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Cracking the Bell

by Geoff Herbach Katherine Tegen Books (September 10, 2019)

Friday Night Lights meets Concussion in this powerful and important novel by Geoff Herbach, author of the Stupid Fast series, exploring the dangerous concussion crisis in football through the eyes of a high...


Batting Order

by Mike Lupica Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 28, 2019)

A New York Times bestseller

From acclaimed author of the Home Team Mike Lupica comes a brand-new novel about the heart and soul of baseball.

On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn’t be more different. Ben...


Fast Break

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 16, 2019)

In the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek bites off more than he can chew when he decides to enter the school...


Sally’s Lucky Socks

by Rhianne Conway Library For All (March 01, 2019)

Sally loves to play basketball! She can dribble and shoot and pass … as long as she is wearing her lucky socks. But one day, her lucky socks are nowhere to be found. How is she going to win the big match in...


Shutout

by Jeff Ross Orca Book Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Alex Paterson is the number-one goalie on his high-school ?hockey team. And he's thrilled that his team has made the playoffs. But when graffiti that apparently can be traced back to Alex is found on the walls...


Jammer Star

by Kate Hargreaves Orca Book Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Sixteen-year-old Robin Ellis (aka Robin CookieJars) wants to be the best jammer on her roller-derby team and maybe one day play for the Creek City Roller Derby All-Stars like her idol, Annie Mossity. But star...


Lu

by Jason Reynolds Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (October 23, 2018)

Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.

Lu was born to be...


Bounce Back

by Hena Khan Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Re (October 02, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the third book in an exciting middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.

Zayd has a plan. He’s ready...


My Life as a Diamond

by Jenny Manzer Orca Book Publishers (September 25, 2018)

Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a suburb of Seattle, the first thing he does is try out...


Friday Night Stage Lights

by Rachele Alpine Aladdin (September 18, 2018)

The Cutting Edge meets Step Up in this hilarious M!X novel where the worlds of football and ballet collide.

Brooklyn Gartner eats, sleeps, and breathes ballet. But after her mom gets remarried and moves them...


Lucky Break

by Brooke Carter Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly,...


The Mask

by Eric Howling Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Logan Grant is the star center for the Westside Wolves bantam hockey team. He has all the skills and all the looks, but he has alienated many of his teammates with his me-first attitude. One...


Wildfire

by Deb Loughead Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Bridgewood is having one of the hottest summers on record. Despite the strict fire ban, fires keep breaking out, and it's starting to look like arson. Dylan O'Connor, as usual, is right in the thick of things,...


Atlantis United

by Gerard Siggins The O'Brien Press (August 27, 2018)

When a football scout turns up to watch, Joe knows he has no chance of catching his attention as he is by far the worst player on his team. But he is the one selected, and whisked away during the night to...


Losing the Field

by Abbi Glines Simon Pulse (August 21, 2018)

The fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Tallulah Liddell had...


The Big Game

by Tim Green HarperCollins (August 14, 2018)

New York Times bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green encourages readers to fight for their dreams in this heartfelt story about a young football star grappling with the stress of living up...


Splash

by Charli Howard Nosy Crow (July 05, 2018)

Molly is in her final year of primary school, with secret dreams of becoming an Olympicswimmer. Having always lived in the shadow of her manipulative friend, Chloe, Molly finallyhas the chance to compete in...


On Point

by Hena Khan & Sally Wern Comport Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Re (May 29, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the second book in an exciting new middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.

Now that Zayd has made...


Indigo Island

by Susan Moore & Alessandra Taini Nosy Crow (May 03, 2018)

The third riveting story about orphan heiress, Nat Walker, and her robot dragon, Fizz. Nat has faithfully followed the clues her father has left her from beyond the grave, and she is closing in on the prize....


World Cup (revised and updated edition)

by Matt Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 03, 2018)

Dive into the thrilling history of soccer's most famous tournament in this comprehensive guide to the World Cup!

Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience--and no other competition electrifies...


King of the Bench: Kicking & Screaming

by Steve Moore HarperCollins (March 27, 2018)

In the third book of this highly illustrated middle grade series from the nationally syndicated cartoonist of “In the Bleachers,” Steve takes one for the benchwarmers to play his least favorite sport.

Perfect...


Elle of the Ball

by Elena Delle Donne Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2018)

From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brand-new middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

Elle...


Game Plan

by Jayne Bauling Cover2Cover Books (March 07, 2018)

Ginelle is the captain of the Sandview D team and she is intent on winning, whatever it takes. But Ginelle?s leadership style does not bring out the best in her team, and when talent scouts come to view their...


Double Play

by Tim Green & Derek Jeter Aladdin (March 06, 2018)

Jalen DeLuca and his hero New York Yankee James “JY” Yager must team up to prove themselves in this sequel to Tim Green and Derek Jeter’s New York Times bestselling novel, Baseball Genius.

Jalen DeLuca...


Hooper

by Geoff Herbach Katherine Tegen Books (February 20, 2018)

From Geoff Herbach, the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series, comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family, perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick, Andrew...


Rugby Heroes

by Gerard Siggins The O'Brien Press (February 12, 2018)

It looks like Eoin Madden's busiest term ever! He's Castlerock College’s star player and he's been called up for Ireland in the Under 16 Four Nations -- how will he juggle sport and school work? But his biggest...


Early Man

by Aardman Animation Ltd Sky Pony (January 30, 2018)

The official novelization of the major stop-motion children's movie!

Based on the hotly anticipated new stop-motion feature film Early Man, from director Nick Park (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken...


Into the Spiders' Lair

by Mark Cheverton Sky Pony (January 09, 2018)

The witches of the Far Lands of Minecraft are missing . . . all of them! When a young village girl is badly injured, and only a witch can help her, Watcher and his friends quickly discover there are spiders...


