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Sports Fiction Suggestions by Grade


Dino-hockey by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Barry Gott

Tumble bunnies by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marilyn Hafner

Gunner, football hero by James E. Ransome

Pete the cat: play ball! by created by James Dean

Dino-swimming by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrations by Barry Gott

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Kindergartners.

1st Grade

Kick, pass, and run by Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-

Flat Stanley at bat by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan ; created by Jeff Brown

Around the world by John Coy ; illustrated by Antonio Reonegro and Tom Lynch

It's a home run, Charlie Brown! by based on the comic strips by Charles M. Schulz ; adapted by Judy Katschke ; art adapted by Nick and Peter LoBianco

I can be a gymnast by Kristen L. Depken ; illustrated by Tino Santanach and Joaquin Canizares

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For First Graders.

2nd Grade

Inside edge by Michael Teitelbaum ; illustrated by Ron Zalme

Molly gets mad by Suzy Kline ; illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal

Owen Foote, soccer star by Stephanie Greene ; illustrated by Martha Weston

Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal urdocca

Zoe the Skating Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Second Graders.

3rd Grade

Sly the sleuth and the sports mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione

Louise, soccer star? by Stephen Krensky ; pictures by Susanna Natti

Jinxed! by Kurtis Scaletta ; illustrated by Eric Wight

Quarterback sneak by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Sean Tiffany

Mystery on Maui by Carolyn Keene

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Third Graders.

4th Grade

The ball hogs by Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Jimmy Holder

The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo

Dunk under pressure by Rich Wallace

What's black and white and stinks all over? by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by Aaron Blecha

The contract by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Fourth Graders.

5th Grade

Game changers by [Mike Lupica]

Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano

Kickoff! by Tiki and Ronde Barber ; with Paul Mantell

Cheesie Mack is running like crazy! by Steve Cotler ; illustrated by Douglas Holgate

After all, you're Callie Boone by Winnie Mack

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Fifth Graders.

6th Grade

The crossover by Kwame Alexander

Say it ain't so by Josh Berk

Basketball (or something like it) by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Athlete vs. mathlete: time-out by W.C. Mack

Beyond lucky by Sarah Aronson

Need more? Check out Sports Fiction For Sixth Graders.