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Breaking the Ice
by Gail Nall
Kaitlin has given up a lot--even attending school--to pursue her dream of being a champion figure skater, but after she throws a tantrum at a major competition, she is dropped by her coach and prestigious skating club and can only get a spot in the much-ridiculed Fallton Club.
Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter
by Carmella Van Vleet
After learning she can't take a cake decorating class with her best friend--partly because her parents consider her a quitter-- eleven-year-old Eliza tries to prove herself by sticking with a taekwondo class all summer.
Force Out
by Tim Green
When Joey has to compete with his best friend, Zach, for a single spot on an elite baseball team, he is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to win.
Game Changers
by Mike Lupica
When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.
Series -
Game changers
Little League Baseball World Series
by Matt Christopher
The final book in the series has Liam and Carter's teams on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball® World Series.
Series -
Little League
The Contract
by Derek Jeter
In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
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