What are the best sports books for kids?

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    #1Heat

    Heat

    Heat is a young adult fiction novel written by Mike Lupica which centers on 12-year-old Cuban immigrant Michael Arroyo dreaming of playing on the Little League World Series.   

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    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Aw, Heat! This was such a great book, god it has been years since i've read this, still one of my favorites growing up. Full of twist and turns, I swear you will bond with him as a character' I wasnt even into sports and I swear for a whole week after reading this I was trying to achieve his dreams through me ha, as if I could do something. I used to root for michael so bad, hoping he'd be able to get noticed. And then he did, and more issues came up, this used to have my emotions all over the place. But boy did I love it, I showed my younger sister this book some years back' she was real (into every sport type of) athletic.. ha she was hilarious finishing this book, talking about her pursuing a sport to get into college so she could make a team. Used to have me feeling hopeful for my future, a d i dodnt even play sports ha."
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    #2The Big Field

    The Big Field

    The Big Field a young adult sports fiction novel written by Mike Lupica which centers on star shortstop of the Cardinals named Hutch who will now have to prove himself following the arrival of a new kid named Darryl.

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    Susan Spencer
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Big Field is Outstanding, great read for kids and their parents. If you have a love for baseball then you'd love this book. The story starts slow in the beginning and really good in the middle having clear writing style."
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    #3Pop

    Pop

    Pop is a young adult sports fiction novel written by Gordon Korman which tells the story of the friendship between high school junior Marcus and Charlie former NFL player Popovitch. 

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    Walter Robinson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Pop is a young adult sports fiction novel written by Gordon Korman which tells the story of the friendship between high school junior Marcus and Charlie former NFL player Popovitch. "
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    #4Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat)

    Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat)

    Change-up: Mystery at the World Series is the fourth book in The Sports Beat series written by John Feinstein which centers on teen sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol sent to cover the World Series particularly the famous Norbert Doyle.

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    Linda Crawford
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Change-up: Mystery at the World Series is about teen sports reporters that are tasked with covering the World Series. It's a great book for young sports fans."
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    #5The Boy Who Saved Baseball

    The Boy Who Saved Baseball

    The Boy Who Saved Baseball is written by John H. Ritter which centers on Tom Gallagher trying to save several acres of the land in Dillontown, which is being planned to be sold including the baseball field where he plays. 

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    Lucía Arellano
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Amazon page had a great summary of the book so I could get more information on what the book was about. It is an easy to use page to see information about the product and read reviews from other users to see how good the book is."
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    #6No More Dead Dogs

    No More Dead Dogs

    No More Dead Dogs is a standalone fiction novel written by Gordon Korman which centers on football player Wallace Wallace who was suspended after writing a book report of Old Shep, My Pal. 

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    Tyler Murray
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "My daughter was incapable to put this book down once she started to read. And she laughed a lot while reading. I did not read it, but according to her interest and the fun she had while reading, I would definitively recommend it. It is important for kids to read interesting fiction novels at this age, to enhance their interest for reading. Well, I think this is a good start for that. "
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    #7The Toilet Paper Tigers

    The Toilet Paper Tigers
    The Toilet Paper Tigers is written by Gordon Korman which centers on Feather Soft Tigers player Corey Johnson who feels humiliated of being part of the Little League with their team uniforms having images of toilet papers. 
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    Robert Fernandez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I needed a book to buy my nephew for his birthday and The Toilet Paper Tigers seemed like a good book for that purpose. So far it seems as though he really enjoy's the book and he is almost halfway through the book so it was an excellent buy. "
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    #8Undergrounders

    Undergrounders

    Undergrounders is a young adult sports fiction written by David Skuy tells the story of the homeless boy named Jonathan after his mother died and meets Lewis who helps him improve his hockey skills. 

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    Catherine Ruiz
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The Undergrounders book is for kids age 9 and up. It is a gripping tale of what is like like to be homeless as a child. Most kids will relate to the hero of the book nicknamed Mouse, who just wants to be a kid and have some fun. This book is nicely written and is an enjoyable read for anyone."
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    #9Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me is the fifth book in the Baseball Card Adventures series written by Dan Gutman which centers on a boy named Joe Stoshack who can travel through time with baseball cards.

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    Judy Cox
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Not into baseball that much so I didn't like it. I usually keep to non-fiction."
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    #10Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere is the fourth book in The Sluggers series written by Loren Lon and Phil Bildner which centers on a baseball team trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt. 

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    Angela Gomez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I was looking for a new book for my young children to read, and this is great! It's even part of a series, so this suggestion will last a while!"
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    #11Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom is the first in The Will Stover Series written by C.E. Butler. This fiction novel is ideal for middle-grade readers. It narrates the story of a boy who has to lead a football team. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Jeremy Keller
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Fourteen-year-old Will Stover has it all: great friends, supportive parents, a ton of athletic ability, and a bright future. He also has a problem. He's been assigned the task of leading his tradition-rich varsity football team back to the state playoffs. But when Will, despite his talent, is slow to perform on the field, the backlash from his new teammates is harsh and immediate. "
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    #12Power Plays (The Jessie Mac)

    Power Plays (The Jessie Mac)

    Power Plays is a young adult sports fiction and the first book in The Jessie Mac series written by Maureen Ulrich. it is first published in 2007.

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    Madison Williamson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I think this is actually a pretty good book. It is interesting and well written. It gives kids the idea that they can stand up too bullies. I think it tells them that there is a place they can fit in and friends they can make. It does not make everything to simplistic either. The girl has to put in some effort."
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    #13Boy in the Dress

    Boy in the Dress


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    Teresa Stephens
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Dennis is a 12-year-old football player, but this book isn't so centered on that. Rather, Boy in the Dress, as you may have guessed it, is about a young boy who cross-dresses. I think the book is great and would certainly recommend it to children, but not necessarily as a sports book."
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    #14Beyond Lucky

    Beyond Lucky

    Beyond Lucky is a fiction sportsbook for middle-grade kids written by Sarah Aronson. This book was originally published in 2011. It narrates the story of Ari Fish who considers his favorite soccer player his hero.

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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Beyond Lucky tells of a story about a children soccer player who runs into a lot of problems while trying to follow in the footsteps of his favorite player that was from the same town as him. While not appealing to all audiences, Beyond Lucky hit a niche, kids group that love the sport and have the same kind of aspirations."
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    #15The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia

    The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia

    The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia A Complete Guide for Middle And Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18 is a nonfiction book written by Mick Grant and John Molvar. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Abhinav Mehra
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Mick Grant and John Molvar deliver a solid book about the fundamentals of running and many unknown tips that will improve your skill. I recommend any runner of any age read this book at least once in their life. "
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    #16Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler Novel

    Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler Novel
    Sophomore Campaign is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2012 by Sky Pony Press, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. Sophomore Campaign is the second book included in the Mickey Tussler book series.
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    Ramón Guillén
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a perfect read for any teen that plays organized sports. Really, anyone that is a parent of someone fitting this description should read this series. It is very inspiring and the tale is well told."
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    #17The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2008, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. The Legend of Mickey Tussler is the first book in the Mickey Tussler book series.

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Summary

Best What are the best sports books for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HeatBooks 40 Paid
2The Big FieldBooks 35 Paid
3PopBooks 34 Paid
4Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat)Books 31 Paid
5The Boy Who Saved BaseballBooks 30 Paid
6No More Dead DogsBooks 27 Paid
7The Toilet Paper TigersBooks 25 Paid
8UndergroundersBooks 24 Paid
9Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Books 19 Paid
10Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)Books 18 Paid
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