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Sports (boys)

This is just a list of some of the newer picture books about sports, primarily with boys as the main character.  We will do girls in February of next year.  The list of sports stories, especially once you get into chapter books, is huge!  Sports stories are a great way to get non-reading boys into reading.  In addition, sport stories, while telling about the sport itself, often touch on the disciplines of hard work, sportsmanship, team work, concentration, and so much more.  And participating in sports not only builds a strong body, but new research has proven that active exercise also builds new brain cells.  Researchers have found that we are not restricted to the number of brain cells we are born with – we can actually build new ones! 

So get off the couch and find a sport for you; there are many, many to choose from… basketball, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, race car driver, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, ice dancing, figure skating, bowling, golf, rugby, weight lifting, martial arts, downhill skiing, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing,  wrestling, and lacrosse—just to name a few.
  1. At Gleason’s Gym*  by Ted Lewin
  2. Game Day*  by Tiki and Ronde Barber
  3. Baseball Saved Us*  by Ken Mochizuki
  4. Strong to the Hoop*  by John Coy
  5. Casey and Derek on the Ice  by Marty Sederman
  6. Mudball  by Matt Tavares
  7. In the Pocket: Johnny Unitas and Me  by Mike Leonetti
  8. Win One for the Gipper: America’s Football Hero  by Kathy-Jo Wargin
  9. Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race  by Cynthia Rylant
  10. Sergio Makes a Splash  by Edel Rodriguez
  11. Froggy Plays Soccer  by Jonathan London
  12. Big Kicks  by Bob Kolar
  13. Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan—In Pursuit of a Dream^  by  Deloris & Roslyn M. Jordan
  14. Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man   by David Adler
  15. How to Catch a Fish  by John Frank
  16. Timberwolf Hunt (chapter book, hockey)  by Sigmund Brouwer

* also listed on the monthly flyer
^ previously read on StoryLine


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