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Hoggy at bat

"Now that this former ball hog has learned to be a team player, Hoggy's friends think he's a real catch. But Hoggy feels more at home on the basketball court than he does on the baseball diamond. He wants to hit the ball so flawlessly that it soars over the fence. Instead, it's a swing and a miss. When Hoggy strikes out, the pressure is on. Can he learn to relax and enjoy a fun game with his friends? Or will the pressure to win keep him from stepping up to the plate?"--Provided by the publisher.

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky

Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left Black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price.

Grayling's song

In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell.

La peque?a mariposa que s? pudo

"A little butterfly persists through challenges"--OCLC.

Out of bounds

Elle begins to question whether basketball is worth the time and effort she is putting in, and who she would be if not a basketball star.

Back row dynamo

Eighth-grader Ellie is a veteran on her volleyball team, but this year she is frustrated because she is having trouble with her footwork, and she hopes that getting involved with coaching the younger girls in the newly organized after-school group at the Boys and Girls Club will help her work through her problems, besides, it is fun and she was instrumental in setting it up.

Ooze escape!

Kendall is surprise invited to join an esports tournament for "Ooze Escape!" his favorite online game. The problem is Kendall often gets distracted looking for cool loot, and the ooze gets him. Before the tournament, he must learn better strategies, or face defeat. Includes a glossary.

Hoop dancer determination

For the past two years, since attending a Choctaw Nation powwow with his family, thirteen-year-old Tobias has secretly been teaching himself how to hoop dance, but once his secret gets out, he must decide if he wants to share his dancing at the spring talent show. Includes black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and back matter on hoop dancing.

Cowgirl grit

When Sydney Todachine's parents are selected to do research in the Amazon over the summer, Sydney has to spend her break before middle school on her grandfathers ranch. When her secret nighttime horseback riding turns into an opportunity to enter the local rodeo, she's not sure she has what it takes to compete against more experienced riders. But she gives it a shot and surprises herself by doing extremely well. Includes text-related questions, writing prompts, and a glossary.

Dribble trip up

a basketball graphic novel
Miguel is great at shooting. But he's not so great when it comes to dribbling. He can't take his eyes off the ball because he's afraid he'll lose it. Or worse, that he'll trip up! With practice, can Miguel master his fear and the skill? Told through accessible text and easy-to-follow paneling, young basketball fans will cheer for this Slam Dunk Graphics tale.


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