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Betty Hicks

Betty Hicks

Betty Hicks is the author of Basketball Bats and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Betty Hicks

The Worm Whisperer

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Ben Hatke
Square Fish
Square Fish

You've heard of Horse Whisperers and Dog Whisperers, but Ellis thinks he might be a Worm Whisperer! When his family falls on hard times, Ellis thinks his weird skill might be able to help.

Ellis...

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Get Real

Betty Hicks
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Dez is unusually neat. Her mom and dad are unusually messy. They like Cheez Whiz and swamps. Dez likes elegant food and grand pianos. How can she even be related to them? And how can Dez help her best...

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Track Attack

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she keep him from having a full blown track attack? The latest book in the GYM SHORTS series finishes ahead of the pack and will keep early readers cheering.

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Doubles Troubles

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, DOUBLE THE FUN. Is it a game, set, match for Henry?

Henry wants to win the doubles tennis trophy more than anything. He knows he'd good enough, but he's not sure his partner...

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Swimming with Sharks / Track Attack

Swimming with Sharks / Track Attack

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks; Illustrated by Adam McCauley
Square Fish
Square Fish

Dive into the pool with Rita as she races to join her friends!
And cheer for Jazz as she sprints across the finish line!

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Basketball Bats / Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks; Illustrated by Adam McCauley
Square Fish
Square Fish

Cheer on the Bats as they try to trounce the Tigers in a basketball battle!
And have a ball with Goose and the gang as they perfect their soccer skills!

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Scaredy-Cat Catcher

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers.

Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke his arm. Now his arm is healed, but...

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Swimming with Sharks

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS?

Rita's times aren't good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first she's determined to improve,...

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Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There's nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team....

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Basketball Bats

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

UNBEATABLE TEAM--MAYBE. UNBEATABLE READING--FOR SURE! The first novel in Betty Hick's Gym Shorts series is a slam-dunk for newly-independent readers.

Henry and his friends on Rockford Road...

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Out of Order

Betty Hicks
Square Fish
Square Fish

Hicks delivers four points of view from stepsiblings in a scrambled family.

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