Trevor and Sam look alike. But their lives couldn't be more different. Trevor is a movie star, living the Hollywood life in a huge mansion with his own limo, pool, and bowling alley. There's nothing he doesn't have except the one thing he wants most: to play baseball for real. Sam is a regular kid who seems to have what it takes to make it to baseball's Major Leagues. He's determined to get the scouts at the big USC tournament to recognize his talent. And he really wants to see his dad, a struggling screenwriter, realize his own dream. When Sam signs up at Casting Central to make some extra money, he and Trevor come together on a movie set and see the chance to trade placesto pinch hit for each other and make everyone's dreams come true. At first, it's all good. . . . But what happens when the boys take their game too far? Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/20/2012Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
SKLZ Hit-A-Way Portable Training SystemThe bestselling Hit-A-Way baseball trainer is now available in this all-in-one mobile configuration. A sturdy pole and twist-back design maximize a player's power, swing speed, and mechanics through repetition training, allowing up to 500 swings per hour. This highly mobile, collapsible unit is ideal for at-home trainingor pre-game warmups.Features:Includes Hit-A-Way baseball trainer with adjustable pitch height and five-foot mobile pole Assembled Dimensions: 38" x 11.5" x 10", 45 lbs.Padded feet lock into place for safety and stability All-in-one, pop-up design sets up easily and collapses down quickly for transport and storage Solid construction for heavy use during left-handed, right-handed, or switch hitting practice Some assembly required
Join Barney and learn many different types of dance, from hip-hop to ballet to folk dance and more, and watch as his friend Jamal builds the confidence to give them a try too! Then Barney and his friends explore movement and have a ball as they wiggle, waddle, hop, and bop together! Don't miss a beat and come along for a dino-mite, dino-dancing good time!
We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/10/2012Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Brit has had her driver’s license only 11 days when her parents drop her off to stay at her grandmother’s house for two weeks while they go on vacation. Little do they know Brit is headed for a three-state road trip with Nannie to pick up her college roommates, Florence, Aurelia, and Daisy, and bring them to their alma mater for their 65th—and most likely final—reunion.A reluctant recruit at first, Brit is anxious as well as annoyed when she finds herself responsible for her fragile passengers. But things change as she sits behind the wheel up front and listens to “the girls” in the backseat laugh and reminisce about their 65 years of friendship. Inspired by their lifelong loyalty, Brit is willing to do whatever it takes to get the former college roommates to their reunion safely.From bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, a heartwarming look at friendship, both young and old.From the Hardcover edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/8/2008Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Pro Performance Sports Zip-N-Hit Pro Baseball TrainerPerfect for newcomers to the game or those who want to improve growing skills, the Pro Performance Zip-N-Hit Pro acts like a portable batting cage, allowing batters to improve their swing almost anywhere. Players can improve hitting skills while increasing bat speed, as well as learning "top half" hitting while increasing bat speed. It's great for practicing hitting pitches of different speeds and movements. It's also an effective training device for high school and collegiate use.Features:Comes with an attachment clip and strapSuitable for ages 7 and up
The neighbors may think Miss Tizzy quite peculiar, but the children love her. They love her colorful house and her colorful clothes, but most of all they love the special attention she pays to them all. Together, they bake cookies, make pictures full of sunshine and butterflies for folks who have stopped smiling, play dress-up, put on puppet shows and parades, or stretch out on bright quilts in Miss Tizzy's backyard of an evening to sing moon songs. When Miss Tizzy becomes ill and takes to her bed, the children know just what to do to let her know she is missed and loved. Here's a picture book certain to touch the hearts of children of any age.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1998Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
A beloved classic is lovelier than ever!Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, Viking has reoriginated the illustrations, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/8/1982Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Discover the mischievous and affectionate side of a revered poet in this adventure about Emily Dickinson, four young friends, and a traveling circus. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/11/2014Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Brownie and Pearl are ready to hit the hay. First they have a snack and brush their teeth. Next they pull on pajamas. (Well, Brownie pulls on pajamas.) Then they both snuggle into bed for a story--a story starring a cat, of course--until it's time for lights out. Sleep tight, little ones!