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Owen Foote, Soccer Star
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
When eight-year-old Owen is old enough to join the town soccer league, he talks his best friend, Joseph, into joining with him. Trouble begins when Owen learns that Joseph cannot play very well, and they find that all the other kids on the team seem to be bigger, older, and even better at soccer than Owen. Owen and Joseph face a test of their game skills, and their friendship. If you enjoy this one, look for other books featuring Owen Foote.
Date read: 4/29/2009
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
A boy who loves to climb gets a shot at his dream of climbing Mt. Everest.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 10/27/2009
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Robbie has been waiting for baseball season to begin for months. He is stunned when he finds out that his friend forgot to turn in their applications, and they haven't been placed on a team. They find out they can play, but only if they can form a team of twelve players in one afternoon. In order to meet the deadline, Robbie invents a cousin to fill the last slot. Their team is allowed to play in the league, but when Robbie's cousin doesn't appear, his whole team might be dissolved. Can this last-minute team stay together for the season? Do they have any chance at winning? Find out how the Scrappers began in this first book in the series about the team.
Date read: 12/28/2009
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Brendan's the best player on his baseball team. He would love to be in the playoffs, but he knows that his losing team will never make it. As his teammates make mistake after mistake, Brendan gets more and more frustrated with them. What's the point of being good at the game if you can't ever win? Then, Brendan's uncle surprises him with a trip to Wrigley Field. There, he tells Brendan the story of Ernie Banks, a Cubs player for nineteen years. Could thinking like Ernie Banks turn this season around?
Check out other titles in the AllStar SportStory series by Fred Bowen.
Date read: 10/22/2009
Real Lucky Charm
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Mia's thrilled that the basketball team at the recreation center has gone co-ed, so now she can play on the team like her brother does. To celebrate, her dad gives her a basketball charm for her bracelet. It seems like it must be lucky, because soon Mia is shining on the basketball court. Not only that, but she's also doing better in school. Then, she loses her charm, and everything starts to go wrong. What will she do without her lucky charm? Can she win without it?
Similar books: The Real Slam Dunk also by Charisse Richardson
Date read: 7/20/2009
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