Fast and Fun

Gutman, Dan. Coach Hyatt is a Riot! (My Weird School Daze #4) [AR 3.4, Pts. 1.0]
A new football coach arrives at school and with help from an unexpected new team member, the Moose win a game.

Khan, Hena. Power Forward. (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #1) [AR BL 3.8, Pts. 2.0] Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team. When he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon! 

Kelly, David A. The Gold Medal Mess (MVP: Most Valuable Players #1) [AR 4.1, Pts. 2.0]
Five friends are ready for their school's Olympics field day. But not everyone wants to play fair; someone is trying to ruin the events. Can the kids in the Most Valuable Player club solve the mystery, save the Olympics, and take home the gold?

Lupica, Mike. The Hockey Rink Hunt. (A Zach and Zoe Mystery) [AR BL 4.7, Pts. 1.0] With only days before the last game of the Stanley Cup finals in Boston, Zach and Zoe are determined to find hockey star Mike Gordon's missing lucky necklace. 

Maddox, Jake. Storm Surfer. (A Jake Maddox Sports Story) [AR 3.3, Pts. 1.0]
Jill never expected her week at surf camp to be interrupted by a hurricane, but one is heading for the North Carolina coast. She knows to stay away from the water when a storm is coming, but Abby and Sara think surfing in a hurricane will be amazing.

Maddox, Jake. Caught Stealing. (A Jake Maddox Sports Story) [AR 4.0, Pts. 1.0]
When his father's valuable signed baseball disappears during the team's sleepover, Ian Shin, catcher for the Scottsville Knights, suspects the new pitcher, Hunter Yates, but he cannot be sure, and his trust in his teammates is shattered.

McKnight, Marty. Jim Nasium is a Football Fumbler. (A Jim Nasium Book) [AR 3.8, Pts. 1.0]
Jim Nasium has tried lots of sports, but the trouble is that he has always been a klutz. This year, he is determined to make a new start on the football field, so he volunteers to be the backup quarterback on his elementary school team.


Cochrane, Mick. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies. [AR 5.1, Pts. 7.0]
Eighth-grader Molly's ability to throw a knuckleball earns her a spot on the baseball team, which not only helps her feel connected to her recently deceased father, who loved baseball, it helps in other aspects of her life as well.

Green, Tim. Kid Owner. [AR 5.0, Pts. 11.0]
When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away.

Green, Tim. The Lost Boy. [AR BL 4.6, Pts. 9.0] After a near-fatal car accident, twelve-year-old Ryder's one chance to save his mother may be his birth father, a famous baseball player. But Ryder has only one clue to his father's identity, and time is slipping away.

Gutman, Dan. Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. [AR 4.3, Pts. 4.0]
Joe and his father travel back in time to discover whether Babe Ruth really did call the shot before his most-famous home run.

Gutman, Dan. The Million Dollar Putt. (A Million Dollar Book) [AR 3.8, Pts. 4.0]
Assisted by his neighbor Birdie, blind thirteen-year-old Ed "Bogie" Bogard will win one million dollars if he can sink a ten-foot putt in Hawai'i’s fifth annual Angus Killick Memorial Golf Tournament.

Jeter, Derek. The Contract. [AR 4.8, Pts. 5.0]
Derek Jeter dreams of one day playing for the New York Yankees, but right now, he needs to beat Gary Parnell on the next math test and lead his Little League team to victory.

Korman, Gordon. No More Dead Dogs. [AR 4.5, Pts. 5.0]
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play. He becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

Lupica, Mike. The Only Game. (A Home Team Novel #1) [AR 5.0, Pts. 9.0]
Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack would lead his team to 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.

Morgan, Alex. Saving the Team. (Kicks #1) [AR 4.4, Pts. 5.0]
After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.

Park, Linda Sue. Keeping Score. [AR 5.4, Pts. 7.0]
In Brooklyn 1951, a die-had Giants fan teaches nine-year-old Maggie who is a Dodgers fan, how to use a technique to keep score of a baseball game which creates a special friendship between them.

Junior High

Feinstein, John. The Walk On. (Triple Threat #1) [AR 5.2, Pts. 13.0]
After moving to a new town, freshman Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with the idea of not playing, since the first-string quarterback is a local hero.

Gourlay, Candy. Tall Story. [AR BL 4.3, Pts. 7.0] Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philippines to live with his mother's family in London, much to the delight of his 13-year-old half-sister Andi, a passionate basketball player.

Green, Tim. Baseball Genius. [AR 4.6, Pts. 8.0] An average kid with an above average talent for predicting baseball pitches tries to help his favorite player out of a slump.

Lupica, Mike. Heat. [AR BL 5.3, Pts. 9.0] Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old, and he has no parents to offer them proof.

Lupica, Mike. Travel Team. [AR BL 5.4, Pts. 11.0] After he is cut from his travel basketball team—the very same team that his father once led to national prominence—twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. [AR 4.6, Pts. 6.0]
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle-school track team, but his past is slowing him down.

VanDraanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream. [AR BL 4.1, Pts. 9.0] When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.