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Bennett, Cherie. Girls in Love; 1996. (Y-P-BEN Romance)



Love, Michigan, is famous for Winterfest, an annual athletic competition, but Tara, Erin, and Noelle are about to find out there’s a lot more to Winterfest than sports.
Crutcher, Chris. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories, 1991. (Y-P-CRU)

A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher.


Gallo, Donarl R. Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young, 1995. (Y-P-ULT)

A collection of 16 short stories about teen athletes written by well-known authors in the field, including Robert Lipsyte and Chris Crutcher.
Lynch, Chris. Slot Machine; 1995. (Y-Lynch/Y-P-LYN)

When overweight Elvin is sent to camp at St. Paul’s Seminary Retreat Center, he and his best friends are forced to try out various sports in order to find out where they belong.


Macy, Sue (ed.). Girls Got Game: Sports Stories and Poems; 2001. (Y-Girls)

A collection of short stories and poems written by and about young women in sports.


Gallo, Donald R. Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young, 1995. (Y-P-ULT)

A collection of 16 short stories about teen athletes written by well-known authors in the field, including Robert Lipsyte and Chris Crutcher.
Wallace, Rich. Losing is Not an Option; 2003. (Y-Wallace)

Eleven episodes in the life of a young man, from sneeing into his tenth football game in a row with his best friend to running his last high school race.
Automobile Racing

Esckilsen, Erik. The Outside Groove; 2006. (Y-Esckilsen)

Tired of having her own accomplismhments ignored, Casey, sister of the town’s racing champ, becomes the local track’s first female driver and learns about winning.


Lipsyte, Robret. Yellow Flag; 2007. (Y-Lipsyte)

When Kyle reluctantly succumbs to pressure and replaces his injured brother in the family racecar, he struggles to keep up with his trumpet playing and his music dreams.


Peck, Richard. Here Lies the Librarian; 2006. (Y-LPeD-Peck Historical)

Eleanor “Peewee,” a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small town of four young librarians.
Strasser, Todd. Slide or Die; 2005. (Y-P-STR)

Kennin is drawn into the dangerous world of racing cars in Las Vegas.


Strasser, Todd. Battle Drift; 2005. (Y-P-STR)

Kennin’s gaining popularity with the gearheads, but he realizes he needs to give up the illegal tsuisos in order to go legit and if he chooses wrong he could be in trouble.


Weaver, Will. Saturday Night Dirt; 2008. (Y-Weaver)

In a small town, the much-anticipated weekly dirt-track race at the speedway becomes an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track.


Weaver, Will. Super Stock Rookie; 2009. (Y-Weaver)

Trace knows he is fortunate to have a chance at being a paid race driver when he is still in school, but he regrets he must leave his friends and home track and wonders if his sponsor is legitimate.


Baseball

Bildner, Phil. Playing the Field; 2006. (Y-Bildner)



When Darcy pretends to be a lesbian to play on the boy’s baseball team, she must learn to battle discrimination both on and off the field.
Brooks, Bruce. The Moves Make the Man; 1984. (Y-LPeD-Brooks)

A black boy with a talent for basketball and an emotionally troubled white boy, who is great on the baseball field, in North Caroline form a precarious friendship.


Chabon, Michael. Summerland; 2002. (Y-Chabon Fantasy/Y-LPeD-Chabon Fantasy)

Ethan Feld, the worst baseball playing in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 1100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.
Deuker, Carl. Heart of a Champion; 1993. (Y-Deuker)

Seth faces a strain on his friendship with Jimmy, who is both a baseball champion and something of an irresponsible fool, when Jimmy is kicked off the team.
Deuker, Carl. High Heat; 2003. (Y-Deuker)

When sophomore Shane Hunter’s father is arrested for money laundering, the star pitcher’s life of affluence and private schools begins to fall apart.
Garfield, Henry. Tartabull’s Throw; 2001. (Y-Garfield/Y-P-GAR)

In 1967, an encounter with a mysterious young woman from Maine involves a baseball player in an investigation of a vicious murderous werewolf.
Gratz, Alan. Samurai Shortstop; 2006. (Y-Grats)

While obtaining a Western education at a boarding school, Toyo also receives samurai training, which has profound effects on his baseball game and his relationship with his father.
Green, Tim. Baseball Great; 2009. (Y-Green)

