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Lucy Tries Luge

Lisa Bowes (author) James Hearne (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459810204

Lucy has a new luge sled, but she isn’t sure about this unique sliding sport. You have to lie on your back and steer with your legs? The luge track’s twists and turns look pretty scary too. But with her parents’ support and a bit of courage, Lucy jumps on her sled for a speedy adventure! Lucy Tries Luge is the first book in the Lucy Tries Sports series, which aims to promote physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Research shows that developing fundamental movement and sport skills at a young age benefits kids for their entire lives, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The Lucy Tries Sports series reinforces the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development needed for quality programs, including the support of a caring adult, the opportunity to participate, to play, to make friends and to master skills.

Six Seconds of Lightning

Claudia Cangilla McAdam (author) Sandy Rabinowitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389553

The boys play some basketball

The Chair Lift

Marty Banks (author) Sally Schaedler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389621

Skiing is easy; getting off the chair lift is hard.

Surfing Iowa

Karen DelleCava (author) Ken Stetz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389591

Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."

Sonny with a Chance of Buckets

Greg Trine (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389584

Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.

Small-Town Volleyball

Erin Berger (author) Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389560

Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.

Like a Shark

Margaret Springer (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389355

Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.

Making the Team

Sherryl Warrick (author) Linda S. Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389362

Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?

First Step

Highlights for Children (author) Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389218

Aaron starts to skate one step at a time.

Abby Takes Her Shot

Susan M. Dyckman (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682388990

Abby is her team's staunchest supporter but when will she get a chance to play?

Pull Hitter

Matt Christopher (author) Ken Stetz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387405

Yuri is teased about being small for his age--until he makes the village soccer-club team.

Abigail Enough!

Wendi Silvano (author) Phyllis Harris (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387313

This gymnast gets a chance to use her talent and energy.

Running the Hills

James M. Janik (author) Robert Casilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385043

Alex learns that races are won by those who run the fastest and work the hardest.

Penguin Hill

Jill Nogales (author) Logan S. Kline (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385012

Pete overcomes his fear and sleds down the hill.

Play Ball, Jaguar Paw

Chris Eboch (author) Jeff Crosby (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385029

In this story set in an ancient Mayan town, Jaguar Paw finally finds some kids who just want to play the game.

Fair and Square

Eva Apelqvist (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384770

Hannah who feels as if she cheated gives her prize to another bicyclist.

Seconds from Winning

Gordon McAlpine (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381229

Paxton won't be satisfied with second place in the go-kart race today...but can he beat Mark who has more sponsors and a better kart?

Wild Man

James M. Janik (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380673

After sitting on the sidelines all season Gabe gets his big chance in the championship soccer game.

Eva's Eggflip

Denise Vega (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380161

A year after an accident in the half-pipe Eva overcomes her fears and executes a perfect eggflip.

Fourth and Goal

Matt Christopher (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380185

Brian adds a new twist to an old football play--and his team wins the game.

Payback

Lizann Flatt (author) Pat Paris (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380390

Sam finds the best retaliation of all against a rough unfair opponent -- scoring the winning goal!

The Adviser

Susan C. Hall (author) Anni Matsick (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380468

Darren takes a classmate's suggestion to play smart when he finally gets a chance at bat.

Strong for Skeena

Julie Tozier (author) Sandy Rabinowitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380444

Matt proves he's strong enough to choose a sled team and a lead dog.

Break That Press

Rich Wallace (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380109

Real teamwork wins the game for the Hawks.

A Long Way for Chocolate

Jillian Sullivan (author) Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380079

For this boy completing the marathon is the real reward.