Lay-ups and Long Shots

Eight Short Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Purely fiction, these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, fishing, and dirt bike riding.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-8273-7
$23.99 $17.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JUV038000, JUV032000
Dewey 813'.0108357
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 122755
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
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School Library Journal

“Whether the stories are based on the authors’ own childhoods or not, these protagonists are engaging, and middle schoolers will find much to relate to in the reassuring reminders that perfection is highly overrated. A great way to introduce reluctant readers to some talented voices.” —School Library Journal

Author: David Lubar

David Lubar has written more than twenty books for young readers, including Hidden Talents, Flip, Invasion of the Road Weenies, Punished, and My Rotten Life. His novels are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madame Bovary. His short stories have appeared in the collections of such respected anthologists as M. Jerry Weiss, Don Gallo, and Michael Cart, and in a variety of magazines, including Boy's Life, READ, and Nickelodeon. He has also designed and programmed many video games, but he'd much rather spend his time writing books and hanging out with librarians. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and a variety of cats.

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, and grew up in the Adirondack foothills. He began to take an interest in his Abenaki heritage when he was a teenager. Mr. Bruchac has written many books, poems, plays, and short stories—most of which include tales, characters, and teachings from his Native American roots. Performing as a storyteller allows him another way to preserve his Abenaki culture.

Author: Terry Trueman