All Josh wants to do is play baseball, but when his father, a minor league pitcher, signs him up for a youth team, Josh finds himself in a situation with potentially illegal consequences.
Heldring, Thatcher. Toby Wheeler, Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer; 2007. (Y-Heldring)

When Toby finally decides to join the basketball team, he does not anticipate the changes that will occur in his relationship with his best friend, who is the star player.
Jenkins, A.M. Out of Order; 2003. (Y-Jenkins)

Sophomore Colt Trammel loves baseball an his girlfriend Grace, but he hates the rest of high school an maintains a tough façade to hide his feelings of inferiority.
Johnston, Tim. Never So Green; 2002. (Y-Johnston)

Tex overcomes his self-consciousness about his deformed right hand to take baseball lessons from his stepfather and tomboy stepsister, who harbors a dark secret.
Koertge, Ronald. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup; 2003. (Y-Koertge/Y-PRD-KOE)

When a baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry helps fill the time and sort through some problems.


Koertge, Ronald. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs; 2010. (Y-Koertge)

Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend Mira and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin, and is also a poet. Sequel to Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.


Lipsyte, Robert. Center Field; 2010. (Y-Lypsite)

Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol in to the major leagues, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, and ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something bad is happening at school.


Lupica, Mike. The Big Field; 2008. (Y-Lupica)

When Hutch feels threatened by a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and father, a once-great ballplayer.


Lupica, Mike. Heat; 2006. (Y-Lupica)

Pitching prodigy, Michael is on the run from social services after being banned from playing baseball because rival coaches doubt his age an he has no parents to offer proof.


Lupica, Mike. The Batboy; 2010. (Y-Lupica)

Even though his mom feels baseball ruined her marriage, she allows Brian to become a batboy for the Detroit Tigers, who just drafted his favorite player back onto the team.


Lyga, Barry. Boy Toy; 2007. (Y-Lyga)

After fighting his way past memories of being molested, Josh gets help in coping with his molestor’s release from prison when he finally tells his best friends the whole truth.


Lynch, Chris. Gol Dust; 2002. (Y-LPeD-Lynch)

Richard befriends Napoleon, a newcomer to his Catholic high school, hoping that Napoleon will learn to love baseball an win acceptance in the racially polarized school


Malamud, Bernar. The Natural; 1952. (Y-PRD-MAL)

Roy Hobbs is a natural with the bat an dreams of playing in the big leagues, but his they must be put on hold after a youthful indiscretion.


McCormick, Patricia. My Brother’s Keeper; 2004. (Y-McCormick)

Toby, a prematurely gray-haired baseball fan and baseball card collector, tries to cope with his brother’s drug abuse, his father’s absence, and his mother’s new boyfriend.


Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. The Girls Take Over; 2004. (Y-LPeD-Naylor)

The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys continue to get in trouble as they try to outdo each other in bottle racing, spelling, and baseball.


Powell, Randy. Dean Duffy; 1995. (Y-P-POW)

Dean, a former baseball star whose future has been ruined by a batting slump and a bad arm, is offered a baseball scholarship finds himself uncertain about whether to take it.


Scaletta, Kurtis. Mudville; 2009. (Y-Scaletta)

For 22 years since a fateful baseball game against a rival town, it has rained in Moundville, so when it finally stops, Roy, his friends, and foster brother dare to face the curse and form a team.


Sonnenblick, Jordan. Dodger & Me; 2008. (Y-Sonnenblick)

Miserable because his friend moved a way and he again caused his team to lose the big game, Ryan’s life changes when he finds Dodger, a blue chimp that only he can see.


Trueman, Terry. 7 Days at the Hot Corner; 2007. (Y-Trueman)

Varsity Baseball player Scott Latimer struggles with his own prejudices an those of others when his best friend reveals that he is gay.


Turner, Ann Warren. Hard Hit; 2006. (Y-Turner)

A rising high school baseball star faces his most difficult challenge when is father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


Weaver, Will. Striking Out; 1993. (Y-P-WEA)

Since the death of his older brother, Billy has had a distant relationship with his ad, but life on their farm begins to change when he starts to play baseball.


Weaver, Will. Farm Team; 1995. (Y-P-WEA)

With his dad in jail and his mom working full-time, Billy finds himself in charge of running the family farm and having to give up the thing he loves most … baseball.


