Great Reads for the World Cup
Each time Hector watches white boys playing soccer in Johannesburg, South Africa, he dreams of playing on a real pitch one day and after the fall of apartheid, when he sees the 1996 African Cup of Nations team, he knows that his dream can come true
PICTURE BOOK Bildner, P.
For soccer games Sierra rides a bus out of the city to fields that are nicer than the "lot" in her neighborhood, but so her auntie can be at her last game, she asks Coach Marco if the team might play in her neighborhood on a day her aunt does not work
PICTURE BOOK Boelts, M.
Goal! - Mina Javaherbin
In a dangerous alley in a township in South Africa, the strength and unity which a group of young friends feel while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.
PICTURE BOOK Javaherbin, M.
Dreaming of becoming a soccer star so that his mother won't have to work so hard, Paulo helps care for his little sister and prepares for his soccer game, but when a teammate is injured, Paulo's sister may be just who the team needs to win
PICTURE BOOK Javaherbin, M.
When a young rabbit quits soccer after a disappointing first game, her family encourages her to keep trying
PICTURE BOOK Kaplan, M.
Plant-eating dinosaurs face meat-eating dinosaurs in a soccer matc
PICTURE BOOK Wheeler, L.
Pinkalicious and her soccer team, the Pinksters, play their first game against the Ravens, but when the ball is kicked off the field, Pinkalicious chases it and is picked up by Goldilicious for a trip around the world
EASY READER 1 Kann, V.
Second-grader Eugene McGillicudy finds that he can tap the power of Captain Awesome without wearing the costume, as he scores a goal for his soccer team
CHILDREN FICTION Kirby, S. (MOVING UP)
Jack and Annie search for the fourth secret of greatness for Merlin the Magician in Mexico City at the 1970 World Cup Games. They hope to learn something new from soccer player great, Pele
CHILDREN FICTION Osborne, M. (MOVING UP)
Moody Margaret thinks she is a better soccer player than Horrid Henry. Henry thinks Margaret is wrong. When Miss Battle-Axe forces them to play against each other for a fabulous prize, Henry will stop at nothing (no matter how horrid) to prove he's a soccer champion
CHILDREN FICTION Simon, F. (MOVING UP)
Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club and struggles to keep from failing miserably on her soccer team, but when both groups have tournaments the same day, she musters her team spirit and tries to succeed at both
CHILDREN FICTION Barshaw, R.
Josh joins an elite travel league soccer team on which the individual members are all talented but not playing well as a team, so their coach suggests that they do some team-building exercises
CHILDREN FICTION Bowen, F.
Jake must leave his championship soccer team to play on a team with a losing record when his family moves to a neighboring town
CHILDREN FICTION Lupica, M.
After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud
CHILDREN FICTION Morgan, A.
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
CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Holm, J.
CHILDREN 507.8 G655 2010
Soccer - Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN 796.334 O81 2014
CHILDREN 796.334 P722 2014
An overview of the American victory at the 1999 Women's World Cup, looking at the short history of the tournament up to then, how the 1999 event boldly expanded attendance, and the tournament's legacy.
CHILDREN 796.334 T873 2015
Tells the story of the U.S. Men's National Team, from the formation of U.S. Foot Ball Association one hundred years ago to the recent success of the Men's Team.
CHILDREN 796.33409 J749u 2014
Goal! - Sean Taylor
Where there's a ball . . . there will always be someone who wants to play soccer. Whether in Tanzania or Togo, Burma or Brazil, children love soccer. GOAL! celebrates the sport's power to bridge cultural divides and bring together the many and diverse people of the world.
CHILDREN 796.344 T246 2014
An introductory look at the soccer teams and their fans of countries in North America.
||CHILDREN 796.334097 K36 2011
Gold medal winner and Athlete of the Year, one of the most exciting players on the scene, Alex Morgan has rocketed into the top echelon of world soccer stars.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Morgan, A. 2015
Hope Solo, Olypmic gold medalist and goalie for the US women's national soccer team, tells the exciting insider details of her life on and off the field, in her own words.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Solo, H. 2012
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Abby Wambach shot to fame in the United States soccer scene. She also became a leading scorer on the US Women's National Team.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Wambach, A. 2014