Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Fiction!

Super-Sized Slugger- Thirteen-year-old Cody Parker moves to Baltimore, Maryland, where as a fat eighth-grader, he has to deal with brutal teasing from a baseball teammate, and his school is beset by a rash of mysterious thefts that threaten to sideline Cody and ruin a golden season for his team. 

Looking For Me- In 1936 Baltimore, an eleven-year-old Jewish girl, one of twelve siblings, tries to find her place in her overcrowded family.

The Ride That Was Really Haunted- The Haunted House ride at Fun City is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of someone who died there, and when Samantha "Sam" Archer and her friends get trapped inside they need to find the truth.

The Cave That Shouldn't Collapse- On a science class trip to a local cave, Edward "Egg" Garrison and his friends are confronted by the mystery of a faked cave-in.

Kylie Jean: Dancing Queen- Kylie Jean Carter gets a part in the local ballet recital of Swan Lake, but when the boy dancing the part of the prince breaks his ankle the show will have to be cancelled--unless she can persuade her brother to try out. 

Kylie Jean: Drama Queen- It's the start of a new school year, and Kylie Jean wants to play the Queen of Hearts in her second grade class's production of Alice in Wonderland. She works on her lines with her family's bull dog, Ugly Brother (whose real name is Bruno), until she memorizes every last one for the tryouts. Unfortunately, the new girl at school, Paula, sets her sights on the same role.

BMX Challenge- Jason never turns down a dare, but when his classmates challenge him to a BMX competition Jason must learn to ride a BMX bike or this dare will be his last.

Gymnastics Jitters- Dana and the rest of the Raiders gymnastics team believe that hard work and practice are the way to win--so how will they fare against the Superiors, a team with a reputation for dirty play and cheating?

Horseback Hurdles- Tabitha has been volunteering with her best friend Rachael at the Rocky Ridge Riding Center for three months, but she keeps getting in trouble because of her lack of focus--can working with the troubled horse, Diamond, help her to save both of them for the Riding Center?  

Soccer Surprise- Alex has just moved and joined a new soccer team, where she is expected to play a different position; when her error leads to the team's first loss she has to learn to put aside her pride and put the team first.

Volleyball Dreams- Ramona is very serious about beach volleyball, and she is frustrated with her summer league team--but when she learns that a plastics company is going to build a factory in their park, she realizes that it will take the whole team to try and save their court.

Whitewater Courage- Christopher and his sister, Sarah, travel to Australia to raft down the Franklin River with their Uncle Nathan. Christopher is afraid to admit he's nervous. Rainy weather has left the river higher than normal. At first, their trip seems fine, but before long, the whitewater starts churning. When the water gets rough, will Christopher be able to hang on, or will he find himself in too deep?

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