In the Huddle with…Steve Young

In January 1995, Steve Young, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, led his team to victory in Super Bowl XXIX.  His intelligent, aggressive style and by working hard, he became one of the most dynamic players in football history.

Takedown

When Sean Bailor, an angry young wrestler, loses his perspective on what he is fighting for, he takes his aggressions out on his family and wrestling nemesis, until a friendly referee gives him tips on anger management.  

Great Americans in Sports: Drew Brees

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a beloved quarterback 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 …

Great Americans in Sports: Blake Griffin

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the court with an all-star who reaches for new heights. 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 …

Break for the Basket

It was funny how Emmett got on the Penguin basketball team.  He was shooting at the basket in his own back yard when Robin Hood and some of the other Penguins stopped in and took over the basketball. Before he knew it, and really without wanting to, Emmett found himself playing on the Penguin team.Of …

Basketball Sparkplug

Kim wanted to play basketball.  He was a good player, too.  But sometimes he didn’t keep his mind on the game very well, and sometimes he made mistakes that disgusted the other boys on the Arrow’s team.The trouble was that Kim didn’t practice as much as the others.  Instead he took singing lessons and sang …

Two Strikes On Johnny

Johnny Doane’s brother Michael was blind.  Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played.  Johnny was the Cardinals’ center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever.  Johnny knew he was not, that he was poor hitter, but he couldn’t bear to disappoint Michael.  So …

Tall Man in the Pivot

Doing well in sports is important to any boy.  Usually it comes from hard work.  But for Chuck O’Neil, making a basket was easy as becoming class president or winning marbles from the other members of the school basketball team.  At times, even to his friends Mickey and Steve, it seemed that Chuck preferred shooting …

Long Stretch at First Base

Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won’t be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn’t a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player…but will his conscience let him take it?

Slide, Danny,Slide!

Slide, Danny,Slide! The exciting story of a boy’s devotion to baseball and how he helped build a ball park and put a Little League team together. Danny finds that even after organizing the Hornets, things do not run smoothly, and friendships are split–Danny and his friends on one side and Chigger and his friends on …