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    Carroll, David
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    Quinn takes on a huge challenge when he enters his first ultra-marathon, the punishing Shin-Kicker 100, a 24-hour race that will push him to the very limits of his endurance. As he struggles to complete the race, we find out why this is the second-hardest thing that he has endured.

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    Lozada, Evelyn
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    "Juggling multiple character accents and tones with ease, [narrator Joniece] Abbott-Pratt shines as Hara, her lilting and curious tone perfectly complementing the novel's relatable go-getter protagonist." — Booklist In Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz's lightly inspired Pride and Prejudice romantic comedy The Wrong Mr. Darcy , two unlikely people discover the error of judging by first impressions and the beauty of family, friendship and love. Hara Isari has big ambitions and they won't be sidetracked by her mother's insisting that she settle down soon. She dreams of leaving her small-town newspaper behind, as well as her felon father, and building a career as a sportswriter, so when she is chosen to exclusively interview a basketball superstar, she jumps at the chance. It's time to show the bigwigs what she's truly made of. At the same time, she meets a rookie on the rise, Derek Darcy. Darcy is incredibly handsome, obnoxiously proud, and has a major chip on his shoulder. Hara can't think of a man more arrogant and infuriating. However, fate keeps bringing them together—from locker rooms to elegant parties, to the storm of the century—and what begins as a clash might just be more complicated than Hara anticipated. When she begins to see Darcy in a new light, Hara is not quite sure if she should drop the ball or play the love game. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

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    Skuy, David
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    Cody is no longer the kid with cancer, or the soccer player always sitting on the bench as a substitute. But just when he is getting used to being the striker on the Lions soccer team, as well as being friends with his teammates and a girl named Mandy, everything changes. Stafa, a skilled younger player, is added to the team and brings the chance for some of the Lions to get called up to an elite team. But Stafa is a striker, so will Cody play a different position to stay on the starting line? Is he ready to have something more than friendship with Mandy when she is suddenly distant with him? Now that he no longer needs treatment for his cancer, maybe he should take up his parents' offer to move back to their old home town and just leave everything behind?

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    Checketts, Cami
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    A broken football star becomes the trainer to an elite female athlete who can't decide if she should tell off the flirty billionaire or fall in love with him.

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    Sandor, Steven
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    A car accident injures her parents and paralyzes Janine from the waist down. Her best friend and teammate urges Janine to look into sledge hockey. At first dismissing the sport as being just for the disabled, Janine agrees to play if her friend does too. They both learn that sledge hockey is an accessible sport, with fiercely competitive players, requiring a strength and skill set all its own. Adapting to her new life, Janine meets frustration at every turn. Soon her experiences lead her to speak up about the seeming invisibility of disabled people and their rights, taking her cause all the way to the professional hockey arena. Based on Steven Sandor's real-life experience and research. Grades 5-8.

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    Kinsella, W. P.
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    More than just another baseball story, this soul-stirring novel on which the movie Field of Dreams is based is about love and the power of dreams to make people come alive.

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    Jarman, Mark Anthony
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    Finalist, ReLit Award. Amazon.ca's 50 Essential Canadian Books selection.

    First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, Salvage King, Ya! is a novel firmly rooted in Canada’s favourite national pastime—hockey. Critics have called Salvage King, Ya! “the great Canadian novel,” and a “postmodern Canadian classic.” Drinkwater, Jarman’s narrator, is the “heir reluctant” of the family business (the salvage company of the book’s title) and an aspiring NHL defenceman. His life hurtles between the hockey rink, the junkyard, the road, and the three women in his life: The Intended, the mesmerizing Waitress X, and ex-wife Kathy. An Everyman, Drinkwater is approaching mid-life acutely aware of the choices and options available to him—and the ones that are slowly slipping from his reach. Fast-paced, raucous and kinetically charged, Salvage, King, Ya! is a hockey novel bursting with dynamism and originality. This is the “breakthrough” novel from the author of the short story collections 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the memoir Ireland’s Eye. Salvage King, Ya! is a roving, luminous, rowdy, and funny novel.

