Matt Christopher



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  • Action Adventure

    Aug-2016

    Bantam Berns didn't know he was witnessing a crime outside his window one dark night. But the next morning brought news of a daring theft and that afternoon the police came to question Terry Lott. Only Bantam knew that Terry must be innocent. The clu...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2014

    Little League - 5

    The final book in the series has Liam and Carter's teams on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball® World Series. Cousins and best friends who grew up playing baseball together, Liam and Carter must now pla...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Little League - 4

    Two weeks of intense competition remain to decide the final teams for the Little League® World Series. This year, the anticipation is high as it's possible that both of the previous final two teams will return, a very rare occurrence. And those are ...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2013

    Little League - 3

    In the third book of this five book Little League Baseball® series, pitcher Carter Jones and his Forest Park All-Star teammates move on to Sectionals competition. Catcher Liam McGrath, Carter's cousin, has to work together with a rival-turned-teamma...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2013

    Charlie Abbott is the new kid in town--again. He hates everything about moving, especially trying to make new friends. Then he meets a kid called X who shares his love of skateboarding. Together, they rip some moves at the town skatepark. But then Ch...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2013

    Little League - 2

    Little League Baseball® players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2013

    Little League - 1

    Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2011

    Carl has to watch his back -- even against his own team! Last season, thirteen-year-old Cal Kelliher was the star quarterback of the middle school football team. The only seventh grader in a starting line-up of eight graders, he spent the year pla...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2011

    Nothin' but Net - 2

    Tim Daniels is back at Camp Wikasaukee with rest of the gang from Nothin' But Net, serving as a mentor to three young rookies, and he's got his hands full! He's still working on keeping his height from getting in the way of his game -- he's shorter t...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2011

    Should Manny keep his promise-even if it puts his friend in danger? When the Grizzlies' first basemen is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher take it upon themselves to help his replacement bec...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2010

    Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience-and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam packed with information about eac...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2010

    Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers,...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2010

    The exciting sequel to Slam Dunk! Julian Pryce was once the star center of the Tornadoes. But when he joins a new team after his family moves, he suddenly finds himself the star benchwarmer. It turns out the Warriors already have a starting cente...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Chico Romez is new to the Royals baseball team, but all the players welcome him and his ability in the outfield. All but one, that its. String Becker seems to have it in for Chico. What will it take for Chico to prove himself to String? ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Harry the Dog - 4

    Mike and his dog Harry, the Airedale with ESP, are shocked to discover that the new umpire for Mike's baseball games can hear their mental conversations. ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Harry the Dog - 2

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Harry the Dog - 3

    Passport to Reading Level 3Newly independent readers will love this classic baseball story now illustrated in full color with brand new artwork!Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other's minds! Harry is able to he...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Harry the Dog - 4

    When his dog, Harry, is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike wonders how he will make it through an upcoming baseball game without his trusty advisor, but help comes at a crucial moment in the form of a furry, four-legged fan....

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Jimmie's selfish move could ruin the whole team.... When Jimmie is elected captain of his baseball team, his first decision is to appoint himself pitcher - much to his teammates' dismay. They already have a good pitcher, Paul. When Jimmie's pitch...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    When inexperienced Phil Wayne takes over as coach of the Cayugans, Chip Chase figures that they're in for a losing season. But Phil surprises everyone by teaching the team a fantastic new play every week -- plays that help them win game after game. T...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2009

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2009

    Star of the previous year's basketball team, Jerry can't do anything right in the new season, but refuses to believe his new friend who, claiming to be a warlock, predicts Jerry's play won't improve until he changes his slovenly habits....

