Category Archives: Sports Stories

A Long Pitch Home

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi Grades 4 & up Bilal is surprised when he, his siblings, and his mother suddenly leave Pakistan for America. His father must stay behind. They go to Virginia, where they stay with … Continue reading

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Ghost

Ghost by Jason Reynolds Grades 5 & up Running has played an important role in Ghost’s life since the night he and his mother ran for their lives, but he never considered it a real sport like basketball. That all … Continue reading

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The Distance To Home

The Distance To Home by Jenn Bishop Grades 4 & up Quinnen’s sister Haley was six years older than her, and now that she is gone the void seems unfillable. Told in alternating chapters between last summer and this summer, … Continue reading

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Home Team (Books 1 & 2)

The Only Game by Mike Lupica Grades 4 & up Jack not only loves baseball, he is really good at it. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best baseball players in his town and this year he and … Continue reading

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Soar

Soar by Joan Bauer Grades 4 & up Jeremiah loves baseball. He loves it more than almost anything, even though he can’t play it anymore. So when he has a chance to move with his father to Hillcrest, Ohio, which … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice by Gail Nall Grades 4 & up Kaitlin dreams of skating in the Olympics, but after an unacceptable outburst in front of the judges at her last competition, she may never skate again. She is kicked out … Continue reading

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The Walk On

The Walk On by John Feinstein Grades 5 & up Alex Myers knows that he has a good arm and is a strong quarterback. Even as a Freshman he hopes to win a spot on the Varsity football team. What … Continue reading

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The Rookie Bookies

The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim Grades 4 & up Mitch Sloan’s family has just moved from California to Indiana, giving him a chance to start over at a new middle school. Things seem to be starting off well, … Continue reading

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If You’re Reading This

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy Grades 7 & up Mike’s dad died serving in Afghanistan seven years ago, when Mike was eight-years-old. Now that he is almost sixteen, letters from his father have started arriving. They were written … Continue reading

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Screaming at the Ump

Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick Grades 4 & up Casey lives with his father and grandfather at the Behind the Plate umpire training school. Baseball is his life, though more than wanting to play he wants to write … Continue reading

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