Offers a collection of stories and poems that captures the joy, drama, and excitement of playing America's
favorite pastime, and includes works written by John H. Ritter, Jerry Spinelli, Ron Koertge, Joseph Bruchac,
and others. 2008.
After losing his hand in an accident at the family store, eleven-year-old Norm must find a way to cope with
the tragedy and overcome his disability in order to completely live the life of his dreams. 2006.
Eighth-grader Molly's ability to throw a knuckleball earns her a spot on the baseball team, which not only helps
her feel connected to her recently deceased father, who loved baseball, it helps in other aspects of her life,
as well. 2009.
Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity
to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban
outfielder. Includes glossaries of baseball terms and Spanish words and phrases. 2006
Golding, Theresa Martin
Tremendously burdened by a secret guilt, twelve-year-old Lindy uses her skill at softbaseball to help her
cope with a new school, scornful classmates, and complicated family problems. 2004.
Follows the fortunes of a German immigrant family through nine generations, beginning in 1845, as they
experience American life and play baseball. 2009.
With his ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe takes Flip with him to find out
whether Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher ever. 2006
When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named
Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who
was once a great ballplayer too. 2008.
Edward is one of a large and close family that loves baseball, music, books, and each other, and when he
unexpectedly dies and his parents donate his organs, his wonderful eyes go to a perfect recipient. 2007
Thirteen-year-old McKay tries to keep up his algebra grade to stay on the baseball team, while dealing
with his attraction
to a girl named Serena. 2002
Already downhearted due to the loss of her mother and her father's overwhelming grief, thirteen-year-old
Fran decides to give up her dream of becoming the first female in professional baseball after a coach
attacks her just for being a girl. 2005.
For twenty-two years, since a fateful baseball game against their rival town, it has rained in Moundville, so
when the rain finally stops, twelve-year-old Roy, his friends, and foster brother Sturgis dare to face the curse
and form a team. 2009.
A powerful novel of racial tension, baseball, and Jackie Robinson takes readers to 1947 Brooklyn where
nine-year-old Joey Sexton--a Yankees fan who is of mixed race--must live with his white, Jewish
relatives after his mother dies. 2006
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Named after the greatest baseball player of all time, eleven-year-old Ruth dreams of becoming a major league
baseball player until she overhears her father lamenting the fact that she is a girl. 2001.
In 1920, sixteen-year-old Hank finds his loyalties divided when he is assigned to care for the Giants' mascot,
a wildcat named Bill Pennant, as well as keep an eye on Babe Ruth in Ruth's first season with the
New York Yankees. 2009.
Having moved from Pennsylvania to Hudson City, Jimmy Fleming is hoping that his good attitude and skills
as a great pitcher will work to make him new friends, but when his performance sours, his new teammates
turns on him, and he gets unwanted pressure from his father, Jimmy begins to wish he never had to leave
his happy hometown. 2006
For most boys in a small Mississippi town, the biggest concern one hot summer is whether their annual July
4th baseball game will be cancelled due to their county's anniversary pageant, but after the death of the
old man to whom twelve-year-old star pitcher House Jackson has been secretly reading for a year, House
uncovers secrets about the man and the history of baseball in Aurora County that could fix everything. 2007.
In addition to facing the reality that his older brother's cancer treatments may not go as successfully as he would wish, Matt Bainter's day-to-day life is also in turmoil after moving to a new town, joining the school's horrible baseball team, and ending up in a major slump of his own. 2004.
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover
the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing
the final game. 2005
When Toby finally decides to join the middle school basketball team, he does not anticipate the changes
that will occur in his relationship with his best friend JJ, who is the team's star player, as well as in other
areas of his life. 2007
Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals
at a summer basketball camp. 2007
After her mother's death, twelve-year-old Molly learns that her father is a basketball star for the Boston
After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national
prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot
at victory. 2004
For quite some time, Jim's entire life revolved around the game of basketball and nothing could take his mind away
from it, but when things begin to change at home, the game becomes just a game as he turns to his Nana for
comfort and stories of the past. 2002
When Robby, a mediocre basketball player, bumps into his hero, NBA superstar J.J., Robby thinks his dream has
come true, but as they get to know one another, Robby realizes that being an NBA star isn't as great as it
appears to be from a distance. 2002
Free throw specialist Cornell "Dunk" Duncan joins the YMCA summer basketball league all-star team, but after
losing his confidence in an important game the seventh-grader makes some decisions about becoming an
all-around player. 2006
As his own self-confidence grows, seventh-grader Dunk learns to be supportive both on and off the basketball court
when his friend Jared goes through a difficult time, even though Jared's failure would provide Dunk more opportunities
to prove himself. 2007.
Jared has the talent to take the Hudson City Hornets basketball team to the play-offs, but first Jared will have
to learn to control his temper and be a better team mate. 2004
Freddie must overcome his fear of tackling before the championship game against the Cardinals. 1996
When twelve-year-old Ty's brother Thane is recruited out of college to play for the New York Jets, their
Uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing Ty and Thane in Trouble with
the Mafia. 2008.
When Cassie tries out for the middle school football team, she faces unexpected opposition from her father,
a former professional football player. 2005
Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has
dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school. 2007.
After years of playing nothing but soccer in Hudson city, New Jersey, Manny has to work very hard to play
on the middle school football team, using determination, speed, and smarts to make up for being small
and inexperienced. 2004
The Wolfbay Wings get a new weapon to use this season, bodychecking, and all the members in the league are
using it, but Boot does not feel comfortable doing this to other players, decides to take a stand against it, and,
in the process, risks his place on the team. 1998.
As Shark's hockey game improves and he becomes a puck-hog, he alienates himself from his teammates and
discovers that a nickname must be earned, not taken for granted. 1998.
At the start of the new ice hockey season, Woodsie alone believes that his teammates can pick themselves up
after several key players defect to a rival team. 1997
Jeff, already worried about losing his place on the hockey team because of low grades, suddenly finds himself
the victim of sabotage in the form of forged papers. 1997
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play
soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. 1997
Esckilsen, Erik E.
Tom Gray, a Mohawk Indian and star soccer player, moves to a new high school and refuses to play for the
Warriors with their insulting mascot. 2004
Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking
a goal against a local soccer hero. 2001
Nitz, Kristin Wolden
A thirteen-year-old American girl plays on a fiercely competitive boy's soccer team during the year her family
spends in Italy and experiences culture clashes both on and off the field. 2004.
After getting a taste of victory on the soccer field, friends Calvin Tait and Zero Rollinson find a new passion i
n life and so now can only look forward to leading their team to even greater success as they begin to go
head-to-head with some of their fiercest competitors and toughest competitions of the year. 2005
Track & Field
When sixth-grader Manny Ramos, one of the fastest runners on the youth football team, joins the new track
club, he hopes that his light weight will be a benefit in racing against more experienced guys. 2005