Emma Tate Learns to Skate

by Rosita Bird & Lynn Costelloe Crimson Cloak Publishing (December 31, 2017)

Emma is enjoying the snowy weather but ill advisedly ventures onto a frozen pond. Boris, the Elf who lives in the house on her magic plate, saves the day, and Emma learns to skate on a safer indoor rink.  

Rosita...


Lucky Shoes

by Ray Millholland Wildside Press (February 22, 2018)

Andy Carter began his senior year in Riverford High with a tough decision to make. How Andy grows to be the iron horse of the team through a thrilling championship season is a wonderful sports story by a well-known...


Spiritual Interview with Bruce Lee

by Ryuho Okawa IRH Press (November 30, 2017)

“Don’t think. FEEL,” said the martial artist portrayed by Bruce Lee in the movie, Enter the Dragon [Golden Harvest, 1973]. “Don’t think, BELIEVE [this book],” say we, the publisher of this mystical...


The Good The Bad and The Goalie

by Joseph Allen Costa Costa Creative LLC (November 08, 2017)

Marcus Owen is preordained to follow in his parent’s footsteps by going on to a prestigious high school, ivy league university and then earning a Ph.D. At any moment, Margaret and Harold Owen — the professors...


Jake Kelley: Hoosier Point Guard

by Tom Williamson Perfect Bound Marketing + Press (October 25, 2017)

As a teenager, were you ever the NEW KID on the block? Even the thought of that situation starts to generate feelings of insecurity and cause anxieties to flood in.

Take that circumstance, add a number of other...


Championship Ball

by Clair Bee Wildside Press (November 16, 2017)

The basketball season was opening at Valley Falls High and Chip Hilton, star center of last year's varsity, had his leg in a cast. In spite of Doc Jones' encouraging words, it looked like curtains for a sports...


After the Game

by Abbi Glines Simon Pulse (August 22, 2017)

The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Two years ago, Riley...


The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

by Dori Jones Yang SparkPress (August 15, 2017)

Despite his impulsive and curious nature, twelve-year-old Leon is determined to follow the Emperor’s rules—to live with an American family, study hard, and return home to modernize China. But he also must...


Touchdown Pass: The Chip Hilton Sports Series #1

by Clair Bee Wildside Press (October 12, 2017)

It’s his junior year, and although he’s still dealing with the loss of his father, Chip enthusiastically joins the varsity football team. Recognizing his natural talent, Coach Rockwell turns the young boy...


The Wild Bunch

by Jan Gangsei Aladdin (July 11, 2017)

Three unlikely friends—brainiac Hector, bullish Jack, and sarcastic Paul—find themselves braving the wilderness in search of the mythical Beast of Bear Falls in this hilarious MAX novel.

As far as Paul Adams...


Lily the Tang Soo Dodo and the Impossible Push-Up

by Sean Kinney, Melissa Kinney & Jessica Reino Purple Spider Publishing (June 20, 2017)

Lily the Tang Soo Dod loves learning karate, but her smile turns into a frown when it's time to do push-ups in class.  In this rhyming tale, Lily learns all about persistence and perseverence - two big words...


Karate Kids

by Sean Kinney, Melissa Kinney & Jessica Reino Purple Spider Publishing (June 13, 2017)

Cody the Tang Soo Dodo has overcome lots of challenges inside and outside of karate class, but today Cody is facing two opponents at once...an untied shoe and an untied belt. Cody must learn that some challenges...


Fair Ball

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 18, 2017)

Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, Fair Ball is the fourth middle grade novel in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing Program and focuses on the theme “the world isn’t always fair.”

Life isn’t...


Storms

by Chris Vick HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (April 06, 2017)

A thrilling and tempestuous novel of love and danger from the author of KOOK.

Every storm breaks in the end…

Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together,...


Baseball Genius

by Tim Green & Derek Jeter Aladdin (March 07, 2017)

An average kid with an above average talent for predicting baseball pitches tries to help his favorite player out of a slump in this New York Times bestselling novel from authors Tim Green and Derek Jeter.

Jalen...


Friendship is Golden (The Silent Ninja #2)

by Aaliyah C Blackmon & Samuel R L WolfStar Press (March 03, 2017)

This is the 2nd book in the series about a young girl who wants to learn Karate.

Padge has liked karate since she was three and is excited to finally begin classes. She wants to improve her karate skills with...


Dolphin Rescue (Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Books #1)

by Animal Planet Animal Planet (February 14, 2017)

Siblings Maddie and Atticus love living by the sea. Their dad traps lobsters off the coast of Maine. They love helping with the family business and volunteering at the local aquarium. The summer is shaping up...


You Throw Like a Girl

by Rachele Alpine Aladdin (February 14, 2017)

Miss Congeniality meets She’s the Man in this hilarious M!X novel about a girl torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy’s baseball team.

Gabby’s summer vacation isn’t shaping...


Quicks

by Kevin Waltman Cinco Puntos Press (January 15, 2017)

Senior Year. Glory time! But nothing’s easy. Girls. Family. The rehabbed knee. And there’s this white guy. S’up with that?


Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu

by Kate Scott Sky Pony (November 22, 2016)

Joe thought he had the hang of this undercover thing. Sure, he has to dress up as a girl and change his name to “Josie” to keep his family safe, but he can still play soccer, and his new friend Sam knows...


Spy Ski School

by Stuart Gibbs Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 11, 2016)

Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this bestselling follow-up to the Edgar Award–nominated Spy School, Spy Camp, and Evil Spy School.

Thirteen-year-old Ben...


Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

by Xavier Garza Cinco Puntos Press (October 10, 2016)

6th Grader Max joins the Lucha Libre Club. It's bilingual. ZAP! Grab your masks! Let the action begin! POW!