While growing up on the tough streets of Los Angeles, Santiago's greatest joy is playing soccer. So it is a dream come true when a British scout sees him playing in the park and offers him a trial with one of England's top Premiership clubs. Determined to succeed, Santiago leaves behind his struggling family and his modest home, and flies halfway around the world to give it his best shot.But it's not smooth sailing when Santiago arrives in northern England. Team practices are intense, and in this place where people live and breathe the sport, many seem eager to find fault with the new Latino player from L.A. The pressure even spurs Santiago to keep a secret that could sabotage his performance. There is no doubt that Santiago has skill, flair, and dedication. But does he have the stamina he will need for the English game?Based on the action-packed movie, Goal! is a gripping tale of trial and tribulation set against the backdrop of the world's most popular and exciting sport.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2006Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
'I learned that it is faith that decides whether something will happen or not.' At the age of eight, Kaka already knew what he wanted in life: to play soccer and only soccer. He started playing in front of his friends and family, but when he suffered a crippling injury, doctors told him he would never play again. Through faith and perseverance Kaka recovered, and today he plays in front of thousands of fans every year. As the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year and winner of the Ballon d'Or, this midfielder for Real Madrid has become one of the most recognized faces on the soccer field.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/25/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Madlenka—that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own—is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her brand new soccer ball out the door and around the corner, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game—the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the neighborhood cats, and there are enough of them to make a team. But they’re no match for Madlenka, who scores the winning goal. Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/28/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Soccer practice begins, and the players stretch, warm up, and work on their footwork, juggling, goal shooting, and keep-away skills before splitting into two teams for an exciting scrimmage. Bill Thomson’s dramatic perspectives and Carol Nevius’ accomplished text demonstrate the training and teamwork that build strong players.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
It's a goal! Whether kids play defense, goalie, or offense, they'll have hours of fun with this book. Coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives kids tips and strategies for passing, heading, defending, and more in this fun guide. Kids also learn: How to stretch before a big game Proper throw-in technique Rules of the game Dribbling drills Effective on-field communication Most important, this guide shows kids the importance of teamwork and motivates them to stay active and healthy. This book will be a hit with kids and parents alike!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/18/2009Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Herbivores and carnivores play a hilarious and closely fought soccer match (ref'd by a dodo bird, naturally) in front of a stadium full of cheering dinosaurs.This is the follow-up to the popular picture book Dino-Hockey/Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Updated and revised in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup! From the early history of the game to today's biggest stars, this new edition of DK's classic Eyewitness Soccer features updated text, images, and statistics throughout.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/19/2010Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The kids in the After-School Sports Club are excited to learn all about the game of soccer with the help of their teacher, Mr. Mac. But Sammy is having a hard time learning how to play. With lots of practice, Sammy is finally ready for the big open house -- and ready to show everyone what he can do!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/25/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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