January 14, 2016 | marianne
Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.
Eighth-grader Ellie is a veteran on her volleyball team, but this year she is frustrated because she is having trouble with her footwork, and she hopes that getting involved with coaching the younger girls in the newly organized after-school group at the Boys and Girls Club will help her work through her problems--besides, it is fun and she was instrumental in setting it up.
Teddy has been training all summer with his new friends Jack and Gus to make the new travel football team in Walton, but when his long-absent dad comes back to town and into his life he is faced with a much bigger challenge.
When her school is shut down due to an asbestos problem, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia is sent to an upscale private school that already has a star pitcher, and to make matters worse, she has trouble making friends and finding her place.
In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.
Ever since she broke her wrist longboarding, Valeria has been reluctant to get back on her board, but now she has been asked to teach Chloe, the new girl in Harlow Springs, Colorado, the art of downhill longboarding and get her ready in time for the upcoming race.
Mia has always loved playing ice hockey with her older brothers, and decides it is finally time to pursue her passion for figure skating, and, as she works with a new skating coach, she learns the importance of following her heart.
Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.
After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.
Keisha's family's animal rescue center is asked to help at a nearby college that is being overrun with squirrels, while Keisha is trying to deal with her nervousness as she prepares for the regional jump-rope competition.