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it was amazing
Another winner from Kwame Alexander. Eighth grader Nick Hall excels at playing soccer; he and his best bud Cody play soccer together on a club team, b ...more
Mar 28, 2016
Mar 28, 2016
Fat Angie
really liked it
A good realistic novel about self-esteem, denial, grieving, bullying, perseverance, family, and friendship. And some basketball thrown in there too. A ...more
Dec 2015
Mar 02, 2016
The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game (The Sports Beat, 5)
liked it
A solid entry in the series, although I was a little disappointed at the ho-hum nature of the mystery itself. Our heroes, Steve and Susan Carol, didn' ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Perfect Season (Football Genius, #6)
liked it
Winner of the 2014 Buckeye Children's Book Award for grades 6-8. Good football story with family drama (raised by single mom, his dad's a con artist o ...more
Apr 2014
Mar 22, 2014
The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
really liked it
I know nothing about sports figures so I'm always intrigued by just how many more famous (or not famous til now) baseball players can have a picture b ...more
May 09, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
liked it
If you've ever wanted to be a ballerina, or just wanted to read about what is required to become a ballerina, then this book is for you. It follows 14 ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 21, 2014
Losers Take All
really liked it
Loved this alternate take on the sports culture of some high schools; this was like a Bad News Bears novel for teens. When the new high school princip ...more
Apr 03, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy
really liked it
There aren't very many books for middle graders or teens that feature bowling, and even fewer that feature African-American kids who like to bowl. So ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 18, 2011
When Jackie and Hank Met
really liked it
Very nice picture book comparing the lives and careers of baseball players Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg. Shows their similar backgrounds, moving ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 24, 2013
really liked it
Just in time for the Breeder's Cup, I read this novel set in the horse racing world. Seventeen-year-old Gaston "Gas" Giambanco has learned to hate Mex ...more
Nov 2010
Oct 31, 2010
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