The Kickers Series (age 7-10)
by Rich Wallace
action ... sports
Publisher comments: Nine-year-old Ben is brand-new to soccer, but he's a good athlete and knows he'll do well on the Bobcats, his team in the local Kickers soccer league. If he can only work around his obnoxious teammate Mark, the ball hog, Ben is sure he'll score his first goal. But Coach Patty, and Ben's own teammates, show him a little something about teamwork. And suddenly it dawns on him: he's a ball hog, too. Can he change his ways before the Bobcats lose their shot at the Kickers play-offs?
title: The Ball Hogs
title: Fake Out
title: Benched
title: Game-day Jitters
Scrubs Forever! (age 7-10)
by Jamie McEwan
school ... sports
Catalog: Dan is about to give up wrestling when he discovers that he really likes rock climbing; however, he starts to take it too seriously when winning becomes too important.
Willy the Scrub (age 7-10)
by Jamie McEwan
school ... sports
Catalog: Willy and his friends have just started the 5th grade and want to be part of the "in" crowd, so they become jocks; the fall football season leaves Willy a benchwarmer, or scrub, but he goes out for wrestling and things begin to change.
Slam Dunk Saturday (age 7-10)
by Jean Marzollo
friendship ... sports ... school
It's almost time for Slam Dunk Saturday, and Billy is practicing like crazy for the Shoot-Out Contest. Will he beat Chad--who's huge, rude, and the best player in school? This play-by-play story reveals an important message about friendship.
Patrick Doyle Is Full of Blarney (age 7-10)
by Jennifer Armstrong
historical ... sports
Patrick promises his buddies that his baseball hero will come to their playground in Hell's Kitchen, bat for him, and chase the Copperheads out.
Jeffrey's Ghost and the Leftover Baseball Team (age 7-10)
by David Adler
humor ... sports ... spooky
A baseball team of children no one else wants on a team turns into a team of winners with the help of a friendly boy ghost.
Baseball Saved Us (age 7-10)
by Ken Mochizuki
bigotry ... historical ... sports
During World War II, a young Japanese-American boy and his family are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despondent in their desolate surroundings, father and son pull the camp together to build a baseball diamond and form a league.
Bravo, Tavo! (age 7-10)
by Brian Meunier
family ... enterprise ... sports
Tavo, named for his father Gustavo, plays basketball so much that his sneakers are worn out. His father is too worried about the drought afflicting their small village to focus on replacing them. Gustavo thinks he can solve the water shortage, but the other villagers say hes crazy. Tavo puts aside basketball to help prove his father right. In return, something miraculous happens to his sneakers, and he's the hero of the next game. Did the magic come from his shoes, or was it in his heart all along?
Scrubs Forever! (age 7-10)
by Jamie McEwan
growing up ... sports
Dan is about to give up wrestling when he discovers that he really likes rock climbing; however, he starts to take it too seriously when winning becomes too important.
Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu (age 7-10)
by Jamie McEwan
growing up ... sports
Rufus finds himself involved in both the football team and a ballet class. Despite the teasing from his friends, the ballet lessons may just save the football season.
Rainbow Magic: Sports Fairies Series (age 7-10)
by Daisy Meadows
sports ... fantasy ... magic ... adventure
Publisher comments: It's an exciting time in Fairyland. Everyone is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics! But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen the Sports Fairies' magic objects. Now they're threatening to take over the whole competition! The stables are all mixed up --- and it's the goblins' fault! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Helena the Horseriding Fairy rein things in?
title: Helena the Horse-Riding Fairy
title: Stacey the Soccer Fairy
title: Zoe the Skating Fairy
title: Brittany the Basketball Fairy
title: Samantha the Swimming Fairy
title: Alice the Tennis Fairy
title: Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy
The Losers Fight Back: a Wild Willie Mystery (age 7-10)
by Barbara Joosse
friendship ... mystery ... sports
With some help from his detective partner King Kyle in Cleveland, Wild Willie and his friend Lucy figure out how to turn their soccer team into winners.
Winners! Series (age 7-10)
by Linda Lee Maifair
Follow along as the characters learn important lessons about good sportsmanship.
title: Batter Up, Bailey Benson
title: Use Your Head, Molly Malone
title: Whoa There, Wanda Wilson!
The Pizza Pie Slugger (age 7-10)
by Jean Marzollo
Billy, the former champion slugger for his third grade baseball team, is bothered by his very young stepsister's presence at games and feels that she is jinxing him into a batting slump.
When Willard Met Babe Ruth (age 7-10)
by Donald Hall
A boy meets the young Babe Ruth and along with his family follows the Babe's long and illustrious career.
General Butterfingers (age 7-10)
by John Reynolds Gardiner
humor ... sports
Theo Lyzzick, one of Nature's non-sporty types, thought the end of the world had come when he found himself Third Man in for cricket and having to face Meltzer's body-liners. But this was to prove only the first step in his nightmare involvement with a foul-mouthed parrot, a retired music-hall comedian and a pair of criminals.
Super Hoops Series (age 7-10)
by Hank Herman
Play one on one with this super series.
title: Above the Rim
title: Ball Hog
title: Crashing the Boards
title: Foul!
title: Hang Time
title: In the Zone
title: In Your Face!
title: Monster Jam
title: One on One
title: Out of Bounds!
title: Rebound!
title: Show Time
title: Slam Dunk!
title: Trash Talk
title: Who's the Man?
Peach Street Mudders Series (age 7-10)
by Matt Christopher
growing up ... friendship ... sports
The Peach Street Mudders learn a lot about sportsmanship, and a lot about life.
title: All-Star Fever
title: The Catcher's Mask
title: Shadow Over Second
title: Stranger in Right Field
title: The Hit-Away Kid
title: Zero's Slider
The Dog That Called the Pitch (age 7-10)
by Matt Christopher
sports ... spooky
Catalog: Mike and his dog Harry, the Airedale with ESP, are shocked to discover that the new umpire for Mike's baseball games can hear their mental conversations.
sequel: The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter
sequel: The Dog That Stole Football Plays
sequel: The Dog That Stole Home

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