Weaver, Will. Hard Ball; 1998. (Y-P-WEA)

Billy has to figure out how to get along with the rival in his love life and on the baseball diamond, and both boys must learn how to deal with the unfair expectations of their dads.


Basketball

Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Basketball (or Something Like It); 2005. (Y-Baskin)

Hank, Nathan, Jeremy, and Anabel face the realities of basketball including family pressure, a series of coaches with different agendas, and what it means to be a team


Bennett, James. The Squared Circle; 1995. (Y-Bennett)

Sonny, a freshman and star basketball player, finds the pressures of college life, NCAA competition, and an unsettling relationship with his cousin bring up painful memories.


Brooks, Bruce. The Moves Make the Man; 1984. (Y-LPeD-Brooks)

A black boy with a talent for basketball and an emotionally troubled white boy, who is great on the baseball field, in North Caroline form a precarious friendship.


Brouwer, Sigmund. Titan Clash; 2007. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)

Jack has more to worry about than being kicked off the basketball team when he uncovers suspicious circumstances surrounding the car crash that injured his mother.


de la Pena, Matt. Ball Don’t Lie; 2005. (Y- Pena)

Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at the Lincoln Rec Center and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the dangers, including his past, that threaten his dream.


Deuker, Carl. ON the Devil’s Court; 1988. (Y-P-DEU)

Struggling with this feelings of inadequacy and his failure to make the basketball team at his new school, Joe finds himself willing to trade his soul for one perfect season.


Deuker, Carl. Night Hoops; 2000. (Y-Deuker/Y-P-DEU)

While trying to prove he is good enough to be on the varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents’ divorce and erratic behavior of a troubled classmate.


Feinstein, John. Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery; 2005. (Y-LPeD-Feinstein)

After winning a basketball reporting contest, Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed.


Foley, John. Hoops of Steel; 2007. (Y-Foley)

Passionate about basketball, troubled teen Jackson O’Connell chronicles the ways the game colors the events of his senior year in high school.


Glenn, Mel. Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems; 1997. (Y-Glenn)

Tells the story of a high school basketball team’s season through a series of poems reflecting the feelings of students, their families, teachers, and coaches.


Heldring, Thatcher. Tobey Wheeler, Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer, 2007. (Y-Heldring)

When Tony finally decides to join the basketball team, he doesn’t anticipate the changes that will occur with his relationship with his best friend, the team’s star player.
King, Donna. Slam Dunk; 2007 (Y-P-KIN)

Ashlee top-scoring point guard at school, but her mom worries that basketball is going to get in the way of her bright academic future. How can she balance her work and sport?
Klass, David. Danger Zone; 1996. (Y-P-KLA)

When he joins a predominately black team to represent the US at an international basketball tournament, Jimmy makes some unexpected discoveries about prejudice, racism, and politics.


Lupica, Mike. Travel Team; 2005 (Y-Lupica/Y-LPeD-Lupica)

After he is cut from his travel team, the one his father once led to national prominence, Danny forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.


Lupica, Mike. Summer Ball; 2007. (Y-Lupica)

Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp. Sequel to Travel Team.


Lupica, Mike. Miracle on 49th Street; 2006. (Y-Lupica)

After her mother’s death, twelve-year-old Molly learns that her father is a basketball star for the Boston Celtics


Mackel, Kathy. Boost; 2008. (Y-Mackel)

Thirteen-year-old Savvy’s dream of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids.


Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Front and Center; 2009. (Y-Murdock)

Everyone has big plans for DJ, including her coach, college scouts, the town’s basketball fans, and certain junior who’s keen for romance and karaoke. Sequel to The Off Season.
Myers, Walter Dean. Game; 2008. (Y-Myers/Y-LPeD-Myers)

If Drew is going to realize his dream of playing college basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, particularly after a new, white, student threatens to take the scouts’ attention away from him.
Myers, Walter Dean. The Outside Shot; 1984. (Y-PRD-MYE)

Recruited by a small college to play basketball, a Harlem boy has many new experiences, including working with a child who needs physical therapy and dealing with college sports.
Myers, Walter Dean. Slam!; 1996. (Y-P-MYE)

