Category Archives: Sports Stories

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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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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