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From the nationally syndicated cartoonist of In the Bleachers comes a new middle-grade series about Steve, who plays the same position in every sport: benchwarmer. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates, underdogs, and benchwarmers everywhere.

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It's just a fact. But this year Steve and his friends are excited to try out for the Spiro T. Agnew Middle School baseball team. The only problem is, after watching another player get beaned by a fastball, Steve has developed a serious case of bean-o-phobia - the fear of getting hit by a pitch. If Steve ever wants to get off the bench and get in the game, he's going to have to muster up some courage, and fast.

Oh, and if you're wondering why Steve would write a book and tell total strangers all about the humiliating phobia that almost ruined his first year on the baseball team? Duh. It's pretty much a rule that you spill your guts when you write a book about yourself.

©2017 Steve Moore (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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A great look at the reality in middle school sport

A great read for an athlete who is ready to play middle school ball. It takes a good look at the reality of life and the social changes a student might experience.