Kids Sports Fiction

    • Sasquatch in the Paint (series)
      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
      Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams.
    • Beyond Lucky
      Sarah Aronson
      Twelve-year-old Ari Fish is sure that the rare trading card he found has changed his luck and that of his soccer team, but after the card is stolen he comes to know that we make our own luck, and that heroes can be fallible.
    • Strike Three, You're Dead (series)
      Josh Berk

      "Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game"--Provided by publisher.

    • Little League: Play Ball! (series)
      Matt Christopher

      "Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just the first challenge they'll face on their road to the championships"--Provided by publisher.

    • Force Out
      Tim Green
      "When Joey has to compete with his best friend, Zach, for a single spot on an elite baseball team, he is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to win"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Rivals: A Baseball Great Novel
      Tim Green
      Twelve-year-old Josh looks forward to facing a true rival in the Baseball Hall of Fame tournament, but first he and his friends Jaden and Benji put themselves at great risk trying to expose the truth about a conspiracy to bribe the head umpire.
    • Game Changers (series)
      Mike Lupica
      When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.
    • The Underdogs
      Mike Lupica
      Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city's football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.
    • Athlete Vs. Mathlete (series)
      W.C. Mack

      When their two worlds collide in seventh grade, fraternal twins and opposites Owen and Russell find themselves in direct competition at school, on the court, and at home.

    • Maniac Magee
      Jerry Spinelli
      After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
    • STAT: Home Court (series)
      Amar'e Stoudemire
      Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.
    • Lucky: Maris, Mantle, and My Best Summer Ever
      Wes Tooke
      Louis, who loves baseball despite being the worst stickball player in White Plains, New York, sees his opportunity to be bat boy for the 1961 Yankees team as the perfect way to escape the problems of his father's remarriage and moving to the suburbs.
    • The Mystery of the Stolen Snowboard
      Gertrude Chandler Warner

      "The winter sports season is here, and the Aldens are excited about all the snow activities--especially snowboarding. But soon they find themselves in the middle of a mystery surrounding a star athlete and a stolen snowboard"--Provided by publisher.

    • Excellent Emma
      Sally Warner

      When the third-graders compete in the first annual winter games, Emma feels that she must win in order to prove to her father, who is divorced from her mother and lives in England with his new wife, that she is good at something.

    • Gone Fishing: A Novel In Verse
      Tamera Will Wissinger
      In this novel told through poems, nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad, so when his pesky little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he is none too pleased. Includes primer on rhyme, poetry techniques, rhythm, stanzas, and poetic forms.