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Front and Center
Audience: 8th Grade - 8th Grade
DJ is a star basketball player starting her junior year at Red Bend high school. She was on the football team as well as the basketball team in junior high. In every group picture that is taken, she is in the back row, where she wants to be, because she is so tall. Front and Center is the third book in the Dairy Queen trilogy. Win, DJ's older brother, feels DJ has the ability to play Division I basketball (which she denies) and encourages (demands) her to apply to Big Ten schools. DJ rejects being a leader with her high school team and gets sick to her stomach when she thinks college scouts are watching her. There is also a love story within the basketball story. Two classmates, Brian and Beamer, are vying for her attention. Read this adorable story with its great and hilarious characters and easy to follow story line. Does Beamer or Brian win out? Does she choose to verbally accept a scholarship from a Big Ten school or a small school near home?
Similar books: The Off Season by Catherine Murdock
Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock
Date read: 8/16/2010
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
It's game day! This beginning reader follows the story of a baseball game through minimal text and expressive illustrations. With just a few basic words per page, this book is perfect for baseball fans just starting to learn to read independently. (Reading Level: 1.0)
Date read: 12/23/2010
Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Molly Williams is thrilled to have made the baseball team since her father has recently died. Her killer knuckleball earns her the role as pitcher but it isn't easy being the only girl on the team. One of her teammates 'accidentally' throws a ball at her shin and one day she arrives at her locker to see it covered with a hurtful graffiti message. Molly feels like just going back to the girls' softball team. What would you do if you were Molly?
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 3/31/2011
Girls Take Over
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys are in constant competition. One of the Malloy girls tries out for the previously all-male baseball team, and another is competing with one of the boys in the spelling bee. They're all racing to see whose bottle (filled with contact information) will travel the furthest down the river. Will it be the boys or the girls who come out on top this time? Look for other books about the Hatford boys and the Malloy girls (this is the eighth book in the series featuring these characters). The Boys Start the War is book one.
Date read: 12/31/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Marc loves playing goalie on his hockey team, but his coach is disappointed in Marc's skills and wants to limit how much he plays. Marc is discouraged until his grandfather tells him about Jacques Plante, a famous hockey player, and how he came back from an injury and changed the way goalies play the game. Hearing about Jacques Plante gives Marc the courage to stand up to his coach. Will Marc prove himself when game time comes?
Date read: 7/30/2009
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