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By Matt Christopher. 1995
When Stan is tempted to quit baseball after a few setbacks, he receives a mysterious note telling him to stick… it out, and soon finds himself face-to-face with the challenge at second base. Grades 3-6. 1995.
By Scott Young. 1953
Bill is convinced that his high school hockey team will win the championship title when a high-scoring forward joins his… team. The team becomes unbeatable, until Bill and the new boy become involved in a bitter feud. Can they learn the true meaning of being team mates before they lose the city championship? Sequel to "Scrubs on skates", followed by "A boy at the Leaf's camp." Grades 5-8. 1985, 1953.
By Matt Christopher. 1998
Daren, a star basketball player, blames everyone else when something goes wrong. When he bad-mouths one of his teammates, however,… he has gone too far and caused problems with morale. Can he learn to accept defeat, or will he be forced to leave the team? Grades 4-7. 1998.
By Michael Bishop. 1994
Gabe Stewart tracks down major league scout Danny Boles in order to write an article about his job. But Boles… prefers to talk about his early days as a member of a class C baseball team during World War II. This story also becomes the story of Jumbo Henry Clerval, a gentle giant, and Buck Hoey, a fellow teammate, and the ultimate horror that awaits them. 1994.
By Eric Walters. 2010
Nebala, a Maasai warrior, leaves Kenya and, with two fellow Maasai, flies to LA to compete in a marathon. They… want to win money to dig a well for their village. Reunited with their friend Alexandria, now their guide to strange, new surroundings, the trio are confronted with life in fast-paced, extravagant Beverly Hills, and a day full of drama and surprise at the race. Sequel to "Alexandria of Africa" (DC33955). For senior high readers. 2010.
By Tim Green. 2009
All twelve-year-old Josh wants to do is play baseball but when his father, a minor league pitcher, signs him up… for a youth championship team, Josh finds himself embroiled in a situation with potentially illegal consequences. Grades 4-7. 2009.
By Dan Gutman. 2000
In this sequel to "Jackie and Me", Joe Stoshack takes his father with him when he time-travels back to 1932… to watch a historic moment in Babe Ruth's career. Babe supposedly "called the shot" by pointing to where his home-run hit would land. Grades 4-7. c2000.
By E. Lynn Harris. 1996
Lives of four African American professionals intersect in Chicago. Zurich is an NFL quarterback. Sean is a gay journalist who… covers Zurich. Mia, a sports anchor, is attracted to Zurich. And Tamela, an attorney, represents him when an accusation threatens his career. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.
By Steven Hayward. 2005
Toronto, 1933. Lucio, age 17, falls in love with a gorgeous Jewish radical, Ruthie, but Dubie, Lucio's best friend, is… also in love with Ruthie and accidentally cuts off his finger at the moment he realizes it. Add to the mix immigrants, five unmarried Italian brothers, swastika-waving anti-Semites, an entire baseball team, an Irish priest, a plaster saint, the riot at Christie Pits, as well as the second-best ballplayer Toronto would ever see. Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 2005.
By Steven Heighton. 2000
Sevigne Torrins, a prize fighter and sometime troubadour, leaves his home in Sault Ste. Marie on a quest. As he… searches for his destiny, going as far away as Egypt, his journey teaches him about hope, love, fear and regret. Some strong language and descriptions of sex.
By Eric Walters, Jerome Williams. 2004
Nick and Kia get kicked off the court at the rec centre by a group of older bullies. But revenge… is sweet when they find the perfect teammate for a tough game of three-on-three. Grades 3-6. 2004. (Basketball series ; 8)
By Dan Gutman. 2006
Edward "Bogie" Bogard may be blind, but he can learn just about anything he sets his mind to, and when… he goes to a driving range, he discovers that he has a natural golf swing. Because blind golfing is a team sport, he gets Birdie, the kooky asthmatic girl next door, to be his coach. Then someone mysteriously enters Bogie in a golfing tournament with a million-dollar prize. Grades 5-8. 2006.
By Reginald Hill. 2008
Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at one of the leading members of Luton's Royal Hoo Golf Course, Chris… Porphyry. When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help, only Joe hadn't counted on being charmed, kissed and then dangled out of a window all in the same day! Before long, though, Joe is on the trail of a conspiracy that starts with missing golf balls and ends with murder. 2008.
By Heather Kellerhals-Stewart. 1994
Although he injured his foot in a car accident one year ago, Todd Rushton is eager to climb the Witch's… Fang, one of the only peaks not yet climbed in British Columbia's mountains. Todd's dream of being the first to reach the peak is intensified when he learns that members of a mountaineering club are also contemplating a first ascent. Grades 5-8. c1994.
By C. S Adler. 1999
Average eighth-grade student Vicky discovers that she is good at tennis - a game she loves. Ignored by her mother… and older brother, she makes the team - but alienates her only friend, Reggie. And her new partner wants her to cheat. For grades 5-8. 1999.
By Dan Gutman. 2015
Joe "Stosh" Stoshack uses his power to time travel using baseball cards to go back to 1951, when Bobby Thomson… hit the famous Shot Heard Round the World home run to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants. Grades 3-6. 2015.
By Michele Martin Bossley. 1996
Josie's sister Melissa is too perfect! She manages to outdo Josie at school and at home and when she takes… up swimming it's too much for Josie to bear! Josie fears that Melissa will outshine her at the one thing she's good at. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By Richard Pitman, Joseph McNally, William Samples. 1994
Falsely accused of horse-doping, former champion jockey Eddie Malloy has served a 5- year ban and his chances of re-employment… in the world of jump-racing are slim. He's offered a chance to redeem his reputation by helping to solve a murder, which seems to be linked to the man who framed him five years earlier. 1994.
By Joseph Romain. 1994
Roddy Smith and his brother Lenny are tough. They run things on the Metro Cats, a hockey team in Toronto's… East End. Les joins the team to make friends and have some fun. But having a friendly game with the Smiths is hard. From the start, Roddy hates Les. It's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. Junior high readers. 1994.
By Jacqueline Guest. 1999
Matthew Eagletail and his good friend John Salton form a team to compete in the Rocky Mountain basketball tournament. His… arch rival, John Beal, also enters the tournament with his team. Suddenly, Matt finds himself fighting the battle of his life. Both teams use fair play, foul play - whatever it takes to win. Grades 4-7. 1999.