Soccer Superstars 2017

Soccer Superstars 2017 Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1629374369
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe! From Brazil and England to Italy and Australia, the world is crazy for the game they call football. Now you can learn more about the brightest international stars through entertaining biographies, fun trivia, and thrilling action photography.

MVP 2017 Superstars

MVP 2017 Superstars Author Eric Zweig
ISBN-10 1443157694
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher
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Meet the hottest players from all your favourite teams! Hockey, basketball, soccer, football and baseball fans unite! Meet twenty of the players at the top of their game. Profiles include glossy, full-page colour photos, bios, previous season stats, and pull-out interview quotes. MVP Superstars includes the top players of each sport, players on Canadian teams and Canadian players league-wide. It's the ultimate book for the ultimate Canadian sport fan! Featuring: hockey stars Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, Marie-Philip Poulin, Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau; baseball greats Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Sanchez and Gary Sanchez; basketball hotshots Demar Derozan, Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Stephan Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kelly Olynyk and Cory Joseph; football titans Mike Reilly, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Adam Bighill, Julio Jones, Brad Sinopoli and J.J. Watt; and soccer sensations Julian de Guzman, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Christine Sinclair, Will Johnson and Fraser Aird.

Superstars of World Soccer

Superstars of World Soccer Author Todd Kortemeier
ISBN-10 160753942X
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Amicus High Interest
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Presents some of world soccer's greatest players and their achievements, including Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, and Carli Lloyd. Includes fast fact page, further resources, glossary, index.

Messi 2017 Updated Edition

Messi     2017 Updated Edition Author Luca Caioli
ISBN-10 9781785781384
Year 2016-08-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Icon Books
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Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer of our time: a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals. 2016 saw him win the Ballon d'Or for a record fifth time, further emphasising his status as the greatest footballer in the world today, and possibly ever. Messi is Luca Caioli’s classic portrait of modern football’s undisputed superstar, now fully updated to include all the action from 2015/16. Featuring exclusive testimony from those who know him best, including coaches, teammates and even Messi himself, it offers an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at the life of a football superstar.

Choose to Matter

Choose to Matter Author Julie Foudy
ISBN-10 9781368009942
Year 2017-05-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher Disney Electronic Content
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In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. In her Leadership Academy, Julie encourages young women to find the leader that exists in all of them, whatever their personality or vocal chord strength might be. Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives. Julie believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter. So go ahead, start now. Because you can.

Football Superstars 2016

Football Superstars 2016 Author K. C. Kelley
ISBN-10 1338032755
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Reference
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A new year, a new football season, and a new crop of superstars! Featuring the biggest stars from the most exciting games of the past season. Each page features large full-color action photographs of everyone's favorite players. Football Superstars 2016 has something for every fan!

20 Soccer Superstars

20 Soccer Superstars Author Mauricio Velázquez de León
ISBN-10 9781615329472
Year 2010-08-15
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Profiles the careers and lives of twenty outstanding soccer players, including David Beckham, Birgit Prinz, Thierry Henry, and Marta.

Sisters

Sisters Author Raina Telgemeier
ISBN-10 9780545540667
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

Stars of World Soccer

Stars of World Soccer Author Illugi Jökulsson
ISBN-10 0789212390
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Abbeville Kids
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An inside look at the best soccer players in the world, complete with comprehensive profiles, action shots, and team histories. A part of the World Soccer Legends series.

Soccer Record Breakers

Soccer Record Breakers Author Clive Gifford
ISBN-10 1783122692
Year 2016-12-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Carlton Kids
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The ultimate soccer reference for soccer fans, aged 8+--updated to include the newest information! From the FIFA World Cup and Copa Am�rica to the record-breakers of Major League Soccer, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Bundesliga, and the English Premier League, Soccer Record Breakers captures every aspect of the game. With superb facts and stats delivered in bite-size chunks, and dynamic, action-packed photos, it's a must-have for fans of all ages.

The Captain Class

The Captain Class Author Sam Walker
ISBN-10 9780812997200
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s sports section profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed. The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It’s not the coach. It’s not the star. It’s not money. It’s not a strategy. It’s something else entirely. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain—a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness. Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class—from extreme doggedness and emotional control to a knack for nonverbal communication to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through riveting accounts of some of the most pressure-soaked moments in sports history—from Bill Russell’s legendary “Coleman Play” in the 1957 NBA Finals to Barcelona’s “Figo Game” against Real Madrid in 2000—The Captain Class doesn’t just bring these events to life; it presents a fresh, counterintuitive take on leadership that can be applied to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines. The men and women who make up the Captain Class were never the most skilled athletes, nor were they gifted orators or paragons of sportsmanship. They were often role players who were allergic to the spotlight. In short, the seven attributes they shared challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like. Advance praise for The Captain Class “Well-researched, wildly entertaining, and thought-provoking. In The Captain Class, Sam Walker presents compelling narratives about the secret ingredient to the greatest teams of all time—and quickly makes you reexamine long-held beliefs about leadership and the glue that binds winning teams together.”—Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs “In The Captain Class, Sam Walker gives us important and original insights into the mysterious ingredients of transformative leadership. A stunning mix of research and narrative.”—Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet “If you care about leadership, talent development, or the art of competition, you need to read this immediately.”—Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of The Talent Code “The Captain Class is a brilliant hybrid: one-part detective story and one-part leadership book, set in the world of sports, and dedicated to a fascinating mystery: What sets apart the greatest teams of all time? I’m not even a sports nut and I couldn't put it down.”—Dan Heath, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Made to Stick

Real Madrid

Real Madrid Author Jim Whiting
ISBN-10 1628323574
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Creative Paperbacks
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For young fans of UEFA Champions League action, nothing beats a dramatic game of soccer. This series puts readers six and up into the goal-diving action, introducing some of the world's most popular Soccer Stars through brief recaps of their rich team histories. Highlighting important players and managers—in main text and special callouts alike—and noting key periods of success and failure, each book presents action-driven photos and a rundown of Champions League titles as it examines the stellar saga of European football clubs. An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team's 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Pele

Pele Author Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN-10 1420500236
Year 2007-12
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher
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Profiles the life of Brazilian soccer superstar Pele.

Uncommon People

Uncommon People Author David Hepworth
ISBN-10 9781473541764
Year 2017-05-18
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Random House
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As heard on Radcliffe and Maconie and Danny Baker The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn’t just their story. It’s ours as well.