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  • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
    Salt in His Shoes (English, Paperback) Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan

    Written by the basketball superstar's mother, this book offers young readers the story of how a young Michael Jordan overcame his difficulties as one of the shortest players on the court by practicing with his father and learning to play the best game he could. Reprint.

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  • Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
    Swallows And Amazons (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read' - Marcus Sedgwick

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  • Rugby Heroes by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Heroes (English, Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    Take a dive into history - with some help from rugby legends of the past! Eoin Madden is Castlerock College's star player and he's been called up for Ireland in the Under 16 Four Nations -- how will he juggle sport and school work? But his biggest challenge of all goes right to the heart of Irish rugby.

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  • Shoot to Win by Dan Freedman
    Shoot to Win (Paperback) Dan Freedman

    Jamie Johnson can't believe his luck. He's playing for Kingfield School in the Cup Semi-Final and scouts from his favourite club, Hawkstone United, are coming to watch! But Jamie's hopes of a professional career still have a long way to go...

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  • Running On Empty by S. E. Durrant
    Running On Empty (Paperback) S. E. Durrant, Rob Biddulph

    AJ's grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges. Round and round the Olympic Park, aiming for the cross country trials, running to escape, AJ only seems to be heading ever closer to disaster.

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  • The Kick Off by Dan Freedman
    The Kick Off (Paperback) Dan Freedman

    Jamie's desperate to become Highwood School's star football player. But after he wrecks his chances at the trials, the pressure's on to prove himself. Dan Freedman is a hot new talent headed straight for the Premier League!

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  • The Chicken Nugget Ambush by Mark Lowery
    The Chicken Nugget Ambush (English, Paperback) Mark Lowery

    An outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet? Roman Garstang is all set for his class trip to Farm View outdoor survival centre. Mum has prescribed a strict chicken nugget-only diet (Seriously?!) It's time to put his new survival skills to the test .

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  • The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird
    The Fastest Boy in the World (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Laird

    An immersive and uplifting story, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal

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  • Ready Steady Mo! by Mo Farah
    Ready Steady Mo! (English, Paperback) Mo Farah, Kes Gray

    A fun picture book to get kids reading, and running too! From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and the bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray.

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  • Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg
    Kicking a Ball (Paperback) Allan Ahlberg, Sebastien Braun

    First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. This book takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship ...and football.

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  • Hockey Term at Trebizon by Anne Digby
    Hockey Term at Trebizon (English, Paperback) Anne Digby

    For Tish, this is the most exciting term yet. Can she lead Trebizon Tigers to victory in a national hockey tournament? But Rebecca's mind is on other things. Some harsh words from Joss Vining have made her doubt her tennis, until she's distracted by new girl Fiona's gift of second sight.

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  • Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Roar
    Gerard Siggins

    School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks. But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?

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  • Pitch Invasion: Defenders by Tom Palmer
    Pitch Invasion: Defenders (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Action-packed finale to the enthralling Defenders trilogy, a series of spine-tingling spooky adventures with a sporty twist.

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  • Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome
    Winter Holiday (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'Nothing - except a polar expedition, full of mountain rescues, blizzards, igloos, ice sailing and heroic work amidst the frozen wastes.

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  • Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman
    Wonder Goal! (English, Paperback) Michael Foreman

    Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold?Published to coincide with the 2018 Football World Cup.'Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets.' Independent

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  • Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Roar (Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks. But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?

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  • Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
    Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror (Paperback) Chris Priestley, David Roberts

    Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover!...

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  • Football Academy: Boys United by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: Boys United (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He's worried about his height though - what if he's too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores - he's made it! Jake can't wait to pull on his shirt and join the team. But someone at the club wants to make his life difficult.

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  • Rugby Runner by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Runner (English, Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework - AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. Books, crooks and rucks - it's all to play for this term!

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  • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome
    We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    'Now Susan,' Mother said, 'And you too, John. No night sailing. And back the day after tomorrow. Within twenty-four hours John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves fighting a night gale in the treacherous waters of the North Sea, adrift and in the main shipping lanes. Suddenly, it's real adventure and only their sailing skills can help them now.

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