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Nutty Knows All (Nutty Nutsell #5)

by Dean Hughes

They're still laughing at Nutty's exploding volcano science project from last year. He brags that this year his project will be the best, but he has no idea what to do until Brilliant William devises an experiment to find out if light particles are intelligent. Now Nutty's head glows in the dark and the photons take Nutty to a zone where he loves everyone and everything and says so out loud. Nutty's mother is delighted, his sister wants to slug him, the teachers want to send him to the office and the girls are running away while the boys laugh. The photons make Nutty feel calm and at peace, though he feels for plants that need more water and he admires every little grain of sand. The real Nutty is embarrassed, but the photon zone is getting the upper hand. If William doesn't find a way to get the photons to leave Nutty, the real Nutty, the boy who is funny and annoying, kind of smart and kind of confused, may be lost forever. William wants his photon experiment to make him famous, but he wants his friend back, more. Read Nutty's other hilarious adventures in these books from the Bookshare collection. Nutty For President, Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief, Nutty and the Case of the Ski Slope Spy, Nutty Can't Miss, Re-Elect Nutty! And Nutty and the Ghost.

Nutty, the Movie Star (Nutty Nutsell #6)

by Dean Hughes

"Lance Knight. It seems that the only thing the fifth-grade girls can talk about lately is Lance Knight, the new boy in class. Nutty Nutsell is tired of hearing (overhearing actually) about how wonderful Lance is, but boy does he get an earful when he finds out that the girls think Lance should replace Nutty as student council president! Nutty is determined to shore up his rapidly sagging popularity, and once again turns to his genius friend, William Bilks, for some sage advice. And William does have the perfect public relations solution--Hollywood. With the aid of William Bilks, movie agent extraordinaire, Nutty is transformed into a Hollywood actor--complete with dyed hair, Hollywood-style clothes, and a minor part in a made-for-TV movie. There is no question that Nutty has Lance beaten in the popularity contest now, but as Nutty soon discovers, Hollywood stardom isn't quite what it's cracked up to be. Nutty fans are sure to enjoy this latest book in a series that includes Nutty for President, Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy, Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief, Nutty Can't Miss, and Nutty Knows All." Find these books and more in this series about Nutty in the Bookshare Collection.

Nutty's Ghost (Nutty Nutsell #7)

by Dean Hughes

[from the book jacket] "After a bit part in another movie (Nutty, the Movie Star), Nutty is now the star of a new film, directed by the overheated maker of notoriously terrible movies Damian Deveraux. It doesn't matter that Nutty can't act. He is the Tae Kwon Do Guy, powerful and fearless, yet warm and loving. What does matter, however, are the strange things going on. First there is the odd character who sends Nutty to the wrong location for that day's shoot. Then there are accidents on the set and, scariest of all, an apparition, not once but twice, in Nutty's own bedroom -- a figure that warns him not to return to the set. Even William Bilks -- Nutty's genius friend and agent -- is stumped in his attempts first to explain the phenomena and then to prove that there really is a ghost haunting the movie. Is Nutty really in danger? What is the ghost trying to accomplish? With the help of William, Nutty finally decides to take the age-old advice, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," in this seventh book in the funny and popular series about Nutty Nutsell and his friends. Bookshare has all 8 books in the Nutty Nutsell series. The other 7 books are: Nutty for President, Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy, Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief, Nutty Can't Miss, Nutty Knows All, Nutty the Movie Star and Re-Elect Nutty. Once you've read one book about Nutty, a boy who gets into messes without even trying, you'll like him and his friend and want to read all of the Nutty books.

On The Line (Angel Park Hoop Stars #4)

by Dean Hughes

Unless star guard Miles "Tip" Harris can keep his cool under pressure from opposing players, the Angel Park Lakers could have a short season.

Play Ball! (Scrappers #1)

by Dean Hughes

Robbie Marquez: Third Base. All Robbie wants to do is play baseball. When he and his best friend, Trent, miss the deadline for signing up for the summer league, they have to scramble to put a team together. Unfortunately, the group they assemble includes a loudmouthed girl who challenges Robbie for his beloved shortstop position -- but an even bigger problem is the lie on which the Scrappers are based, which could strike out the team before their first game. The Scrappers: nine kids fighting for a shot at the championship. Don't miss any of their stories or the exciting baseball action in this series, which is sure to hit a home run with baseball fans everywhere.

Play-off (Angel Park All-Stars #13)

by Dean Hughes

Because Lian Jie is so small, no one on the Dodgers takes him seriously, until they realize he's a baseball expert.

Point Guard (Angel Park Hoop Stars #2)

by Dean Hughes

Jackie Willis hopes to convince the coach of the basketball team in Angel Park that she can play as well as the boys.

Pressure Play (Angel Park All-Stars #6)

by Dean Hughes

When the Angel Park Dodgers get so rattled by the Reds that they can hardly play baseball, rookie Jacob attempts to relax them with meditation exercises he finds in a sports psychology book.

Psyched! (Angel Park Soccer Stars #4)

by Dean Hughes

The Angel Park players are so nervous about winning their upcoming "big game" with Blue Springs that they mess up all over the place.

Quarterback Hero (Angel Park Football Stars #1)

by Dean Hughes

Eleven-year-old Sterling Malone tries out for quarterback because his father thinks African-Americans need to prove they can be leaders, but Sterling isn't sure he wants to be a leader.

