National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun by Blake Hoena
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Score! Finally, a book that explains everything about soccer -- a favorite team sport played by millions of kids around the globe. From patches of dirt to gleaming turf, soccer is a game for all. Meet soccer's superstars. Learn the rules. Get kitted up, get out on the field, and show off your fancy footwork. Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more. Ready to become the ultimate footie fanatic? Take aim! It's time to learn everything about SOCCER.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
"Get inspired to be your best--in sports and in life--with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan... From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to her key role in the 2015 Women's World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband."--Amazon.com.
Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White by Arsene Wenger
Publisher: Chronicle Prism
InWenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White, world-renowned and revolutionary soccer coach Arsène Wenger finally tells his own story for the very first time. Wenger opens up about his life, sharing principles for success on and off the field with lessons on leadership, personal development, and management. This book charts his extraordinary career, including his rise from obscurity in France and Japan to his 22 years at the helm of Arsenal Football Club. Covers the years of controversy that led up to his resignation in 2018 and his current seat as chief of global football development for FIFA Wenger offers studious reflections on the game and his groundbreaking approach to motivation, mindset, fitness, and the winning edge. He popularized the attacking approach and belief that the game should be entertaining. Among the most successful managers of all time, Wenger, affectionately nicknamed "the professor," has won multiple championships and run one undefeated and unmatched English Premier League season. This is a must-read for Arsenal fans, soccer fans, athletes, trainers, business leaders, and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. The story of one of the most revered and successful coaches--and his tactics and vision--in the world's largest sport Makes a great gift for diehard soccer fans around the world Add it to the shelf with books likeAlex Ferguson: My Biography by Alex Ferguson,Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground: An Autobiography by David Beckham and Tom Watt, andEleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty.
Stars of World Soccer: 2nd Edition (World Soccer Legends) by Illugi Jökulsson
Publisher: Abbeville Kids
The best-selling guide to today's most exciting players, completely revised and updated Here are the best of the best: the iconic forwards Ronaldo, Neymar, and Suárez; the legendary goalkeeper Manuel Neuer; and perhaps the greatest player of our time, Lionel Messi. This lively and accessible book features short biographies of some thirty athletes in all: who they are, where they come from, and what they have accomplished. With the same action-packed photos and colorful graphics that fans have come to expect from the critically acclaimed World Soccer Legends series, Stars of World Soccer shows what it takes to be at the top of the game.
Spotlight Soccer (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) by Ricardo Sanchez
Publisher: Capstone Press
Thirteen-year-old Franco dreams of playing professional soccer, but the team in his new school is terrible, and nobody on the team, including the coach, seems to care--Franco has always been a pass-first, team-first player, but persuading this bunch ball-hogs to play the right way may be more than he can handle.
Soccer Stars on the Pitch: Biographies of Today’s Best Players by Tanya Keith
Publisher: Rockridge Press
From the street to the stadium--inspiring stories of soccer's greatest players. Find the inspiration you need to be the best soccer player you can be with these sports biographies! Soccer Stars on the Pitch goes deep and explores the lives and careers of some of the sport's most famous players. Soccer (or, as it's known outside the US, football) is the most popular sport in the world and is filled with all kinds of exciting stories that you're sure to love. From French stopper Hugo Lloris to American captain Christian Pulisic, these sports biographies show you how these amazing athletes made tough choices, overcame injuries, and blew past every other obstacle that got in their way! This compelling collection of sports biographies includes: Playmakers in every position--Assemble a real soccer dream team across 11 complete, multi-page sports biographies--and get shorter spotlights on plenty of other world-class players. Awesome player cards--Each of the sports biographies comes complete with a full-color illustration, plus the player's position, team, stats, major accomplishments, and more. Tons of fun facts--Expand your soccer knowledge as you learn about everything from the action-packed pitch (that's the field you play on) to the 12th man (the big fans like you!). Goal! Score big with these incredible sports biographies!
The Flea: The Amazing Story of Leo Messi by Michael Part
Publisher: Sole Books
The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player. Book jacket.
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars by Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher: Puffin Books
"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--
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