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Enderle, Adrienne

Summary: Dandy is already worried about the fifth grade spelling bee, because his family has a history of winning--and once it starts, things keep going wrong, and his best friend Malcolm realizes that the contest is being haunted and the boys need to find out why and banish the specter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

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Schmidt, Rebecca L.

Summary: When the biggest party of the year is organized to celebrate the king's birthday, Macy becomes discouraged by royal duties that prevent her from participating in a competition between the Nexo Knights and the Tighty Knighties.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2017

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Mass, Wendy

Summary: When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents' Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association's annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MAS

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Mass 2011

Peschke, M. (Marci)

Summary: Everyone else in Kylie Jean Carter's family loves basketball, but she is no good at it, having a hard time dribbling and shooting baskets. She must find a way to win the Free Throw Tournament and become the Little Dribbler Queen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PES

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Ever since she broke her wrist longboarding, Valeria has been reluctant to get back on her board, but now she has been asked to teach Chloe, the new girl in Harlow Springs, Colorado, the art of downhill longboarding and get her ready in time for the upcoming race.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

Peschke, M. (Marci)

Summary: When the rodeo comes to town, Kylie Jean decides she wants to be the Rodeo Queen! But to do that, she must learn rodeo tricks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PES

Bray, Libba.

Summary: When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BRA

Cobb, Amy

Summary: The Benton Bluff Junior High band is one of a number of bands that will compete to perform for a chance to play for the governor, and two of the band members are fighting over who gets to be the soloist--Baylor Meece (clarinet) is not one of them, so can she come up with a plan to bring the band back into harmony?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

Collins, Suzanne.

Summary: By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2009

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC COL

Terrell, Brandon

Summary: Although he lives on a farm in Minnesota, Ben Martin is a skateboarder who dreams of having a chance to skate with professionals at a regional competition--but he has never performed in front of a crowd and when he goes to make a demonstration video he freezes up.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone production 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED TER

Lord, Cynthia

Summary: Hot Rod Hamster is invited to a Halloween party, and he enlists the help of a group of ghosts to win the spookiest costume contest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN LOR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR LOR GREEN

Patterson, James

Summary: Comedian Jamie Grimm, accompanied by Uncle Frank, New Aunt Flora, and friends, circles the globe as host of regional competitions, then competes, himself, in the Planet's Funniest Kid Worldwide contest.--Provided by Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Patterson 2018

Peschke, M. (Marci)

Summary: Today is a special day at Kylie Jean's school, where everyone works on computer projects and learning coding, and Kylie is fascinated by the robotics team called RoboGirls--so she resolves to build a robot of her own, so she can impress the older girls, and join the team in time for the competition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PES

Stinson, Kathy

Summary: "As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined: it's a piece of music he loves. At the competition, Joshua experiences the usual jitters. Once his name is called, he strides to the stage and begins to play, but almost...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2017

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Auerbach, Annie

Summary: A frightening Frankenstein monster is wrecking all of the contraptions at the Coolsville Contraption Contest. Can Mystery, Inc. find the monster and keep the contest alive?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spotlight, a division of ABDO 2016

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Grabenstein, Chris

Summary: P.T. and Gloria need a great plan to ensure the Wonderland can beat a slick new attraction in the "Unsung Fun In The Sun" contest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRA

Blair, Katharyn

Summary: Terrified of her magical power after a horrifying incident resulting from her lack of control, teenage runaway, Vesper Montgomery, enters a dangerous tournament for a chance to rewrite the past and reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC BLA

Garber, Stephanie.

Summary: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GAR

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GAR

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GAR

Pastis, Stephan.

Summary: Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, perhaps the nation, is about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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Pastis, Stephan

Summary: Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, perhaps the nation, is about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAS

Maddox, Jake

Summary: When local skateboarding idol Scottie Devine announces a kind of treasure hunt in his home town in California, skating friends Griff and Annika are thrilled to participate--but soon the competition threatens to destroy their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, an imprint of Capstone 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

Huett, Caleb

Summary: Ollie has always been happy just being an elf and inventing new games for Christmas with his best friend Celia--but then the current Santa (descendent of the original) decides to retire and announces that there will be an open competition for the position of next Santa (his son Klaus is not pleased) and suddenly Ollie and the other elves are vying with the Santa children for the Big Red Suit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC HUE

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC HUE

O'Hara, Mo

Summary: Future evil scientist Mark, his pet cat, Fang, and his fellow campers at Camp Mwhaaa-haa-ha-a-watha vie for the chance to become apprentices to evil astronaut Neil Strongarm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC OHA

Collins, Suzanne.

Summary: In the Capitol of Panem, a nation that lies in the ruins of North America, sixtreen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, for whom survival is second nature, steps forward to what she sees as a death sentence when she takes her younger sister's place in the Capitol's annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Audiobooks 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: CD YA COL

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1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: YA CD FIC COL