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Stick

By: Michael Harmon

“Stick” is the best wide receiver in the history of his high school—the football seems magnetically drawn to his hands, hence his nickname.   Preston is an outcast, and his pipsqueak...

Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures)

By: Gail Herman
illustrated by: Michele Amatrula

Could you climb the world’s highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure.   The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and...

Ninja Bunny

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be . . . a ninja!   How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA: · Rule #1. You must always work alone. · Rule #2. You must...


A Matter of Heart

By: Amy Fellner Dominy

"A novel that will make your heart pound--anxiously, joyfully, triumphantly."--New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Myracle. Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary...

Ballpark Mysteries #11: The Tiger Troubles

By: David A. Kelly
Illustrated by: Mark Meyers

Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries® combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early–chapter book readers!   Someone is blackmailing the Detroit Tigers’ famous slugger, Tony!...

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race

By: Maxwell Eaton III

The race is on for Ace and Bub in their sixth adventure in this popular young graphic novel series, which Kirkus called “funny from the first panel!” Ace and Bub are tangled up in an island-hopping...


Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Mark Meyers

Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers!   Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But...

Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

Winner of the Maine Literary AwardCalled “rich and multidimensional” by School Library Journal in a starred review, Out of Nowhere follows Tom Bouchard: captain and star of the Enniston High...

Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)

By: Mark Goldblatt

The New York Post praised Twerp as “reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Finding the Worm is a sequel that stands on its own--an unforgettable coming-of-age story about life, loss,...


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A Passion for Victory (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Benson Bobrick
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children’s book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas...

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Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
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Muckers Book Talk

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

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Hatley, Arizona is a mining town and the copper has all been mined.  When the mine closes, the school will also close because people will leave Hatley.  So this is the final year of the...


The League Book Talk

By: Thatcher Heldring

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No one believes Wyatt Parker is about to start high school. He’s on the small side and getting picked on by the school bully. Girls certainly won’t give him the time of day What’s...

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Terry Widener

Many believe baseball great Willie Mays to be the best player that ever lived. He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth...

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Strike Three, You’re Dead

By: Josh Berk

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Lenny loves baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies is his favorite team.  Lenny and his two best friends have a fun summer planned of riding their bikes, hanging out and watching the Phillies...


Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

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Tom Bouchard occupied his time with three things: soccer, school and girls. Not necessarily in that order. Senior year was going to be sweet for Tom and his best friend Donnie. But when...

Summer at Forsaken Lake

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Have you ever dreaded going somewhere and then when you get there have a great time?  Nicholas feels like that when he and his sisters are told they will be spending their summer in Ohio...

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics

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Teen reporter, Susan Carol, finds herself thrust into the limelight as the hottest swimming sensation leading up to the Olympics.  Stevie Thomas, her boyfriend and fellow reporter, struggles...


Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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My name is Mason and I do NOT want to play basketball.  But once again, I listen to my best friend Brody, and to make him happy, I let him convince me to join the team.  Yeah right! ...

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Andre Carrilho

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that...

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Roland Wright: At the Joust

By: Tony Davis
illustrated by: Gregory Rogers

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Roland Wright has been a page at Twofold Castle for just a month and already he has impressed the King's bravest knights. Now Roland is off to his first tournament, where knights...