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2009

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  • Fantasy

    Dec-2009

    Since signing with the Los Angeles Sparks in 1997, Lisa Leslie has impressed WNBA fans with her shooting, rebounding, and blocking abilities. But her notable achievements go further back. In the 1996 Olympic Games, she scored 29 points in the gold me...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2009

    Cole Richards has been training in karate for four years. He's on the brink of advancing to his next belt level, but as he prepares for his test, new challenges come his way. First, his dojo announces a "create-your-own kata" contest to take place th...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2008

    Rocky Fletcher is being stretched to his limit. Until recently, he'd only played wide receiver for the Pythons. Now his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too-a position that opened up when Bobby, Rocky's best friend, broke his leg. Even ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2008

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2008

    It's early summer, and things are really heating up between Garry Wallis, star of Lacrosse Face-Off, and his nemesis, Michael Donofrio. At the end of last season, Garry sabotaged Michael's chances of becoming the league's top scorer. Now Michael is t...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2007

    Rob Lasher is just an ordinary soccer player, good at the game, but not great. Then one afternoon, he saves his coach's life in front of all his teammates. Suddenly, he's the team's hero. As some members of his team and the rest of the town continue ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2006

    The Home Run Kid is back! Sylvester Coddmyer III, star of The Kid Who Only Hit Homers and Return of the Home Run Kid, is about to face his biggest challenge yet. His second season with the Hooper Redbirds is over and he's looking forward to the st...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2006

    When it comes to surfing, fourteen- year-old Kai Ford knows his stuff; he's been riding the waves since he was ten. He respects the amazing power of the sea and knows - first-hand - how dangerous it can be. But what Kai doesn't seem to respect is the...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2006

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2005

    The Extreme Team - 10

    avier 'X' McSweeney has been working hard to conquer his fear of heights. Ben, an experienced rock climber, is teaching him how to boulder across the surface of a gigantic rock. X arranges for Ben to teach his friends Bizz Juarez and Jonas Malloy abo...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2005

    The Extreme Team - 9

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2005

    The Extreme Team - 8

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2005

    The Extreme Team - 7

    Knowing that the mountain trails are unsafe for bicycles due to fallen trees and other obstacles, Jonas helps organize a clean-up crew in early spring, but when he hears someone else biking on the trail he cannot resist a ride of his own....

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2004

    The Extreme Team - 6

    When an old friend comes to visit, Charlie is not at all happy with the changes he sees--especially when Rick gets reckless on his snowboard, chasing X and some of Charlie's other friends off the slopes....

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2004

    The Extreme Team - 5

    X's friends believe he can excel at any extreme sport, so when they want to check out the new climbing wall at the mall, he decides to hide his fear of heights rather than have them think him a coward....

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2004

    The Extreme Team - 4

    Savannah is excited about throwing a holiday ice skating party and has already invited friends from her new school, when she learns that Jonas has invited the crowd from her old school to a party the same day....

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2004

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2004

    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....

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2004

    Soccer 'Cats - 11

    Bucky Pinter wants his team to give Coach Bradley a present on the day of the Soccer 'Cats last game. Unfortunately, the present they want to buy is expensive! Bucky comes up with a way for them to earn the money they need, but could one disgruntled ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2004

    The Extreme Team - 3

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  • General Fiction

    May-2004

    The Extreme Team - 2

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  • General Fiction

    May-2004

    The Extreme Team - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2004

    Joey's in for a big surprise ... Joey Gallagher is on top of the world. When his team's pitcher is injured, he steps onto the mound and helps them win a crucial game. But his good mood ends abruptly when his mother announces that the exchange stud...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2003

    Who's teaching the Badgers dirty tricks? Twelve-year-old Brent Mullen isn't sure he's seeing what he thinks he's seeing. Did his best friend and teammate just pull a dirty trick on the ice -- all for the sake of winning? And, if so, where did he l...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2003

    Nothin' but Net - 1

    Will Tim stick by his friend? Thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels can't wait to go to four weeks of summer basketball camp. A scrappy point guard, he's sure he'll shine on the court. But then he learns that his friend Billy will be going to camp with hi...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2003

    Soccer 'Cats - 10

    Fullback Alan Minter is in trouble. First, he was picked last for a kickball game. Then he missed the ball every time it was his turn! Suddenly he's wondering if he even knows how to kick. Luckily, his friend and Soccer 'Cats goalkeeper Bucky Pinter ...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2003

    Soccer 'Cats - 9

    Ted Gaddy is tired of his sister's amazing "secret weapon" throw-in getting all the applause and attention during games. But what can a fullback do to make people cheer? Then Coach Bradley tells a story of a fullback who almost scored a goal. Ted lea...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2003

