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Maddox, Jake

Summary: Nolan is the highly skilled punter of his school team, but he is less sure about taking over another position when their quarterback goes down--especially since he is also running for class president, and his competition for election is Tony, a linebacker on the team who is constantly belittling punters.

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

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Green, Tim

Summary: Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Gre

McCarty, Peter

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Summary: "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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Maddox, Jake

Summary: When wide receiver Ethan drops a touchdown pass and his team loses the game, he starts to doubt his own abilities, but as the next game approaches he realizes that he has to do what his father and coaches are telling him to do--stop obsessing about failure and get back to playing confident football.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2018

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

Lupica, Mike

Summary: In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

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

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

Barss, Karen.

Summary: "The football team's coach goes missing before the final game! Can Martha save the day before the Wagstaff dogs end up in the doghouse?"--P. [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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

Bildner, Phil.

Summary: Ethan looks forward to the Thanksgiving Day when he and his friends are finally old enough to play in the annual family football game, but that day arrives full of snow and icy roads.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008

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Masterson, Hoss

Summary: Bobby Longbeak is the flashy wide receiver for the Wild Turkeys, but now his antics have cost his team two games--so after some sage advise from retired receiver Ocho Uno, this turkey resolves to turn over a new wing, and concentrate on teamwork.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

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

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

Kreie, Chris

Summary: After failing to make the soccer team, high school senior Riley joins the football team with her whole town's support but she needs to learn new skills quickly to succeed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Darby Creek 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KRE

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.

Summary: After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2006

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

Herman, Gail

Summary: Scooby-Doo and his gang investigates when they go to a football game where the fans look like aliens and a spaceship hangs over the stadium.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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Dixon, Franklin W.

Summary: Frank and Joe investigate rumors that someone involved with Pinnacle College's top-seeded football team is being bribed to throw the championship game.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2007

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DIX

Cary, Gemma.

Summary: You step out onto the field. The crowd roars and shouts your name. You're about to play your first game at...Spartan Stadium. Are you Michigan State's biggest fan? Then this story is for you!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CAR

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Gus Blackburn daydreams of being a hero wide receiver on his school's football team, but he is not naturally athletic or fast, so he spends most of his time on the bench--until his father points out that most dreams actually take hard work before they can come true.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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

Patterson, James

Summary: Rafe Khatchadorian's new year at middle school is starting to look depressingly like the old one, except that art class is going well--and when he joins the flag-football team and demonstrates some talent as a running-back, he discovers a way of dealing with his bullying nemesis and teammate, Miller the Killer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Payton, Belle

Summary: "Twintercepted! Alex is thrilled to find out she's won a contest to produce her own piece on the local news. What a great way to show her crush, high-schooler Luke, that she's supermature for her age! And then a juicy story falls in her lap. The Tiger Cubs' biggest rival is refusing to play Ava's team because she's a girl! Ava doesn't know what to do: Should her team not play, or should she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2015

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

Green, Tim

Summary: When twelve-year-old Ty's brother Thane is recruited out of college to play for the New York Jets, their Uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing Ty and Thane in trouble with the Mafia.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2008

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

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city's football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Jake Cullen, fourteen, lives in the shadows of his father and older brother until he becomes the starting quarterback for the high school football team and finally has his chance to shine.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

Bildner, Phil.

Summary: When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants and attend their championship game with the Baltimore Colts. Includes historical note.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BIL

Christopher, Matt.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Michael, confined to a wheelchair after an accident, uses mental telepathy to communicate football plays to his quarterback twin brother Tom, then suddenly finds himself on the field in his brother's place.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1984

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

Arroyo, Raymond

Summary: When twelve-year-old Will Wilder uses the Amulet of Power to get on the Perilous Falls football team, he attracts dark forces that shadow townspeople, disturb graves, and lull many into a stupor.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2019

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

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