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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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Harper, Benjamin

Summary: In this graphic adaptation of the American folktale, John Henry is the strongest elf in Gem Forest, able to carve out a perfect mining tunnel with a single swing of his hammer; so when Snotsworthy the gnome invents a machine that digs tunnels without the need for paid workers, John Henry challenges the gnome to a contest on sinister Witchfinger Mountain--home to a tribe of sleeping orcs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAR

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

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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 Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PES

Summary: On the way to Nimbasa City, Ash and friends run into Bianca, who's participating in a fishing competition that suddenly turns into a battle over Water-type Pokemon. Excitement and danger are waiting in Nimbasa City.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Kids 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME POK

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR LOR GREEN

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

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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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Summary: Dance Magic: Rarity convinces her friends to enter a music video contest. Movie Magic: Rainbow Dash is thrilled when she and the rest of the girls are invited to visit the set of the upcoming Daring Do movie. Mirror Magic: Sunset Shimmer travels to Equestria and invites Starlight Glimmer to visit Canterlot High.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: New foes, new friends, and dozens of never-before-seen Pokemon await Ash and Pikachu: BW Rival Destinies. As Ash and his friends continue to explore the Unova region, he'll find himself up against the ultimate battle challenge: Alder, the Champion Master of Unova! His friends also face their own trials and all three of them must team up to save an island from the clashing forces of three...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME POK

Burkhart, Jessica.

Summary: After recovering from an accident, Lauren is about to participate in an equestrian competition that will determine her future, but someone from her past makes an unexpected appearance in her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin M!X 2012

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

Herman, Gail

Summary: A whacky werewolf is terrorizing a hot air balloon race. Shaggy and Scooby take to the sky to save the day.

Format: text

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

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2 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE SCO

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: Nobody told Odysseus about the monster truck competition in Troy, but when he tries to join the fun he finds that hero ThunderTrucks are not allowed in--but Odysseus comes up with a clever plan to get past the dump truck cards and enter the contest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOE

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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Cass, Kiera

Summary: Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC CAS

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC HUE

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

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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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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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE SCH

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Kaleb has always looked up to his older stepbrother, Luke, in snowboarding and everything else, so when Luke is wounded in Afghanistan Kaleb is devastated--and to honor his brother he is set on competing on the difficult slopestyle course.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Maddox 2015

Summary: Ash is rarin' to battle Gym Leader Clay in Driftveil City! Then the friends witness a dramatic Pokemon trade and evolution. But the excitement has just begun. Professor Juniper invites Ash and his pals to join him in what he promises will be a thrilling adventure₇and he keeps his promise! In Mistralton City, Ash discovers a Gym Leader with an unusual battle style. And get ready for some...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME POK

Adler, David A.

Summary: While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest is over.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED CJ 34