Sports

Dairy Queen
Catherine Gilbert Murdock

No one in DJ’s tiny Wisconsin town is expecting a girl to play football—let alone play.

The Crossover
Kwame Alexander

Twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Final Four
Paul Volponi

The pressure is on and the tension high for four players in the semi-finals of the NCAA basketball tournament, and not just on the court.

Leverage
Joshua C. Cohen

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until a scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.

Heat
Mike Lupica

Baseball is young Michael Arroyo's only salvation, but his dream of playing in the Little League World Series is soon threatened.

Stupid Fast
Geoff Herbach

A sudden growth spurt helps geeky Felton gain the confidence and skills he needs to excel on the football field.

Pop
Gordon Korman

After moving to a new town, Marcus strikes up a friendship with Charlie Popovich, a former pro football player. As the two grow closer, Marcus learns that Charlie has early onset Alzheimer's disease as a result of suffering head injuries during his career.

Tangerine
Edward Bloor

Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

Goldfish
Nat Luurtsema

Gangly Louise blows her chance to make the Olympic swim team, losing to her best friend. Not knowing what to do with herself after losing, she agrees to help three boys determined to win Britain’s Hidden Talent Show with a synchronized swimming routine.

Winger
Andrew Smith

Ryan is head-over-heels in love with his best friend Annie, but she sees him as a little brother. This is the story of his junior year—a year full of bullies, rugby and tragedy.

Foul Trouble
John Feinstein

College recruiters are rushing to sign up Terrell, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters tell the truth, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game.

Running Dream
Wendelin Van Draanen

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Payback Time
Carl Deuker

Mitch doesn’t think much of his new assignment as sports reporter, but when he sees how Coach McNulty keeps Angel—a quiet, withdrawn new student who shows star-quality abilities in practice—benched until late in each hard-fought game he has his suspicions.

Compulsion
Heidi Ayarbe

Poised to lead his high school soccer team to its third straight state championship, star player Jake Martin struggles to keep hidden his nearly debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder.