Bound By Ice Cover

BOUND BY ICE: A TRUE NORTH POLE SURVIVAL STORY

In this thrilling and terrifying true story of the 1879 search for the North Pole, Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace follow the frightening fates of the Jeannette crew as disaster strikes and the men…

BLOOD BROTHER: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights

Responding to a call from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., seminarian Jonathan Daniels traveled south to Selma, Alabama, to work for voting rights. After five months on the front lines of the civil rights movement,…

Game-Day Jitters

The Bobcats have qualified for the playoffs, but they’ll be facing their toughest opponent in the semifinal. Ben has the jitters worse than ever before, and he’ll need to settle down and focus if he…

Benched

As the season moves toward its conclusion, Ben knows that the Bobcats must keep winning to earn a spot in the playoffs. But in their game against the Tigers, the Bobcats are a mess on…

Fake Out

“Fake Out begins where the Ball Hogs leaves off, starting mid-action. Ben’s interest in the game becomes an obsession. He mopes and barks at family and friends when they lose. The players practice fancy footwork…

Kickers: The Ball Hog

The Ball Hogs

“Like his friend and Bobcat teammate Erin, Ben has never played soccer before, but he enjoys the practices and learns fast. However, he doesn’t enjoy playing with Mark, whose big mouth and inflated ego make…

Emergency Quarterback

“Vinnie DiMarco and Jason Fiorelli are the star quarterback/receiver combination for the Hudson City Hornets, a team of middle school kids that is closing in on an undefeated season. Jason is the star, but when…

Technical Foul

“Young sports lovers will enjoy this captivating story of Jared’s experiences as star basketball player on his middle-school team. The game action is described in exhilarating detail; the reader can visualize the moves and even…

Takedown

Getting pinned is no fun, but Donald has been experiencing it a lot after joining the Hudson City middle-school wrestling team. He’s not about to give up. Once he figures things out, he’s certain he’ll…

Fast Company

“Like he did in Wrestling Sturbridge, his novel for older readers, Wallace writes about a sport not commonly fictionalized in books for children, and he attempts to get beyond the surface of the sport by…

Double Fake

“It is summer time in Hudson City, and buddies Calvin and Zero (whose real name is Zach) are ready to take on soccer. Calvin and Zero show the reader what it is like to be…

Curveball

Eddie Ventura is the first baseman for the Hudson City Hornets seventh-grade baseball team. The team is off to a rough start, but finally begins to win some games. Not exactly thanks to Eddie. He’s…

Second String Center

Dunk comes back for another basketball season! “Cornell “Dunk” Duncan and his team from Dunk Under Pressure return for another in the Winning Season series. They are seventh-graders now. Dunk hopes for a place on…

Dunk Under Pressure

Dunk’s had a good summer basketball season, but he’s surprised when he makes the Hudson City YMCA all-star team. He’s a great free-throw shooter, but is he ready to play against New Jersey’s best in the…

Southpaw

“A month after moving to a new town with his recently divorced father, seventh-grader Jimmy looks for ways to fit in, both in his new neighborhood and on his new school’s baseball team. Pressured by…

The Roar of the Crowd

“In this debut title of his Winning Season series, Wallace supplies fast-paced sports action abundant enough to satisfy even the most reluctant-reader sports fan, while also managing to create a story with genuine sweetness at…

Restless

“Ghosts aren’t the only restless spirits in an intriguing, poignant narrative told by an athlete’s dead brother. Taunted by his rotten soccer coach, Herbie joins both football and cross-country. The exhausting routine doesn’t keep Herbie…

Dishes

“Taking a departure from sports-themed fiction, Wallace looks beneath stereotypes about gays and teen fatherhood as he shares Danny’s induction into a new subculture. The author’s ear for dialogue and sharp timing will keep readers…

One Good Punch

“A solid first-person voice and lively dialogue, an innovative use of ‘not dead yet’ obituaries to flesh out secondary characters and a superb depiction of Scranton and Michael’s oneness with the city.” — Kirkus Reviews…

Playing Without The Ball

“Rebounding with pleasures for YA readers of all types.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review – An  ALA Best Book for Young Adults – A Booklist Top 10 Youth Sports Book – A Carolyn Field Honor…

Losing Is Not an Option

“These nine linked stories … powerfully render an athlete’s coming of age. Readers are asked to read between the lines in a book that is greater – and more powerful – than the sum of…

War and Watermelon

War & Watermelon

It’s the summer of 1969–Woodstock, the moon landing, the New York Mets incredible run toward the pennant, and Brody’s final month before starting junior high school. He lies awake at night listening to the sports…

Perpetual Check

Perpetual Check

Brothers Zeke and Randy differ in their physical appearance, in their attitudes, and in their relationships with their dad, with girls, and, most significantly for this story, in their approaches to chess. This book capitalizes…

Wrestling Sturbridge

Wrestling Sturbridge

“A finely-wrought tale about a high school senior struggling to chart a future for himself beyond the confines of small-town life.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review “Excellent. … The story is well told and very…

Sports Camp

Sports Camp

Riley feels like the smallest kid at sports camp. In fact, he is. He just turned eleven in April, but most kids here are twelve, and a few are even thirteen—and gigantic. It’s hard enough…

Shots On Goal

Shots On Goal

“Wallace flattens the sophomore jinx in this taut, present-tense tale of an underdog high-school soccer team battling internal dissension, set in the same Pennsylvania town as his strong debut, Wrestling Sturbridge.” — Kirkus Reviews “Wallace…