Teen Ref

The Exciting Sports Story That Young Readers Want

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When the action is on the football field, readers will learn the rules of the game. When the action switches to the classroom, readers will learn themes about leadership and important vocabulary words related to Homer’s classic epic poem, The Odyssey.

 

Kids love football, but few of them understand the rules. That’s about to change. Drew Hennings, a fifteen year-old referee, dreams of playing quarterback for the Hingham High School varsity team (and maybe following in his Dad’s footsteps as a wide receiver in the Ivy League). But those dreams ended in eighth grade when he got a serious concussion. Even though Drew can’t play football anymore, he loves the game too much to walk away. A close family friend and football official, Jack, mentors Drew as he tries to earn a spot in a youth football playoff game. Outside of everything going on with football, Drew has a crush on Callie, a pretty girl in English class.

Will Drew earn the right to ref his first ever playoff game? And can he focus on his studies and get up the courage to ask his dream girl to the Halloween Dance?

Upcoming Events and 

Thank You’s For All of Your Support!

1) Thank you, Scituate Public Library, for hosting the Teen Ref Book Club for the third year in a row (July 12, 26 and August 9th, 2022)!

2) Thank you, Cohasset Middle School, for keeping Teen Ref on your grade 8 Summer Reading list for the 5th year in a row! 

3) Thank you, Grade 5 at East Elementary School in Hingham, MA, for inviting me to speak with you about editing novels and research papers on Friday, May 6th, 2022!

4) Thank you, Mrs. Joyce’s class, Grade 5 at East Elementary School in Hingham, MA, for inviting me to read chapter 5 of Teen Ref with you on April 12th, 2022!

5) Thank you, First Parish Church in Cohasset, MA, for inviting me to their Holiday Fair on December 4, 2021!

6) Thank you, Scituate Public Library, for hosting the Teen Ref Book Club in July and early August of 2021!

7) Thank you, Qualters Middle School in Mansfield, MA, for adding Teen Ref to your summer reading list for Summer 2021!

8) Thank you, Cohasset Middle School, for adding Teen Ref to your summer reading list for Summer 2021!

9) Thank you, Plymouth River School in Hingham, MA, for inviting me to lead a writers’ workshop for the 5th grade on Wednesday, May 19th!

10) Thank you, East Elementary School in Hingham, MA, for inviting me to lead a writers’ workshop about revising and editing for the 5th grade on May 11th, 2021!

11) Thank you, Deer Hill School in Cohasset, MA, for inviting me on March 29, 2021 to their 5th grade writers’ conference about writing with “showing” details!

12) Thank you, Deer Hill School in Cohasset, MA, for inviting me on March 22, 2021 to their 3rd grade writers’ conference about generating exciting story ideas!

13) Thank You, Derby Academy in Hingham, MA, for talking with me about Teen Ref, revising, and editing on March 10th, 2021!

14) Thank you, Scituate Public Library, for hosting the Teen Ref Virtual Book Club in July and early August of 2020!

15) Thank you, Deer Hill School Cohasset, MA, for inviting me back on 26 February 2020 to lead a workshop for fifth graders on writing descriptively.

16) Thank you to the following school districts that added Teen Ref to their middle school summer reading lists in 2019: Cohasset, MA; Duxbury, MA; Nantucket, MA; Plymouth, MA; Scituate, MA!

17) Thank you, Buttonwood Books and Toys in Cohasset, MA, for hosting me at a kickoff to summer reading book signing on June 16th, 2019!

18) Thank you, Deer Hill School in Cohasset, MA, for hosting me on June 12th, 2019!

19) Thank you, Gates Middle School in Scituate, MA, for inviting me to your Grade 7 Writers’ Panel on November 29th, 2018!

20) Thank you, Grade 5 at Plymouth River School in Hingham, MA, for inviting me to speak with you about writing on November 1st, 2018. Good luck with your November book reports and with writing your stories!

21) Thank you, Windemere Gift and Book Shoppe for hosting me in historic, downtown Plymouth, MA during the annual Waterfront Festival on August 25th, 2018!

22) Thank you, Barnes and Noble in Newington, NH for hosting me on Sunday, August 19th, 2018!

23) Thank you, Buttonwood Books and Toys in Cohasset, MA, for hosting me at your kickoff to Summer Reading event on June 23rd, 2018!

24) Thank you, Hingham Public Library, for hosting me on June 13th, 2018!

25) Thank you, Parker Middle School in Taunton, MA for inviting me to your Summer Reading Book Fair on June 6th, 2018!

26) Thank you, Scituate Town Library,  for hosting me on May 17th, 2018!

27) Thank you, Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Hingham, MA for hosting me on May 6th, 2018!

 


The sports action that young readers want and the English enrichment that they need.

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