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By my brother's side Cover
Tiki Barber
Robert Burleigh
Barry Root
Introduces twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber, who worked hard to overcome obstacles and became National Football League stars, one as runningback for the New York Giants, the other as cornerback for the Tampa Bay Bucs.
E Bar
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Dino-basketball Cover
Lisa Wheeler
Barry Gott
Plant-eating dinosaurs face meat-eating dinosaurs in a basketball game at Mastadon Square Garden.
E Whe
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Football and its greatest players Cover
Michael Anderson
A history of American football with biographical information about some of the most famous players
J 796.332 Foo
Book
May 3, 2012
For the love of soccer! Cover
1940- Pelé
Frank Morrison
The three-time World Cup champion celebrates the kick and thrill of his favorite sport, recounting his inspiring rise to fame as illustrations depict his life and the story of a young athlete's efforts to follow in his hero's speedy footsteps.
E Pel
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Inside the Olympics Cover
Nick Hunter
This volume briefly covers the history of the Olympic Games, and focuses on the 30th Olympiad held in London
J 796.48 Hun
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May 3, 2012
Joe Louis : a nation's hope Cover
Matt de la Peña
Kadir Nelson
An evocative portrait of the boxing icon centers around his historic match against Germany's Max Schmeling on the eve of World War II, a fight that reflected international tensions and a triumph against racial barriers
JB Lou
Book
May 3, 2012
Red zone Cover
Tiki Barber
Ronde Barber
Paul Mantell
Identical twins Ronde and Tiki Barber's excitement over the approaching state championship football game turns to worry when there is a chicken pox outbreak at Hidden Valley Junior High.
J FIC Bar
Book
Aug 18, 2011
Soccer and its greatest players Cover
Sherman Hollar
J 796.334 Soc
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May 3, 2012
T is for touchdown : a football alphabet Cover
Brad Herzog
Mark Braught
The sounds of the autumn include the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the thump of the kick off starting the first home football game. Sports writer Brad Herzog's easy-to-read aloud rhymes covers the sport of the pigskin, from A-Z and end zone to end zone.
E Her
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Tall story Cover
Candy Gourlay
Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philipines to live with his mother's family in London, much to the delight of his thirteen-year-old half sister Andi, a passionate basketball player.
J FIC Gou
Book
Oct 20, 2011
The Boxcar Children, the sports special Cover
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Charles Tang
Robert Papp
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden siblings try to investigate who is sabotaging the summer soccer team, stole the basketball MVP trophy, and is spying on the signals of the Cogs' pitcher
J FIC War
Book
May 16, 2012
Total sports Cover
Inc DK Publishing
From the widely popular to the most obscure, and covering all 33 of the Olympic sports beginning with the early Greek games and going to the present day, "Total Sports" is the ultimate guide to the world's many sports
J 796 Tot
Book
May 3, 2012
Touchdown! : my football book Cover
David Diehl
E Die
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Wakeboarding Cover
Stephen Timblin
Provides an overview of wakeboarding, discussing its evolution from surfing, gear and equipment needed, and the most famous names in the sport
J 797.3 Tim
Book
May 3, 2012
Yes, she can! : women's sports pioneers Cover
Glenn Stout
Profiles five female athletes through history that overcame adversity and discrimination to become prominent players in their sports, including historic swimmer Trudy Ederle and NASCAR's Danica Patrick
J 920 Sto
Book
May 3, 2012
Coach Hyatt is a riot! Cover
Dan Gutman
Jim Paillot
A new football coach arrives at school and, with help from an unexpected new team member, the Moose win a game.
J FIC Gut
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Cup crazy Cover
Gordon Korman
It's written in the stars… Someone made a prophesy that the Stars from Mars will never touch the league trophy. Can they skate their way to a better fate?
J FIC Kor
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Aug 18, 2011
Eyes on the goal Cover
John Coy
Middle-schooler Jackson's baseball skills are not of much help when he and his friends go to soccer camp, and while there he learns that his mother's boyfriend has invited them to move into his house, and friend Diego's father is deployed to Afghanistan.
J FIC Coy
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Ice dreams Cover
Lisa Papademetriou
Rosa Hernandez has always loved figure skating, so when her mom's job transfers the family to Chicago, she's ready to bring it on!
