Matt Christopher - Little, Brown Book Group
Little, Brown Young Readers US

The Lucky Baseball Bat

Matt Christopher, Robert Henneberger
Contributors:
Matt Christopher, Robert Henneberger

When Marvin moves to a new neighborhood, he wants nothing more than to make a good impression on his new teammates. After all, Marvin loves baseball more than anything, and all he wants is to prove he's worth his spot on the team. And with his lucky baseball bat in hand, what could go wrong?But when that same lucky baseball bat goes missing, Marvin completely loses his ability to play baseball. But even though he's lost his talent, Marvin might just find something else: the value of friendship, his own confidence, and maybe, just maybe, a place on the team.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

On the Court with...Kevin Durant

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
Little, Brown Young Readers US

On the Field with...Tom Brady

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

With more Super Bowl appearances than any other player in NFL history, Tom Brady is a sports icon on and off the field. From his college days as a backup quarterback at University of Michigan to his record-breaking fourteen winning seasons with the New England Patriots, this new and comprehensive biography gives fans a firsthand look at the lows and highs of the superstar's life and career, complete with stats and photographs.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Serena Williams

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world for tennis singles, won twenty-two Grand Slam singles titles, and won four Olympic gold medals. She is a powerful player and a fierce competitor. Learn more about the record-breaking athlete in this comprehensive and action-packed biography, complete with stats and photographs.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

On the Court with... Stephen Curry

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Discover the amazing achievements of fan favorite two-time MVP Stephen Curry in this brand-new, comprehensive biography Steph Curry is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, record-breaker, and Finals champion who electrifies fans with his incredible on-court feats. He's also a dedicated husband, father, and philanthropist who inspires people on and off the court. Learn more about this remarkable athlete in this biography, complete with stats and photographs.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Great Americans In Sports: Blake Griffin

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
Hachette Audio US

Great Americans In Sports: Drew Brees

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Drew Brees grew up in a family of athletes, and overcame injuries and setbacks to become one of today's best quarterbacks. This comprehensive biography--complete with photos and fun infographics--shows how Drew Brees went from being a flag football player to a Super Bowl MVP and a modern legend, and is sure to appeal to legions of football fans.

Hachette Audio US

Great Americans In Sports: Mia Hamm

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Mia Hamm's speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion made her a sports hero, and her story will inspire a new generation of young athletes. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - gives readers an up-close look at one of America's greatest soccer stars.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

State Showdown

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Perfect Game

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Two weeks of intense competition remain to decide the final teams for the Little League® World Series. This year, the anticipation is high as it's possible that both of the previous final two teams will return, a very rare occurrence. And those are the teams Carter and Liam now play for! These two players, one from each team, are thinking the same thought: How can I play against my best friend?This is the fourth book in a five-book series that follows Liam and Carter as they work their way to the Little League® World Series. The final book in the series will coincide with the Little League® 75th Anniversary in 2014.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

District Doubleheader

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Little League Baseball® players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the scene. © 2013 Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Play Ball!

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
Little, Brown Young Readers US

The Dog That Stole Football Plays

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

This revised edition is now part of our Passport to Reading program! In this level 3 reader, Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field but Mike wonders - is it cheating? Can he win the game without Harry's help? Completely re-illustrated in full color by popular artist Steve Björkman.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

The Extreme Team: Skateboard Moves

Matt Christopher, David Leonard
Contributors:
Matt Christopher, David Leonard
Little, Brown Young Readers US

The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter

Matt Christopher, Steve Bjorkman
Contributors:
Matt Christopher, Steve Bjorkman
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Great Moments in the Summer Olympics

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

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!

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Football Double Threat

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Rocky Fletcher is being stretched to his limit. Until recently, he'd only played wide receiver for the Pythons. Now his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too - a position that opened up when Bobby, Rocky's best friend, broke his leg. Even though he believes he is to blame for Bobby's injury, Rocky eagerly takes on the challenge of becoming a two-way player. After all, the only other player available is Jared, a sullen boy who switched from soccer to football this season. Yet as time goes on, it's Jared who excels at the position because, thanks to Bobby, Rocky keeps missing practices! What's going on between Rocky and Bobby-and why is Jared on the team when he clearly dislikes football so much?

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Michael Jordan

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

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. With updated photos and Matt Christopher's easy-to-read style, this is a biography that's not to be missed. Updated photos and text will round out this Legends in Sports reissue and put Michael Jordan in league with other Legends in Sports, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

The New York Yankees

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Soccer Hero

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Rob Lasher is just an ordinary soccer player, good at the game, but not great. Then one afternoon, he saves his coach's life in front of all his teammates. Suddenly he's the team's hero. As some members of his team and the rest of the town continue to laud Rob's heroic act, Rob realises he doesn't want the attention and any unearned accolades that come with it...