Knowing that the mountain trails are unsafe for bicycles due to fallen trees and other obstacles, Jonas helps organize a clean-up crew in early spring, but when he hears someone
Mark finds that he is jealous when his friend Jonas seems to learn kung fu much more quickly than he did.
Threatened by a beating if he hits against Roy's pitching, Johnny almost loses a ballgame for his team.
Billy Joe was a fine football player. His brother told him he could catch a pass just as if he had glue on his fingers. But Billy Joe wouldn't play
Chip really wanted a new glove. The one he owned had once belonged to his father, and it was okay, but Chip couldn't get the idea of a new one
After first baseman Turtleneck Jones takes a fast-moving throw from his team's shortstop right in the chest, he starts shying away from the ball and missing easy plays because he's
While trying to ask Uncle Pete to coach for the Peach Street Mudders, Zero discovers that he can throw a slider when there's a big bandage on his injured thumb.
Pepper Pride was new to town and wanted to make friends fast. So when some local kids told him they needed a goalie for their soccer team, he lied and
Mike suddenly becomes starting quarterback for his team, and he's got a problem. Everything is fine as long as the coach gives him the plays from the bench, but what
Football bloopers, puzzlers, fun facts, and wacky stories -- Matt Christopher, the number-one sports writer for kids, scores a touchdown with this zany collection for fans of pigskin-tossing, gridiron-hitting action!
Rabbit was a fair basketball player. He sank his share of baskets, but he knew that he missed too many times, and he really hated it when the fans started
The first book ever published by Matt Christopher now in a special Anniversary Edition that is a faithful fascimile of the original book first published in 1954. To commemorate the
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
What are the best kind of shoes to wear for stealing bases? Get ready to hold your sides and roll your eyes—America’s best-loved sports writer for children has let his
No batter, no batter, no — umpire? The Dog that Called the Pitch Harry, the Airedale with ESP, and his best friend, Mike, pitcher for the Grand Avenue Giants, are
When Harry the Airedale is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike is forced to muddle through a baseball game without his best friend’s encouragement. He hits a crucial triple, but
Mark Goldstein knows he’s the klutziest member of their group. But what can he do about it? There’s no miracle cure for clumsiness. Or is there? When Mark starts taking
Bizz Juarez is a whiz at roller hocker, and she uses her talent to help her best friend, Savannah Smith, learn how to play. Bizz is a patient teacher, but
It’s December, and the Smith family is planning a big holiday party for Savannah and her classmates from the all-girl private school she attends. Savannah worries that she can’t invite
Now that Charlie Abbott has finally settled in with his new group of friends, he is excited to introduce them to an old friend who is coming to visit. But
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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