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New Arrivals - Kids - Sports

"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"-- Provided by publisher.

"Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog. The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and even more surprised when it begins to snow. But there's no need to worry--the chilly nights ahead will mean watching football on the couch with family, tucked under a cozy blanket"-- Provided by publisher.

"The companion novel to 'New kid,' where Brock is in another new town after being on the run with his dad again, and this time, he joins the football team"-- Provided by publisher.

"Rebecca Lobo has had her confidence shaken. She has doubts about herself, her basketball ability, and her willingness to compete for a tough coach in Geno Auriemma. Is she going to sulk and walk away from the game. Or can the three friends and their magic locker power convince her to guide the University of Connecticut to an undefeated season?"--From publisher description.

"Muhammad Ali talks a big game. This time, he may not be able to back it up. Ali realizes he is in serious trouble against the bigger, stronger George Foreman. Can our three buddies and their powers from the magic locker convince Muhammad Ali to 'rope-a-dope?' Or will Foreman knock Ali to the canvas?"--From publisher description.

"Briana Scurry and the U.S. women's soccer team are set to win the first women's World Cup, but there's a problem. Scurry can't find her goalie gloves. Does she really need them? Or is she good enough without them? Our three heroes and their magic locker are on the case"--From publisher description.

"Before Broadway Joe Namath guaranteed victory for his New York Jets over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, he had second thoughts. Never one to lack for confidence, will Namath's self-belief fade? Or will our three main characters, with an assist from their magic locker, convince him to stand by his victory promise?"--From publisher description.

Although he knows all the plays, freshman wide receiver Jesse is reluctant to try out for quarterback until his brother, a college player, is asked to switch from quarterback to safety and the two make a deal that will force them, and Savannah, the new kicker on Jesse's team, to conquer their own and others' expectations.

Daniel, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Elaina are playing at the park with Prince Tuesday. The group decides to play a game of animal ball, but Daniel can't seem to catch the ball. With some encouragement from Prince Tuesday, Daniel discovers that if he keeps trying, he will get better.

"Mike Eruzione and the U.S. men's ice hockey team gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics is in jeopardy if Eruzione can't get his head right and the puck in the net. Will the three friends and their magic locker preserve the famous 'miracle on ice?'"--From publisher description.

Picked last for kickball, Amelia Bedelia gets another chance to prove her athleticism when her class holds a mini-Oylympics.