J FIC Pap
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Love puppies and corner kicks Cover
Bob Krech
Thirteen-year-old Andrea is devastated when her parents announce that the family is moving to Scotland for a year-long teacher exchange program, but as she makes new friends, joins a soccer team, and her stutter improves, life does not seem so bad.
J FIC Kre
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Mr. Klutz is nuts! Cover
Dan Gutman
Jim Paillot
A skateboarding principal offers unusual incentives to his students to motivate them to learn more.
J FIC Gut
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Aug 18, 2011
No fear Cover
Dean Hughes
Having been hit in the face by a ball during a previous game, Tracy tries to deal with her fear of its happening again as the Scrappers approach the baseball championship.
J FIC Hug
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Aug 18, 2011
On the line Cover
Jake Maddox
Sean Tiffany
After breaking his arm during the first day of try-outs last season, Robby is determined to make the football team this year, but to do so he must face his own fears and the bully who tackled him the year before.
J FIC Mad
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Rebound! Cover
Hank Herman
Snagging the lead in her school play causes conflicts with basketball practice for Jo Meyerson, and when the Bulls start losing games, she must decide if there is room in her life for anything besides basketball.
J FIC Her
Book
Aug 18, 2011
Sideline blues Cover
Maureen Holohan
All my coach had to do was open her eyes. Then she'd see my all-star, MVP, All-American potential and I could start filling up my trophy case. Yet for reasons beyond my comprehension, I ended up riding the pine and singing the blues ninety-nine percent of the time.
J FIC Hol
Book
Aug 18, 2011
Slam dunk Cover
Matt Christopher
Robert Hirschfeld
When a new school year starts, and thirteen-year-old basketball star Julian feels a lot of pressure as he realizes he is the only remaining player from last year's winning team, a friend's health crisis helps him regain perspective.
J FIC Chr
Book
Aug 18, 2011
Soccer halfback Cover
Matt Christopher
Larry Johnson
A young boy is pressured by his family to abandon his promising soccer career for football.
J FIC Chr
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Aug 18, 2011
Spinout! Cover
T. B Calhoun
Kin Travis can't imagine anything better than working in the pits for NASCAR's Seabreeze 250 -- especially since he's on the same team as his hero, driver Waddy Peytona. It's a dream come true!
J FIC Cal
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Aug 18, 2011
The ball hogs Cover
Rich Wallace
Jimmy Holder
Nine-year-old Ben, a natural athlete and member of the Bobcats co-ed soccer team, wants to overcome his inexperience and prove himself on the field, but his obnoxious teammate, Mark, keeps hogging the ball.
J FIC Wal
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Oct 20, 2011
The roar of the crowd Cover
Rich Wallace
Manny's starting his first football season with the Hudson City Hornets, and he's determined to get in the game and not warm the bench. He's got the season to prove to Coach, his teammates, and himself that he has the talent to earn the roar of the crowd.
J FIC Wal
Book
Oct 20, 2011
The trading game Cover
Alfred Slote
During a summer of baseball and baseball card trading, eleven-year-old Andy makes discoveries about his father, his grandfather, who played professional baseball, and himself.
J FIC Slo
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Aug 18, 2011
And nobody got hurt! : the world's weirdest, wackiest true sports stories Cover
Len Berman
Kent Gamble
Collection of crazy and amazing sports moments from around the world, including baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, bicycling and bullfighting. The amazing thing is...nobody got hurt!
J 796 Ber
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Beyond lucky Cover
Sarah Aronson
Twelve-year-old Ari Fish is sure that the rare trading card he found has changed his luck and that of his soccer team, but after the card is stolen he comes to know that we make our own luck, and that heroes can be fallible.
J FIC Aro
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Oct 20, 2011
Deep zone : a Football genius novel Cover
Tim Green
Twelve-year-old football stars Troy White and Ty Lewis are eager to face each other in a seven-on-seven tournament being held at the Super Bowl in Miami, unaware that bad choices made by members of their families will put both boys in danger.
J FIC Gre
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Football champ Cover
Tim Green
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When Troy White proved his remarkable 'football genius' to the Atlanta Falcons, they brought him on board as a team consultant. Troy loves his starring role behind the scenes and the thrill of having NFL star linebacker Seth Halloway coaching his own Duluth Tigers team on their way to a state championship. Then Troy's perfect world comes crashing down.
