Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and as a reminder to the big kids in your life.
The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long.
In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
When the clock strikes 12, the spell will be broken!
The classic fairy tale of Cinderella has been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers and wiggly toddlers.
Discover Fairy Tales are familiar stories with cute illustrations, perfect for the touchscreen generation.
New York Times Bestseller
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
The Queen and the Cats tells a little-known, but dearly loved story of Saint Helena, mother to Emperor Constantine.
Part of the Faith in Action series, this book will introduce children ages 3-8 to people from Christian history.
Where can you meet your prince and live happily ever after? Find porridge, a chair and a bed that are Òjust rightÓ? Visit grandmother while avoiding being eaten by a wolf? In ÒDiscover Fairy Tales: 3 Books in 1Ó the classic stories of Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood have been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers.
Goal! Jack and Annie have tickets to one of the most exciting soccer games ever—the 1970 World Cup! They are sure the famous soccer player Pelé will tell them a “secret of greatness.” The game is nonstop action and the stands are packed. But how will they find Pelé in a crowd of 100,000 soccer fans? Have they failed their mission? Or will the answer come when they least expect it?
Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #52, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #24: Soccer on Sunday.
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Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
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Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
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Someone has been eating my porridge!
The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been retold with simple, rhythmic sentences for beginning readers.
Discover Fairy Tales are familiar stories with cute illustrations, perfect for the touchscreen generation.
Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team.
But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She’s sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks.
When Devin shows up for tryouts, she discovers that the Kentville Kangaroos—otherwise known as the Kicks—are an absolute mess. Their coach couldn’t care less whether the girls win or lose. And Devin is easily one of the most talented players.
The good news is, Devin quickly makes friends with funny, outgoing Jessi; shy but sweet Zoe; and klutzy Emma. Can Devin and her newfound friends pull together and save the team from itself?
Saturday’s a busy day for a brother and sister who play soccer in a league coached by their mom. In this sweet slice-of-life family story, a boy describes the fun he and his friends have playing soccer. Little readers will enjoy this introduction to the game!
Normally, Nancy doesn’t like dressing like everyone else. But wearing a soccer team uniform—well, that’s different!
Nancy adores being on the Green Goblins. She loves cheering for her teammates, sharing refreshments, and painting her fingernails bright green before every game. If only she wasn’t cursed with slow legs! All Nancy wants is to be mediocre—or maybe even a little better than average. Will she reach her goal?
Written with plenty of humor and sports action, this story is perfect for kids like Nancy who aren’t the stars of their teams.
When a young princess encounters poverty for the first time, her eyes and her heart are opened. Inspired by the life of Saint Audrey of Ely, a real English princess who gave up everything to follow Christ, this story introduces young children to the virtue of charity.
A Necklace of Virtues is Christian historical fiction for children ages 3-8.
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Things are going wrong left and right for the Kentville girls’ soccer team, and Devin’s sure the girls from their rival team, the Pinewood Panthers, are behind the many mishaps. Can Devin get to the bottom of the mystery and stop the sabotage before her team’s championship hopes disappear for good?
Saints, Martyrs and Mentors from Christian History
Women of Faith is an essential resource for parents, grandparents and godparents wanting to give children a taste of the historical, living Church. This book is a collection of stories of the women saints and martyrs of the early Christian Church. Featuring saints venerated in both Orthodox and Catholic traditions, this book will introduce children to amazing role models of the faith. Showcasing women who were light in a dark time, these stories are filled with courage, beauty and ultimately, a faith in God that transformed the world.
Each saint is featured with a stunning watercolor portrait, a short story from her life and a prayer suitable for young children.
O Saint Dymphna, you healed many bodies and minds. Comfort me when I am worried. Calm my mind when I am afraid. Pray to God for me that I will think clearly and that I will have your love for people whose minds are ill.
From passing the ball to scoring goals, there's enough excitement on the soccer field to fill a sunny afternoon! But when Mama starts getting too involved, it's up to the cubs to remind her what playing soccer is really all about.
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Soccer! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
In this unique and meticulously researched book, children will be introduced to the true story of St. Patrick and the ancient sites where he lived and preached. A geotagged pilgrimage guide and instructions for making your own 'Peg Patrick' round out this innovative book that brings the story of St. Patrick to life.
