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Word of the Day: SOCCER

on June 25, 2014


In between World Cup games, give these books a read…











Squish: Captain Disaster by Jennifer HolmSquish : captain disaster

Squish, comic book fan and grade school amoeba, is made captain of his soccer team and following the example of his favorite superhero, must, figure out how to turn a losing streak around without losing his friends.




A Winning Goal by Laurie CalkhovenA winning goal

Readers can imagine themselves as the main character of this interactive story, a girl who loves to play soccer. When her team hits a losing streak, she’s torn between giving her friend Shelby a chance to shine and trying her hardest to score. Will she let down her team if she hangs back and lets Shelby practice? Or will she let down her friend if she takes the ball down the field herself? With more than 20 different endings, girls will enjoy this addition to the Innerstar University series again and again to see how their decisions change the story. Plus, this book comes with a secret access code to unlock additional endings online!



Soccer Chick Rules by Dawn FitzGeraldSoccer chick rules

While trying to focus on a winning soccer season, thirteen-year-old Tess becomes involved in local politics when she learns that all sports programs at her school will be stopped unless a tax levy is passed.





The Million Dollar Kick by Dan GutmanThe Million Dollar Kick

Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.






Shoot-Out by Mike LupicaShoot-out

Twelve-year-old Jake must leave his championship soccer team to play on a team with a losing record when his family moves to a neighboring town.



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