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Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright faces his all-time enemy, Gina, when they are paired to work on a research paper together and she also gets a position on his intramural team.
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Gus is excited for basketball this year, but he is disappointed to find that his team's center, Steve Kerrigan, likes poking fun at him for his Dominican heritage, telling him to go play baseball instead. Then, when the team gets a new player--a girl and one of Gus' best friends--things get more complicated. Gus starts questioning if he belongs in this town and school at all.
Kate Hamilton is a congressman's daughter, used to the world of Washington politics, but after some pictures of her cause a mild scandal, she finds herself exiled to her aunt's West Texas farm and animal shelter, in the district where her father is planning to run for office--and then she discovers that politics in a small town can be even nastier than Washington, especially when it involves the local high school football team.
Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on Field Day, none of the events are the right size for the small mice -- the limbo is too easy, the high jump is too hard, and kickball is absolutely terrifying! So Fergus and Zeke create their own Field Day Challenge, with mouse-size tug-of-war, acorn throwing, and Hula-Hooping. After all the fun...
"Melody Gold is a fourteen-year-old fastpitch player who wants to make the move from Little League to select ball. But none of the select coaches want her since she has a hearing impairment and must wear hearing aids at all times, even during games. Unwilling to take "no" for an answer, Melody becomes determined to prove her hearing impairment is irrelevant and she can play at the highest level."--Back cover.