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The surf's up, the tide is high and it's time for the Sleepover Club to hit the beach during their school activity week in Devon. A whole week of secret midnight feasts! The girls have surfing lessons from cool instructor Bethany, but will they spend more time in the water than on the board? One thing's for sure, there's always trouble ahead when the Sleepover girls are involved... As well as a great story this book has tips for fun things to do at your own sleepover party for you and your friends. Pack up your sleepover kit and join in the fun!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/12/2014Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventures—and misadventures—of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless baseball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesn’t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history. Teddy “Bear” Larrabee, a slugger on the Pine City Porcupines, gets his 823rd base hit on his birthday, August 23—and it’s a home run! The Bear is a big believer in the power of numbers, so he asks Pines batboy Chad to retrieve the ball from the stands. There’s only one problem: the crabby fan in the ballpark who caught it. Chad really wants to keep the Bear happy and slugging, so he’s just got to figure out what the fan would be willing to trade for that 823 ball.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2012Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Basher brings his signature pop-life style to a whole new topic in this one-stop guide to the building blocks of music. Meet Rhythm and Pitch, who know how to hold a tune; Time Signature, who loves to keep control; clever Chord, who works patterns to great effect; Brass, the powerful loudmouth of the instrument types; and Classical, Pop and Electronic from a crew of sweet characters. The personality-based explanations will make it easy to remember the essential concepts behind musical expression. You'll never look at the orchestra or listen to a piece of music in the same way again!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/21/2011Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Series description: Phineas and Ferb know that with only one hundred and four days of summer vacation, you've got to make every one count! Whether they're building a rocket or discovering an ancient mummy, they're dedicated to making each mind-numbing rotation of the earth into something really special. While their sister Candace tries fruitlessly to reveal their crazy endeavors to their mom and Perry the Platypus is saving the world from the dangerous Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb are filling their days with one adventure after another.Title Descriptions:Chapter Book #2: Runaway HitAuditions for Flop Starz! are in town and Candace is determined to make the cut. But she didn't count on Phineas and Ferb throwing their creative hat into the ring. And as if that weren't enough, the next day Candace's dreams to become a famous movie star change to nightmares when it turns out Phineas and Ferb are directing the vehicle for her debut! This time Candace will stop at nothing to show her mom just how Phineas and Ferb are spending their days'and ruining her life! Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has created a machine that will shrink everything he dislikes. Will this mean the end for Perry the Platypus?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/6/2009Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Another creepy tale for beside the campfire or beneath the covers from "Twisted Sisters" Annette and Gina Cascone's Deadtime Stories-now a hit show on Nickelodeon!"Bloody Mary." It was just a silly wishing game-one that Lindsey and her friends had played a hundred times before, in front of a dozen different mirrors. The game never worked. It wasn't supposed to. But when they play "Bloody Mary" in front of a strange antique mirror, the game quickly turns into a nightmare! One by one their wishes start coming true, with horrifying results. Something evil is lurking behind the looking glass... and Lindsey learns much too late that wishes don't come free-and that "Bloody Mary" is definitely not just a game!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/6/2014Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Battleship Card Game Brace yourself for search-and-destroy battle intensity as you compete with the enemy to keep your ships afloat. Play peg cards and power cards to find, hit and sink your opponent's fleet of five ships. Each ship has a special power! Choose from beginner or advanced rules for edge-of-your seat excitement. Includes 24 coordinate cards, 52 destruction cards, 4 reference cards and instructions. Recommended Ages: 7 years &Up
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is a computer-animated feature film about a video game villain who wants nothing more than to be the good guy for a change. But when Ralph finally gets his chance, he discovers that being the hero isn't as easy as it looks. Soon the entire video game world is at stake, and if Ralph doesn't play to win, it could mean "Game Over" for every game in the arcade! This Step 2 reader based on the film is perfect for kids ages 4-6.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/18/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
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