    Soccer 'Cats - 6

    Amanda Caler thought getting a nosebleed during a game was bad. But now things have gone from bad to worse -- she finds she's afraid of the ball! And as if that wasn't enough, it looks like someone is trying to steal her spot at halfback. Could one...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    12-year-old Traci Winchell is a gifted gymnast, but lately she's been having trouble, so much trouble that her coach warns her she may need to drop out or else risk serious injury. Traci wants to find something to fill the void left by gymnastics, bu...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    Tina Esparza loves everything about soccer, but especially the fact that it is a team sport where no one player is in the spotlight. Imagine her surprise when the coach asks her to train as goalkeeper. Will Tina be able to overcome her shyness and ac...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2002

    Theo's favourite aunt is diagnosed as having cancer. Although he's a couch potato he realises he has to do something. Then a friend tells him about a benefit race to raise funds for cancer research. He begins a training programme that opens a new doo...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2002

    In the beginning of the season, things were going so well for Kelly and she could almost taste a championship season with her softball team, but when she is suddenly moved to another team and discovers that her mom is dating some jerky guy, Kelly won...

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    Apr-2002

    Soccer 'Cats - 7

    When Stookie Norris asks Jerry Dinh to take care of his gerbils while he's away on vacation, Jerry is thrilled. He's wanted to become better friends with Stookie ever since his family moved next to Stookie's house. But then something terrible happens...

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    Apr-2002

    Soccer 'Cats - 8

    Lou Barnes has a little trouble remembering to watch his position on the soccer field. So sometimes he gets called offside -- and during a game, that can cost the team a chance at a goal. Then one game, Lou gets a reminder of the offside rule from a ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2001

    A miserable memory dogs Keith's every move Keith Stedman dropped the pass. The game-winning, undefeated-record-making pass that would have made him a hero instead of a loser. Now, a year later, that missed pass still haunts him, so much so that h...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2001

    Chris slaps a shot in the face of prejudice Twelve-year-old Chris is small for his age, so he can't believe it when he learns he's been selected for the exclusive all-star traveling hockey team. It's not all fun and games playing for the Screaming...

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    Apr-2001

    Soccer 'Cats - 5

    Jason Shearer is better known for his wisecracks than his goalkeeping abilities. But that had better change fast because the Soccer 'Cats' starting goalie is going on vacation and Jason's taking his place! Will Jason be able to learn all there is to ...

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    Oct-2000

    Image isn't everything. Zach Halper loves skateboarding with his buddies. But lately, one of the guys, Brian, has been pressuring the others to do stuff Zach knows they shouldn't be doing. Yet Zach goes along, not only because he doesn't want to s...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2000

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    Apr-2000

    Soccer 'Cats - 4

    When Stookie Norris's older brother, Greg, gets his picture in the paper for scoring three goals in one game, Stookie is dazzled. Greg insists strikers should try to score a hat trick every game, though Stookie's coach has never told him that. Still,...

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    Apr-2000

    Soccer 'Cats - 3

    Lisa Gaddy is a starting fullback for the 'Cats and she plays her position well--except for one thing. She's small for her age, so her throw-ins from the sidelines don't go very far. Sometimes the ball winds up landing in front of an opponent instead...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    There are two sides to every story.... All Renny Harding wants is to play center striker and help his team, the Blue Hornets, win the championship. All Bryce McCormack wants is to win the championship for his team, the Yellow Jackets, and take hom...

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    Apr-2000

    Steve must tell his father the truth...before it's too late! Steve wishes he had as much drive to win at tennis as his older sister, Ginny. He knows nothing would please his father more. But the truth is, Ginny is the real tennis ace in the family...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1999

    Cap Wadell loves football, but it seems unlikely that he'll ever get to play on a real team-his hometown is so small that there aren't enough boys in his school to fill a regulation squad. Then his grandfather tells him how he solved that same proble...

