What are the best sports fiction books for children?

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    #1The 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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    Albert Hayes
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "a fantastic book I highly recommend it, read it now ya'll "
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    #2Pop

    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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    Elizabeth Reyes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book was written around football, this is one that everyone can enjoy. I loved it and it kept me interested the entire time. I highly recommended this book for football lovers."
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    #3The 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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    Pamela Pena
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Hi, in my opinion, is a very touching Storie about a special friendship and sportsmanship for all ages that will warm your heart and possibly your goosebumps don't go away. I really loved the things that Hutch" Hutchinson loves baseball. The plot was good, perfectly character, and the writing was flawless. In conclusion, I highly recommend this very touching Book about a special friendship and sportsmanship for all ages to anyone who hasn't reed it. You're in for a real treat and a good time, so go to the book store,buy it, kick back with someone close to you, and read it. I guarantee you you'll thoroughly enjoy it."
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    #4Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons)

    Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons)

    Swallows and Amazons is the first book in the classic children's series Swallows and Amazons written by Arthur Ransome which centers on the adventures of the Walker family as they sail around the world. 

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    Mary Fowler
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I know this is a children's book, but as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's about teamwork and I think will be a good book to give to my daughter when she gets older. "
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    #5Heat

    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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    Pamela Montgomery
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a good book about baseball for kids. My son doesn't read often but he liked it."
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    #6Change-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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    Michael Ray
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past & G.G. Snowboards The G.G. Series, Book"
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    #7Summer Ball

    Summer Ball
    Summer Ball is the second book in the sports fiction series Danny Walker written by Mike Lupica which continues on the story of Danny Walker who is leading his basketball team in the national championship. 
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    Amanda Thomas
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I bought Summer Ball for my nephew on the recommendation of a sportswriter I work with. He loved it. The main character is relatable and someone you can't help but root for. Great series for boys. "
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    #8Hoops

    Hoops

    Hoops is a sports fiction novel written by Walter Dean Myers which centers on 17-year-old Lonnie Jackson who has the potential to be a professional basketball player but has been warned by his coach to not give in to pressure. 

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    Norma Quezada
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Hoops, written by Walter Dean Myers, is a wonderful book to read aloud to your class! I read it to my intensive reading 9th grade class this pasts September and they loved it! The majority of the class is made up of male students, but even my girls enjoyed the story."
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    #9Sean wants to be Messi: A children's book about soccer and inspiration. US edition

    Sean wants to be Messi: A children's book about soccer and inspiration. US edition

    Sean wants to be Messi: A children's book about soccer and inspiration. US edition is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Tanya Preminger and illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto.

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    #10Mickey & 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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    Ralph Bates
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a wonderful children's series. I bought it for my son, who is obsessed with baseball and anything with baseball in it. The gist of it is that the main character travels through time by using baseball cards, meeting some of baseball's great legends and going on adventures. It's a charming and simple premise that any young sports fan will love!"
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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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    #12The Million Dollar Shot

    The Million Dollar Shot

    The Million Dollar Shot is the first book in the Million Dollar series written by Dan Gutman. This was originally published in 1900. This book about sports and basketball is ideal for middle-grade and young adult readers.

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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a classic book for children who are interested in sports. It includes valuable lessons and has been read by several generations of young readers. This book won multiple awards for children's literature and should be in every kid's library."
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    #13Tangerine

    Tangerine
    Tangerine is a realistic fiction book written by Edward Bloor with an introduction by Danny De Vito. This sportsbook was originally published in 1977. It tells the story of Paul as he joins a soccer team.
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    Anthony Kennedy
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A really good sports book about success and perseverance. It will tell you the story of Paul a kid who joins a soccer team and his hard life."
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    #14The Field

    The Field

    The Field is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara. It was published March 6, 2018 by NorthSouth Books.

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    Mildred Simmons
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I quite love this book. The pics are very enjoyable as is the story line. It is fun to learn just a bit about the Caribbean and some Creole."
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    #15Hope for Haiti

    Hope for Haiti

    Hope for Haiti is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written and illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson. It was published October 12, 2010 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.

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    Bruce Hunt
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is the story of a group of children living in a tent city, after the Jan 2010 Earthquake. It shows how creative and resilient these children are. They want nothing more than to play, and get back to normal! I bought this book for my adopted son, who is Haitian born. I have been buying books about Haiti & Haitian Culture in order to preserve his Haitian Culture and to preserve his memories of Haiti. He was 10 when he came to us. We have used this book and others to open up discussions about what his life was like in Haiti. Our entire family has enjoyed this book"
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    #16Rebound Rival

    Rebound Rival

    Rebound Rival is the second book in The Will Stover Sports Series written by C.E. Butler and edited by Sandi Hildebrand. This book continues the life of Will in and out of the court. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Ethan Howell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "My kids love this book. I like this book but it is not necessarily my favorite sports-related book out there. That being said it is a really fun."
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    #17Soccer Hour

    Soccer Hour

    Soccer Hour is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Carol Nevius and illustrated by Bill Thomson. It was published February 1, 2011 by Two Lions.

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    Jesse Franklin
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Soccer Hour is a decent sports fiction book for children. The illustrations are well-drawn and the story by Nevius is engaging. Kids will like it."
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    #18Froggy Plays Soccer

    Froggy Plays Soccer

    Froggy Plays Soccer is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz. It was published March 19, 2001 by Puffin Books.

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    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I read this to my son after he picked it out for himself at the children's bookstore the other day. I have to say, I am impressed by how exciting the authors managed to make soccer. My son has always been more interested in books and TV, but after reading Froggy Plays Soccer he asked me if we could go to the park to kick around a ball!"
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    #19Happy Like Soccer (A Junior Library Guild Selection)

    Happy Like Soccer (A Junior Library Guild Selection)

    Happy Like Soccer (A Junior Library Guild Selection) is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo. It was published May 8, 2012 by Candlewick.

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    Sonia Varela
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "a very motivating book guiding a child in getting to know the sport she has an interest and talent in. challenges the child and encourages them to try out a sport or game"
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    #20Sophomore 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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Summary

Best What are the best sports fiction books for children
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Boy Who Saved BaseballBooks 28 Paid
2PopBooks 27 Paid
3The Big FieldBooks 25 Paid
4Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons)Books 24 Paid
5HeatBooks 23 Paid
6Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat)Books 20 Paid
7Summer BallBooks 20 Paid
8HoopsBooks 18 Paid
9Sean wants to be Messi: A children's book about soccer and inspiration. US editionBooks 17 Paid
10Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Books 13 Paid
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