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  • Willie & Me

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, March 3, 2015)
    With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life. Featuring black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating fact from fiction, Willie & Me is the perfect mix of history and action for every young baseball fan.Stosh thought he was finished traveling back in time. But then Ralph Branca shows up in his room one night, begging for Stosh's help. In 1951, Branca pitched a ball to Bobby Thomson that would become the "Shot Heard Round the World," a home run that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants and changed the lives of Branca and Thomson forever. Branca says the Giants were cheating, and he needs Stosh to use his power with baseball cards to go back in time and set things right.Stosh is determined to help, but he quickly learns that you can't change just one little thing in history. If he erases the "Shot Heard Round the World," he may forever alter the life of a young rookie named Willie Mays. With wisdom from all the players he has helped before—plus the surprise return of some familiar faces—Stosh uses his power to travel in time using baseball cards one last time in a fabulous finale to the adventure of a lifetime.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts
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  • The Talent Show

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 8, 2010)
    When their town gets destroyed by a tornado, everyone is pretty depressed. So in order to cheer everyone up and raise some money, the community decides to put on a talent show. Unfortunately, no one in town is particularly talented. But that doesn’t stop everyone from giving it their all! Especially the one star in town. She just might have what it takes—if she can get to the show on time. When another tornado hits, the kids make every effort to put the show on, but there may be more surprises in store!Dan Gutman delivers another hilarious tale about school adventures!
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  • Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2003)
    Johnny Moore lives in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century. He is there to witness the Wright brothers make history by becoming the first people to fly. But Johnny's life changes years before the dramatic first flight, when his mama gives him a blank book and tells him to write in it. At first, Johnny doesn't think he has anything interesting to write about in his journal. When he does put his pencil to the paper, his spelling and grammar are terrible. But pretty soon some "dingbatters" from Ohio, called the Wright brothers, breeze into town and Johnny starts to have more of a story to tell. Before he knows it, he is writing every day, telling about helping the Wrights build their flying machine. Over the course of three years, he forms a friendship with the odd brothers from Ohio, improves his writing and grammar quite a bit, and if he waits long enough, he might even get to fly!
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  • THE MILLION DOLLAR SHOT MILLION DOLLAR

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Hyperion Books for Children, Sept. 1, 2006)
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  • The Million Dollar Kick

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Hyperion Book CH, Sept. 15, 2006)
    Whisper Nelson hates sports--all sports--with a passion! So when by a fluke she wins a chance to kick a goal past a professional soccer star for a million-dollar prize, she is torn. Should she try it and risk humiliation, or just forget the whole thing and save what dignity she has left? But the Million Dollar Kick might be Whisper's big chance not only to win a million dollars, but to regain confidence in herself.
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  • Babe And Me

    Dan Gutman

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, March 5, 2002)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Joe Stoshack uses the power of baseball cards to time travel to 1932, where he hopes to find out if Babe Ruth really predicted his legendary home run in the World Series.
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  • Ted & Me

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, March 20, 2012)
    With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life! Joe "Stosh" Stoshack has an incredible ability. He can travel through time using baseball cards. But the FBI has learned of his talent, and now they have a mission for him: go back to 1941 and warn President Roosevelt about the attack on Pearl Harbor!Stosh is reluctant, until he finds out that his "ticket" to 1941 is a Ted Williams card. Williams was one of the greatest hitters of all time, even though he lost years of his career to serve in the Marines. How many more home runs would the Splendid Splinter have hit if he had those years back? What if Stosh can prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor and convince Williams not to serve in the military?With black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating fact from fiction, Ted & Me is the perfect mix of history and action for every young baseball fan.
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  • The Kid Who Ran For President

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Oct. 1, 2000)
    Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure, and excitement will draw kids into the world of elections and politics."Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States."So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."
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  • The Million Dollar Kick

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (Disney-Hyperion, Nov. 2, 2001)
    Whisper Nelson hates sports--all sports--with a passion! So when by a fluke she wins a chance to kick a goal past a professional soccer star for a million-dollar prize, she is torn. Should she try it and risk humiliation, or just forget the whole thing and save what dignity she has left? But the Million Dollar Kick might be Whisper's big chance not only to win a million dollars, but to regain confidence in herself.
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  • Honus & Me

    Dan Gutman

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Jan. 21, 2003)
    Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game -- except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Stosh feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-paying job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor's attic, he feels even worse -- until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Stosh has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner -- the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he's about to find out that it's worth a lot more than money....
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  • Jim And Me

    Dan Gutman

    Library Binding (Turtleback, Feb. 23, 2010)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jim Thorpe, a Native American, won two events in the 1912 Olympics. However, after a scandal about his eligibility, he was stripped of his medals. Now Stosh and his enemy, Bobby Fuller, head back to the past in a quest to save Thorpe's legacy.
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  • The FLASHBACK FOUR 4-book series from Gutman -- The Lincoln Project / The Titanic Mission / The Pompeii Disaster / The Hamilton - Burr Duel

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins Children's Books, March 15, 2019)
    "History can be hilarious, at least in the hands of author Dan Gutman." -Washington Post In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events.