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    Oct-1999

    Out-of-control competition leads to disaster When Freddie Ruiz and his brother, Dondi, compete, it's like two mutts wrestling over the same bone -- neither one is willing to give an inch. Unfortunately for Freddie, older, stronger, better-looking ...

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    Oct-1999

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    Sep-1999

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    Apr-1999

    Soccer 'Cats - 1

    When Dewey London and Bundy Neel see the poster about the new summer soccer league, they're psyched. Then they read the fine print and learn about the logo contest: Whoever draws the best team logo will be named captain of his or her team and see the...

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    Apr-1999

    Soccer 'Cats - 2

    Bundy Neel is trying hard to be the best soccer captain he can be. He always has an encouraging word for his teammates, and he works extra hard during practices and games. So why does his attitude change out of the blue? His teammates don't know it, ...

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    Apr-1999

    Jane is looking forward to the start of the volleyball season when her widower father drops a bombshell: he is planning to marry a woman with a teenage daughter of her own! Jane's new mother and stepsister go out of their way to be nice and accommoda...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1998

    Is Will pedaling out of control? Will Matthews is lousy at all sports, but even he knows how to ride a bike. He just never dreamed that it could be such a rush! Soon after he joins a mountain biking club, he's hurtling down hills, pedaling over mu...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1998

    CENTER COURT STING Trash talking leads to trouble on the basketball court.... Forward Daren McCall is quick with an insult, quick to take offense, and quick to blame anyone but himself for his troubles. So when center Lou Bettman accuses him first of...

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    Jun-1998

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    May-1998

    Peach Street Mudders -

    After Rudy buys a catcher's mask at a local yard sale, his game begins to improve dramatically, yet in deciding to do some research about the previous owner, Rudy learns something odd and so soon begins to think that a spirit may be helping him with ...

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    Apr-1998

    Kirby fights to stay on the team! It's tough to make friends in a new town -- and even tougher when your overprotective parents refuse to let you play roller hockey with the only group of kids you can find. Kirby wants desperately to play with the E...

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    Jan-1998

    Who’s making a fool of Mac? Mac Williams, goalie for the Cougars, is known as much for his upbeat game chatter as for his outstanding saves. But when an anonymous artist starts making fun of him with a weekly cartoon, Mac is anything but upbeat....

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1997

    Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? Dennis O'Malley is the best skateboarder in town. Unfortunately, he has to shelve his board for more than half the year, when the streets are covered with snow. Then a new sport emerges on the scene, one ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1997

    Sandy Comstock once made a mistake - a bad one - but he's paid the price and now he just wants to get on with his life. Only one person stands in his way:Perry Warden, the boy who tempted Sandy to break the law in the first place. Convinced that Perr...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1997

    Peach Street Mudders -

    The coach asks Alfie to help Roberti, the newest and least talented member of the team, learn how to play better, but Alfie realizes that Roberti is being trained to fill his place and wonders of he should continue to give his assistance....

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    Jan-1997

    Who is sabotaging Jeff? Jeff Connors is psyched to be back on the Winston Blades hockey team. He had to turn in his uniform last year when his grades in English slipped below eligibility level. This year, he's determined not to let that happen, even...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1996

    Freddie Chase is a good football player with one major flaw: He's afraid to tackle. He tries hard to cover up his fear, but soon Coach Sears and the other Sandpipers know all about it. The team is fighting to finish the season at the top of the leagu...

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    Sep-1996

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    Jun-1996

    When Sean Bailor, an angry young wrestler, loses his perspective on what he is fighting for, he takes his aggressions out on his family and wrestling nemesis, until a friendly referee gives him tips on anger management. Reprint....

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    May-1996

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    May-1996

    Peach Street Mudders -

    Fearful that a jinx will somehow keep him from breaking the runs-batted-in record, Nicky Chong keeps his distance from everyone, but when he is accidentally locked in the shed before the game, it seems that a jinx found him after all. Original....

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    Jan-1996

    Mark Conway is staying with his grandparents while his parents fight over whom he will live with after they divorce. He's become a valued member of the middle school's soccer team and has made friends with everyone on the squad -- everyone, that is...

