Jackrabbit Goalie

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 said he had played goalie in his old town.  It isn’t easy to play goalie when you’re short and new to the position.  What Pepper …

The Lucky Baseball Bat

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 fiftieth anniversary, this edition reinstates the illustrations from the original edition, and celebrates the classic story. Will Marvin find his lucky bat—and his confidence—in time …

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 throw-ins (though one …

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, Stookie does his best …

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 against the always-tough Panthers?

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 …

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 Stookie ever forgive him?