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  • Matt Christopher

    The first book in an epic series about family, friendship, and baseball Eleven-year-old cousins catcher Liam McGrath 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 the first challenge they'll face on their road to the...read more

  • 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...read more

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    Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the 'beyond,' as Snooky Malone believes? The mystery deepens in this fourth title of the exciting Home Run Kid series when yet another character from baseball's past appears to coach Syl. But is Syl the only one getting pointers? And will Snooky ever get to the bottom of this...read more

  • 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 next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, 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. Wondering what the term Total Football means? You'll find the answer here -- along with much, much more, including a bonus chapter on the Women's World Cup and lists of winners, runners-up, and...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    When Sylvester Coddmyer III meets a mysterious character named George Baruth, he goes from being a terrible hitter to the boy who only hits homers! But how will he answer some of the difficult questions that people start asking about his amazing new...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    The Little League World Series is within reach 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? Join Liam and Carter as they work their way to the Little League World Series in this thrilling...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    Get on the court with basketball superstar LeBron James in this in-depth, updated biography! LeBron James was a sensation in his early days playing ball in Akron, Ohio, and he continued to amaze as a high school phenomenon. Now an international icon and the heart of his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, he is widely known as one of the greatest basketball players ever to step onto the court. Discover LeBron James's incredible story in this in-depth biography of one of basketball's brightest stars. The book takes readers on the court through suspenseful accounts of pivotal games, paints a picture of LeBron's on- and off-court triumphs and challenges, and includes bonus stats, career...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    Discover the amazing achievements of sports legend Serena Williams--on and off the tennis court--in this exciting new biography. Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world for tennis singles, won twenty-two Grand Slam singles titles, and won four Olympic gold medals. She is a powerful player and a fierce competitor. Learn more about the record-breaking athlete in this comprehensive and action-packed biography, complete with stats and...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    The journey to the Little League World Series continues with two new teams and fierce competition Little League Baseball players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    It's the biggest game of their lives--and only one can win Liam and Carter's teams are on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. Cousins and best friends who grew up playing baseball together, Liam and Carter must now play against each other to achieve their dreams of winning the Series title! One cousin will win, and the other will...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    Should Manny keep his promise-even if it puts his friend in danger? When the Grizzlies' first basemen is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher take it upon themselves to help his replacement become a better player. The three practice together and all is going well-until a wild throw hits Stu right in the head! Manny gives his word to keep quiet, but a few days later, Stu starts acting funny. Now Manny faces a difficult decision: should he break his promise and let Stu and the team down... or keep silent and hope that he's not putting Stu in danger?Matt Christopher is the name young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced,...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    It's an all star showdown... The journey to the Little League Baseball® World Series continues! The Forest Park All-Star teammates are moving on to Sectionals competition. Carter Jones leads the charge with a devastating pitch that leaves batters blinking in confusion. Forest Park looks unstoppable--until a long-held grudge threatens to break apart the team and end its postseason journey. Catcher Liam McGrath, Carter's cousin, knows all about grudges. But if he's going to succeed on his California All-Star team, he has to put them aside and work together with a rival-turned-teammate. Do they have what it takes to make it to the Little League Baseball® World Series? © 2013...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a soccer legend Mia Hamm's speed, aggressive play, and ability to 'read the field' helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion made her a sports hero, and her story will inspire a new generation of young athletes. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - gives readers an up-close look at one of America's greatest soccer...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    Mike is facing a tough season in Little League this year. His team is scheduled to play their toughest opponents: the Bearcats and the Peach Street Mudders. Mike dreads pitching against sharp-eyed hitters like Bugsy O'Toole and Turtleneck Jones. Fortunately his telepathic Airedale, Harry, is ready to help him. With Harry showing him where to throw each ball, Mike keeps the Bearcats from winning too easily. But when Mike looks to Harry for help during the disastrous Peach Street Mudder game, he doesn't see his dog anywhere. How can Mike face the next determined batter alone? Matt Christopher has written many award-winning sports stories for beginning readers and young adults. Filling his...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    What could be better than having a dog that loves to play baseball? A dog that can talk with you through ESP! And Harry the Airedale is a baseball genius who always knows how to help Mike score the winning run. When Harry is grounded for nipping another dog the day of the big game, Mike wonders how he'll ever make it without his advice and encouragement. Can Mike and his teammates find a way to win the final game of the season, or will Harry have to find a way to save the day? Matt Christopher is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Baseball Pals and Challenge at Second Base. Christopher's good-natured, action-packed stories teach valuable lessons about teamwork,...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    Get to know Drew Brees, the record-breaking, beloved quarterback, in this gripping new sports biography from Matt Christopher 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 how Drew Brees went from being a flag football player to Super Bowl MVP and modern legend, and is sure to appeal to legions of football...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    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 had to fight to make it onto the NBA court at all 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...read more

  • Matt Christopher

    One of the NASCAR circuit's greatest celebrity racers, Jeff Gordon is a favorite of motorsports fans around the country. This is the 100%-true story of the making of an American racing legend. After competing in BMX races at just four years old, Jeff ran his first quarter-midget car race at the tender age of five years old. Can you imagine that? At that age, most kids don't even know how to ride a bicycle let alone drive a race car! He began racing stock cars in 1991, and soon after started competing for the most prestigious trophy in all of motorsports, the coveted Winston Cup. And you know what? It only took him four short years of 200-mile-per-hour-plus driving to win it. And then he won...read more

  • K.D. Julicher

    You are about to meet: YOUR NEXT FAVORITE AUTHOR The 32nd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility. Along the way these new authors will introduce you to fascinating characters such as Nate, a very loyal companion-like most werewolves would be. Keanie has a parasite that lets her morph and so transform into anyone. Liz owns a dinosaur maker, but raw ingredients can be a problem. Anna slaves away in a factory but her magic leaves her unfulfilled. These authors take creative writing to a whole new level! The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside. Welcome to...read more