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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
New boy Shane Logan is loud and has a short temper, but on the football field he also turns out to be a talented goalie. In the first match for his new team, Shane delivers a star performance - but he's not the only one to make an impression. Hanging over him like a shadow is his dad, Mick, who yells orders and insults from the sidelines. What is Mick's problem? And why does Shane seem scared of him? There's obviously more going on than Shane wants to talk about, and maybe he's not as tough as he seems. A thought-provoking football story accompanied by fascinating facts about famous goalies and the history of goalkeeping from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.
Magic Olive Poindexter has big shoes to fill. Her mother was a professional cheerleader, her father is a retired NBA legend, her big sister is the new face of the oh-so-glamorous Laker Girls, and her grandmother was the first black cheerleader ever on Valentine Middle School's HoneyBee cheer squad. Magic wants nothing more than to follow in their footsteps. But first, she has to survive Planet Pom Poms, the summer cheer camp where she'll audition for a spot on the HoneyBee squad. But with zero athletic ability and a group of mean girls who have her number, Tragic Magic is a long way from becoming the toe-touching cheerleader heroine she dreams of being. Things start to look up when her best friend Cappie joins her at camp--until Cappie gets bitten by the popularity bug, that is. To make matters worse, Magic's crushing hard on football star Dallas Chase. Luckily, Magic's not alone: with the help of a new crew of fabulous fellow misfits and her Grammy Mae's vintage pom poms by her side, Tragic Magic might just survive--and even thrive--at cheer camp.
Suzy has just joined the high school gymnastics team so she is crushed when she gets injured and can't practise or compete. Meanwhile her mother wishes she wouldn't participate in gymnastics and would focus her efforts on her piano playing instead. Facing pressures from her team, her coach and her mother, Suzy has to take charge of her own destiny. Can she make a comeback in time to help her team defeat its biggest rival?
Until now, Layla has balanced her school work and volleyball easily enough. At high school, though, academic expectations are tougher. When Layla's dedication to volleyball puts her maths test results at risk, her chances of making the school team next year are on the line. Can she find a way to ace her classes like she does on the court?
Another year, another chance to win the schools' cup. Scott, Danny and Craig are ready to give it their best shot - until Craig is booted to the reserves bench to make space for new boy Lee Parker. But something's not right with Lee, and Craig's the only one who can see it. With everything to play for in the final, can Craig dig up the truth before it all goes wrong for Mead Juniors? The competition and the tension heighten as Paul Stewart continues the action in the second of this four-part football series. Catch up on the story so far with Own Goal (Football Mad #1).
Gordon is back for more mayhem and mischief in the second book in the laugh-out-loud Gordon's Game series! __________ Gordon D'Arcy - the only kid at school with a Six Nations medal hidden under his pillow! Though helping Ireland to win the Grand Slam feels like it was just a dream. Now, he's been given a brand new challenge - the chance to play for Leinster. After learning so many lessons playing for Ireland - including how to make a complete eejit of himself in front of millions of people - fitting in at Leinster should be a breeze. Right? Unfortunately, not. After his first training session, he sees why the team is mocked for being 'soft' (those stories about players wearing fake tan? All true!). Now he knows why so many people from Leinster support Munster. But Gordon settles down to work under an inspiring coach named Joe Schmidt. Joe promises that, with hard work, discipline and a bit of self-belief, Leinster can win the European Cup. Maybe another dream can come true!
Rob Lasher may just be an average soccer player, but there's nothing he loves more than working together with his teammates. Sure, his soccer skills aren't anything special, but that's all right with him--Rob has never minded flying under the radar. But when he saves his coach's life during one fateful afternoon practice, Rob finds himself suddenly thrust into the spotlight. Now lauded as a hero and heralded as the savior of his team, Rob wants nothing more than for things to go back to normal. Because not everyone on the team is happy about Rob's newfound fame... This classic story from beloved author Matt Christopher is sure to win over any young sports fan, all while teaching them what it means to be a good teammate, and what it means to be a true hero.
Lew loves playing for his community centre's basketball team. He is shocked when he learns that the community centre might be shutting down, jeopardizing the future of the team. With no school teams available to them, Lew and his friends worry they won't get to compete in basketball at all. Can Lew and his teammates find a way to keep the centre open and give their team the opportunity to win big on their home court?
Zach Thompson can't believe his family can finally afford to send him to the elite ice hockey camp of his dreams. But even before he hits the rink, Zach feels iced out by his older teammates. They mock the new kid's hand-me-down gear and hog the puck during practice. Can Zach show some hustle and be the leader his team needs to take the camp tournament by storm? With plenty of play-by-play action and extra back matter materials including bonus ice hockey facts, this sport adventure story is sure to be a hit with any young athlete.
Sport Stories are back and this time it's more serious! Sport Adventures feature the same engaging elements readers have come to know and love about the original Sport Stories series, including a glossary, writing prompts, discussion questions, and non-fiction sports information. But these longer stories take things to the next level with characters who face tougher challenges, harder opponents, and are forced to work even harder to win.
Twelve-year-old Hunter Higgins has been dreaming about his first hunting trip for as long as he can remember. He's taken the classes, earned his license, and become one of the best marksmen in his family. Now he's old enough to join his father, grandfather, and uncle at their cabin for the first weekend of hunting season. There's only one problem: Hunter isn't sure he can kill an animal. To make things more complicated, when they arrive at the cabin, his cousin Yumi is there with her friend Annette, who Hunter secretly has a crush on. Anxious about the hunt and the humiliation of possibly failing, Hunter grapples with what it means to have the power of life and death in his hands, and must decide what role he wishes to play in his relationship to nature and to wildlife.