Sports Books That Pack a Punch

Are you watching the Superbowl this weekend? Do you have young football fans at home? What about baseball? soccer? basketball? track?

Sports books are a distinct sub-genre, a definite “hook” for many reluctant readers. A good sports book offers more than just a sports story, though: it often offers insight on character issues, relationship conflicts, teamwork, perseverance, and more.

Sports Books That Pack a Punch

Though the books below are all sports books, even non-sports lovers will find them engaging and thought-provoking. Unless otherwise noted, books are for middle grades (~ages 10-12). Titles linked to reviews for more information.

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Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Northwest.

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  1. The Warren & the World Vol 7, Issue 5 on February 2, 2019 at 3:01 am

    […] Are you watching the Super Bowl this weekend? Do you have young football fans at home? What about baseball? soccer? basketball? track? Sports books are a distinct sub-genre, a definite “hook” for many reluctant readers. A good sports book offers more than just a sports story, though: it often offers insight on character issues, relationship conflicts, teamwork, perseverance, and more. Read more  […]

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