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The Wide World of Sports

titles about sports

Young Adult
Hoop City - Scott Blumenthal & Brett Hodus
Frozen Rodeo - Catherine Clark
Fifteen Love - Robert Corbet
Crackback - John Coy
High Heat - Carl Deuker
Night Hoops - Carl Deuker
Second Stringer - Thomas J. Dygard
Offsides: A Novel - Erik E. Esckilsen
Damage - A. M. Jenkins
No More Dead Dogs - Gordon Korman
Inexcusable - Chris Lynch
Keeper - Mal Peet
Amazing Grace - Megan Shull
Players - Joyce Sweeney
Cruise Control - Terry Trueman
Playing Without the Ball: A Novel in Four Quarters - Rich Wallace
Strike Three! Take Your Base - Frosty Woolridge

Juvenile Fiction
Hoop Girlz - Lucy Jane Bledsoe
The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands - Louise Borden
Sport Shorts: An Anthology of Short Stories - Joseph Bruchac
The Warriors - Joseph Bruchac
Sliding Into Home - Dori Hillestad Butler
Football Nightmare - Matt Christopher
Long-Arm Quarterback - Matt Christopher
Nothin' But Net - Matt Christopher
Wheel Wizards - Matt Christopher
I Know Who Likes You - Doug Cooney
Mixed-Up Doubles - Elena Yates Eulo
I Smell Like Ham - Betty Hicks
Out Standing In My Field - Patrick Jennings
Molly Gets Mad - Suzy Kline
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup - Ron Koertge
Tackling Dad - Elizabeth Levy
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Bette Bao Lord
Travel Team - Mike Lupica
My Brother's Keeper - Patricia McCormick
Defending Irene - Kristin Wolden Nitz
Dear Ichiro - Jean Davies Okimoto
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws - Janette Rallison
Playing the Field - Janette Rallison
The Boy Who Saved Baseball - John H. Ritter
My Thirteenth Season - Kristi Roberts
House of Sports - Marisabina Russo
Rim Shots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms - Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Mudball - Matt Tavares
String Music - Rick Telander
Dad, Jackie, and Me - Myron Uhlberg
The Hockey Mystery - Gertrude Chandler Warner

Picture Books
Mama Played Baseball - David A. Adler
The Best Figure Skater in the Whole Wide World - Linda Bailey
The Princesses Have a Ball - Teresa Bateman
Snowden - Nancy Carlson
Strong to the Hoop - John Coy
Hunter & Stripe and the Soccer Showdown - Laura Malone Elliott
Eight Animals Play Ball - Susan Middleton Elya
Geez Louise - Susan Middleton Elya
Wonder Goal! - Michael Foreman
The Big Game - Louise A. Gikow
Winners Never Quit - Mia Hamm
Featherless - Juan Felipe Herrera
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings - Deborah Hopkinson
Just Like Josh Gibson - Angela Johnson
Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream - Deloris Jordan & Roslyn M. Jordan
Pearl's New Skates - Holly Keller
Elefantina's Dream - X. J. Kennedy
Rhinos Who Play Baseball - Julie Mammano
Gus and Grandpa at Basketball - Claudia Mills
Karate Hour - Carol Nevius
Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk - Trinka Hakes Noble
Mount Olympus Basketball - Kevin O'Malley
A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me: Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons) - Jean Pendziwol
Dirt On Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship - Doreen Rappaport & Lyndall Callan
Let's Play Basketball! - Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Beverly Billingsly Can't Catch - Alexander Stadler
Babu's Song - Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Boing! - Sean Taylor

And Nobody Got Hurt! The World's Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories - Len Berman
Downhill Fun: A Counting Book about Winter - Michael Dahl
Female Firsts In Their Fields: Sports & Athletics - Ann Graham Gaines
Sports Riddles - Everett Hafner
Good Sports: Winning, Losing, and Everything in Between - Therese Kauchak
Athletes With Disabilities - Deborah Kent
Equestrian Events - Bob Knotts
The Name of the Game: How Sports Talk Got That Way - Lafe Locke
Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics - Sue Macy
Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics - Sue Macy
American Indian Games - Jay Miller
Rebound Volume 1 - Yuriko Nishiyama
Comeback! Four True Stories - Jim O'Connor
Shaolin Soccer: Vol. 1 - Andy Seto
Sports Lab: How Science Has Changed Sports - Robert Sheely & Louis Bourgeois
Any Number Can Play: The Numbers Athletes Wear - George Sullivan

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali - Tonya Bolden
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist - Lesa Cline-Ransome
Arthur Ashe: Athlete and Activist - Kevin Cunningham
Lance Armstrong - Sandy Donovan
Venus Williams - Lenore Franzen
Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way - Peter Golenbock
Tiger Woods - Michael E. Goodman
Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali - James Haskins
Coubertin's Olympics: How the Games Began - Davida Kristy
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman - Kathleen Krull
Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen - Marissa Moss
Jim Thorpe - Don Nardo
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America - Sharon Robinson
Babe Ruth - William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: Driven to Win - Nancy Wakeman

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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