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The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Hot Air Baboons

By: Maxwell Eaton III

In the fifth adventure of this popular young graphic-novel series perfect for fans of Captain Underpants and the Lunch Lady series, our bucktoothed heroes are up against a band of baboon bandits.  ...

I Can Be a Gymnast (Barbie)

By: Kristen L. Depken

Girls ages 4 to 6 who love gymnastics will love reading about Barbie as she competes at a gymnastic championship in this Step into Reading leveled reader.

Batter Up!/¡A batear!(SpongeBob SquarePants)

By: David Lewman and Yuliana Gomez
illustrated by: Random House

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants loves baseball—but is he ready to play on the big kids’ team? This full-color storybook, with text in English and Spanish, will hit a home run with...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #29: Soccer

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World...

Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Mark Meyers

It's the ninth inning! The Philly Fake is book #9 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!What better city to spend the Fourth of July than Philadelphia?...

Strike Three, You're Dead

By: Josh Berk

An Edgar Award FinalistLenny Norbeck is a die-hard baseball lover. Unfortunately, he's no player himself (according to him, he's "the worst there ever was.") But he'd make a heck of an announcer. He gets...


Say It Ain't So

By: Josh Berk

Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are back in school for the glory that is seventh grade, and this year, Mike is determined to make catcher on the middle-school team. When Mike's hard work pays off and he wins...

Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Mark Meyers

It's the eighth inning! The Missing Marlin is book #8 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!Mike and Kate are in Miami visiting Kate's Uncle...

Soccer Star!/Estrella de futbol! (SpongeBob SquarePants)

By: David Lewman
translated by Yuliana Gomez; illustrated by: Random House

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends have a ball when they join the Krusty Krab soccer team. With English and Spanish text, this full-color storybook is perfecto for boys and girls ages...


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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

He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." Many believe him...

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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

By: Michael D. Beil
illustrated by: Maggie Kneen

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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...