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Kung Fu Master

by Marty Chan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, martial arts, humorous stories

Everyone assumes that because he's Chinese, Jon Wong must be good at math and science and a first-class nerd. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to shake the stereotypes. After a kung fu action movie, Jon and his best buddy pretend to be martial-arts warriors. Word soon spreads that Jon is a kung fu master, and the kids begin to treat him d …

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Eight Times Up

by John Corr
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, martial arts, prejudice & racism

Ever since his mom left, Riley has been a mess. He feels nervous all the time. His heart pounds, his neck is tight, and he can't seem to turn off his brain. His dad signs him up for aikido, hoping it will help.
In the dojo, Riley meets boys who are much rougher than he is and a girl who is tougher than all the rest of them put together. For Wafaa, …

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Karate Kakapo

by Loredana Cunti, illustrated by Stacy Curtis
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: martial arts, birds, humorous stories

Kakapo is crazy about karate. No student at her dojo tries harder or practices more. She loves the blocks, the strikes, the stances. And she especially loves the super-fast kicks: the running kicks, the jumping kicks, the side kicks ... but no amount of practice can help her conquer the elusive flying kick. You see, kakapos can't fly. Despite this, …

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Dojo Surprise

by Chris Tougas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, birthdays, manners & etiquette, martial arts

The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip are back for a third adventure—this time, planning a surprise birthday party for their master. Stealthy as ever, the ninja girls and ninja boys tiptoe around without a noise (or so they think) as they prepare for the celebration. Meanwhile, the master is spooked by the noises and shadows he …

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Dojo Daytrip

by Chris Tougas
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, farm animals, martial arts, manners & etiquette, imagination & play

The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare are back and rowdier than ever during a field trip to the farm. From the moment the ninja boys and ninja girls step off their minibus, mayhem ensues.
Farm activities like feeding a pig, milking a cow and plowing a field dissolve into chaos as the master slips into the slop trough, is chased by a bull and then …

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Fight Back

by Brent R. Sherrard
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: martial arts, physical & emotional abuse, violence

Tyler Josten has never caught a break. Abandoned by his mother, physically and emotionally abused by his father, he grows up with a wild temper, fighting anyone he sees as a bully -- including the police. When he gets into trouble with the law, his grandmother gives up on him, and he is placed in foster care to wait for his court date.

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