Sixteen-year-old “Slam” Harris is counting on his basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.
Pena, Matt de la. Ball Don’t Lie; 2005. (Y-Pena)

Sticky lives to play basketball in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers, including his own past, that threaten his dream.
Rallison, Janette. Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws; 2004. (Y-Rallison Romance)

High school freshmen Josie and Cami try to remain best friends as the compete for basketball awards and boys.
Sitomer, Alan Lawrence. The Hoopster; 2005. (Y-Sitomer)

Andrew Anderson is a black teen who loves to play basketball. When he is viciously attacked, it calls his whole world into question – even his deadly jumpshot.
Volponi, Paul. Black and White; 2005. (Y-Volponi)

Two star high school basketball players, one black and one white, experience the justice system differently after committing a crime together and getting caught.


Volponi, Paul. Rucker Park Setup; 2007. (Y-Volponi)

While playing basketball on a court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his part in the murder and whether to tell what really happened.


Wallace, Rich. Playing Without the Ball: A Novel in Four Quarters; 2000. (Y-LPeD-Wallace)

Feelign abandoned by his parents, who went their separate ways, Jay finds hope for the future in a church-sponsored basketball team and a female friend


Football

Brouwer, Sigmund. Cobra Strike; 2007. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)



After discovering tainted water in a creek, Roy slowly uncovers a connection between his team’s new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution
Cheripko, Jan. Imitate the Tiger; 1996. (Y-P-CHE)

A high school football player has to face his collapsing world brought on by his drinking problem.


Cochran, Thomas. Roughnecks; 1997. (Y-P-COC)

Travis Cody prepares for the final game of his high school football career, a rematch with the school’s chief rival.


Cheripko, Jan. Imitate the Tiger; 1996. (Y-P-CHE)

A high school football player has to face his collapsing world brought on by his drinking problem.


Coy, John. Crackback; 2005. (Y-Coy)

Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father and his pressured by his friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.


Crutcher, Chris. Running Loose; 1983. (Y-Crutcher/Y-P-CRU)

Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he matures into manhood.


Deuker, Carl. Gym Candy; 2007. (Y-Deuker)

Mick, with his father’s urging, earns a spot on the varsity team in his freshman year and holds onto his edge with steroids, despite the consequences to his health and social life.


Deuker, Carl. Payback Time; 2010. (Y-Deuker)

Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the school paper because he is determined to be a writer but he senses a real story in Angel, a football player who refuses to standout on the field or discuss his past.


Feinstein, John. Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl; 2007. (Y-Feinstein Mystery)

Fledgling sports reporters Susan and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after he gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.


Feinstein, John. The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game; 2010. (Y-Feinstein Mystery)
Eighth-grade sportswriters Stevie and Susan Carol team up to solve a mystery at the famous Army-Navy football game.
Green, Tim. Football Hero; 2008. (Y-LPeD-Green)

When Ty’s brother is recruited to play for the New York Jets, their uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing them in trouble with the mafia.


Green, Tim. Football Genius; 2003. (Y-Green/Y-LPeD-Green)

Troy, with a gift for predicting footbally plays, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must prove himself to the coach and players.


Green, Tim. Football Champ; 2009. (Y-Green/Y-LPeD-Green)

Troy’s uncanny gift for predicting plays proves a powerful secret weapon for the Atlanta Falcons, but a seedy reporter with a vendetta suspects something is going on and sets out to shred the reputations of Troy and star linebacker Seth Halloway. Sequel to Football Genius.


Hautman, Pete. Rash; 2006. (Y-Hautman Mystery)

In a future when people would rather be safe than free, Bo’s anger problems land him in a jail where he survives with the help of his running and an AI program named Bork.


Jenkins, A.M. Damage; 2001. (Y-LPeD-Jenkins)

Seventeen-year-old football hero Ausin, trying to understand the inexplicable depression that has drained his interest in life, thinks he has found relief in a girl who seems special.


Korman, Gordon. Pop; 2009. (Y-Korman)

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, quarterback Marcus befriends a retired professional linebacker who help with training, but his behavior gets Marcus in trouble.


Lipsyte, Robert. Raiders Night; 2006. (Y-Lipsyte)

Matt, co-captain of the football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs.


