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Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #3

Sidelined (Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #3)

Iva-Marie Palmer, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)


List Price: 12.99*
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“Perfect for fans of Big Nate and Dork Diaries.”—Nerdy Book Club

It’s curveball after curveball for star pitcher Gabby Garcia in the final book of this laugh-out-loud illustrated series full of doodles, sports trivia, and home-run humor!

Gabby has gotten her team out of some tough jams on the mound, but when a freak accident temporarily takes her out of the game, she is at a total loss. Can Gabby still be Gabby if she's benched from the action?

None of it might matter, though, once she learns her family might move to another state. Gabby needs a game plan—and her playbook—more than ever!

Praise For Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #3: Sidelined (Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #3)

Praise for Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook: “You’re going to root, root, root for Gabby Garcia!” — Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Whatever After series

“Big thumbs up!” — Suzanne Selfors, author of the Ever After High series

“Sassy and fun!” — Lenore Look, award-winning author of the Alvin Ho series and the Ruby Lu series

“Hilarious and joyful.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Gabby’s diary like narration gives readers insight into the high-spirited protagonist’s thoughts and passion for baseball, and doodled illustrations give her playbook an authentic feel.” — ALA Booklist

“Gabby’s satisfying journey toward gaining a more team-focused attitude is narrated in a wry and witty voice that ought to win over many readers, sports fans or not.” — Publishers Weekly

“It’s refreshing to see a female ballplayer protagonist in a middle grade novel.” — School Library Journal

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062391865, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

About the Author

Iva-Marie Palmer is the author of the novels Gimme Everything You Got, The End of the World as We Know It, and The Summers. A former journalist in Chicago’s south suburbs and still a bit of a jock who loves to box, run races, and swing big at batting cages, Iva now lives with her husband and two sons in Burbank, California. You can find her online at

Marta Kissi is a London-based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favorite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her husband, James, and their pet plant, Trevor.