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The Loser List Book Three: Jinx of the Loser
Author: H.N. Kowitt
Danny Shine doesn't care about his school's baseball team, the Woodchucks. But he's kind of having fun sitting right behind third base at the big game. He even catches a foul ball—but that means the Woodchuck third baseman doesn't catch it, and the team loses. Suddenly, Danny finds himself back at Square One: Loserville.

When the Ferris wheel at the school fair breaks while Danny's on it, he gets a new reputation as the school jinx. Can he break the curse before he ruins everything he touches—including his relationship with the super-cool girl of his dreams, Asia O'Neill?
42: The Official Movie Novel
Author: Aaron Rosenberg
A novel based on the movie 42—a biopic about Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American Major League Baseball player.
Plunked
Author: Michael Northrop
Sixth grader Jack Mogens has it all figured out: He's got his batting routine down, and his outfielding earns him a starting spot alongside his best friend Andy on their Little League team, the Tall Pines Braves. He even manages to have a not-totally-embarrassing conversation with Katie, the team's killer shortstop. But in the first game of the season, a powerful stray pitch brings everything Jack's worked so hard for crashing down around his ears. How can he explain to his parents and friends why he WON'T be playing? Readers will root for Jack as he finds the courage to step back up to the plate.
Scream Team #1: The Werewolf at Home Plate
Author: Bill Doyle
All Karl wants to do is make the Junior Club Werewolves team. But when tryouts turn into a monster letdown, Karl decides to put together a squad made up of other creatures who didn't make their own teams. A vampire, a zombie, a blob, and others all decide to play together. With their first game coming up and almost no time to practice, this group of misfits must use the qualities that make them special to overcome the odds and win.
Champ
Author: Marcia Thornton Jones
RILEY is awful at sports. He wants to quit the baseball team, but his dad won't let him give up. So when one bad swing brings a three-legged dog into his life, Riley feels like he's been thrown a curveball. How can he take care of a dog and make his dad proud?
Safe at Home
Author: Sharon Robinson
Ten-year-old Elijiah Breeze, a.k.a. Jumper, is having the hardest summer of his life. His father has just died; his mother has moved them from the suburbs to New York City's Harlem area; and he has to spend the summer at baseball camp. Basketball is Jumper's game. He doesn't know anything about baseball, or city life, or how to keep going without his dad. Jumper struggles in his new life, but he's encouraged by the support of his coach and his grandma's wisdom. He finds out it is possible to start over in a new place with new people… and still hold on to what's important from his past.
They Came From Center Field
Author: Dan Gutman
SILENT BUT DEADLY. That's what "Bloop" Jones and his team called themselves. On the baseball field the SBDs almost always won. Then one night… THEY came from outer space to center field, and the SBDs faced the weirdest team ever.
Black Lagoon Adventures #10: The Little League from the Black Lagoon
Author: Mike Thaler
Hubie just HAS to make the Little League team this spring! But to make the team he needs a new mitt. Thankfully, his mom buys him one. Hubie practices day and night to get ready for the tryouts–and nobody better lay their mitts on his mitt! But will all his work be enough for him to make the cut?
The Toilet Paper Tigers
Author: Gordon Korman
Corey Johnson never dreamed Little League could be so humiliating. But that was before he joined the Feather Soft Tigers. It's bad enough that the team uniforms have pictures of toilet paper on them—thanks to their sponsor. But with a catcher who's afraid of the ball, a right fielder who falls asleep during the games, and a coach who knows zero about baseball, it looks like the Tigers are going straight down the toilet!
Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball League
Author: Pat McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack
A stirring tribute to the human drama, legendary heroes, infamous owners, low pay, and long bus rides that were the Negro Leagues.
Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By
Author: Sharon Robinson
This inspiring collection pays tribute to baseball legend and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson. His daughter Sharon acts as a personal tour guide through the values he instilled in her.
Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson
Author: Barry Denenberg
The biography of the first African-American major-league baseball player whose courage in fighting for racial equality made him one of the greatest heroes in American history.
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
Author: Sharon Robinson
Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community and his country!
We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente
Author: Trudie Engel
The biography of this star hitter tells of his youth in Puerto Rico and his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Swindle
Author: Gordon Korman
After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way—a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive—but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his… even if hijinks ensue.
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