Lupica, Mike. Million-Dollar Throw; 2009. (Y-Lupica)

Star quarterback Nate’s family is feeling the stress of the economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot’s game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.


Lynch, Chris. Inexcusable; 2005. (Y-Lynch)

High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend who was stood up, things go terribly wrong.


Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Dairy Queen; 2006. (Y-Murdock)

After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival, D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reaction.


Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. The Off Season; 2007. (Y-Murdock)

D.J. staggers under the weight of caring for her injured brother, her responsibilities on the dairy farm, a changing relationship with Brian, and her own athletic hopes. Sequel to Dairy Queen.
Powell, Randy. Three Clams and an Oyster; 2002. (Y-Powell)

During their search to find a fourth player for their flag football team, three juniors are forced to examine their friendship, their flaws, and their ability to try new things.
Zadoff, Allen. Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have; 2009. (Y-Zadoff)

Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.
Figure Skating

King, Donna. Double Twist; 2006. (Y-P-KIN)

Laura and her skating partner Patrick are a great team with a shot at a medal, but when Patrick is hurt in a training accident, Laura must decide whether to get another partner.


Gymnastics

King, Donna. Balancing Act; 2008. (Y-P-KIN)

Carli is a gymnastics genius, but can she find a way to balance her sport with helping her parents on the ranch and the time she needs to dedicate to her classes?


Sparks, Beatrice. Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager; 2002. (Y-P-KIM)

Seventeen-year-old Kime, feeling the pressure of maintaining an A average to stay on her college gymnastics team, becomes obsessed about her weight and develops anorexia.



Hockey

Brouwer, Sigmund. All-Star Pride; 1995. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)

When Hog Burnell goes to Russia to play in an all-star series, he learns money is more important than hockey to the promoter, forcing Hog to make some dangerous decisions.


Brouwer, Sigmund. Rebel Glory; 2006. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)

Hockey star B.T. McPhee needs to figure out why his team is suddenly being victimized by a series of mysterious accidents which threaten their chances to win the playoffs.


Brouwer, Sigmund. Tiger Threat; 2006. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)

Ray has spent his whole hockey career hiding something, and when he gets a new Russian roommate with his own secret, the latter secret might get them both killed.


Brouwer, Sigmund. Blazer Drive; 2007. (Y-P-BRO Hi/Lo)

With playoffs ahead and a chance to play a few games in the NHL, Josh hesitates to get involved when he finds more than a dozen dead cattle on his dad’s ranch.


Fitzgerald, Dawn. Getting in the Game; 2005. (Y-Fitzgerald/Y-P-FIT)

When everyone tries to get Joanna off the boys hockey team, including her best friend Ben, Jo resolves to deal with the problems caused by her participation.


Lynch, Chris. Iceman; 1994. (Y-P-LYN)

Fourteen-year-old Eric, a ruthless hockey player prone to violence on the ice, tries to reconcile his own needs with those of his parents.


Horseback Riding

Bryant, Bonnie. Riding to Win; 1999. (Y-P-BRY)

Carolle Hansen and her horse Samson, Stevie Lake and her horse, Belle, and Lisa Atwood are competing to win the Colesford Horse Show.


Burkhart, Jessica. Take the Reins; 2009. (Y-P-BUR)

When Sasha and her horse arrive at Canterwood Crest Academy, she knows she’s in trouble. Can she overcome the less than warm welcome and help the riding team win?


Burkhart, Jessica. Chasing Blue; 2009. (Y-P-BUR)

When Heather starts spending a little too much quality time with Sasha's almost-boyfriend, Jacob, their partnership is put to the ultimate test. Sequel to Take the Reins.
Burkhart, Jessica. Behind the Bit; 2009. (Y—BUR)

Sasha has been invited to attend an exclusive equestrian clinic ,but certain friends have been invited also and after the way things ended at the Sweetheart Soiree, there's almost no line between friend and frenemy. Sequel to Chasing Blue.
Burkhart, Jessica. Triple Fault; 2009. (Y-P-BUR)

Heather pretends to date Jacob just to mess with Sasha, a new girl who is so competitive she makes Heather look tame, and a former BFF has a new hobby: stealing boyfriends. Sequel to Behind the Bit.
Burkhart, Jessica. Best Enemies; 2009. (Y-P-BUR)

