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13 Books for Tween Sports Fans

  • CHILDREN'S

    BARELY FLOATING

    AUG. 29, 2023

CHILDREN'S

BARELY FLOATING

by Lilliam Rivera

A body-positive story of growing up that’s sure to make a splash. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MASCOT

    SEPT. 5, 2023

CHILDREN'S

MASCOT

by Charles Waters & Traci Sorell

A brilliant story not to be missed; deeply engaging from the first page. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SOCCER DIARIES

    SEPT. 26, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE SOCCER DIARIES

by Tom Palmer

Packed with plenty of action to keep the pages turning. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FREE THROWS, FRIENDSHIP, AND OTHER THINGS WE FOULED UP

    OCT. 24, 2023

CHILDREN'S

FREE THROWS, FRIENDSHIP, AND OTHER THINGS WE FOULED UP

by Jenn Bishop

Rich in tight bonds as well as savvy coaching on both game play and forgiveness. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DUEL

    NOV. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

DUEL

by Jessixa Bagley ; illustrated by Aaron Bagley

Intense and complex, exploring siblings’ grief, love, and forgiveness. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SKIP!

    NOV. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

SKIP!

by Sarah Burgess ; illustrated by Sarah Burgess

A journey of self-discovery, creativity, and belonging centers a sweet, uplifting story of friendship and ambition. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT

    NOV. 7, 2023

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT

by Misako Rocks! ; illustrated by Misako Rocks!

An emotional story that gently advocates for emotional vulnerability. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHO GOT GAME?

    JAN. 2, 2024

CHILDREN'S

WHO GOT GAME?

by Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Jez Tuya

Fast-break fun for both students and non-students of the game. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SLUGFEST

    JAN. 9, 2024

CHILDREN'S

SLUGFEST

by Gordon Korman

The pastries aren’t all that’s sweet in a tale rich in wins both public and personal. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    KID OLYMPIANS

    JAN. 30, 2024

CHILDREN'S

KID OLYMPIANS

by Robin Stevenson ; illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

More inspiring tales of young dreamers and achievers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EXTRA INNINGS

    FEB. 6, 2024

CHILDREN'S

EXTRA INNINGS

by Fred Bowen

Will tide over youngsters longing for the start of the sport’s spring season. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LONGEST SHOT

    FEB. 13, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE LONGEST SHOT

by Chad Soon & George Chiang ; illustrated by Amy Qi

An informative and engaging biography that pays tribute to an extraordinary life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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