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Flying Feet

James McCann (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692910

After losing yet another tae kwon do tournament, Jinho gives in to his anger and breaks his opponent's fingers. While this gets him barred from competing at his dojang, it also gets him scouted by Austin, a trainer for an underground mixed martial arts club. At first the prospect of fighting without boundaries appeals to Jinho, but the more involved he gets, the more disturbing he finds it and the harder it is to find a way out. Unlike legal MMA, which has rules and regulations, underground MMA is a free-for-all: there are no weight classes and no referees to stop the fight should it go too far. When Jinho is set up to fight a boy known as The Ripper, he realizes that he doesn't belong in this world, but the only thing that can save him is the ancient code of tae kwon do.

Fly Away

Nora Rock (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693146

After a member of her competitive cheerleading team is injured in practice, sixteen-year-old Marnie is asked to be a flyer-the most coveted role in cheerleading. The Soar Starlings team has a real shot at the provincial championship, and Marnie has only a few weeks to prepare. But as she scrambles to polish her lifts and throws, Marnie's personal life begins to unravel. First, her boyfriend of two years breaks up with her, and then her best friend Arielle, captain of the Starlings, disappears during a team trip to Toronto. As Marnie struggles to adjust to being both a flyer and the team's new captain, she realizes that, to be a leader, you have to let go of old alliances to make room in your life for new ones.

Crossover

Jeff Rud (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439839

Fifteen-year-old Kyle Evans has been a jock for years—a triple threat basketball player who can dribble, pass or shoot with considerable skill. But once he decides to try out for the school musical production at Sainsbury High, Kyle finds there is much more to life than hightops and hookshots. Conflicting priorities cause problems between Kyle and his coaches, teachers, teammates and friends. And when his buddy Lukas becomes the target of homophobic hatred, Kyle is left with some difficult choices to make.

Chief Honor

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439174

Lauren Cross is the first female player on a WHL team—goaltender Joseph Larken's team, the Spokane Chiefs. For Joseph, the prospect of a season in the publicity shadow of a new female goalie promises to be a nightmare. Hiding behind a carefully built wall of anger, Joseph is relieved when a scandal knocks Lauren off the team…until he begins to believe she was framed.

Break Point

Kate Jaimet (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803534

It's the summer of Connor Trent's sixteenth birthday, and the stakes for him have never been so high. Connor's summer job at the Bytowne Tennis Club allows him to train at a historic facility. It also throws him into confrontation with his rich-kid rival, Rex Hunter, whom he will battle for a berth in the National Junior Tournament. After a series of fundraisers is sabotaged, Connor suspects that someone wants to bankrupt the club and take over its valuable riverfront property. A fabled trophy, rumored to contain hidden cash, might solve all of Connor's problems—if he can win it.

Blazer Drive

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437194

When Josh Ellroy, left-winger for the Kamloops Blazers, and his dad find more than a dozen dead cattle on the family ranch, Josh has some serious decisions to make. On one hand, the Western Hockey League playoffs are ahead, plus a chance to play in the National Hockey League. On the other hand, there's a beautiful and interesting girl who believes more prize bulls will be killed. Josh is afraid of what will happen if he gets involved. As he learns more, he's afraid of what will happen if he doesn't.

Between Heaven and Earth

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699421

DJ is David McLean's eldest grandson, so it stands to reason that he be the one to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes. At least that's how DJ sees it. He's always been the best at everything—sports, school, looking after his fatherless family—so climbing Kilimanjaro is just another thing he'll accomplish almost effortlessly. Or so he thinks, until he arrives in Tanzania and everything starts to go wrong. He's detained at immigration, he gets robbed, his climbing group includes an old lady and he gets stuck with the first ever female porter. Forced to go polepole (slowly), DJ finds out the hard way that youth, fitness level and drive have nothing to do with success on the mountain—or in life. DJ's adventures start in Jungle Land, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Sleeper, part of The Seven Sequels.

Above All Else

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803893

Del plays striker on his high school soccer team, the Cardinals, and they’ve gone almost three seasons undefeated. To Del, it’s just a game, but some of the players think winning is all that matters. When an ugly tackle results in a major loss for the Cardinals against their main rival, the Rebels, things get heated between the teams. That night, one of Del’s teammates has his ankle broken by an unknown assailant, leaving him unable to take part in the playoffs. As Del tries to figure out which of the Rebels’ players is responsible for the attack, his coach brings in a substitute player, and he’s actually really good. Is it just a coincidence, or did someone finally take the above all else mentality too far?

Laggan Lard Butts

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551435206

Sam Campbell's school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. What is a Laird anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of "Go Lard Butts!" it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131347

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. U.S. Women's National Soccer Team explores the way the celebrated team served to bring Americans--and American women--together across the years. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

The Bulls Football Team

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130319

The Bulls Football Team in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing football. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

Miracle on Ice

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131279

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Miracle on Ice explores the way the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team served to bring Americans together in a time we needed it most. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Muhammad Ali

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131309

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Muhammad Ali explores the way the G.O.A.T. boxer served to bring Americans together. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Jesse Owens

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131293

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Jesse Owens explores the way the Olympic track athlete served to bring Americans (and citizens around the world) together against a common enemy. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Jump in the Pool

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130340

Jump in the Pool in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing in the pool. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

Beth's Basketball Game

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130326

Beth's Basketball Game in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing basketball. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131323

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs explores the way the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match served to bring men and women together to advocate for equal rights across genders. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2001 New York Yankees

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131330

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2001 New York Yankees explores the way the team brought New Yorkers--and Americans--together after the September 11 disaster and showed the world how resilient our country is. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2013 Boston Marathon

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131316

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2013 Boston Marathon explores the way the athletes and spectators at the famous race came together after a terrible tragedy. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Racetracks

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783846

What is NASCAR? Have you ever been to a racetrack? What is the most famous racetrack in the U.S.? Can a car go faster than the speed of sound? What is off-road racing? Engage your most struggling readers in grades 4-7 with Red Rhino Nonfiction! This new series features high-interest topics in every content area. Visually appealing full-color photographs and illustrations, fun facts, and short chapters keep emerging readers focused. Written at a 1.5-1.9 readability level, these books include pre-reading comprehension questions and a 20-word glossary for comprehension support.

Stephen Curry

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281942

In this book, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of athlete all-star Stephen Curry. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Curry's life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Find Your Sport

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399046

Learn about all kinds of sports and discover what sport is right for you with this colorful, engaging title!

The Red Flyer Roller Coaster

Kathy Yevchak (author), Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743377

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.

Anthony Rizzo

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282062

In this book, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of baseball all-star Anthony Rizzo. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Rizzo's life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Serena Williams

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282123

In this book, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of tennis player Serena Williams. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about her life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Williams's life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.