Book description: Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. Includes glossaries of baseball terms and Spanish words and phrases.
Book description: Even though his mother feels baseball ruined her marriage to his father, she allows fourteen-year-old Brian to become a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers, who have just drafted his favorite player back onto the team.
It is every baseball kids dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year-old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldnt leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father.
There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop—once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father.
Mike Lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kid-friendly to date.
From Penguin Young Readers
Book description: Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball.
Book description: Stories and poems about playing basketball.
Book description: Twelve-year-old Cap Wadell wants to play on a "real" football team, but his middle school in a small Texas town does not have enough players--until his grandfather revives interest in the game of six-man football.
Book description: When twelve-year-old Ty's brother Thane is recruited out of college to play for the New York Jets, their Uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing Ty and Thane in trouble with the Mafia.
Using his suspense-writing expertise and his experience in the NFL as a star for the Atlanta Falcons, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Football Genius" offers another fast-paced, breathlessly satisfying story.
Book description: When eight-year-old Owen and his best friend Joseph join a neighborhood soccer league, they not only face a test of their game skills but also of their friendship.
Book description: Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.
Book description: Newcomer Kirby Childs overcomes obstacles to find his spot on a new roller hockey team.
Book description: Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.
Get the story behind this summertime adventure about the wonders of capitalism from Gary Paulsen. Perfect for summer reading!
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