Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer

When Coach Applewhite offers Toby a chance to join the team, Toby's eager to prove he can keep up with JJ. But then the coach announces the lineup, and Toby's hopes of playing ball with JJ are history: he's an eighth-grade benchwarmer! Befriending the coach's daughter only makes matters worse. Now the only way Toby will get in the game is if he starts thinking like a team player, on and off the court.


Praise for Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer

This novel will appeal to readers who are looking for something one step beyond Matt Christopher's books.— School Library Journal
With so much written about the friction between girl friends, it's good to have a book that acknowledges that left-out feeling happens to boys, too. – Booklist
This engaging sports story gains depth from subplots involving Toby's tricky relationships with his former best friend and with the coach's daughter. – Horn Book
Looking for something to do during halftime of the March Madness basketball games? Read this book.” - Washington Post