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Mo Jackson Series

David A. Adler and Sam Ricks
Mo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player, but he won’t let that stop him from playing!
Don't Throw It to Mo! by David Adler; Illustrated by Sam Ricks
Pass the Ball, Mo! by David A. Adler; Illustrated by Sam Ricks
Kick It, Mo! by David A. Adler; Illustrated by Sam Ricks

Mo Jackson Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
This fourth title in the perenially popular, Geisel Award-winning Level 2 readers series features a sport that’s a kid favorite: soccer!

The soccer season is starting, and Mo has been working hard on his kicking skills so he can help his team, the Billy Goats, score a goal. But when he gets on the field on game day, it seems like all he gets to do is run back and forth. Will Mo ever get the chance to show his team what he can do?
Book 3
The third installment in this adorable Level 2 Geisel Award-winning series from a classroom favorite!

Mo’s latest obsession is basketball. He’s determined to learn how to pass, but as the shortest member of the team, he can’t seem to launch the ball high enough. Can Mo learn to pass in time to help his team win the big game? This Level 2 reader about a little African-American boy with a big passion for sports is a funny, motivational companion to the winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.

Praise for Pass the Ball, Mo!:
“…welcome addition to the easy reader shelves.” –The Horn Book
Book 2
A companion to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning Don’t Throw It to Mo!

Baseball season has arrived and Mo is all set to play with his team, the Lions. But Mo always bats last, and he always plays right field—and no balls ever come to right field. Will Mo ever get his chance to help the Lions win? This Level 2 reader about a little African-American boy with a big passion for sports is a funny, motivational companion to the winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.
Book 1
Winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates don’t mind, but the kids on their rival team tease him for being a “butterfingers” who’s too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo’s coach has a plan to turn Mo’s little size into a big win for the Robins! This Level 2 reader about a little African-American boy with a big passion for sports was the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award in 2016.

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