Robert Rayner

ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He is the author of a set of soccer Sports Stories about a gang of soccer-mad kids from fictional Brunswick Valley. Of these sports novels, Walker’s Runners was nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star were both Hackmatack Award nominees, and Suspended and Little’s Losers were Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections.

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  • Riot School

    Five teens break into a small-town high school over the decision to close their school. How far they will go to protest having no control over decisions that affect their lives?
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: 700L
  • Off Limits

    A boy who wants more out of a relationship than just sex - and finds it in the wrong place
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 14-18
    Reading level: Grade 4
  • Little's Losers

    The Brunswick Valley soccer team isnt just bad -- theyre terrible. The worst. So awful, in fact, that their coach gives up and quits. No one is more surprised than they are when they make it to the playoffs, but who will coach them now?
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Out of Sight

    Lately, the star goalkeeper on Linh-Mais team has been acting a little strange missing easy saves, passing to the wrong teammates, not noticing Linh-Mais new glasses… Linh-Mai thinks he might need glasses of his own, but the problem turns out to be more serious.
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 4
  • Total Offence

    Sports and junk food go hand in hand when a soccer team faces a ban on its sponsor.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 3
  • Falling Star

    The Brunswick Valley kids are on the road. In order to secure the top spot in the league, the gang is playing a series of away-games at schools around the province.
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Just for Kicks

    A friendly soccer match becomes serious -- and less fun -- when adults get involved. It's up to the kids to reclaim the spirit of the sport.
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Suspended

    Soccer and comedy collide in this story of a New Brunswick co-ed team and their decision to get themselves kicked off the team - on purpose - to protest their principal's unrealistic new policies.
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Libby's Got the Beat

    Libby has big plans for superstardom, but her school's low provincial test results stand in her way.
    $7.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 8-12
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: 700L
  • Scab

    There's only a split second to decide: Get the shot that's going to make you famous, or save the girl.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 14-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
  • Libby On Strike

    Libby Meek is too busy to just play. Will a strike give her more free time?

    $7.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 6-10
    Reading level: Grade 3
  • Suspended

    Shay and his pal Toby are among the players on the school soccer team who fall foul of the "fair play contract". The players form their own unofficial team and become one of the league's top teams. But will they be allowed to play in the championship game?
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 4
  • Just for Kicks

    A friendly soccer match becomes serious and less fun when adults get involved. It's up to the kids to reclaim the spirit of the sport.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 4
  • Miss Little's Losers

    The Brunswick Valley School soccer team haven't won a game all season long. When their coach resigns, the only person who will coach them is Miss Little ... their former kindergarten teacher!
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Walker's Runners

    Toby has always been lazy. When the new principal tries to whip him into shape, will he cooperate?
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 9-13
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