Adler, David  Cam Jansen & The Mystery Of the Babe Ruth Baseball

Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.

Avi  S.O.R. Losers

Sports history as made by the worst soccer team ever out of South Orange River Middle School.

Brooks, Bruce  Throwing Smoke

When his teammates on the Breadhurst Newts baseball team continue their losing ways, Whiz uses an unusual printing press to create several star players in hopes of winning a game.

Christopher, Matt

Author of numerous books about every sport of which you can think!

Herzig, Alison Cragin  The Boonsville Bombers

Emma wants more than anything to play on her brother's baseball team.

Holohan, Maureen  Ice Cold

Holohan, Maureen  Left Out

Jennings, Patrick  Out Standing In My Field

Although fifth-grader Ty Cutter is named after baseball great Ty Cobb, he is the worst player on the Brewer's team--which happens to be coached by his overly-competitive father.

Keene, Carolyn  Strike-out Scare

Nancy Drew must try to find Bess's missing baseball bat which Bess believes brings her good luck as a hitter.

Krensky, Stephen  Arthur and the Goalie Ghost

Arthur and his hockey teammates, as well as the ghost of the greatest goalie of all time, help out when Buster worries he'll never be as good a goalie as his hero.

Lord, Bette  In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

A Chinese child comes to 1947 Brooklyn, where she becomes Americanized and learns to love baseball.

McCully, Emily Arnold  Grandmas at Bat

Pip's two grandmothers, who cannot agree on anything, take over coaching her baseball team and create chaos.

Smith, Robert  Bobby Baseball

Ten-year-old Bobby is passionate about baseball and is convinced that he is a great player. The only problem is to get a chance to prove his skill, especially to his father.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler  The Basketball Mystery

The new coach of the community basketball league has her MVP trophy stolen.


Butler, Dori Hillestad  Sliding into Home

When thirteen-year-old Joelle, a star baseball player, moves to a new town where the only option for girls is softball, she starts an all-girl baseball league against the wishes of her school coaches and others in the town.

Bylsma, Dan  Pitcher’s Hands is Out!

Scooter leaves his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after his father loses his job during the Depression. But he is able to find a new life in another town when he makes new friends through a Boy-Scout baseball team in a real league.

Chabon, Michael  Summerland

Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.

Coy, John  Top of the Order

Ten-year-old Jackson lives for baseball, but becomes distracted by the approach of middle school, his mother's latest boyfriend, and the presence of a girl--his good friend's sister--on his team.

Lupica, Mike  Travel Team

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.

O'Dell, Scott  Black Star, Bright Dawn

Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.

Slote, Alfred  Finding Buck McHenry

Eleven-year-old Jason, believing the school custodian Mac Henry to be Buck McHenry, a famous pitcher from the old Negro League, tries to enlist him as a coach for his Little League team by threatening to reveal his identity to the world.

Slote, Alfred  Hang Tough, Paul Mather

Twelve-year-old Paul Mather, hospitalized with leukemia, sneaks out to pitch a Little League game, doing very well until he gets into a collision and is returned to the hospital. A sympathetic doctor helps him participate in another game even as his condition worsens.

Spinelli, Jerri  There's a Girl in My Hammerlock

Thirteen-year-old Maisie joins her school's formerly all-male wrestling team and tries to last through the season, despite opposition from other students, her best friend, and her own teammates.

Sweeney, Joyce  Takedown

A murderer on the run from the authorities crashes thirteen-year-old Joe's pizza party and takes him and his friends as hostages.

Ullman, James  Banner in the Sky

After his father dies trying to be the first to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain, young Rudi knows he must reach the peak himself.  He gets his chance when an Englishman hires his uncle and Saxo as guides. After the man becomes ill, Saxo insists on going up alone.  When Saxo is injured, Rudy must decide whether to help or realize his dream.

Yee, Lisa  Millicent Min, Girl Genius

In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.


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