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  • Courage on iceCourage on ice

    Maddox, Jake.

    Late for practice at the ice arena, thirteen-year-old Eva Chen neglects to warm up and suffers a concussion when she falls during a difficult jump; frustrated at missing practice time, and worried about doing her routine at the family showcase, in front of a full arena, her parents, and her grandmother, Eva does not need any extra threats to her confidence--for instance, discovering that some of the other girls are laughing at her Chinese heritage.

  • Out of stepOut of step

    Maddox, Jake.

    Last season Mercy Anderson was one of the best dancers on her school's dance team when they almost made it to the state championship, but a sudden growth spurt has made her awkward and unsure of her moves--a personal coach would help bring her back to competition level, but can she earn enough money dog walking to pay for the training?

  • Climbing strongClimbing strong

    Maddox, Jake.

    "Thirteen-year-old Mike Gordon cannot resist a dare, but climbing the school flagpole gets him into trouble not just at school, but with his parents, who are usually preoccupied with his younger sister who has muscular dystrophy; but when a family friend introduces him to rock climbing, Mike finds an outlet for his thrill-seeking behavior--and just maybe his parents will finally pay some attention to him"--Publisher.

  • Kart rivalKart rival

    Maddox, Jake.

    When his Aunt Lucy introduces Sheldon to the world of kart racing he is quickly hooked; the challenge of building a winning kart is irresistible, and so is the opportunity to take "Coal Roller," the local champion (and bully) down--and maybe he can even make his often-absent father proud.

  • Block and rockBlock and rock

    Maddox, Jake.

    Once an inseparable trio, whether in their little band or on the football field, Justin, Tony, and Miles have drifted apart in middle school (Justin to band and his old friends to sports); now, after a summer of jamming, Justin decides to try out for the football team with his old friends--but he finds little encouragement from them, and he misses the new friends he made in the school band.

  • Free throw failFree throw fail

    Maddox, Jake.

    Jake is a top scorer on the Tyndall Tigers, in fact you might say that basketball is in his blood, but when it comes to free throws he has a problem--he gets nervous and cannot seem to make them in a game situation.

  • Paintball bossPaintball boss

    Maddox, Jake.

    Seventh grade is over, and Quentin, commander of his paintball team, is looking forward to the summer tournament, but he has a problem on his hands--he would like to replace Adam, the younger brother of Logan, but he does not want to upset his player, so he needs to come up with a better way to use Adam's particular skill set.

  • Tae kwon do clashTae kwon do clash

    Maddox, Jake.

    Fifteen-year-old Ben's mother would like him to follow his best friend, Tanner, and join Chief Master Lisa Kleisch's tae kwon do studio, but Ben is loyal to his long-time instructor, Mr. Ronson; besides he really does not like what he sees of Lisa Kleisch's joyless technique--and when Tanner admits that he hates it at the new dojang, Ben is more determined than ever to prove that he can win with Mr. Ronson.

  • Snowboard struggleSnowboard struggle

    Maddox, Jake.

    Thirteen-year-old Alex Landry is determined to recruit the new boy at Wisconsin's Kingsford Middle School, Miles Vaughn, to the snowboard team, because his skill is awesome, but Miles is taking care of his younger siblings while his mother works two jobs, and finding the time to attend practice is difficult--so Alex sets out to show him being a part of a team means you always have someone to share the load.

  • Swim or sinkSwim or sink

    Maddox, Jake.

    Although only in eighth grade Baxter Reilly is an important member of the Edgeview High School in Tempe, Arizona, and lately the pool has been his place of refuge from the stress of his parents' separation--but now, between the pending divorce, his father's miserable apartment, his mother's new boyfriend, and the resentment and bullying from his older teammates, it is getting harder to focus on his role as the anchor of the 4 x 400 freestyle relay in the upcoming races.

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  • Noodleheads Fortress of DoomNoodleheads Fortress of Doom

    Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.

    Using knowledge from a library book, brothers Mac and Mac build a fortress but Meatball, armed with a book of his own, wants to take it from them.

  • Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid : the meltdown

    Kinney, Jeff.

    When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.

  • An Elephant & Piggie biggie!An Elephant & Piggie biggie!

    Willems, Mo.

    Collects five stories about friends Elephant and Piggie.

  • Are we there yet?Are we there yet?

    Santat, Dan, author, illustrator.

    A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is.

  • Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Kinney, Jeff.

    The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. The only thing he's good at is playing video games, but his parents want him to broaden his horizons by doing something-anything!-else. When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he's got big-time talent. With the help of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie and to become rich and famous in the process. Is it a smart plan or a recipe for trouble?.

  • I will take a nap!I will take a nap!

    Willems, Mo.

    Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping.

  • Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Kinney, Jeff.

    "Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?"--Provided by publisher.

  • Fly Guy and the FrankenflyFly Guy and the Frankenfly

    Arnold, Tedd.

    Buzz has a nightmare that hes best friend Fly Guy has created a gigantic Frankenfly monster.

  • The duckling gets a cookie!?The duckling gets a cookie!?

    Willems, Mo.

    Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

  • Muddy pawsMuddy paws

    Bentley, Sue, 1951-

    When Beth spends two weeks at her aunt's farm over the summer, her encounter with a magic puppy helps her make friends with her annoying cousin.

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