U S Women s Soccer

U S  Women s Soccer Author Heather Alexander
ISBN-10 9780399542251
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 32
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Just in time for the 2016 Olympics, get to know the US Women's Soccer team! Ranked number one in the world by FIFA after their 2015 World Cup win, the US Women's national soccer team has a long history of firsts. Get to know the team that was the first women's team to have a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in New York in this exciting book. From the Hardcover edition.



Saving the Team

Saving the Team Author Alex Morgan
ISBN-10 9781442485716
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 192
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After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.



Breakaway

Breakaway Author Alex Morgan
ISBN-10 9781481451079
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 304
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The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States' National team.



Ellyse Perry 1 Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry 1  Pocket Rocket Author Sherryl Clark
ISBN-10 9780143781240
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 160
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"Find out where it all began for Ellyse Perry, Australia's most prominent sportswoman! All Ellyse wants to do is play sport. Cricket, soccer, touch footy, athletics - you name it! But now that she's in high school, playing sport and having fun doesn't seem so simple. For starters, there's more homework, and a mix-up with her electives has her stuck with debating! Ugh. Then her friends, Jazz and Charlie, don't invite her when they go rollerskating. To top it off, mean Ms Parkes won't let her on the school cricket team because she thinks Ellyse is too small. Could life be more unfair? Luckily, she still has club cricket. Her team are a sure bet to make the grand final, and Ellyse can't wait to get out onto the pitch with her mate Jamie. Will Ellyse be able to handle the challenges of high school and still find time for all her sports?"



I Am Rosa Parks

I Am Rosa Parks Author Jim Haskins
ISBN-10 0448458322
Release 2011
Pages 48
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The black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why.



Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy Author Ryan Holiday
ISBN-10 9780698192157
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 256
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The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.” From the Hardcover edition.



The Gold Eaters

The Gold Eaters Author Ronald Wright
ISBN-10 9781101982877
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 368
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“Utterly irresistible…The Gold Eaters is truly the gold standard to which all fiction — historical and otherwise — should aspire.” — Buzzfeed A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another. Kidnapped at sea by conquistadors seeking the golden land of Peru, a young Inca boy named Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Forced to become Francisco Pizarro's translator, he finds himself caught up in one of history's great clashes of civilzations, the Spanish invasion of the Incan Empire of the 1530s. To survive, he must not only learn political gamesmanship but also discover who he truly is, and in what country and culture he belongs. Only then can he be reunited with the love of his life and begin the search for his shattered family, journeying through a land and a time vividly depicted here. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright’s imaginative skill as a novelist and his deep knowledge of South America to bring alive an epic struggle that laid the foundations of the modern world. From the Hardcover edition.



The Go between

The Go between Author L. P. Hartley
ISBN-10 9780141190730
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 336
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L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express



You Can t Smell a Flower with Your Ear

You Can t Smell a Flower with Your Ear Author Joanna Cole
ISBN-10 9781101650110
Release 1994-05-04
Pages 48
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Level Four How can your tongue tell a sweet taste from a sour one? How do your ears know which way a sound is coming from? Find out in this sense-sational nonfiction book!



Soccerland

Soccerland Author Beth Choat
ISBN-10 0761457240
Release 2010
Pages 231
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Two years after her mother's death of cancer, fourteen-year-old Flora leaves the family's Maine farm for Colorado's International Sports Academy, where fierce competition could end their dream of Flora playing for U.S. Soccer.



Celebrating Colorado

Celebrating Colorado Author Jane Kurtz
ISBN-10 9780544866508
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 40
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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Colorado, the Centennial State. He's going to explore four gorgeous national parks, participates in daring sports, visit a dude ranch, climb to the top of Pikes Peak, and much, much more. Together, you will discover what makes Colorado a state to celebrate. Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations and easy-to-read text are great for beginning and newly independent readers!



I Dissent

I Dissent Author Debbie Levy
ISBN-10 9781481465601
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 40
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Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.



The Runaway s Gold

The Runaway s Gold Author Emilie Christie Burack
ISBN-10 9781613127551
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 320
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In 1842, Christopher Robertson’s family lives a difficult life as “crofters,” farmers and fishermen so in debt to the landowner that they have no hope of ever breaking free. To make matters worse, Christopher also lives under the thumb of his morally questionable father and devious brother. When his brother frames him for the theft of their father’s secret bag of coins, Christopher must leave his home and embark on a journey across the island to return the coins and clear his name. It’s a journey that takes twists and turns, including stops in prison, on a smuggler’s ship, and at the house of a beautiful girl—and it ends with him escaping to a new life in America, which has dangers of its own.



Riding Chance

Riding Chance Author Christine Kendall
ISBN-10 9780545924061
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 224
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Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And wanting to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine-he's "sentenced" to the local city stables where he's made to take care of horses. The greatest punishment has been trying to make sense of things since his mom died but, through his work with the horses, he discovers a sport totally unknown to him -- polo. Troy has to figure out which friends have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection. Laced with humor and beating with heartache, this novel will grip readers, pull them in quickly, and take them on an unforgettable ride. Set in present day Christine Kendall's stunning debut lets us come face-to-face with the challenges of a loving family that turn hardships into triumphs.



MVP 4 the Basketball Blowout

MVP  4  the Basketball Blowout Author David A. Kelly
ISBN-10 9780553513288
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 128
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From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around--the Most Valuable Players! The MVP club needs to raise money for their basketball tournament. At first, they think selling popcorn will be easy . . . but then Luke eats more popcorn than he sells! Plus there's a new kid at school who might need the money even more than the team does. Can the MVP kids raise enough money, win the tournament, and help their friend? Perfect for kids who love to compete in all kinds of contests and have fun with great friends, David A. Kelly's series teaches readers that when you're a most valuable player, you love sports, always show spirit, and never give up! Don't miss bonus sports facts in every MVP book.



Peanut Butter Cupcake

Peanut Butter   Cupcake Author Terry Border
ISBN-10 9780698171510
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 32
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For fans of The Day the Crayons Quit, Little Pea, or How Are You Peeling? What’s a little piece of bread to do when he’s feeling lonely? Find a friend, of course! And that’s exactly what Peanut Butter tries to do. But sometimes friends are hard to come by, especially when Hamburger has to walk his (hot) dogs, Cupcake is too busy building castles in her sprinkle box, and Egg laughs so hard he starts to crack up! Does Peanut Butter have a soulmate? Young readers will know the answer long before Peanut Butter does and laugh along with each mismatched pairing. In a story that pairs silliness with poignancy, and friendship with anthropomorphic food, Terry Border, the photography mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, makes a triumphant entrance into the children's book world. Complete with a rhyming refrain, this is sure to be a favorite family read-aloud--and laugh-aloud. Praise for PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE "Border’s witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."--Publishers Weekly "[T]he creatively zany photographs...will make this a read-aloud hit."--School Library Journal "This book would be a great read-aloud on friendship and food."--Library Media Connection



Dust Bowl Girls

Dust Bowl Girls Author Lydia Reeder
ISBN-10 9781616206536
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 304
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“A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team. In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.