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    May-1995

    Peach Street Mudders -

    Bus Mercer, shortstop for the Peach Steet Mudders, wants desperately to be picked for the county all-star team, but he breaks his parents' rules for riding his new bike, and feelings of guilt affect his game....

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    Apr-1995

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    1995

    Who is the Jaguars' mysterious shortstop? Danny Walker is one of the best players the team has; in fact, his adoptive parents and sister consider him a shoo-in for the shortstop position on the All-Star team. But that was before Tammy Aiken, the o...

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    Jan-1995

    Stogie Crane wants to play shortstop for the Mohawks, but a new boy from Japan is assigned to the position. Stogie tries not to become resentful of Sam Suzuki, but he can't help it. When Sam's glove is found ruined in Stogie's yard, it looks as thoug...

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    May-1994

    Peach Street Mudders -

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    Apr-1994

    Peach Street Mudders -

    It was a great catch...until Barry dropped the ball. But did anyone see? Barry loves winning so much that he is willing to make up his own rules during a game. His coach is warning him, and his little sister is saying she saw him cheat. But it is ...

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    Jan-1994

    When Dana Bellamy finds out what really caused the fire that destroyed teammate Benton Crawford's house, he's faced with a difficult decision. Should he keep mum and risk letting a good friendship go sour, or tell the truth and ruin a reputation?...

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    Sep-1993

    Does Tod deserve his new stick? Tod Baker is sure his new hockey stick will improve his game significantly. But when his team loses to its arch rival, he realizes that good stickhandling and passing require hard work and practice more than top-not...

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    Aug-1993

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    May-1993

    Peach Street Mudders -

    The Mudders' first-baseman, Turtleneck Jones, is knocked out by a hard-thrown baseball, loses his confidence, and has to bounce back before Coach Parker decides on a permanent replacement. Reprint. SLJ. ...

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    May-1993

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    Apr-1993

    Bill Bailey is the smallest member of the Blackhawks, but he can throw harder than anyone else on the team, including the regular pitcher. After hearing stories about "Little Lefty," a pint-sized pitcher who made the big leagues, he's determined to e...

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    Apr-1993

    Bobby realizes that Tony Mandos is a better first baseman than Bobby's brother, Kirby, but Bobby sees an underhanded way that he can give Kirby an advantage when both first baseman vie for the all-star team. Reprint....

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    Dec-1992

    Parker Nolan, a notorious liar, is sure he saw someone photographing football plays from the coach's secret book. None of his Kudzu teammates believe him, even though the opposing team has predicted the Kudzus' every move in the last two games. Park...

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    May-1992

    Peach Street Mudders -

    Jose Mendez wants to be a great batter just like his father was when he played in the minor leagues. But every time Jose picks up the bat, disaster strikes. Will Jose ever be able to match his dad's .375 batting average?...

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    May-1992

    Last year, Sylvester was the "kid who only hit homers," but this season it seems like he can't do anything right. He's playing so badly that the coach has him warming the bench -- until he meets Cheeko. With Cheeko's help, Sylvester learns how to p...

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    Apr-1992

    Stan Martin's chances of playing second base seem next to zero at the start of the season. His rival for the position, Gary Newman, looks tough to beat. Stan loves baseball-maybe even more than his brother, Phil, who played pro ball until quitting su...

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    Apr-1992

    Bernie Shantz is thinking of hanging up his pitcher's glove for good, but his best friend, David Grant, won't hear of it. Dave convinces him that all he needs is a secret weapon -- an underhanded throw known as the submarine pitch. Bernie agrees to...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1991

    On-court hostility threatens Mel’s place on the team. Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup -- if only two other players would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caski...

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    May-1991

    As soon as Brett Thyson steps on "The Lizard," the mysterious skateboard he unearthed in his backyard, he can feel its power. The board glides smoothly, almost effortlessly, and Brett finds he can do more tricks on it than he ever could with his old ...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1991

    This Matt Christopher classic story of a boy and his lucky baseball bat will capture readers' imaginations while teaching them vital lessons about the importance of friendship, teamwork, and believing in themselves.When Martin moves to a new neighbor...

