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Last Chance Quarterback

Tommy Hallowell (1991), 113 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Especially for Boys, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Sports
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Sam is a natural leader on the football field, and he loves the position of quarterback. For years, he has played with his best friends in their backyards, and now that they are starting seventh grade, he will finally be able to start organized football. In tryouts, however, the pressure is too high, and he can't perform the way he does with his friends. Two other boys beat him out for the position of quarterback, and Sam loses hope that he can ever prove that he's the right quarterback for the team. When their team keeps losing, Sam becomes determined to turn it around. Will he find a way to make it right?
Book Series: Alden All Stars
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 11/27/2009
ISBN-10: 0670837318
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Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Julie Andrews Edwards (1974), 224 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction
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Let your imaginations soar! Meet Professor Savant, the only adult who still believes in the Whangdoodle, the wisest, most fun-loving thing in the world. Meet the three Potter children, Lindy, Tom and Ben, whom Professor Savant believes can be trained to take the Professor to Whangdoodleland so he can visit his friend one last time. They learn to concentrate, use all of their senses and believe in the Whangdoodle. They're finally ready to make the trip! Join them on the adventure of a lifetime! Once they get to Whangdoodleland, the Whiffle Bird helps them outwit the many bizarre and scary creatures the oily Prock sends to keep them away from the Whangdoodle.
Similar books: The Narnia series by C. S. Lewis Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 7/15/2009
ISBN-10: 0060218053
ISBN-13: 9780060218058
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Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

John Feinstein (2005), 256 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Fiction, Mystery, Sports
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A famous college basketball player is blackmailed. Two kids win a contest to see this player and end up helping him.
Reviewed by: St. Charles Reader
Date read: 10/29/2009
ISBN-10: 0375831681
ISBN-13: 9780375831683
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Last Synapsid

Timothy Mason (2009), 320 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction
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Before T Rex ruled an earth populated with dinosaurs, a class of creatures called synapsids roamed our world. Some were gentle and some were dangerous predators. Through a 'time snag', one of each enters the current world into what is now Colorado. Two thirteen-year-olds, Phoebe and Rob are investigating the disappearance and death of pets in the area when they meet Sid, a gentle beast, who is being stalked by the vicious gorgonopsid. The two friends find out they must help Sid send the gorgon back to its own time to insure the evolution of all things, especially humans. This exciting time travel adventure has wonderful characters, both, good and evil, human and beast.
Reviewed by: ewl
Date read: 9/21/2010
ISBN-10: 038590567X
ISBN-13: 9780385905671
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Last Treasure, The

Janet Anderson (2003), 256 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Fiction
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Since his death in 1881, the spirit of wealthy patriarch John Matthew Smith has been taking an annual walk around Smith's Mills, the square of homes he built for his large family. He's caused a few problems for his descendents & only for good reasons though. He has whipped up whirlwinds and even downed an oak tree or two in an effort to get his many descendants to patch up quarrels. While he was alive, he hid three treasures for his family to find. So far, two have been found by family when they desperately needed them. Now it is time for the youngest relatives to find the third treasure. Sending dreams to two Smith teens who have never even met, he ensures their return to Smith's Mills. With the kids figuring out the clues to find the treasure, this is a mystery, puzzle and ghost story all rolled into one.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/28/2009
ISBN-10: 0525469192
ISBN-13: 9780525469193
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Commenter: St. Charles Reader, grade 0
A boy and a girl try to find the treasure that is located somewhere in their families' houses.
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