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Kenneally, Miranda.

Summary: To honor her dead boyfriend and cope with her grief and guilt, college student Annie trains for a marathon with athletic Jeremiah, who flirts with Annie on the trails and makes her feel alive and happy and guilty all at the same time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2014

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

Currinder, Michael

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Leo Coughlin's life is increasingly stressful because his autistic older brother Caleb's behavior is becoming more bizarre and even violent, and their parents' marriage is falling apart--but Leo finds an escape in long distance running, and in two new friends: Curtis, himself a potential state champion who teaches him the strategy of running, and Mary, his would-be girlfriend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Currinder 2017

Webber, Katherine

Summary: Half-Chinese, half-black Wing Jones has always worshiped her older brother, but when he kills two people in a car accident and barely survives himself, Wing's only solace is running.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2017

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

Caletti, Deb

Summary: Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, Annabelle, eighteen, runs from Seattle to Washington, D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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

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

O'Connor, Jane.

Summary: Feeling bad about last year's Field Day, in which her slow running cost the relay team a victory, Nancy, who enjoys using fancy words, finds herself facing another Field Day and another relay race with a mean classmate.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE OCO

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple O'Connor 2011

Maddox, Jake

Summary: When Alvin's twin sister, Yasmin, lands the lead role in their middle school play, Alvin is faced with the need to find something to do after school while she is rehearsing, so he takes up cross-country running (it is either that or doing homework in the library)--he has always been a fast runner, but he soon learns that distance running is more about patience and pacing than pure speed and...

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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

Van Draanen, Wendelin.

Summary: When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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Maddox, Jake.

Summary: Best friends Olivia and Jessica are good runners, but Olivia is uncomfortable with competition, so when her friend talks her into joining the track team and Olivia is assigned to a long distance race, she is suddenly overcome by a fear of failure.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAD

Wallace, Rich

Summary: It is track season and seventh-grader Marcus is struggling at the 400 meter distance and upset that his best friend Torry jokes about his slow times--so he is determined to build up enough strength to earn a place on the 4x400 meter relay at the upcoming track and field meet.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

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

Bell, C. D. (Cathleen Davitt)

Summary: On a nighttime run, high school junior and cross-country runner Nessa Kurland is badly bitten by a trapped wolf that she tries to free. Nessa's quick recovery is followed by improved running times and all her senses are heightened. She has transformed into a werewolf.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chooseco 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Parker, John L.

Summary: "From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner--"The best novel ever written about running" (Runner's World)--comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida's Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: Mr. Putter is convinced to run in a senior marathon with his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, when he learns that second prize is a train set.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2008

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

Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: Mr. Putter is convinced to run in a senior marathon with his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, when he learns that second prize is a train set.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple Rylant 2008

Walker, Adrian J.

Summary: Follows the experiences of a man stranded on the wrong side of the country who pushes his limits to traverse more than five hundred miles of devastated wasteland to return to his family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Lane, Jeanette

Summary: Hoping to win a year's worth of free pancakes, Ash and Pikachu go head-to-head against previous champ, Alolan Raichu, in the annual Pokémon Pancake Race.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2018

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Dickey, Eric Jerome.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

Kenneally, Miranda.

Summary: From the bestselling author of Catching Jordan comes a brand new contemporary YA you won't forget. The finish line is only the beginning... Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Inc 2014

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Heldring, Thatcher

Summary: In the summer before high school, Tessa's decision to play football, instead of running cross-country, affects her blossoming romance with football prospect Caleb, her relationship with best friends Marina and Lexie, who are counting on Tessa to try out for cross-country, and her home life with her politically ambitious mother.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2017

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

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

Covell, David

Summary: A celebration of the joy of being outdoors features a child who abandons his digital device in favor of joining a friend outside.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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Hensley, J. J.

Summary: In the Pittsburgh Marathon, 18,000 people from all over the world will participate. Over 200 of the participants will quit, realizing it just wasn't their day. More than 100 will get injured and require medical treatment and one man is going to be murdered. When Dr. Cyprus Keller lines up to start the race, he knows who is going to die for one simple reason. He's going to kill them. As a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

Freveletti, Jamie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FRE

Freveletti, Jamie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FRE

Reynolds, Jason

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Summary: "A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

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Kim, JiYu.

Summary: "Zippy the runner loves to run. Although Zippy has a skinny body, short legs, and has never won a race, he never gives up. With the encouragement from his friends, Zippy keeps running, hoping that next time he will do better"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIM