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Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage)

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!

Banned!

Banned!

Author: David Bedford, Keith Brumpton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

The Team are competing for the Floodlights Cup! The problem is, Harvey has been spending too much time dreaming up new moves for The Team, and not enough time on his schoolwork. Harvey's teacher is not impressed, and bans Harvey from playing soccer. Can The Team win without him?

Masters of Soccer

Masters of Soccer

Author: David Bedford, Keith Brumpton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

Harvey and Darren only want to play soccer. But their headmistress, Mrs Pinto, has other ideas. She needs two strong lads for her new project: ballet! And she already has leotards with Harvey and Darren's names on them... This is Harvey's most desperate and tense adventure so far.

Top of the League

Top of the League

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

The Team are on top! They only need one more point to win the league. But when Darren, the goalkeeper, lets in an easy shot, the rest of The Team are furious. Suddenly they're all arguing - and losing. Will Harvey's brainwave save The Team - or is he being just too silly?

The Football Machine

The Football Machine

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

Harvey's football team always loses, but Professor Gertie thinks she has the perfect solution - Mark 1, the Football Machine. He has a metal body covered with squidgy skin and he is programmed to win. Will it take a Football Machine to help the team win at last?

Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

The Team are about to play the Best of the Best at Soccer Camp, but if anyone finds out they've brought a robot instead of a responsible grown-up, they'll be sent home immediately. Luckily, Mark 1, the Football Machine, is in disguiseaEURO|

Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils Book #2)

Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils Book #2)

Author: Kit Rosewater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2020

Book #2 in this highly illustrated middle-grade series explores what it means to be a team player Now part of the official junior roller derby league, the Derby Daredevils are ready to compete in their first tournament. Kenzie writes new game plays. Bree works on her speed. Tomoko sharpens her blocking skills. And Jules fearlessly hip checks everyone in sight. But Shelly isn't sure what she's best at. In hopes of taking home the tournament's Star Skater award, Shelly designs extra-special gear for the Daredevils. But not everything works as well as Shelly imagined, and she can't get the team on board. Without the gear, how will Shelly shine on the track? With high-energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse and lots of roller derby action, Book #2 in the series explores individuality while hitting home what it really means to be part of a team.

Knockout

Knockout

Author: K.A. Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

From the author of Rhyme Schemer and House Arrest comes Knockout, now available in paperback! Knockout is a middle grade novel written from the perspective of a kid who wants nothing more than to be treated as normal. When formerly medically fragile Levi discovers his love for boxing, he finds himself in the ring with those who love him most. He knows he's strong enough to fight for his life. But can he convince everyone else to believe in him, too? * Both a companion book to House Arrest and a stand-alone novel * A heartwarming story of family, individuality, and siblinghood * Written as a novel in verse-told through shaped poetry alongside typical prose As a baby, Levi had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad-divorced from his mom-suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free? This gripping, funny novel in verse looks at what it means to be a typical kid, and all the many definitions of strength. * Perfect for parents of reluctant readers, educators and librarians, middle grade readers, new readers of poetry, and fans of boxing * Recommended for children between the ages of 9 and 12 * Add it to the shelf with books like Rebound by Kwame Alexander, Wonder by R. J. Palacio, and Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott.

Tae Kwon Do Test

Tae Kwon Do Test

Author: Cristina Oxtra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Mina has all the skills it takes to gain her yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do with flying colours. However, a fellow student's struggle shakes her confidence and tempts her to quit.

Macbeth United: A Football Tragedy

Macbeth United: A Football Tragedy

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

This season, get ready for a striking reimagining of William Shakespeare's classic tale, Macbeth. 12-year-old striker Macbeth has a promising talent on the field. He also has a burning desire to become captain of Shotfield football team, and he is prepared to do whatever it takes. Macbeth's hard-hearted mother also pushes him to succeed - getting ahead to get spotted by academy scouts, even if it means dirty tricks. So when the whistle blows for the big game, fair is foul and fouls are definitely fair! A back-of-the-net retelling of Shakespeare's classic play from bestselling author Michael Rosen, and artistic-genius, Tony Ross.

Kids' Sport Stories Pack A of 3

Kids' Sport Stories Pack A of 3

Author: Cari Meister, Cristina Oxtra, Nevien Shaabneh, Shawn Pryor Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2020

New readers will cheer for this series of fictional sports stories made just for them. From the football field to the gymnastics floor, these early chapter books focus on learning skills, having fun and making friends.

Lu

Lu

Author: Jason Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning RUN series from Jason Reynolds. Lu was born to be co-captain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that's got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and no-one's gonna outshine him. Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way - literally and not-so-literally - and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means. Expect the unexpected in the final event in Jason Reynold's award-winning and bestselling RUN series.

Chasing a Rugby Dream

Chasing a Rugby Dream

Author: James Hook, David Brayley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020