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3rd Grade Readability

Sports Stories

by Paul Demko

Teenagers reading at a fourth/fifth grade reading level will enjoy reading these books about teenagers facing realistic obstacles while striving for an athletic goal. Each book is centered around a particular sport: soccer, baseball, skiing, tennis, and basketball.

The 12th Falcon:
Kevin just wants to play soccer, and maybe get Terri to pay attention to him instead of the star quarterback. The star of the rival team has a grudge against him. His father's dreams are weighing on him. And he's not sure what Terri really feels.
Lexile: 710

Outside Shot:
Ever since his mother remarried, Andrew felt like he didn't fit in. Some people left him out because he was too Chinese. Others, because he wasn't Chinese enough. If he could only get the chance, he knew he would make everyone see him as just Andrew or maybe Andrew the basketball star.
Lexile: 660

Breaking Pitch:
Micah, the new outfielder on the Bulldogs, makes a critical error that loses a game. Now he's got enemies on the team. If only he were a better player! An unexpected ally helps him find a hidden talent that just might bring the bulldogs closer to victory.
Lexile: 710

Kyle has had a lot of bad luck, but his latest freak accident seems to have changed all that. He doesn't know how he did an inverted aerial ski jump, or even really what that is, but suddenly, he's very popular. His new friends want him to jump again. Will he get lucky and survive one more time?
Lexile: 670

On the Line:
Jazmine goes to summer tennis camp without really wanting to. Sports are just not her thing. Still, she's happy to find her best friend Blanca at the same camp. Even more than that, she discovers she can play pretty well. Now she faces a more important challenge.
Lexile: 640

Audio Available!
These great stories are available on a preloaded, portable go reader audio player that allows students to listen to an entire set of books (all 5 titles in set). Comes ready to play, with batteries and earphones. Easy to use, just hit the play button, and go. Length of each audio book title is approximately 45 minutes.

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Reading Level

Interest Level

3rd Grade Readability

Grades 6-12+

Subject/Genre: sports

Ratings: Lexile 640-710

Recommended Ages: 11-18+

Pages: 64 pp., 4-1/4 x 7, softcover

ISBN: 978-1-57128-678-9

Publisher:  HNB


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1 set of 5 books


Classroom Sets and Special Offers!

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Discounted Pricing on Classroom Set
Classroom Set (5 sets of 5 books)



Discounted Pricing on Audio Player and Books
Complete 5-Book set plus Audio Player (5 audio books)


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Adventure Athletes



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Tales of Danger



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Real Heroes of Sports


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