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Hot Hand by Mike Lupica

Basketball season is well under way! For those guys and girls who like sports stories, today’s recommendation is: Hot Hand: a Comeback Kids Novel. #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica scores from downtown with his Comeback Kids series for middle-grade readers. It’s simple. All Billy Raynor wants to do is shoot. After all, he is one of the best shooters in the league. But with his dad as his coach, and his parents newly separated, somehow everything has become complicated. His brother Ben, a piano prodigy, hardly speaks anymore. His mom is always traveling on business. And his dad is always on his case about not being a team player. But when Ben’s piano recital falls on the same day as the championship game, it is Billy who teaches his dad the true meaning of being a team player.

Youhot hand final can find this title in the Juvenile Fiction section at J LUPICA.

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Book Review: Swing It, Sunny

Today I recommend: Swing It, Sunny  by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.

This page-turning, graphic novel is the sequel to Sunny Side Up. It’s autumn and Sunny is back home and starting middle school. Her brother, Dale, has been sent to a boarding school to help with his drug problems. Sunny misses him terribly, and her fun is often interrupted by thoughts of him, thoughswing it sunnyts that are often completely unrelated to what Sunny is doing. When Dale returns home for the holidays feeling angry and betrayed by his family, it’s Gramps who helps Sunny see the “sunny side of things” again.  If you like this book, you may also like Drama, by Raina Telgemeier or All’s Fair in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson.

You can find this book in the Juvenile section at J GRAPHIC HOLM.