Kids Books Genre: Sports

March 2018

Arts and Theft By Allison K. Hymas

Summary:
Middle school retrieval specialist Jeremy Wilderson again must work with his archrival, Becca Mills, when someone sabotages the Summer Art Show where Chase's work is being exhbited.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction, Sports
March 2017

Baseball Genius By Tim Green and Derek Jeter

Summary:
An average kid with an above average talent for predicting baseball pitches tries to help his favorite player out of a slump.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
March 2018

Double Play: Baseball Genius By Tim Green and Derek Jeter

Summary:
When New York Yankee James "JY" Yager tries to show that he can still hit in the majors without the help of twelve-year-old Jalen's baseball genius, Jalen focuses on his own baseball career as he tries to carve out a spot with the Rockton Rockets.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
April 2017

Fair Ball By Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell

Summary:
Derek questions his friendship with Dave when Dave unexpectedly turns hostile, and the distraction begins to affect both players on the field.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
November 2018

King of the Bench: Control Freak By Steve Moore

Summary:
Steve prepares to spend the football season on the bench, but when he and his friends come into possession of a device that seems to control people, he plans to use it to get a little more involved in the game.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
April 2017

King Of The Bench: No Fear! By Steve Moore

Summary:
Follows the experiences of benchwarmer Steve, who struggles to conquer his fear of getting hit with a baseball before his first year on the school team is ruined.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
December 2016

Last Man Out By Mike Lupica

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Tommy Gallagher, the bravest and toughest football player on the field, faces his biggest battle ever when his father, a Boston firefighter, is fatally injured while rescuing a child.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
December 2017

One Mixed-Up Night By Catherine Newman

Summary:
Unbeknownst to their parents, twelve-year-olds Frankie and Walter spend the night in an IKEA store. One night all on their own, with no grown-ups or little brothers. One night of surprises and twinkle lights and secrets they have been keeping—and waiting to share.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
April 2017

Outside Shot By Fred Bowen

Summary:
Eighth-grader Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter, but will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team?

Genre: Fiction, Sports
April 2017

Point Guard By Mike Lupica

Summary:
It's basketball season for the home team but Gus must wrestle with prejudice when he's the only one bothered by Cassie joining the boys' team and his teammate Steve makes fun of Gus's Dominican heritage.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
June 2018

Takedown By Laura Shovan

Summary:
Mikayla is a wrestler; when you grow up in a house full of brothers who wrestle, it's inevitable. Some people object to having a girl on the team. But that's not stopping Mikayla. She's determined to work harder than ever, and win.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
April 2018

Team Players By Mike Lupica

Summary:
Cassie must learn that you can’t “fix” someone else after a girl with Aspergers joins her softball team in the fourth and final book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica.

Genre: Fiction, Sports
September 2018

The Rhino in Right Field By Stacy Dekeyser

Summary:
In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team.

Genre: Fiction, Sports