Help your kids learn to be patient with this birthday story! It's Little Owl's Birthday and she can't wait for her birthday party. Unfortunately, there's lots to do to get ready for a party and Little Owl has a very difficult time being patient. When her mother sends her outside to play, Little Owl visits all of her friends but just can't wait. The party is taking forever to get ready and Little Owl wants it to start right now!
This sweet story that promotes good manners and values is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Libro bilingüe de imágenes para preescolar y jardín de infantes
¡Ayude a sus hijos a aprender a ser pacientes con esta historia de cumpleaños! Es el cumpleaños de Little Owl y no puede esperar a su fiesta de cumpleaños. Por desgracia, hay mucho que hacer para prepararse para una fiesta y Little Owl tiene un tiempo muy difícil ser paciente. Cuando su madre la envía a jugar, Little Owl visita a todos sus amigos, pero no puede esperar. ¡La fiesta tarda una eternidad en prepararse y Little Owl quiere que empiece ahora mismo!
Esta dulce historia que promueve buenos modales y valores es perfecta para niños pequeños y preescolares.
One Haunted House is joined by Two Perfect Pumpkins, Three Winsome Witches, Four Baffled Bats and even more Halloween friends Perfect for toddlers through Kindergarteners, One Haunted House is a gentle introduction to the spooky side of Halloween, with lots of candy and good fun of course!
It’s spring, and school soccer season is back—and so are the Kicks! Devin is excited to be reunited with her teammates, and after they performed so well in the fall, she has high hopes for a championship win this time around.
But it was easier for the Kicks when nobody expected them to win. Now there are high expectations, and some of Devin’s teammates are worried about living up to them. As the start of the season approaches, the girls begin to feel the pressure.
Will the Kicks get their heads in the game in time to start the season right?
Spring season continues and the Kicks are working their hardest to be champions. But Emma’s confidence takes a dive after tripping and letting a shot go into the goal. Embarrassed by the blunder, she’s not sure if she’s cut out to be a goalie.
Devin tries to help Emma, but she’s dealing with uncertainties of her own. The cute new boy at school asks Jessi to go to the movies with him and some other friends, and she accepts, leaving Devin, Steven, and Cody behind. Does Jessi not like Cody anymore and what does this mean for Devin and Steven?
With everything so uncertain, will the Kicks be able to stay in the soccer zone?
Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing seagulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother a sister must confront the power of the tides and they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.
In this Xist Kids Spanish Edition, Spanish text brings the story to new audiences. This book is in Spanish only. There is no English translation.
Franklin loves soccer. Sometimes he even takes his soccer ball to bed with him and dreams about scoring goals. He wants to be the best player on the team. The only problem is the ball it never goes where he wants it to when he kicks it! But he’s going to practice and practice in the hopes of getting better.
This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author as well as music and sound effects.
The pig is pink. Got it? Don’t get tricked in this funny beginning reader featuring a pink, pink pig.
I am a Pink Pig is the first book in the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence.
I am a Pink Pig is 20 pages long and features 13 different words for your child to master. The words are : I, a, am, not, red, pink, blue, green, pig, cat, dog, bird, turtle.
Now that playoffs are over, the Kicks won’t be playing together again until the spring. But soccer-crazy Devin can’t imagine a life without soccer! She and her friends decide to try out for a travel team in a very competitive local league, but not everyone makes the cut.
Meanwhile, Devin’s little sister, Maisie, wants to try out for her elementary school’s soccer program. But due to budget cuts, the program has been eliminated! The Kicks rally together to help raise money—and volunteer to help with four different projects on the same day!
Things get hectic as the girls deal with the challenges of being on the competitive, tougher team; figuring out how to keep their friendships together as they all go in different directions; and trying to save the elementary school’s soccer program. If they can pull off all three, it will be a true hat trick!
Against all odds, the Kicks have made it to league playoffs. With the championship trophy in sight, it’s time to step into high gear.
But the road to victory is littered with challenges. Some of the Kicks think Devin is taking all the credit for their success. Zoe’s upcoming bat mitzvah has taken her head out of the game. Worst of all, Coach Flores has to leave town at the Kicks’s most critical moment—and her replacement is no treat.
Will the Kicks be able to continue their unlikely winning streak all the way to the championship title?
