Travis is ready to hang up his gear, but then his grandfather appears in a dream, explaining to him that lacrosse is a spiritual quest, just like a prayer, a song, or a dance. Mom doesn’t believe Travis’s story, but Grandma knows: she says dreamtime is just as real as awake time.
Grandpa continues to visit Travis, sharing details about the different styles of play, the types of equipment, the various traditions among the tribes. Wearing his grandfather’s gear, Travis gains confidence as he practices with the team. When opportunity strikes at the big game, he carries the durable weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations.
And Maya's not the only one with drama. Cleo just won her first big golf tournament, but the blogs are bashing her alternative style. Renee is smitten with the school's newest soccer star, Diego. And the Reed brothers are being pitted against each other by their father, their love for Maya, and the press.
Life at Big Sky Middle School is also a disappointment. Guy is bored in math class and over his head in English. He quickly becomes a target for Brad Mullen, class bully. But at least Guy has his beloved Border collie, Streak, and eventually he makes a friend, classmate Luke Grant. Soon Guy and Luke hatch a plan to train Streak to compete against Brad Mullen and his dog at the town's Frisbee catching competition. But the rivalry between Guy and Brad escalates until an impulsive wager pits the boys head to head and places Streak in jeopardy.
Veteran author Sneed Collard offers young readers an affecting, realistic portrait of an adolescent boy who must learn to cope with conflicts and challenges in an unfamiliar environment and to accept changes in his life that are beyond his control.
Glen thinks Danny is cool, and together they get deeper and deeper in trouble. Jacob tries to warn his old friend that he's headed for disaster, but Danny's bad attitude threatens to take the whole team down.
Heads Up! is a story about the hard choices young people face every day, and how friends can help us make them. [Fry Reading Level - 3.4]
Scene di ginnastica ritmica e scene di vita, appunto, racconti e novelle in cui i personaggi si susseguono e cambiano davanti ai nostri occhi, ci presentano ogni volta un problema nuovo da affrontare e risolvere. E sotto a tutto questo, rimane lo sfondo di ogni racconto: la pedana, su cui le loro vite si svolgono.
Fashionista Tilly has never fitted in – her unique sense of style, her overflowing creativity and her 'attitude problem' means that she's not the average WEDA student. But Tilly is struggling with things hardly anyone knows about – and they're affecting her dancing and school work.
Will Tilly find a way to overcome her frustrations and keep her grades up? Or is her WEDA dream over?
Join Tilly and her new friends on an exciting, empowering and sometimes scary journey to dance stardom.
Kimberly Wyatt rose to fame as a member of one of the biggest girl-groups of all time, The Pussycat Dolls. Together they sold over 55 million records world-wide, before coming to an end in 2010.
Now a firm TV favourite for parents and children alike, Kimberly has appeared on scores of high profile shows, notably as lead judge on SKY 1’s Got To Dance, with a healthy cooking segment on ITV's Lorraine, as well as CBBC's Taking the Next Step. She was crowned 2015’s winner of BBC1’s primetime show, Celebrity Masterchef.
Passionate about keeping fit, eating well and being the ’best version of yourself’, Kimberly has fast become a positive role model and fitness inspiration for many. She tours schools with her 'Well Fit' campaign with the Youth Sport Trust, promoting the physical and mental wellbeing messages that tie in to her books. In 2014 Kimberly became a mother to Willow.
Written in collaboration with Siobhan Curham, author of Dear Dylan, Finding Cherokee Brown, Moonlight Dreamers and editorial consultant on Zoella's global blockbuster, Girl Online.
Bryn, a musical prodigy, trades piano practice for hockey practice to impress a new girlfriend; Evan, the family hockey hero, starts running with a bad crowd and neglecting the game. As the brothers' lies get them in deeper and deeper trouble with their parents, they have to rely on each other to gain the courage to do what's right.
Rink Rivals is an action-packed account of how sport can help young people find the courage to confront sudden and radical changes in their lives. [Fry Reading level - 4.2]
Lizzie's Soccer Showdown is the story of a strong young woman who, when faced with prejudice, reacts with grace under pressure.
When he hits another player after a game, however, he's charged with assault and sentenced to one hundred hours of community service. He's bored and annoyed when he's forced to help Eric, a blind player with the Calgary Seeing Eye Dogs. In time, his new team shows him hockey is more fun on the ice than in the box.
A Goal in Sight is the story of an unlikely friendship that teaches a troubled kid the value of fair play. [Fry Reading Level - 5.0]
Now, Adam Cohen, the only journalist ever to get full access to the company, tells the remarkable story of eBay's rise. He describes how eBay built the most passionate community ever to form in cyberspace and forged a business that triumphed over larger, better-funded rivals. And he explores the ever-widening array of enlistees in the eBay revolution, from a stay-at-home mom who had to rent a warehouse for her thriving business selling bubble-wrap on eBay to the young MBA who started eBay Motors (which within months of its launch was on track to sell $1 billion in cars a year), to collectors nervously bidding thousands of dollars on antique clothing-irons.
Adam Cohen's fascinating look inside eBay is essential reading for anyone trying to figure out what's next. If you want to truly understand the Internet economy, "The Perfect Store" is indispensable.