Sports - Fiction

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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Breakaway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781552778623
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Published: James Lorimer & Company - September 8th, 2011

Ice hockey or soccer? Adam has to make the hard choice between being on a team in his new school and his Dad’s aspirations for him. (8-12)


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The Final Four Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670012640
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2012

Everyone wants to win—Malcolm who thinks only he is important, Roko from Croatia who is trying to fit in, Crispin who makes a large mistake, and M. J. who is trying to live up to his name. (10-13)


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The Sports Pages Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061963780
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Published: Walden Pond Press - July 10th, 2012

Competitiveness, striving, friendship, and abuse both on and off various sports fields are depicted in fiction and nonfiction accounts by different authors. Detailed black-and-white illustrations. (8-12)


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King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442433465
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2012

Love of baseball and the guidance of the great Satchel Paige help twelve-year-old Nick through his recovery from polio. (8-12)


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Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters Cover Image
By Claudia Mills, Guy Francis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375868757
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Although not great athletes, Mason and his friend Brody reluctantly agree to join a ragtag fifth-grade basketball team coached by Mason’s father. Black- and-white illustrations. (8-11)

 


 


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Plunked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545297141
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2012

Little League sixth grader Jack must learn not to be afraid of being beaned if he is to continue playing. (9-12)