Devin is finally catching her stride with the winter soccer league, and as the championships approach, Devin and Jessi’s team has a real shot at coming out on top! Only, Zoe’s team does too, and suddenly things get awkward between the Kicks. Devin tries to keep her head, but she’s torn—she wants her friend to be happy, but she wants to win, too! And Zoe’s too busy strategizing with her new teammates to make time for the Kicks. As the finals get closer, tensions rise until even Frida and Emma don’t know who to root for. Maybe this time the Kicks can’t stand up under the weight of competition.
What happens when a star player ends up on the worst team? He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves. These are the choices facing Jake, who has gone from champion to last place, testing his sportsmanship every time his soccer team gets waxed. But it's his teammate Kevin who shows Jake that being a good captain means scoring and assisting off the field as much as being the star player on it.
When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it’s up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa to recapture the precious prize. But after a failed break-in attempt at the billionaire’s subterranean gold-melting lab, and with the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection in just three days, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back.
Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team to try and lead the hopeless underdogs to victory before time runs out. And with the use of Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor’s other wacky inventions, they just might have a chance!
Ben's secret is starting to affect his game - can he swallow his pride and ask for help before he sidelines himself - for good?
Olivia is very excited to be playing soccer, but she really wants to wear the red jersey. However, only the goalie can wear red, and Olivia was not chosen to be goalie. Can Olivia find a creative solution to this colorful dilemma?
This Level 1 Ready-to-Read adaptation of a TV episode shows that there are many shades to good sportsmanship.
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Classroom favorite Nancy Carlson encourages young readers to use creativity and empathy to tackle one of school?s toughest challenges.
After an easy win against the Roses, Devin is reminded of how the Kicks were playing when she first joined and how far they have come since then. Devin runs into Sasha, a summer league teammate of hers, who confides that the Roses’ coach doesn’t seem to care that they’re losing and asks Devin for help. She invites the Roses to a weekend soccer clinic that the Kicks are going to. But when the eighth graders find out that Devin is helping another team in their league, they are not pleased and accuse Devin of helping the competition—especially when the Roses begin to win.
Meanwhile, Zoe and Emma haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye, and their friendship seems to be in trouble, putting Devin and Jessi in the middle of their fights. When they begin to disrupt the Kicks’ practices, Devon knows she has to do something.
Can Devin prove to her team and her friends that she’s not playing favorites or choosing sides?
When Branko makes it onto the Edmonton Select team as the second-string keeper, he keeps the accomplishment to himself, sure that no one in his home town will care. But then a video of one of his spectacular saves gets posted on a sports blog and goes viral. Suddenly Branko has more attention than he dreamed of.
Devin is finally getting used to California; she’s got sunstreaks in her hair and has even picked up some So-Cal lingo. Then Devin experiences an earthquake, and she’s more freaked out than she expected she would be.
The earthquake is just the first in a series of chain of events that shake Devin’s confidence. She fails a test in a subject she knows well. Her crush seems to have his attention on another girl. And worst of all, her soccer mojo is nowhere to be found.
Now Devin, the girl who usually inspires confidence in her friends and teammates, will have to turn to them for support.
As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true.
This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africa’s history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.
Perfect for fans of Timmy Failure and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates, underdogs, and benchwarmers everywhere.
Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It’s just a fact. But this season, his soccer-loving pals Joey and Carlos—plus soccer superstar Becky O’Callahan—are dragging him off the bench to play for the Spiro T. Agnew JV soccer team, even though soccer doesn’t exactly fry his burger.
Will Steve’s epic and hilarious weekend at an away tournament leave him hating soccer more than ever? Or will he finally discover what all the kicking and screaming is about?
When the earth shook, his whole neighborhood disappeared. Now a boy and his mother are living in the soccer stadium, in a shelter made of tin and bedsheets, with long lines for food and water. But even with so much sorrow all around, he finds a child playing with a soccer ball made of rags. Soon many children are caught up in the magic of the game that transports them out of their bleak surroundings and into a world where anything is possible.
Then the kids are given a truly wonderful gift. A soccer ball might seem simple, but really it's a powerful link between a heartbroken country's past and its hopes for the future. Jesse Joshua Watson has created an inspiring testament to the strength of the Haitian people and the promise of children.