Quick Moves (Angel Park Soccer Stars #8)

by Dean Hughes

When she finds that she is no longer taller than most of the other players, Heidi has to adjust to playing wing instead of striker.

Re-Elect Nutty: (Nutty Nutsell #8)

by Dean Hughes

Nutty is a boy any kid who reads will want to know. He gets teased, fights with his sisters, isn't stuck up, follows good and bad advice, takes chances, gets caught, sticks with his friends, feels ambitious, is lazy, and is cool in a regular sort of way. In this last book in the series about him it's time to pick a student council president again. The fact that he made a terrible student council president the year before doesn't make a difference. Frederick Nutsell--better known as Nutty--decides he has learned from his mistakes, has a few ideas, and would like to give the presidency another shot. And he is determined to be honest and straightforward throughout the campaign. In fact, he has his slogan all worked out: "I messed up last year, but next year I'll do a better job." But then Nutty learns that the leading candidate is his archrival, Mindy, and the mud begins to get slung. Who is printing up the fliers saying all those rotten things about Nutty? (Even if they are true?) Nutty is sure it is Mindy and her campaign staff, but he can't prove it. How can he stay above it all when these kinds of dirty tricks are being played? Tempted to pull some dirty tricks of his own, Nutty manages only to make things worse for himself, until he finally uncovers the secret behind the dirty tricks--a surprising one at that--and ultimately does the right thing. Those who have read Dean Hughes's Nutty for President and the other books in the Nutty series will be eager to follow these further funny, and poignant, adventures. Look! Bookshare has all eight of the books in the Nutty Nutsell series which are: Nutty for President, Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief, Nutty and the Case of the Ski Slope Spy, Nutty Can't Miss, Nutty Knows All, Nutty the Movie Star and Nutty's Ghost.

Rookie Star (Angel Park All-Stars #5)

by Dean Hughes

Called "rookie star" by the town paper, third-grader Kenny Sandoval, talented first baseman for the Angel Park Dodgers, is determined to prove that the name has not gone to his head.

Safe at First (Angel Park All-Stars #11)

by Dean Hughes

The Dodgers are worried about one of their rookies who keeps messing up for no apparent reason.

Search and Destroy

by Dean Hughes

Rick Ward wants to go to war. He doesn't know why. Maybe he's running from his dad, who has an uncontrollable temper. Maybe he's running from a lost love, his high-school sweetheart, who is a stranger to him now. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. Desperate to experience real life, Rick enlists in the army with the Charlie Rangers, a special unit in Vietnam. They infiltrate the jungle, kill with precision, and get out quickly. Rick isn't sure he can shoot anyone, but he wants to be tested, like his heroes, Hemingway and Conrad. If he can see the heart of darkness and survive, he'll be a man -- and finally have something to write about. But as Rick discovers, war isn't what anyone -- either the protesters, the politicians, or the writers -- say it is. It's far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he could ever have imagined. Dean Hughes captures the sights and sounds of war -- and the courage of a young soldier fighting to survive.

Shake-up (Angel Park Soccer Stars #7)

by Dean Hughes

It takes an earthquake to help the Angel Park Pride soccer players realize the importance of teamwork.

Soldier Boys

by Dean Hughes

Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führerhimself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland. Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He'll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style. Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one's bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.

Stroke of Luck (Angel Park All-Stars #10)

by Dean Hughes

When Jacob loses his lucky charm, he's convinced he'll never be able to bat, field, or throw again until he finds it.

Superstar Team (Angel Park All-Stars #9)

by Dean Hughes

Follows the members of the Angel Park Dodgers Little League team through their second season as they discuss batting averages, RBIs, and Jonathan Swingle, the new superstar and super braggart.

Take Your Base (Scrappers #7)

by Dean Hughes

As the Scrappers continue to advance toward the summer championship, Jeremy and his fellow players work to improve their baseball skills.

Team Picture

by Dean Hughes

Trying to hold onto the newfound stability of his life in a foster home, thirteen-year-old David worries about the growing moodiness of his guardian Paul and the fluctuating fortunes of his Pony League baseball team.

Team Player (Scrappers #3)

by Dean Hughes

Trent Lubak: Left Field Trent knows he isn't as talented a player as his best friend, Robbie, or loudmouthed Gloria -- but he's content being a solid, reliable member of the team. So why does Robbie's and Gloria's constant bragging upset him so much? Is it really just because their hot dogging is beginning to undermine the team spirit the Scrappers have finally started to build -- or does he secretly wish he had something to brag about, too? The Scrappers: nine kids fighting for a shot at the championship. Don't miss any of their stories or the exciting baseball action in this series, which is sure to hit a home run with baseball fans everywhere.

Total Soccer (Angel Park Soccer Stars #6)

by Dean Hughes

The Angel Park Pride must learn to play not as a group of talented individuals, but as a single unit, if they are to win the championship.

Up To Bat (Angel Park All-Stars #12)

by Dean Hughes

Sixth grader Jenny Roper, the Dodgers' star first baseman, suddenly becomes concerned about her reputation as a jock.

What a Catch! (Angel Park All-Stars #4)

by Dean Hughes

Brian Waters is so nervous that he can't seem to do anything right on his little league team, the Angel Park Dodgers, but a pep talk from a big league star psyches him up to make a winning catch.

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