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Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Jazz loves to run. It makes her feel free. She is excited to start on the track team with her friends except for one thing: her dad. He is a wonderful, kind father in many ways, like bringing Jazz her favorite ice cream when she's upset. However, when it comes to track, his intensity is overwhelming. When he's there, Jazz feels so tense about running that she makes mistakes at meets. Will Jazz find a way to talk to her father about track without hurting his feelings?
Date read: 12/30/2010
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Danny Walker loves basketball, and the fact that he's always been small for his age doesn't faze him as much as it could. After all, his dad is short for a basketball player, and he went all the way to the NBA. So when Danny doesn't make the seventh grade travel basketball team, the team that started his own father's career as a player, Danny is crushed. Then, Danny's father decides to create a rival travel basketball team, the Warriors. Can a team of players deemed second-rate show the world that they can triumph?
Date read: 12/3/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far away from Trouble then Trouble will never find you. But that wasn't true. Henry's older brother, Franklin, was hit and seriously injured, by a truck driven by a Cambodian boy, Chay Chouan. Racial tensions at school and in the town flared. Henry's sister, Louisa, hardly ever comes out of her room. His parents and his world are falling apart. Henry does the only thing he can think of, climb Mt. Katahdin, which he and Franklin had been planning to do. So begins an incredible journey of danger, adventure, self-discovery and grace.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award 2011
Date read: 5/12/2010
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Scott loves football, but all the other kids notice him for is his brains. New in town, he's eager to make friends, but no one pays any attention to him. Then Chris, the best football player in the sixth grade, steps in when another kid is picking on Scott. Chris and Scott become fast friends, and that helps Scott on the football field. But Chris has a secret that could get him kicked off the team. Can Scott help Chris, or will the team lose Chris's talent forever? Will Scott ever succeed on the football field?
Date read: 7/30/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Cleo expects that this will be a day like any other until an accident flips her day upside down. What will happen when Cleo has to visit the hospital? After Stitches Saturday, she will never expect an ordinary day again: anything can happen. This is a great story about a girl who has to summon everyday courage when the unexpected occurs, and she does so with the help of her amusing, supportive family.
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Date read: 10/29/2010
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