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Kwame Alexander · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

2015 Newbery Medal Winner2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award WinnerNew York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh...
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Soar

Joan Bauer · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor-winner Joan Bauer's newest protagonist always sees the positive side of any situation - and readers will cheer him on!Jeremiah is the world's biggest baseball fan. He really loves baseball and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So when...
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Tangerine

Edward Bloor · HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition
Format: Hardcover

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school,...
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Tumbling

Caela Carter · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Make It Or Break It, a novel about the road to Olympics for the world's most elite gymnasts.Work harder than anyone. Be the most talented. Sacrifice everything. And if you're lucky, maybe you will go to the Olympics. Grace lives and breathes gymnastics - but no matter how hard...
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The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

Mick Cochrane · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

For an eighth grader, Molly Williams has more than her fair share of problems. Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself.Molly doesn't want to be seen as "Miss Difficulty Overcome"; she wants to make herself...
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Leverage

Joshua C. Cohen · Dutton Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

A Top Ten Best Fiction Book for Young Adults as Selected by the American Library Association The football field is a battlefield Theres an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High It is paid on-and off-the football field And it claims its victims without mercy-including the most...
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Gutless

Carl Deuker · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

With good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. He also avoids provoking the star quarterback, Hunter Gates, well known for his bullying tactics. Hunter struggles on the field, causing him to act even...
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Payback Time

Carl Deuker · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.
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Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (Final Four Mysteries)

John Feinstein · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Library Binding

Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association’s contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It’s a basketball junkie’s dream come true!But the games going...

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Foul Trouble

John Feinstein · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 392
Format: Paperback

Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the big money and back-room deals that pervade college-basketball recruiting in this fast-break young adult novel.

Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country. His team is poised to win State, top colleges...
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Stick

Michael Harmon · Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"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 stature and nerdy social status couldn't be further from a star athlete's. Stick...
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The Football Girl

Thatcher Heldring · Delacorte Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

For every athlete or sports fanatic who knows she's just as good as the guys. This is for fans of The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglass and Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan.

The summer before Caleb...
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Safe at Second

Scott Johnson

Paulie Lockwood's best friend Todd Bannister is destined for the major leagues until a line drive to the head causes him to lose an eye and they both must find a new future for themselves.
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The Flip Side

Shawn Johnson · Simon & Schuster BFYR
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

From gold medalist and reality TV star Shawn Johnson comes a debut YA novel inspired by her own experiences as an elite teenage gymnast just in time for the Summer 2016 Olympic games. Charlie Ryland has a secret. She may "seem" like your average high school sophomore but she s just...
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Riding Chance

Christine Kendall · Scholastic Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And wanting to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine-he's "sentenced" to the local city stables where he's made to take care of horses....
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Heat

Mike Lupica · Puffin; Reprint edition
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The 1 Bestseller!Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the familys...
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The Only Game

Mike Lupica · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.

Jack Callahan is the star...
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Goldfish: A Novel

Nat Luurtsema · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

I am Lou Brown:

Social outcast, precocious failure, 5'10" and still growing.

I was on the fast track to the Olympic superstardom.

Now, I'm training boys too cool to talk to me. In a sport I just made up. In a fish tank.

My life has quickly become...

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Hit Count

Chris Lynch · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, and while his dad cheers him on, his mother quotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch, but Arlo's winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince him that everything...
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Game Change

JOSEPH MONNINGER · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Seventeen-year-old Zeb Holloway is happy to work in his uncle's auto repair shop and cruise through school without much effort. He's a quarterback on his high school's undefeated football team, but he never plays. Why would he when T.T. Munroe - a walking, talking highlight real - is around?...
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Ball Don't Lie

Matt de la Pena · Ember; Reprint edition
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish line seems nearly unreachable. He’s a white boy living and playing in a world...
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If You're Reading This

Trent Reedy · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the author of WORDS IN THE DUST and DIVIDED WE FALL: A heartwarming book about a son reconnecting with the father he lost in Afghanistan.Mike was seven when his father was killed in mysterious circumstances in Afghanistan. Eight years later, the family still hasn't recovered:...
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Always a Catch

Peter Richmond · Philomel Books
Pages: 280
Format: Book

A ripped-from-the-headlines story about teens and steroids.

From a New York Times bestselling sports writer comes the story of one boy's quest to stay true to himself without letting down his team. Jack and his father have never seen eye to eye ... until Jack's dad gives him the chance...
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Under The Baseball Moon

John H Ritter
Format: Book

Andy Ramos, a free-style skateboarding trumpeter, has dreams as big as a baseball moon. Born into a family of musicians, Andy wants to take his unique fusion of Latin jazz, rock, and hip-hop straight to the top. But when he crosses paths with Glory Martinez, a softball pitcher who
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Winger

Andrew Smith · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He's living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby...
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There's a Girl in My Hammerlock

Jerry Spinelli
Format: Paperback

Eighth-grader Maisie endures the skepticism of the coach and the ridicule of the kids in school to join the wrestling team and be near Eric Delong, her true love. Reprint.
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Black and White

Paul Volponi · Viking Juvenile
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Marcus and Eddie are best friends. They're also stars on the basketball court, where they're known as Black and White. Race has never been an issue: Marcus is black, Eddie is white, but it doesn't matter. Until they start to pull stickups for extra pocket cash and the gun they're...
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Game Seven

Paul Volponi · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

My name is Julio Ramirez Jr. and baseball is my whole life. Since he was ten, Julio has lived in the shadow of his famous father. Not just because Julio Senior is a pitcher for the Miami Marlins, but because he fled Cuba to play professional baseball, leaving his Julio and his mother and sister...
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Next

Kevin Waltman · Cinco Puntos Press
Format: Book

In Indiana, basketball is the next thing to religion. Especially for inner-city black kids like Derrick Bowen. He's a 6'3" freshman, lightning quick, and he can slam the rock. He wants to start at point guard for Marion High, but senior Nick Starks has that nailed down....

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A Season of Daring Greatly

Ellen Emerson White · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school's star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she'll join the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class A Short Season team . . . but not everyone is happy...

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