If anyone knows about being the best, it's Heather and Jasmine, but everyone knows there can only be one 'best.' Can Sasha keep thems from turning the arena into a war zone and still snag a spot on the coveted Youth Equestrian National Team? Sequel to Triple Fault.
Burkhart, Jessica. Little White Lies; 2009. (Y-P-BUR)

There's a new Queen Bee at Canterwood--and her sting is a thousand times worse than Heather's. Will the trio continue to reign as the Queens of Canterwood? Or will Jasmine finally put them out of the royal running? Sequel to Triple Fault.
Burkhart, Jessica. Rival Revenge; 2010. (Y-P-BUR)

The truth is out about whether Julia and Alison really cheated on the exam. Now their back, and they want to not only win, but to also get revenge. Sequel to Little White Lies.
Burkhart, Jessica. Home Sweet Drama; 2010. (Y-P-BUR)

If the girls have learned anything, it is how to survive. The girls at Canterwood Crest Academy are in for a big shakeup that might just result in a new queen in the making. Sequel to Rival Revenge.


Burkhart, Jessica. City Secrets; 2010. (Y-P-BUR)

Sasha is in New York for break, but she hadn’t planned on staying with Heather in her Park Avenue penthouse or spending her time shopping, riding … and even having a good time. Sequel to Home Sweet Drama.


Burkhart, Jessica. Elite Ambition; 2010. (Y-P-BUR)

It seems like Sasha has become the most popular girl at the academy. If only she could figure out how to deal with her old friends and that boy she kinda-always liked. Sequel to City Secrets.
Burkhart, Jessica. Scandals, Rumors, Lies; 2010. (Y-P-BUR)

Things are coming to a boil at the academy when an anonymous tell-all blog featuring Sasha and the gang is turning secretsinto campus wide scandals. Who is the mysterious blogger? Sequel to Elite Ambition.
Burkhart, Jessica. Unfriendly Competition; 2011. (Y-P-BUR)

Sasha seems to have it all, but when a superstar rider from her hometown enrolls at Canterwood, she can’t help but wonder whether the new arrival will prove to be friend or foe. Sequel to Scandals, Rumors, Lies.


Burkhart, Jessica. Chosen, 2011. (Y-P-BUR)

Sasha and company have moved on from Canterwood Crest, and it’s time for a new cast to take the reins. Lauren, an old friend of Sasha, comes to make her mark.


Hoffman, Mary. Stavaganza; 2003. (Y-Hoffman Fantasy)

Georgia buys a figuring of a winged horse and finds it has powers to transport her back in time, where she finds danger, intrigue, and a chance to perfect her riding skills.


King, Donna. Riding High; 2008. (Y-P-KIN)

Billie and her beautiful gelding are a match made in heaven until Billie sees a terrible accident on the race course. What will she have to do to overcome her fears?


Volponi, Paul. Homestretch; 2009. (Y-Volponi)

Five month after losing his mother, Gus runs away from an abusive father and gets a job working at a racetrack, surrounded by illegal immigrants that he and his father blame for her death.


Soccer

Ayarbe, Heidi. Compulsion; 2011. (Y-Ayarbe)
Poised to lead his team to another state championship, Jake struggles to keep hidden his nearly debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder.
Bloor, Edward. Tangerine; 1997. (Y-Bloor/Y-P-BLO)

Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and remembers the incident that damaged his eyesight.


Bossley, Michele Martin. Kicker; 2007. (Y-P-BOS Hi/Lo)

Izzy and Julia do not get along, but when someone starts sabotaging their soccer team’s chances in the playoffs, they work together to find the reason for the interference.


Halpin, Brendan. Shutout; 2010. (Y-Halpin)

Amanda and her best friend Lena start high school looking forward to playing on the varsity soccer team, but when only Lena makes it, their friendship rapidly changes.


King, Donna. Kickoff; 2007. (Y-P-KIN)

Tyra has moved to England from Florida and must deal with a new school, no friends, and an annoying little sister, but soccer might be a chance to change brighten things up.


Klass, David. Home of the Braves; 2002. (Y-Klass)

Joe, captain of the soccer team, is dismayed when a hotshot player from Brazil threatens to take over the team and the girl he hopes to date.


Peet, Mal. Keeper; 2005. (Y-Peet)

In an interview with a journalist, World Cup hero El Gato describes his youth in the Brazilian rainforest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a star.


