Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

New Kid, by Tim Green

New KidSummary:  A troubled kid finds his bearings in a new school after a baseball coach offers him a spot on the team.

Harper

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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Hothead, by Cal Ripken, Jr.

Summary:  Connor is an All-Star shortstop on his Babe Ruth team, but he’s got one big problem: his temper. His coach is ready to kick him off the team. To make matters worse, things aren’t much better at home. His dad is having trouble finding a new job after being laid off. When the sports editor of the school paper threatens to do a big story on his tantrums – complete with embarassing photos – Connor realizes he has to clean up his act.

Disney Hyperion

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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Gold Medal Summer, by Donna Freitas

Summary: Joey Jordan loves gymnastics. But even with all her talent and style, she’s never quite made it to that gold medal stand.  Now big changes shake up Joey’s life in and out of the gym. Joey wants to break out some daring new beam and floor routines–but she’ll have to defy her strict coach to do it. Her best friend, Alex, is thinking about quitting gymnastics for good. And an old friend named Tanner just moved back to town…

Scholastic

Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Game Changers, by Mike Lupica

Summary: Ben McBain is every football team’s dream player. He’s a jack-of-all-trades guy who can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben’s number is the one being called for the final play. But Ben wants to be the starting quarterback, and the one thing standing in his way is the coach’s son. Shawn O’Brien looks the part. He has been groomed by his father, a former professional quarterback. But despite his size and arm strength, Shawn is struggling. Ben is torn between being a good teammate and going after his own dream. As Ben finds out, Shawn isn’t the easiest person to help. And when Ben gets an unexpected opportunity, the entire game will change for the both of them.

 

Scholastic Press

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