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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

From his days as the skinny kid on youth teams to his MVP season with the Oklahoma City Thunder to his first NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has been an electrifying presence on the basketball court. With two Olympic gold medals, four NBA scoring titles, and an NBA MVP Award, Kevin shows no sign of slowing down. Through every triumph, Kevin has lived his life by the motto "hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard," dedicating himself to becoming the best player on the court and known for remaining humble and kind through it all. This action-packed and comprehensive biography brings readers onto the court to experience the biggest moments of Kevin Durant's remarkable career, relays details of his life, and shows his dedication to giving back to his community. Complete with stats and photographs, this book makes the perfect gift for any young sports fan.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

On the Field with...Tom Brady

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

World Cup (Revised)

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience--and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the 2018 World Cup, comes this updated edition of Matt Christopher's classic title, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.Want to know who was behind the biggest surprise defeat of the 1950 tournament? It's in here. Curious about what happened to the Jules Rimet trophy when it was in England? Turn to the chapter on World Cup 1966. Want to know more about the biggest triumphs and harshest defeats, all while feeling like you're on the field with the sports legends? Wondering what the term Total Football means? You'll find the answer here--along with much, much more.With updated content reflecting changes in the world of soccer, as well as all-new chapters going further in-depth into recent tournaments and the Women's World Cup--which the US women's team has won more times than any other team in history--this new edition is sure to capture a new generation of sports fans.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Serena Williams

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
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.

Hachette Audio US

Great Americans In Sports: Drew Brees

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

Great Americans In Sports: Blake Griffin

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

Blake Griffin is known for being a #1 draft pick, Rookie of the Year, Slam Dunk Contest winner, and one of the best power forwards playing today. But he had to fight to make it onto the NBA court after sitting out his first pro season with a devastating knee injury. Learn more about the perennial All-Star in this comprehensive biography, complete with photos and fun infographics.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Great Americans In Sports: Babe Ruth

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

Great Americans In Sports: Mia Hamm

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

Baseball World Series

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

State Showdown

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

This brand-new Matt Christopher baseball series follows two cousins as they make their way to the World Series of Little League Baseball.Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just one challenge they'll face...

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

Play Ball!

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

This brand-new Matt Christopher baseball series follows two cousins as they make their way to the World Series of Little League Baseball. Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just one challenge they'll face...This exciting new series builds up to the final book, The World Series!

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 US

Great Moments In American Auto Racing

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

The history of auto racing is chock-full of famous moments, with big-name drivers like Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon. The histories of the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races are rich with legendary drivers, family dynasties, rivalries, and tragedies. Fans of this sport are truly loyal and fanatical, and readers will eat up all the descriptions of nail-biting moments of tension. Packed with facts and action, this is a book young NASCAR fans will reach for again and again - and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Great Moments In Basketball History

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher
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

The New York Yankees

Matt Christopher
Authors:
Matt Christopher

The New York Yankees played their first game in the American League in 1903. Since then they have become the best team in baseball, bar none. Now this action-packed and fact-filled volume brings the Yankee's great history to life. From Babe Ruth's called shot and Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell speech, to Reggie Jackson's three hits on three pitches and Derek Jeter's game-saving catches, classic moments are recounted with such vivid description that readers will swear they can smell the popcorn and hear the crack of the bat. The book includes team records and post-season results from 1903 to 2006, as well as lists of Yankees inducted into the Hall of Famers and photos of the most memorable plays and people in Yankee history. For New York fans and people who just like to know everything about baseball, this is a must-read!

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...