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image not found The Enchanted book
by Ruth Chew ; illustrations by the author ; cover illustrations by Karen Barnes
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A mis-cast spell from a magical book sends two children back in time to a land of castles, knights, and dragons
1998; 124 p.; isbn:0590098748 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Challenge at second base
by Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Marcy Ramsey
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When Stan is tempted to quit baseball after a few setbacks, he receives a mysterious note telling him to stick it out, and soon finds himself face-to-face with the challenge at second base
1992; 111 p.; isbn:0316142492 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The diamond champs
by Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Larry Johnson
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An aura of intrigue surrounds a baseball coach obsessed with the idea of turning a bunch of handpicked beginners into champions in one season
1977; 120 p.; isbn:0316140066 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Hard drive to short, by Matt Christopher. Illustrated by George Guzzi
Christopher, Matt
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Shortstop Sandy makes the error of not telling fellow players why he leaves ballgames early and alienates them further by excluding them from his friendship with an older boy
1969; 145 p.; isbn:0316140716 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Miracle at the plate
by Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Foster Caddell
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Skeeter is the best batter in the league but seems to be all thumbs when fielding or trying to make friends
1967; 129 p.; isbn:0316139262 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The submarine pitch
by Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Marcy Ramsey
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When he learns why his best friend taught him an unbeatable pitch instead of using it himself, Bernie learns a sad lesson about friendship
1992; 137 p.; isbn:0316142506 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Supercharged infield
Matt Christopher ; illustrated by Julie Downing
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Penny Farrell, captain and third baseman of the Hawks softball team, tries to uncover the reason for the strange behavior of two teammates who have also suddenly turned into super athletes
1985; 120 p.; isbn:0316142778 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I left my sneakers in dimension X
Bruce Coville ; illustrated by Katherine Coville
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Rod and his bratty cousin Elspeth are snatched into another dimension by the monstrous alien Smorkus Flinders
1994; 180 p.; isbn:0671890727 More Information

image not found Hocus pocus hotel
by Michael Dahl ; illustrated by Lisa Weber.
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Combines two stories also published separately, Out the rear window and To catch a ghost, in which Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu investigate mysteries at the Abracadabra Hotel.
2012; 204 p.; isbn:1434242536 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Sisters, long ago
Peg Kehret
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When Willow Paige nearly drowns, she envisions scenes from a past life which lead to an exploration of reincarnation and mental telepathy and set her on a quest to help give hope and strength to her sister who has leukemia
1990; 149 p.; isbn:0671734334 More Information

image not found Karate kick
[text written by Stephanie Peters]
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While training for his green belt in karate, Cole Richards also learns some important lessons about jealousy, competition, respect, and motivation
2009; 118 p.; isbn:9780316077958

jacket/cover - click for larger view The case of the barking dog
book created by Parker C. Hinter ; written by Della Rowland ; illustrated by Diamond Studio
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Help the Clue Club kids solve some mysteries about broken roller skates, the case of the barking dog, and disappearing brownies
1997; 74 p.; isbn:0590137867 More Information

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