    Praise for Salvage King, Ya!: “if it’s the best hockey book ever written, does that make it The Great Canadian Novel?” (The Danforth Review) “a brilliant work . . . a postmodern Canadian classic” (National Post) “a wonderfully fierce and funny book . . . imagine Hunter S. Thompson on hockey skates” (Vancouver Sun)

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    Checketts, Cami
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    A world-renowned extreme athlete. A motivational speaker and philanthropist. He thinks they're a match destined for heaven. She's convinced they're polar opposites.

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    Parker, John L.
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    This prequel to Once a Runner is the story of a world-class athlete growing up in the 1950s and '60s on Florida's Gold Coast.

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    Van Ness, Jonathan
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    Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it's cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life. So when Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent Peanut.

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    Bowes, Lisa
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    Lucy and friends are out on the playground when they spot Ava playing basketball with her cousin Jermaine, a professional player. Jermaine calls the kids over for a lesson on the fundamentals of the game and how to play three-on-three When the kids finish, Jermaine invites them to watch him play in a pro game. Lucy, Ava and friends cheer on Jermaine and his teammates, keeping an eye out on the real court for the skills they learned at the playground. Lucy Tries Basketball is the fifth title in the Lucy Tries Sports series, following books about hockey, soccer, short track and luge. The series encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation. Also available in French as Lucy joue au basketball.

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    Gravel, François
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    Watson et Klonk se retrouvent à quarante ans. L’un est écrivain, l’autre, expert en télékinésie, une excellente faculté pour influencer la marque au hockey et gagner des paris.

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    Myers, B. R.
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    When seventeen-year-old track and field star Jesse Collins's dreams of a full scholarship are shattered after the sudden death of her dad, she leaves home to work as a summer camp counsellor to escape the nosy stares in small town-- and her own secret guilt. After a mix-up at registration, she's put in charge of a boys' cabin, and the head counsellor, Kirk, predicts she won't last the first two weeks. In the midst of fending off four twelve-year-old boys who are hell-bent on mortifying her and a growing attraction to Kirk, Jesse finds the inspiration to run again from an unlikely source. After all, a good pair of legs can take a girl far, but it's facing the truth that makes all the difference.

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    Phillips, Carly
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    Damon Prescott had it all. Star quarterback. Money. Fame. Now? He's being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs and banned from the sport and team he loves. Determined to prove he's innocent, he hires tough-as-nails private investigator Evie Wolfe. She's able to bring a man to his knees with a glare, yet sensual in ways that take him off guard, and she's everything Damon didn't know he needed.

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    Phillips, Carly
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    Austin Prescott is a lot of things. Ex football player. Sports agent. And as of this morning? Father. Finding a baby on his doorstep should have been a joke, but the pink sticky note and baby carrier she came in is deadly serious. What's an out-of-his-depth bachelor to do? Call his tempting and beyond gorgeous executive assistant and beg her to move in.

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    Murphy, Monica
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    We are that toxic high school couple you hear about, the one you witness in the hallway as they avoid each other. Finally it's our senior year and we're months away from never having to see each other again when disaster strikes, and brings us closer together.

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    Schultz Nicholson, Lorna
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    Stuart can run like the wind. It's a skill that has come in handy for him all his life. Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, Stuart has learned to run away from all kinds trouble -- at least, if he can recognize it. Sometimes it's hard for him to know when a friend really is a friend or when he's just bad news. Sam is a basketball star with scholarship prospects until he's sidelined by a dangerous heart condition. After losing the one thing that centers his world, Sam focuses his energy on helping his Best Buddy, Stuart, make the school track-and-field team. But first, both Stuart and Sam need to understand that there is a time to run and a time to stay put. For junior high readers.

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