• Children's & YA

      Right Arm Over

      by Moti Nandy (Translated by Arunava Sinha)

      An unforgettable story of cricket and friendship from a master of sports fiction. Jibon and Ananto are best friends and promising cricketers—Jibon a stylish batsman, and Ananto a gifted fast bowler. But one day they have an accident and Jibon loses half his right arm. Considered the more talented of the two, his cricket career is over. Not one to give up, he makes it his mission to see that his friend plays for India. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team is in turmoil as it heads into a Test series against Australia. Jibon is determined that Ananto will find his opportunity and shine at the international level. But even if he gets his chance, will Ananto be able to deliver? With its fascinating descriptions of playing cricket for the country, the workings of a cricket team, the politics of selection committees and the life of sportspeople, Right Arm Over is not just a novel about sports. It is also about the grit and determination needed to succeed, about friendship, and about sacrifices that are made out of love and commitment.

    • Sporting stories (Children's/YA)

      Basketball War

      by Jonny Zucker

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Pac O Straeon Rygbi.

      by Alun Wyn Bevan

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Ffion A'r Tòim Rygbi

      by Elin Meek

    • Sporting stories (Children's/YA)

      Victory Boys

      by Jamal Orme

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      February 2012

      Eeek! The Runaway Alien

      by Karen Inglis

      A boy, an alien and World Cup football. A match made in heaven for soccer fans aged 7-10! 'Laugh-out-loud funny!' Eleven-year-old Charlie Spruit can't believe his luck when he opens his door to an alien one morning. Who is he? Why has he come? Charlie soon discovers that this alien has run away from space to Earth to be with him because he's soccer mad and the World Cup is on...! 'Eeek,' as Charlie decides to call him, takes up secret residence in Charlie's bedroom where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines and stickers by day. All is going surprisingly well until slimy sci-fi mad Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek through his telescope. Sid has his own plans for this alien, which bring surprises that no-one could have imagined... Praise for Eeek! Eeek! has been praised by teachers, children’s book editors, reading charities and parents as a great book for boys age 7-10, including reluctant readers, and several UK schools have adopted it for Year 3 class readers or children’s books clubs. Girls who love football love it too!

    • Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
      July 2010

      What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader

      by Adrianne Ambrose

      Eleven-year-old Elaine Rewitzer is funny, smart and happy being a geek, but when she wins a spot on the Cross Creek Middle School Buccaneers cheerleading squad, she gets totally into her new life. Her mega-brain best friend Bethany warns that Elaine will just become “part of the herd,” and her best geek-guy-pal, Tim, (who is struggling with nose polyps) feels forgotten. Will Elaine survive the roller coaster of pre-teen cheerleader fame? Will she win the heart of the cutest boy on the basketball team? Will she confess her “uncool” love for comic books? Will she lose Bethany and Tim's friendship for-evah? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When not writing novels about cheerleaders, barbarians or vampires, Adrianne Ambrose is being nominated for video game awards starring dangerous high school girls. Adrianne contributes to the Fraggle Rock comic book series. www.adrianneambrose.com

    • Sporting stories (Children's/YA)
      March 2017

      Trophy Night (Little Rhino #6)

      by Ryan Howard, Krystle Howard

      It's been a great season so Coach Ray hosts a Mustangs party for how well the team has been playing together. Rhino is worried that he's not going to get any of the awards. But after showing he can be a great teammate on and off the field, he receives the MVP.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2018

      Road Whiz

      by Darcy Pattison

      ROAD WHIZ Fourteen-year-old Jamie is growing too fast! Friends taunt him that his feet are so big the last time he stepped in a puddle, they called it the Mississippi River. As Jamie moves from 8th to 9th grade, Dad expects Jamie to join traditional sports, like football. Instead, Road Whiz, a retired greyhound racing dog, inspires Jamie to run. He starts training to run 5Ks. Like the retired greyhound, Jamie struggles with the question of why should he run? Does he run to win, or does he run because he loves running? With Road Whiz as his mentor, Jamie faces the challenges in his life, from family changes to his own growing body. This middle grade novel will mesmerize boys who struggle with the idea of competition. Jamie’s resolution of his doubts, fears and hopes about competing will inspire teens as they experience their own disturbing, if inevitable, growth

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