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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.
The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton -- tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now just as much as they did when they occurred. Now readers can relive those moments in this fact-filled volume just right for young sports enthusiasts. And because it's Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf!
Matt Christopher, the number one sports writer for kids, profiles basketball superstar Michael Jordan, covering his childhood, college career, rookie years, professional career highlights, and his short stint in minor league baseball. This reissue features an update, following Jordan from his re-entry into basketball as a player for the Washington Wizards to his third and final retirement announcement.
No other family has conquered football like the Manning's. It all started with the dad, Archie, a former pro quarterback who taught his sons Peyton and Eli to play football. Now, as the brothers have both grown into pro quarterbacks', they're creating a legacy of their own, starting with two stunning Super Bowl wins. This exciting Matt Christopher biography gives readers the story behind this famous football family, as well as thrilling recaps of some of the most awesome games in NFL history.
Anyone who has ever had the privilege of watching Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals knows the sound of a hit. It's the sound his bat makes when it connects with the ball. It's a sound that's been heard countless times since his 2001 rookie season. That year, he took the league by storm by posting some of the most fantastic offensive stats of any rookie ever-and he's been doing the same ever since, shattering records and helping his team win games, including the 2006 World Series, with clutch hits and amazing home runs. This biography offers an up-close look at this superstar's life and the most memorable moments of his outstanding career to date.
Dewey London and Bundy Neel are psyched about the new summer soccer league, until they learn about the contest to be team captain: Whoever draws the best team logo will be named captain. Should artistic Dewey enter even though Bundy would make a better captain?
After Alan accidentally kicks his teammate Eddie during a game, he not only has problems kicking but also has to endure teasing by another fullback.
Stookie Norris has asked Jerry Dinh to care for his gerbils whilst he's away on holiday. Jerry is so pleased as he has wanted to get to know Stookie better since they became neighbours. Then something terrible happens that threatens to ruin his hopes. Will Stookie ever forgive him?
Lou Barnes puts himself offside during soccer games and that can cost the team a chance at a goal. Then one game a dog runs on to the pitch and reminds him of his position and the offside rule. But who taught a dog how to play soccer and why?
When Ted's twin sister Lisa, a fullback on the 'Cats soccer team, gets attention for her special move on the field, Ted determines to come up with an outstanding play also.
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