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Sliding into Home
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Baseball has always been central in Joelle's life, and she has a talent for the sport. Having played on her school's baseball team in Minneapolis, Joelle expects the same when she moves to Greendale, Iowa. When she wants to try out, however, she's told that girls play only softball in this town. Softball is considered the equivalent of baseball for girls. Yet, Joelle knows that baseball is a different sport, a sport she's not willing to quit. She tries every avenue to be allowed to play, even going to the school administration and writing a letter to the paper. When nothing seems to work, Joelle has a big idea. Can she beat the obstacles to find herself a place in the game of baseball?
Date read: 12/3/2009
I loved this book because Joelle never gave up. She proved that kids can do great things when they work hard to make their dreams come true.
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
In his old town, Renny was one of the stars of the soccer field. In this new town, where no one knows about his skills, he's on the bench. When an important player is injured, Renny finally has a shot at proving himself. His impressive skills catch the attention and temper of Bryce McCormack, center striker of a rival team. When Bryce is friendly, Renny is thrilled...but can he trust Bryce? Could the two best players on rival teams ever become friends?
Date read: 5/13/2011
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Sam and Marco are cousins. Arriving from Mexico, Marco is staying with Sam's family for a year. Marco is homesick until he spots a soccer ball in the store. At recess, soccer ball in hand, Marco teaches Sam and the other 2nd graders how to play soccer. 'No Hands!' With their new found confidence, the 2nd graders challenge the 3rd graders to a game of soccer.--The 2nd Graders NEVER beat the 3rd Graders. With Marco's help, will the 2nd graders win the game? 'No hands down,' this story is perfect for the beginning reader and soccer player!
Similar authors: Patricia Reilly Giff
Similar books: Soccer Song by Patricia Reilly Giff;
It's a Good Game,Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert;
Soccer by Clive Gifford;
Soccer by Cecilia Minden
Date read: 7/20/2009
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Adam knows he doesn't stand a chance at making the soccer team. He loves soccer, but he has no talent for it. On his way home in a storm, lightning hits, and he falls to the ground. Suddenly, though he is alone, he hears voices. Adam plays detective, and he learns that his freckles are talking to each other! If only Adam can find a way to make his freckles work for him, maybe he has a chance at making the soccer team after all.
Date read: 10/22/2009
Spider Storch, Rotten Runner
Spider Storch, Rotten Runner
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Get ready for the Third-Grade Olympics! The events are basketball, long jump, jump rope, and the relay race. The teams are France, Antarctica, Greece, and Ireland. Everybody's excited, except for Spider who is terrible at running, really terrible, so bad that just thinking about it practically makes him sick. Besides that, his good friend, Zachary, is picking on him because he's such a terrible runner. Their teacher tells the class that it isn't about winning; it's about being a team and doing your best. Could the teacher be right?
Date read: 9/1/2010
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