Category Archives: Sports Stories

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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Gold Medal Winter

Gold Medal Winter by Donna Freitas Grades 4 & up Esperanza Flores has been training as a figure skater since she was 10 and now has the opportunity to skate for Team USA at the Winter Olympics. With the support … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So

Say It Ain’t So by Josh Berk Grades 4 & up In this second Lenny & the Mikes Mystery, it is half way through seventh grade. Lenny, though he loves baseball, he knows he isn’t good enough to make the … Continue reading

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A Whole New Ballgame

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner Grades 3 & up Fifth grade starts much differently than Rip and Red had expected. They have a new teacher, Mr. Acevedo, who does things his own way, and their classroom set up … Continue reading

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The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander This powerful novel is written in free verse poetry told from the point of view of twelve year old Josh Bell. Josh and his twin brother JB are the stars of their middle school basketball … Continue reading

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