Tundra, $19.95, all ages
The Wild Soccer Bunch
Book 1: Kevin, the Star Striker
Joachim Masannek, illustrations by Jan Birck
Sole Books, $12.95, ages 9 and up (also available: Books 2 and 3)
When the Wild Bunch players find another team claiming their field, they challenge the squad to a soccer battle for rights to the field in a story taken from the author's experience as a soccer coach.
Scholastic, $29.99, ages 9 and up
From the author of "Hugo Cabret": two alternating stories, 50 years apart and both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.