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Alexander, Kwame. THE CROSSOVER  (2014)

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION ALEXANDER KWA)
Aronson, Sarah.BEYOND LUCKY (2011)
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. GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION ARONSON SAR)
Barber, Tiki.WILD CARD (2009)
Through the course of a difficult season, Ronde learns that his coach is right about football being a mental game, as he tries to fill in as kicker while he and his identical twin, Tiki, help Adam improve his grades. GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION BARBER TIK)
Christopher, Matt. LACROSSE FACE-OFF(2010)
Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his un-athletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them. GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION CHRISTOPHER MAT)
Cooper, Llene. LUCY ON THE BALL(2011)
Lucy the beagle does not mind her humans very well until third-grader Bobby joins a soccer team, Lucy becomes the mascot, and the coach gives Lucy obedience training. GRADES 1-3. (J FICTION COOPER LLE)
Dixon, Franklin. SPORTS SABOTAGE.(2012)
Frank and Joe bring their detective skills to the athletic arena in this all-new Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery! It's time for Field Day at Bayport Elementary and all the kids are excited! Whatever grade wins gets a pizza party, and the person with the highest personal score also gets a special prize. GRADES 3-6 (J MYSTERY DIXON FRA)
Doyle, Bill. THE VAMPIRE AT HALF COURT (2012)
Struggling with a lack of sponsorship and playing time, Scream Team player Dennis is unable to win his teammates' trust because of his relationship with the Vampire Team and attempts to change their opinion during a championship game. GRADES 2-5. (J FICTION DOYLE BIL)
Green, Tim. DEEP ZONE: A FOOTBALL GENIUS NOVEL (2011)
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. GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION Green)

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Gutman, Dan. ROBERTO & ME (2012)

Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past. GRADES 4-6. (J FICTION GUTMAN DAN)
Lupica, Mike. BATBOY(2010)
Even though his mother feels baseball ruined her marriage to his father, she allows fourteen-year-old Brian to become a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers, who have just drafted his favorite player back onto the team. GRADES 4-6. (J FICTION LUPICA MIK)
Maddox, Jake. RUNNING BACK DREAMS (2011)
Noah Hart, a second-string running back for the Westfield Wildcats, has to rely on his knowledge and skills to win the game against their rival, the East Lake Eagles. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION MADDOX JAK)
Meadows, Daisy.BRITTANY THE BASKETBALL FAIRY (2010)
While everyone in Fairyland is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics, Jack Frost's goblins steal the Sports Fairies' magic objects, and Rachel and Kristy must play the goblins' Mean Green Basketball Team to win back Brittany's magic ball. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION MEADOWS DAI)
Northrop, Michael.PLUNKED (2012)
Sixth-grader Jack Mogens loses his nerve after getting hit by a pitch, and has to dig deep within himself to avoid giving up the sport he loves. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION NORTHRUP MIC)
Peschke, Marci.FOOTBALL QUEEN (2012)
Kylie Jean Carter has been waiting for three years to become a Little Dazzler--a junior cheerleader for the high school's Dancing Dazzlers--so she can cheer for her brother's high school football team. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION PESCHKE MAR)
Ripken, Cal.HOTHEAD (2011)
Connor Sullivan, All-Star third baseman on his Babe Ruth League team, has a terrible temper and problems at home, but when the sports editor of the school paper threatens to publish an embarrassing story about his tantrums, Connor must make a change. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION RIPKEN CAL)
Stoudemire, Amar'e. HOME COURT 2012)
Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends. GRADES 2-4. (J FICTION STOUDEMIRE AMA)
Wallace, Rich. SPORTS CAMP(2010)
Eleven-year-old Riley Liston tries to fit in at Camp Olympia, a summer sports camp where he is one of the youngest boys.GRADES 3-6. (J FICTION WALLACE RIC)

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