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Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A hilarious new Ninja Bunny adventure featuring a humongous carrot, sibling rivalry, and a pair of ninjas who make a super awesome team.   Ninja Bunny has faced incredible danger! He has demonstrated...

MVP #3: The Football Fumble

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Scott Brundage

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!   The MVP kids can’t wait to play in the big football game. That is, until they...

The DH (The Triple Threat, 3)

By: John Feinstein

Perfect for sports-loving kids and fans of books by Mike Lupica, book three in the Triple Threat series by New York Times bestselling sports writer John Feinstein explores what happens when athletes break...


Squish #8: Pod vs. Pod

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

From the New York Times bestselling, Eisner-winning creators of Babymouse, it’s green . . . it’s blobby . . .  it’s gross . . . it’s SQUISH(!), a comic-book-loving amoeba whose...

The Distance to Home

By: Jenn Bishop

For fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Rita Williams-Garcia, Jenn Bishop’s heartwarming debut is a celebration of sisterhood and summertime, and of finding the courage to get back in the game.  ...

MVP #2: The Soccer Surprise

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Scott Brundage

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!   The MVP club wants to save an old...


This is the Part Where You Laugh

By: Peter Brown Hoffmeister

"So real it hurts."—David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of AppetiteFans of Andrew Smith and Matt de la Pena will be captivated by this summer-in-the-life of a teenage guy...

MVP #1: The Gold Medal Mess

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Scott Brundage

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!   Five friends are ready for their...

Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven (Totally True Adventures)

By: Kaitlin Moore

Can Kerri Strug help Team USA win Olympic gold? Discover an inspiring American gymnastics story with this unforgettable Totally True Adventure.   In 1996, seven gymnasts—the Magnificent Seven—are...


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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

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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...