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    Mar-1991

    Baseball runs in David Kroft's family. His father was a good player in his day, his uncles play on professional teams, and David's older brother, Don, is the best shortstop in the history of Penwood High School. David loves baseball as much as the re...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1990

    No one tries harder than Paul...but is that-enough? Paul Marlette is a special needs kid -- a little slow to learn, but always eager to try. His brother, Glenn, is determined to teach him to play basketball well enough to become part of the Sabers...

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    Sep-1989

    Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled. But his friend Chuckie knows Jim isn't a coward. With Chuckie's special courage as an example, can Jim find the strength to face his fears head-on?...

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    Apr-1989

    Peter runs away from his foster home ... and right into danger Peter is a genius with dirt bikes. He can take them apart, fix them up, and race them like a champ. But his skill with a bike can take him only so far - and when he runs away from his fos...

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    Nov-1988

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    Jun-1988

    Peach Street Mudders -

    Third baseman TV Adams's knack for predicting where a batter will hit a ball leads an anonymous phone caller to warn him against using his powers. Should he give in to the caller's threats or spy to help his team?...

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    Oct-1987

    When Kelly Roberts plays basketball at home with her friend Ester, she's a whiz, but as soon as she faces a crowd, she freezes. One day Kelly finds a brand-new pair of red hightops in her locker. They fit her perfectly, and whenever she wears them, h...

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    Oct-1986

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    1986

    After leading his hockey team to victory one afternoon, Steve Crandall accepts a ride home in the limousine of an avid fan his own age. Steve is surprised to learn that his fan is none other than Kenneth Agard, Jr., multimillionaire and hockey genius...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1985

    TOUCHDOWN FOR TOMMY Is football Tommy's key to a new home? Football isn't just Tommy's favorite sport-he also thinks that it's the key to a good home. The recently orphaned Tommy is delighted to discover that his foster father, Mr. Powell, coaches Mi...

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    May-1985

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    Apr-1985

    Something strange is happening to the Hawks' infield.... Third baseman Penny Farrell is amazed by the sudden change in her teammates on the Hawks softball team. First Shari, and now Karen, have suddenly turned into super athletes -- just what her ...

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  • General Fiction

    1984

    Voted captain of his baseball team, Jimmie declares himself pitcher even though Paul is a better pitcher. Paul leaves for another team, and Jimmie's team starts losing. Can Jimmie regain the confidence of his friends?...

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    1984

    Michael and Tom Curtis are identical twins who share a love for football. Unfortunately, due to a tragic accident, Michael must watch from the sidelines as his brother calls the plays on the football field. During one game Michael concentrates very h...

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    Nov-1983

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    May-1982

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    Mar-1982

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    Sep-1980

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    Mar-1980

    Harry the Dog - 1

    Newly independent readers will love this classic football story now illustrated in full color with brand new artwork!Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field, but Mike wonders--is it cheati...

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    1980

    Running has always been the fastest and easiest way for Billy Chekko to get around. Now that he is on the track team, it has a whole new meaning. It is his chance to show up the neighborhood braggart, Cody Jones. But can a distance runner like Billy ...

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    Oct-1979

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    1979

    Ron can't believe his luck when he finds a dirt bike at the bottom of a nearby lake. His luck seems to keep improving as he works toward his dream of being in a dirt bike race. But when Ron befriends a rich old man who used to be a dirt bike racer, R...

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    Oct-1978

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    1978

    His parents' problems threaten Bobby "the fox"'s baseball career... Since his parents split up, the only bright spot in Bobby's days is being coached by his father in the fine art of running bases. In fact, he's getting so fast on the base paths th...

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  • General Fiction

    1978

    All Jabber Morris wants to do is play soccer. After all, that's what he does best. But almost everyone, including his mother, brother, and uncle, wants him to give it up for football. Jabber has to make some tough decisions to learn that he has the r...

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    Sep-1977

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    May-1977

    Who is the mysterious coach for the Steelheads? Kim Rollins hasn't played much baseball, and he is surprised when Coach Stag insists that he join his team, a team the coach believes will win the championship. Kim if' even more intrigued when he disc...

