Soccer ‘Cats: The Captain Contest

When Dewey London and Bundy Neel see the poster about the new summer soccer league, they’re psyched. Then they read the fine print and learn about the logo contest: Whoever draws the best team logo will be named captain of his or her team and see the logo reproduced on team T-shirts. Dewey has won...

Soccer ‘Cats #2 Operation Baby-Sitter

Bundy Neel works hard to be the best soccer player he can be. He always has encouraging words for his teammates, and he works extra hard during practice and games. So why does his attitude change out of the blue? His teammates don’t know it, but Bundy has been saddled with…a baby-sitter!...

Soccer ‘Cats #3: Secret Weapon

Lisa Gaddy is a starting fullback for the ‘Cats and she plays her position well–except for one thing. She’s small for her age, so her throw-ins from the sidelines don’t go very far. Sometimes the ball winds up landing in front of an opponent instead of a teammate. She can’t stop taking thr...

Soccer ‘Cats #4: Hat Trick

When Stookie Norris’s older brother, Greg, gets his picture in the paper for scoring three goals in one game, Stookie is dazzled. Greg insists strikers should try to score a hat trick every game, though Stookie’s coach has never told him that. Still, when the Soccer Cats have their next game, St...

Soccer ‘Cats #5: Master of Disaster

Jason Shearer is better known for his wisecracks than his goalkeeping abilities. But that had better change fast because the Soccer ‘Cats’ starting goalie is going on vacation and Jason’s taking his place! Will Jason be able to learn all there is to know about goalkeeping before the game again...

Soccer ‘Cats #6: Heads Up

  Amanda Caler thought getting a nosebleed during a game was bad. But now things have gone from bad to worse — she finds she’s afraid of the ball! And as if that wasn’t enough, it looks like someone is trying to steal her spot at halfback. Could one of her teammates really be capable of s...

Soccer ‘Cats #7: All Keyed Up

When Stookie Norris asks Jerry Dinh to take care of his gerbils while he’s away on vacation, Jerry is thrilled. He’s wanted to become better friends with Stookie ever since his family moved next to Stookie’s house. But then something terrible happens that ruins all of Jerry’s hopes. Will Sto...

Soccer ‘Cats #8: You Lucky Dog

Lou Barnes has a little trouble remembering to watch his position on the soccer field. So sometimes he gets called offside—and during a game, that can cost the team a chance at a goal. Then one game, Lou gets a reminder of the offside rule from a very unlikely source: a dog! But where did the dog ...

Soccer ‘Cats #9: Switch Play!

The ninth entry in Matt Christopher’s SOCCER ‘CATS features fullback Ted Gaddy Ted Gaddy is tired of his sister’s amazing “secret weapon” throw-in getting all the applause and attention during games. But what can a fullback do to make people cheer? Then Coach Bradley tells a story of a ful...

Soccer ‘Cats #10: Kick It!

The tenth entry in Matt Christopher’s SOCCER ‘CATS features fullback Alan Minter. Fullback Alan Minter is in trouble. First, he was picked last for a kickball game. Then he missed the ball every time it was his turn! Suddenly he’s wondering if he even knows how to kick. Luckily, his friend and...