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Sports Books for Grades 3–5

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Author Title Call Number
AviS.O.R. Losers
Each member of the South Orange River seventh grade soccer team has qualities of excellence, but not on the soccer field. (90 pp.)
J Avi
BarberKickoff!
Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the peewee football league and hit the field as starting players for their new junior high team. (156 pp.)
J Barber
BaskinBasketball (Or Something Like It)
Four kids deal with the realities of middle school basketball, including family pressure, different coaches, and what it means to be a team. (166 pp.)
J Baskin
BledsoeHoop Girlz
When River is not chosen to play in her town's basketball tournament, she decides to organize a team of her own. (162 pp.)
J Bledsoe
BowenGo for the Goal
Josh joins an elite travel league soccer team on which all the individual members play well on their own -- but not as a team. (137 pp.)
J Bowen
BowmanIvan and the Dynamos
Andy is unhappy when he does not get the hockey coach he wants, but his new coach has some surprises in store for him. (140 pp.)
J Bowman
BrooksBoot
Boot dislikes hockey's aggression, but in protecting his sister from a bully, he learns it can be appropriate at times. (122 pp.)
J Brooks
CasanovaMcKenna
McKenna, who lives for gymnastics, struggles with school work until Josie, a wheelchair user, helps her with reading and much more. (124 pp.)
J American McKenna
ChristopherTennis Ace
Steve and Ginny are frustrated because their father ignores Ginny's tennis talent while pushing Steve harder and harder to win at the sport. (116 pp.)
J Christopher
CorbettFree Baseball
Felix becomes bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. (152 pp.)
J Corbett
CoyTop of the Order
Jackson lives for baseball but becomes distracted by the rest of his life -- and the presence of a girl on his team. (182 pp.)
J Coy
GreenBaseball Great
When Josh's father signs him up for a championship team, Josh finds himself in a situation with potentially illegal consequences. (250 pp.)
J Green
GutmanThe Million Dollar Goal
Twins Dawn and Dusk go to a hockey game, where one lucky fan will get to take a shot on goal for a million dollars. Which twin will it be? (167 pp.)
J Gutman
HicksTrack Attack
Jazz's biggest fan at the track is her dad, but his enthusiasm is taking the fun out of running. What should she do? (55 pp.)
J Hicks
JacksonBlowing Bubbles with the Enemy
When Bobby, a girl, decides to try out for the boys' basketball team, tensions rise at her school, especially with the boy she likes. (165 pp.)
J Jackson
LevyTackling Dad
When Cassie tries out for the middle school football team, she faces unexpected opposition from her father, a former professional football player. (134 pp.)
J Levy
LittleBreakaway
Luke is convinced he can follow in his father's footsteps as a great soccer player, but he finds that success takes more than good genes. (153 pp.)
J Little
LupicaTwo-Minute Drill: A Comeback Kids Novel
Scott and Chris help each other succeed in both football and school. (180 pp.)
J Lupica
MaddoxDiving Off the Edge
When daredevil Blake tries a crazy stunt at the lake, can Riley use his newfound swimming skills to save his friend? (63 pp.)
J Maddox
MarkeySlumpbuster
Banjo is overcome by a nasty hitting slump as he tries to lead his team to the division baseball championship. (183 pp.)
J Markey
MontalbanoBreakaway
Soccer star LJ's competitive nature has been alienating her friends, but maybe her new friend Tabitha can help her change. (202 pp.)
J Montalbano
RipkenHothead: A Novel
When the school paper threatens to publish an embarrassing story about third baseman Connor's terrible temper, he must try to change. (135 pp.)
J Ripken
RobinsonSlam Dunk!
Elijah competes against Nia on and off the basketball court. (151 pp.)
J Robinson
StoudemireHome Court
When a group of older boys start hogging the basketball court, Amar'e knows he has to do something to help his friends. (134 pp.)
J Stoudemire
TookeKing of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
After having polio, Nick doubts he'll ever pitch again. But a summer with the great Satchel Paige just may change that. (155 pp.)
J Tooke
WallaceThe Ball Hogs
Ben wants to prove himself on the soccer field, but his obnoxious teammate, Mark, keeps hogging the ball. (119 pp.)
J Wallace

Last Updated: 6/13