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    Mar-1977

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    Aug-1976

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    1976

    More than anything, Larry wishes his dad would -- even just once -- take time off from his law practice to watch him play football. He takes some consolation from the letters he receives from Yancey Foote, his pro football hero. But after a while...

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    Nov-1975

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    Jul-1975

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    Mar-1975

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    1975

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    Oct-1974

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    Sep-1974

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    Jun-1974

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    1974

    Being the new kid in town is never much fun. And as Terry Delaney figures it, being one of the few black kids in town will only make life more difficult. But Terry is pleasantly surprised when he finds a friend in Mick Jordan and tries out successful...

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    Nov-1973

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    1973

    Pie Pennelli loves to play hockey, but he's got some problems: his hand-me-down skates are too big for him, and one of his teammates is always picking on him. But Pie's troubles really begin when his next-door neighbors find an antique hockey game. T...

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    1973

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    1972

    Scott Harrison is the fastest kid in town on ice skates. When he's asked to join the Golden Bears hockey team, he can't wait to play. But his talent soon sparks jealousy and resentment from teammate Del Stockton, and Scott begins to doubt himself. He...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1972

    Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had already decided against joining the Redbirds when he met George Baruth. "I'm going to help you become one of the best players ever," the mysterious man promised. Before lon...

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    1971

    When the Checkmates needed a new first baseman, Mike Hagin's new friend, Yuri, seemed like a logical choice. But when Yuri started flubbing plays and the team's star player threatened to quit as a result, Mike was not sure Yuri was such a good choice...

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    1971

    More than anything Boots Raymond wants to be a quarterback for the Apollos. But because of his size, the coach assigns him to a tackle position. Boots rebels and almost quits the team, but his brother intercepts and teaches Boots a valuable lesson he...

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    Aug-1970

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    1969

    Sandy Varga, shortstop for the Spacemen, is in a bind. Every time his team plays a game on a weekday, he has to leave early. He's ashamed to tell his teammates the reason why; he's afraid they'll give him a hard time. But by not telling them, he risk...

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    1968

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    Dec-1967

    Nobody can beat Skeeter at batting. But when it comes to fielding, he's hopeless. His confidence isn't helped by Tommy Scott's determination to replace him on the team. Feelings between the two boys grow even worse when Skeeter accidentally injures T...

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  • General Fiction

    1966

    Although Wally Morris has a strong arm and good aim, he would rather not take the pitcher position his coach wants him to, and it takes a famous player with a similar story to help him be true to himself. Original....

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    1965

    Buzz and Corky may be identical twins, but they are not very much alike. Corky, outgoing and popular, plays tackle on the Otters football team. Buzz, the school chess champion, is quiet and reserved. Corky is surprised when Buzz offers to substitute ...

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  • General Fiction

    1963

    Can Rusty win the tight and return to the game he loves? When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball. But that doesn't fit in with Rusty's plans -- and when he learns that his friends have formed ...

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    Jun-1960

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    1960

    A Matt Christopher Sports Classic Wing T Fullback Bernie Morello knew how to play football, but he didn't know how to fit in with the boys from the better side of town where his new school was located. Bernie came from across town, where the hard-wor...

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  • General Fiction

    1959

    Jeff is crazy about basketball, but his father is a research scientist and thinks sports are a waste of time. Jeff still wants to play, and so, without his father's support, he tries out for the school team. And he makes second string. He'd mostly s...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1958

    Johnny Doane's brother Michael was blind. Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played. Johnny was the Cardinals' center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever. Johnny knew he was not, that he was...

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  • General Fiction

    1958

    A Matt Christopher Sports Classic Slide, Danny,Slide! The exciting story of a boy's devotion to baseball and how he helped build a ball park and put a Little League team together. Danny finds that even after organizing the Hornets, things do not run ...

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  • General Fiction

    1952

    Hard-working doctor, Brooks Carter, took a rare day off and relaxed at a party given by an ex-patient. There he met Janet Charlane, who was strikingly beautiful and flatteringly interested in him. For a few days she accompanied him on his calls, and ...

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