Peet, Mal. The Penalty; 2007. (Y-Peet Mystery)

Paul, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, investigates the disappearance of a soccer prodigy known as “El Brujito.”


Swanson, Julie A. Going for the Record; 2004. (Y-P-SWA)

Leah’s chance to make the national soccer team does not seem so important when she learns that her father has cancer and may only have months to live.


Tigelaar, Liz. Pretty Tough; 2007. (Y-Tigelaar)

Two feuding sisters from Malibu, California, take their rivalry to the soccer field when they both make the high school team.


Swimming

Christopher, Matt. The Twenty-One-Mile Swim; 1979. (Y-Christopher)



With remarks about his small stature and poor swimming skills ringing in his ears, the son of Hugnarian immigrants begins to train for the 21-mile swim across a nearby lake.
Coman, Carolyn. Many Stones; 2000. Y-Coman/Y-LPeD-Coman)

After her sister Laura is murdered in South Africa, Berry and her estranged father travel there to participate in the dedication of a memorial in her name.
Crutcher, Chris. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes; 1993. (Y-Crutcher/Y-PRD-CRU)

Discussions about the nature of man, religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as the back drop for a senior’s attempt to answer a friend’s dramatic cry for help.
Crutcher, Chris. Stotan!; 1986. (Y-P-CRU)
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.
Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk; 2001. (Y-Crutcher/Y-LPeD-Crutcher/Y-PRD-CRU)

Athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team.
Tennis

Corbet, Robert. Fifteen Love; 2003. (Y-Corbet)

Mia, a violinist, and Will, a tennis player, each relate their feelings about each other, school, friends, and family troubles as they strive to understand the opposite sex.


Feinstein, John. Vanishing Act; 2006. (Y-Feinstein Mystery)

Sports reporters Susan and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player.


Horowitz, Anthony. Skeleton Key; 2003. (Y-Horowitz)

Reluctant teen spy Alex Rider, on a routine mission gets caught up in Chinese gangs, illegal nuclear weapons, and the suspect plans of his Russian host, General Sarov. Sequel to Point Blank.
King, Donna. Game, Set, and Match; 2006. (Y-P-KIN)

Carries’ dad has been training her to be a superstar since she was little, but now she is tired of having to choose between her friends and tennis. Can a month at a top tennis school help out?


Powell, Randy. The Whistling Toilets; 1996. (Y-P-POW)

While coaching tennis for a group of inner city “runts” as well as for his friend, stary player Stan grows in understanding himself and others.
Voigt, Cynthia. Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Watcha Gonna Do?; 2006. (Y-Voigt)

As new ninth graders eager only to survive high school, Mikey and Margalo must deal creatively with stolen money and cheating on the tennis courts.
Track & Field

Crutcher, Chris. Ironman; 1995. (Y-P-CRU)



While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school, which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.
Deuker, Carl. Runner; 2005. (Y-Deuker)

Living with his alcoholic father has been hard on Chance Taylor, but his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.
Voigt, Cynthia. The Runner; 1985. (Y-P-VOI)

As a dedicated runner, a teenage boy has always managed to distance himself from others until the experience of coaching one of his trackmates gradually opens him up.
Wrestling

Connely, Neil O. St. Michael’s Scales; 2002. (Y-Connelly)



Keegan Flannery, feeling responsible for his twin’s death and his mother’s mental illness, believes he must atone by committing suicide before his sixteenth birthday.
Martino, Alfred C. Pinned; 2005. (Y-Martino)

Dealing with family problems, girls, and their competitive natures, Ivan and Bobby face each other in the final match of the New Jersey State Wrestling Championship.


Wallace, Rich. Wrestling Sturbridge; 1996. (Y-P-WAL)

Stuck in a small town and forced to sit on the bench has his friend becomes state champ, Ben decides he can’t let his last wrestling season slip by without challenging his friend.


Skateboarding

Hornby, Nick. Slam; 2007. (Y-Hornby)

At the age of fifteen, Sam’s girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam’s life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.


Nelson, Blake. Paranoid Park; 2006. (Y-Nelson)

A skateboarder, whose parents are going through a difficult divorce, is engulfed by guild and confusion when he accidentally kills a security guard at a train yard.


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