J FIC Gre
Audiobook
Oct 20, 2011
Game, set, and match Cover
Donna King
J FIC Kin
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Lay ups and long shots : an anthology of short stories Cover
Joseph Bruchac
Terry Trueman
A collection of eight short stories about middle-schoolers and sports. They range from a game of "H-O-R-S-E" to running, ping pong, dirt biking, surfing, place kicking, soccer, and basketball.
J FIC Lay
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Oct 20, 2011
Long shot Cover
Mike Lupica
Keith Nobbs
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Pedro, an avid basketball player, decides to run for class president, challenging a teammate who is also one of the most popular boys in school.
J FIC Lup
Audiobook
Oct 20, 2011
Million-dollar throw [electronic resource] Cover
Mike Lupica
Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.
Ebook
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Planet Middle School Cover
Nikki Grimes
A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.
J FIC Gri
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Oct 20, 2011
Scholastic year in sports 2011 Cover
undefined Scholastic Inc
Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis
J 796 Sch 2011
Book
Oct 20, 2011
The prince of tennis. 40, The prince who forgot tennis Cover
Takeshi Konomi
Joe Yamazaki
Vanessa Satone
The match between Seishun captain Tezuka and Rikkai's Sanada blares on. Sanada takes his captain's advice and attacks Tezuka where he's most vulnerable. Has the captain of Seishun finally met his doom?
J FIC Kon
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Oct 20, 2011
Vanishing act Cover
John Feinstein
Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player.
J FIC Fei
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Oct 20, 2011
War & watermelon Cover
Rich Wallace
As the summer of 1969 turns to fall in their New Jersey town, twelve-year-old Brody plays football in his first year at junior high while his older brother's protest of the war in Vietnam causes tension with their father.
J FIC Wal
Book
Oct 20, 2011
Whistle! 24, You'll never walk alone Cover
Daisuke Higuchi
J FIC Hig
Book
Oct 20, 2011
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Tiki Barber
Robert Burleigh
Barry Root
E Bar
Hank Herman
J FIC Her
Lisa Wheeler
Barry Gott
E Whe
Maureen Holohan
J FIC Hol
Michael Anderson
J 796.332 Foo
Matt Christopher
Robert Hirschfeld
J FIC Chr
1940- Pelé
Frank Morrison
E Pel
Matt Christopher
Larry Johnson
J FIC Chr
Nick Hunter
J 796.48 Hun
T. B Calhoun
J FIC Cal
Matt de la Peña
Kadir Nelson
JB Lou
Rich Wallace
Jimmy Holder
J FIC Wal
Tiki Barber
Ronde Barber
Paul Mantell
J FIC Bar
Rich Wallace
J FIC Wal
Sherman Hollar
J 796.334 Soc
Alfred Slote
J FIC Slo
Brad Herzog
Mark Braught
E Her
Len Berman
Kent Gamble
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Candy Gourlay
J FIC Gou
Sarah Aronson
J FIC Aro
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Charles Tang
Robert Papp
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner
J FIC War
Tim Green
J FIC Gre
Inc DK Publishing
J 796 Tot
Tim Green
undefined Full Cast Audio (Firm)
J FIC Gre
David Diehl
E Die
Donna King
J FIC Kin
Stephen Timblin
J 797.3 Tim
Joseph Bruchac
Terry Trueman
J FIC Lay
Glenn Stout
J 920 Sto
Mike Lupica
Keith Nobbs
undefined Penguin Audiobooks
J FIC Lup
Dan Gutman
Jim Paillot
J FIC Gut
Mike Lupica
Ebook
Gordon Korman
J FIC Kor
Nikki Grimes
J FIC Gri
John Coy
J FIC Coy
undefined Scholastic Inc
J 796 Sch 2011
Lisa Papademetriou
J FIC Pap
Takeshi Konomi
Joe Yamazaki
Vanessa Satone
J FIC Kon
Bob Krech
J FIC Kre
John Feinstein
J FIC Fei
Dan Gutman
Jim Paillot
J FIC Gut
Rich Wallace
J FIC Wal
Dean Hughes
J FIC Hug
Daisuke Higuchi
J FIC Hig
Jake Maddox
Sean Tiffany
J FIC Mad