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  1 Game Changers Book 3: Heavy Hitters
Author: Lupica, Mike
    Series: Game changers (Scholastic), #3
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Class: Fiction
Age: 8-12
Language: English
Demand: Moderate
LC: PZ7.L979
Grade: 3-7

Print Run: 75000
ISBN-13: 9780545381840
LCCN: BD14013122
Imprint: Scholastic Inc
Pub Date: 02/25/2014
Availability: Available
List: $16.99
Physical Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm H 8.25", W 5.5"
LC Series: Game changers ;
Brodart Sources: Brodart's For Youth Interest: Popular
Brodart's Insight Catalog: Children
Brodart's TOP Juvenile Titles
Bibliographies: Children's Core Collection, 22nd ed.
Children's Core Collection, 23rd ed.
Middle and Junior High Core Collection, 12th ed.
Awards: Horn Book Guide Titles, Rated 1 - 4
Starred Reviews:
TIPS Subjects: Sports Stories
BISAC Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
LC Subjects: Baseball, Fiction
Friendship, Fiction
Interpersonal relations, Fiction
SEARS Subjects: Baseball, Fiction
Friendship, Fiction
Interpersonal relations, Fiction
Reading Programs: Accelerated Reader Level: 5.3 , Points: 8.0
Lexile Level: 940
Reading Counts Level: 7.3 , Points: 11.0
Brodart's TOP Juvenile Titles | 03/01/2014
When the Core Four Plus One baseball team's best hitter, Justin, starts acting strange, Ben helps him deal with Justin's parents' divorce, while Justin teaches Ben a thing or two about being a better hitter. Game changers (Scholastic) series, 240pp.
Journal Reviews
Booklist | 04/15/2014
Grades 3-6. The Core Four return in this Little League addition to Lupica's Game Changers series. Ben McBain and his friends are determined to prove the Rockwell Rams are the best team in the summer league, but right off the bat, they are pitted against obstacles bigger than their opponents on the field. An injury throws off Ben's game, and the usually unflappable Justin is moody and playing worse than ever. Friendship and family are at the forefront of this story, which is nonetheless packed with sports lingo and exciting play-by-plays that are guaranteed to hit home with baseball fans. Smith, Julia. 240p. Booklist Online. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2014.
Horn Book Guide | 11/01/2014
3. Charismatic Ben McBain joins his favorite sidekicks (Game Changers; Playmakers) for another sports season, this time All-Star baseball. Conflict comes quickly when Ben slumps after being hit by a pitch and Justin struggles with his parent's divorce. By trying to help one another, the friends also help themselves. Lupica's captivating play-by-play details pull the reader into the games, right alongside these sports-loving characters. chs. 227pg. THE HORN BOOK, c2014.