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This biography of Ken Griffey Jr. includes his stats, and a list of career highlights of the charismatic outfielder. Matt Christopher explores the paths Griffey has traveled, the hardships he has overcome, and the highs and lows of his career.
A collection of wacky jokes, riddles, puns, and anecdotes about America's favorite pastime is gathered by a favorite young sports fiction writer and is guaranteed to liven up locker rooms and baseball diamonds alike.
The final book in the series has Liam and Carter's teams on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball® World Series. Cousins and best friends who grew up playing baseball together, Liam and Carter must now play against each other to achieve their dreams of winning the Series title! One cousin will win, and the other will lose. © 2013 Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
Mark, center for his middle school's soccer team the Scorpions, must cope with his parents' divorce and a teammate who holds a grudge against him.
After badly spraining his ankle just before the summer baseball season begins, Sylvester Coddmyer III meets a mysterious ex-ballplayer named Charlie Comet who helps him compensate for the injury by learning to switch-hit.
Eleven-year-old Chris is small for his age, so he can't believe it when he learns he's been selected for the exclusive all-star traveling hockey team. It's not all fun and games playing for the Arctic Wolves, however. Some of the kids on the opposition are much bigger and rougher, and they pick on Chris because of his size. But Chris isn't the only one getting razzed. His teammate, Derek, is an aggressive player who also happens to be the only African American in the league.Chris and Derek develop some powerful on-ice chemistry that makes them a winning combination. But will that be enough for them to prove that size and race don't matter?
Freddie Chase is a good football player but afraid to tackle. The Coach is compelled to remove him from the lineup as the team wants to finish the season at the top of the league.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than 20 years that followed, his daring driving style earned him several top honors, including his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On February 18th, 2001, Earnhardt had been racing in the Daytona 500, when in the final lap, he had a fatal crash. While other drivers have come and gone, the face of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., with his handlebar moustache and wide grin, will always be the face of NACAR. Get to know a legend.
An aura of intrigue surrounds a baseball coach obsessed with the idea of turning a bunch of handpicked beginners into champions in one season.
A shy, unhappy sixteen-year-old with a talent for working with motorcycles runs away from his foster home and gets involved with a variety of people, both bad and good.
Little League Baseball® players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the scene. © 2013 Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
Mike and his dog Harry, the Airedale with ESP, are shocked to discover that the new umpire for Mike's baseball games can hear their mental conversations.
It's a fun twist on the classic baseball story in this laugh-out-loud adventure from Matt Christopher. A Level 3 Passport to Reading title perfect for readers just about ready to read independently.Features:Read Aloud functionality [where available]Sight WordsBook Description:Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other's minds! Harry is able to help Mike out with tips about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's having trouble with his pitches--and the buddies need to work together to save the game!
Newly independent readers will love this classic football story now illustrated in full color with brand new artwork!Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field, but Mike wonders--is it cheating? Can he win the game without Harry's help? Passport to Reading Level 3
When his telepathic dog Harry is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike wonders how he'll ever make it through the baseball game without his advice and encouragement. Sequel to "The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter"
Twelve-year-old Danny thinks that there is something very familiar about the girl who plays shortstop on the team he faces during the championship series, and his curiosity leads him to a surprising discovery about his own adoption.
After 16-year-old Ken inherits a racecar, he decides to become a drag racer.
Mark Goldstein can't seem to shake his clumsy streak. He starts taking kung fu lessons to help with his coordination and in the process begins to learn a few things about Chinese culture. So when his friends decide to use a Chinese dragon for their 'team costume' in the Halloween parade, Mark knows it's disrespectful, but if he tells his buddies it would ruin all their hard work.... unless he can come up with a compromise.
When Bizz and her friends arrange a high-stakes roller hockey game with another team, Bizz is reminded about the importance of friendship.
Savannah is excited about throwing a holiday ice skating party and has already invited friends from her new school, when she learns that Jonas has invited the crowd from her old school to a party the same day.
Although he has a secret fear of heights, Xavier McSweeney lets himself be talked into signing up to test a two-story model of a rock-climbing wall. How will he ever make that climb?
When an old friend comes to visit, Charlie is not at all happy with the changes he sees--especially when Rick gets reckless on his snowboard, chasing X and some of Charlie's other friends off the slopes.
Knowing that the mountain trails are unsafe for bicycles due to fallen trees and other obstacles, Jonas helps organize a clean-up crew in early spring, but when he hears someone else biking on the trail he cannot resist a ride of his own.
Charlie Abbott is the new kid in town--again. He hates everything about moving, especially trying to make new friends. Then he meets a kid called X who shares his love of skateboarding. Together, they rip some moves at the town skatepark. But then Charlie's skateboard vanishes from his garage, and he sees X riding around on a skateboard that looks just like his! Is Charlie's new life about to become a disaster?Passport to Reading Level 3
Calling all sports fans! Do you love reading about football, baseball, basketball, or soccer? Look no further for the best of the best from Matt Christopher. Get your game face on with the fast-paced, full novel, Football Fugitive! Then, whether you're interested in Slam Dunks, Penalty Shots, or you think you're the next Primetime Pitcher, the SNEAK PEEKS of eight more Matt Christopher books will be sure to stimulate your thirst for these other action-packed novels for young readers!
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