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Par Roy MacGregor. 2000
The spirit of former Governor General Lord Stanley seems to be haunting the festivities at the Little Stanley Cup Pee…Wee Tournament in Ottawa -- literally! As the Screech Owls hockey team tour the nation's capital, they encounter his ghost everywhere. Then they start meeting some other ones, like Tom Thomson and Joe Hall, not to mention a former prime minister! But what are these historical figures trying to tell the players? Grades 4-7. (The Screech Owls series ; 11)
Par W. P Kinsella. 1988
Par Fred Bowen. 1999
Eighth-graders Ryan, Zeke, Miles, and Eli have always been friends, but now they're trying out for the school's basketball team.…Ryan worries what will happen if they don't all make the cut--and they don't. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Karen X Tulchinsky. 2003
In 2003, a mild-mannered historian named Moses Lapinsky begins to write a biography of his father, a famous Jewish-Canadian boxer…named Sonny. His research takes him from the 1930's to the 1950's, as he describes the fortunes of the Lapinsky family. In particular, it was the events of August 1933, at the riot at Christie Pits Park, which changed the lives of all four Lapinsky brothers forever. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2003.
Par Dan Jenkins. 2008
Fortysomething sportswriter Jack Brannon is bored to tears with the men's tour. So he decides to check out Ginger Clayton,…the hot, new franchise babe on the ladies' links. Things get interesting in a hurry, as it becomes clear somebody wants the gorgeous superstar disqualified for good. 2008.
Par Peter Abrahams. 1995
Gil Renard is excited about the Sox's chances this year, now that they've signed Bobby Rayburn. But the rest of…Gil's life is falling apart. His ex-wife won't let him see their son anymore, and he's been laid off by the knife company his father founded. Reminiscing about his Little League glory days and becoming more and more obsessed with Bobby Rayburn, Gil loses touch with reality. Strong language, violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.
Par Kwame Alexander. 2014
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court, as their father…ignores his declining health. For junior and senior high readers. Winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal. 2014.
Par Robert Sedlack. 2004
After Fred Pickle sustained a severe brain injury, he moved in with his Uncle Jack. Fred creates the perfect neighbourhood…skating rink every year and the local NHL team means more to him than to the average fan. When the team's owner decides to move the team to the U.S., Fred contemplates an act of vengeance. Some strong language, and some descriptions of sex and violence. 2004.
Par Sheila Fischman, Roch Carrier. 1979
Par Bill Gaston. 2000
Bob Loose Bonaduce is a hockey player who never quite made it to the big time. Now he's decided to…retire and return to his home province of New Brunswick. Once there, he lies his way into graduate school and attempts to get close to the son he abandoned twenty years earlier. At the same time he has to deal with the fact that he is stricken with multiple sclerosis and may eventually lose control over the body that has taken him so far in life. Some strong language.
Par Rosa Jordan. 2007
15-year-old Justin is overjoyed to be the only freshman accepted on his Florida school's baseball team, but getting to and…from practice is a problem. He sells his goat to pay for a bicycle, but when he and his siblings find out the animal is being mistreated by the new owner, they plan to "goatnap" Little Billy. Then the kids' dad turns up after a four-year absence, and Justin is tempted to go off with him. Grades 5-8. Sequel to "Lost Goat Lane" (DC27601). 2007.
Par John H Ritter. 2009
In 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan…and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings. Followed by "The boy who saved baseball". Grades 5-8. 2009.
Par Angie Abdou. 2007
Digger, a wrestler, and Sadie, a speed swimmer, stand on the verge of winning a gold medal at the Olympics.…Both are nearing the end of their athletic careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too old and injured to compete? Their relationship is tested in the months leading up to the Olympics, which they know will be the realization or the end of a life's dream. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Canada Reads 2011. 2007.
Par John H Ritter. 2003
The fate of a small California town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, and Tom Gallagher hopes to…lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now disgraced player, Dante Del Gato. Sequel to "The desperado who stole baseball". Grades 5-8. 2003.
Par Bobby Orr, Kara Kootstra. 2014
Young Bobby Orr works hard to be the best hockey player he can be and his efforts pay off in…one of the many important games that help prepare him to achieve his dream of one day playing in the big leagues. Grades K-3. 2014.
Par Louise Leblanc. 1991
Sophie rêve de devenir gardienne de but. Tout le monde rit d'elle. Sauf sa grandmère qui l'encourage. Elle lui explique…que réaliser son rêve, c'est le faire sortir de sa tête. Années 2 à 4. 1991.
Par Mike Lupica. 2009
When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work…through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too. Grades 4-7. 2009.
Par Sheila Fischman, Roch Carrier, Sheldon Cohen, Gilles Pelletier. 1996
Roch is sent to a boarding school; he's named to the basketball team on the first day, even though he's…never played basketball in his life! Grades K-3. 1996. Taped with: The longest home run. A strange girl shows up to play baseball and hits a home run through the window of Sergeant Bouton; but Adeline is no ordinary girl -- she is a magician! Grades K-3. 1993. Taped with: The boxing champion. When spring melts the ice in Ste. Justine, boxing season begins in the Cote's summer kitchen. Young Roch is not much of a fighter, but spends the winter building up his muscles for next spring's matches. Grades K-3. 1991. Taped with: A happy New Year's day. New Year's Day 1941 is a special day for a young boy in the little village of Sainte-Justine, Quebec. Grades K-3. 1991. Uniform title: Joueur de basket-ball.
Par Harlan Coben, Paul Bénita. 2007
A priori Myron Bolitar n'a aucune envie de jouer les baby-sitters auprès de Brenda Slaughter, sublime jeune espoir du basket…féminin menacée par des coups de fil anonymes. Mais ni le charme électrique de Brenda, ni sa terrible histoire ne laissent Myron indifférent : elle n'avait que cinq ans quand sa mère a mystérieusement disparu, et voilà que son père Horace se volatilise à son tour. 2007.
Par Dan Gutman. 2012
When Stosh travels back in time to 1941 in hopes of preventing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought…the United States into World War II, he meets Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Includes notes about Williams' life and career. Sequel to "Roberto and me", followed by "Willie and me". Grades 4-7. 2012.