's fallen for Brad, it might be too late.

Double-Cross

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472416

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Would Braden betray a friend to get the car that he desperately wants? Braden must find a summer job. If he doesn't, he will lose out on the car of his dreams. His father will only help with the payments if Braden gets a part-time job. But the competition for summer jobs is fierce. How far will Braden go to beat the competition?

Broken Promise

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472379

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Choosing between keeping a promise and keeping a friend is tough. Josh's first few days of driving without an adult passenger may be cut short if his dad learns that Josh drives Cooper and Nikki to the dance. Josh made a promise to his dad, but he wants to help out his friend. How will Josh's dad react to a broken promise?

Don't Get Caught

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472386

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Paris is worried that Max isn't really visiting his grandparents. She thinks he's dating another girl. Instead of asking Max her real question, Paris takes her cousin's advice and accepts a date with Blake. After all, if Max can date someone behind her back, why can't she? Besides, no one will know her at the Wayfield homecoming game... or will they?

Friend or Foe?

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472393

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. It's time to elect a new class president. Cory and Eli quickly enter the race, although Jazz and Key aren't so sure that either of them would make a good president. After Jazz agrees to vote for his friend, Cory, he realizes he would like to run himself. Will Jazz turn out to be Cory's friend or foe?

Break All Rules

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472362

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. When opposing teams stay at the same motel, the coaches give the players strict rules to follow. Be polite and keep to yourselves. At first Rick appears to be cooperative, but Cole begins to question his actions. When Garrett goes missing, Rick acts strangely. What has he been up to?

A Very Good Year

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919808

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Clay is starting quarterback for the Carter High football team. He works hard to get what he wants. Clay wants to date Kim, but she turned him down last year. When Clay helps Hank with his passes, he finds out that Kim studies with Hank's sister. It could be the start of a very good year.

The Worst Year Ever

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919785

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Everything seemed stacked up against Griff. He had Mr. Reese for science and Coach Mann for P.E. He disappointed both teachers his junior year. Now he had to face them for another year. Even worse, Laine was in one of his classes. If she didn't like him last year, why would she this year?

The Wrong Way

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919792

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Some girls said Marge didn't have to act to play the troublemaker in the senior play. Claire isn't so sure they are wrong, but she is lonely. First, she loses Kirk to Gwen. Then she finds out Gwen wants her part in the play. Marge is always around when she needs someone.