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Education Trade Books for Fiction: Sports

This page lists fiction books related to content areas to help teachers or teacher candidates.

Sports/Exercise/Physical Education

  • *Batter up by Jackson Scholz (baseball, middle school)
  • *Extra Innings by Robert Newton Peck (baseball, history)
  • *Game, Set and Match by Donna King (tennis, middle school)
  • *The heartbeat of halftime by Stephen Wunderli (football)
  • *Heat by Mike Lupica (LSRL, baseball, Cuba)
  • *High Heat by Carl Deuker (LSRL, baseball)
  • *Home of the Braves by David Klass (soccer)
  • *Hoop girlz by Lucy Bledsoe (basketball, middle school)
  • *House of sports by Marisabina Russo (basketball, middle school)
  • *Knights of the Hill Country by Tim Tharp (BBYA, football)
  • *Life, love and the pursuit of free throws by Janette Rallison (middle school)
  • *Maniac Magee: A Novel by Jerry Spinelli (N, sports in general)
  • *The Moves make the Man by Bruce Brooks (NH, basketball)
  • *Night Hoops by Carl Deuker (BRB, LSRL, basketball, online book)
  • *November Blues by Sharon M. Draper (CSKH, death, football, teen pregnancy)
  • *The Outside Shot by Walter Dean Myers (basketball)
  • *Pinned by Alfred C. Martino (TAY, wrestling)
  • *Playing the Field by Janette Rallison (LSRL, baseball, middle school)
  • *Playing for Keeps by Joan Lowery Nixon (baseball, suspense)
  • *Rebound by Eric Walters (basketball, disabilities, middle school)
  • *River Boy by Tim Bowler (swimming)
  • *Runner by Carl Deuker (TAY)
  • *Running Loose by Chris Crutcher (track)
  • *Slam! By Walter Dean Myers (CSK, basketball)
  • *Safe at Second by Scott Johnson (disabilities, baseball)
  • *Sammy Keyes and the search for Snake Eyes by Wendelin Van Draanen (softball, middle school)
  • *Shoeless Joe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman (fantasy, middle school)
  • *Skinnybones by Barbara Park (TBA, baseball, middle school)
  • *String music by Rick Telander (basketball, middle school)
  • *Taking Sides by Gary Soto (LSRL, basketball)
  • *Tiger Threat by Sigmund Brouwer (Ice hockey, middle school)
  • *Three clams and an oyster by Randy Powell (BBYA, flag football)
  • *Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury (SOHFA, baseball, middle school)
  • *Winning by Robin F. Brancato (disabilities, football)
  • *Winning kicker by Thomas J. Dygard (girls playing high school football)
  • Choosing up sides by John H. Ritter (BRB, baseball, middle school)
  • Danger zone by David Klass (BBYA, basketball)
  • Gold dust by Chris Lynch (BRB, baseball)
  • Hoops by Walter Dean Myers (basketball)
  • Iceman by Chris Lynch (ice hockey)
  • Infield hit by Thomas Dygard (LSRL, baseball)
  • Last shot: a Final Four mystery by John Feinstein (basketball, journalism)
  • Playing without the Ball: A Novel in Four Quarters by Rich Wallace (basketball)
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor (BBYA, disabilities, football, soccer, middle school+)
  • Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open by John Feinstein (tennis, journalism)
  • Whale talk by Chris Crutcher (swimming)