A couple series, older, that i enjoyed as a child and that i have enjoyed rereading to my children. The playing field has long been a vehicle for writers to explore the human experience. Louis sachar, the award winning author of holes, first published this 8 book series beginning in 1992. So i went through the major sports and and created this best books for boys sports list instead. However, the reading level a bit more challenging than 4th grade so ive put it on the 5th grade book series list. Featuring tales of sports heroes and everyday kids playing everything from basketball. Buy products related to easy reader sports books and see what customers say about easy reader sports. Three new titles are published yearly as paperback books and ebooks. This series rebooted in 2016 as the hardy boys clue book series. Matt christopher sports books at the third grade reading. From coach hyatt is a riot to the boy who never gave up, these sportscentered books are bound to hook kids on reading. Check out this list of sports chapter books for middlegrade readers, and grab a few from your local library.
The genius files by dan gutman a new series where 12yearold geniuses coke and pepsi mcdonald make an exciting, adventurous trek across america to uncover a secret government plot. Usually, when i know a series is good, i will purchase the series so that they can remain on our shelves available to be read again or to be loaned out to friends. The books follow the high school passions and perils of d. Lexile levels br90 100190 200290 300390 400490 500590 600690 700790 800890 900990 1090 11001190 12001290 090 adventures of benny and watch by gertrude chandler warner lexile levels br 360 amelia bedelia i can read books level 2 by peggy parish, herman parish lexile levels 50 460 arthur specials by marc brown, peter hirsch.
But if your child can read harry potter and wants to hooray. Best book series for 7th graders ever greatschools. This is an epic fantasy adventure based on the journey of will, a 15yearold boy who discovers that he has been chosen as a rangers apprentice and must be trained to be a protector of the kingdom. Ghost is the first book in a series of sportsthemed novels by an excellent middlegrade author. Middlegrade sports chapter book series kids will love. Common sense is the nations leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Finding the right book is the key to transforming a kid who says they dont like to read into a selfdescribed reader. Rock climbs by marty mokler banks, the toilet paper tigers by gordon korman, the batboy by mike lupica, summer kicks by.
Luckily these are written in sachars slightly absurdist trademark style. Ghost is the first book in a series of sportsthemed novels by an excellent. School daze series, makes a great introduction to the authors zany catalog. It features the hardy boys, frank and joe, as gradeschool detectives. Theyll be able to head back to school with a whole mess of fun sports facts 300, to be exact. Sports books for kids about football, basketball, gymnastics, and other pastimes. If getting your child to start let alone finish a new book feels like a daily struggle, try a few titles from this list. To compile this list, i talked with a wide range of 9 to 12yearold boys, a mix of avid and reluctant readers.
I raced through every book to find out what happened next. Fascinating dystopian tales that are thoughtprovoking and captivating. Steven satlow is an eightyearold boy living in brooklyn, new york, which. Here are the 20 greatest sports books ever written. Sports books for kids about football, basketball, gymnastics, and other pastimes can kickoff a lifelong reading habit. These little books 58 to 161 pages feature sportsrelated dilemmas with good sportsmanship messages. Lupica gives the kind of vivid play by play details that every good sports book needs, while also filling out his characters and their stories off the field with enough interest and realism to make the reader care.
As i mentioned earlier, every book in the snicket series is a literary treasure. The best books for reluctant readers in 3rd to 5th grade. Welcome to here you will find information about dozens of boys, girls, young reader, and young adult fiction series books. Great sports books for teens and tweens the crossover. Best sports books whether youre a player, a fan, or a reader on the sidelines, these gripping stories will make you stand up and cheer.
If you know my boys or have spent much time around. The reader can easily relate to many events that have been described in the book and many high school teens can easily connect with the character of the book, danny. Instead, what i found was a complete picture of the 1932 baseball season and the two teams in the world series that made for a great read. His all star sports story series books are shorter than his others, quick reads for the sports fans out there. Ghost, who lives with his hardworking single mother, isnt sure he fits in with the team. Over 30 sports picture books certain to get them reading. Having read a book on the myth of the called shot by babe ruth in the 1932 world series, i was interested to see what this book contained for new material about that home run. Night after night, my boys and i howled over the hilarious hijinks of the conniving count olaf. For children today, there is no higher praise than to compare a book to the harry potter series. Travel team is definitely not a typical sports story as it follows the passion of a 44 teen who just wants to play basketball and be good at it. Book series for middle school boys homegrown learners. Like in one book the lunch lady puts weird stuff in the mashed potatoes. Full of excitement and drama, that will leave readers wanting more.
Great sports books for teens and tweens verywell family. Walter brooks freddy the pig series for 4th grade, baums wizard of oz series is actually pretty good, and the books of joseph altsheler, that are wonderful for boys fifth or sixth grade, of which i have read the texas ranger series and the young. Here are the books the kids raved about because they had the. The story of a boy who lost his parents and has to go live. It includes exciting books that kids in grades 3 to 5 love, ranging from relatable chapter. Molly decides to join the boys baseball team at school. Its fun to have a sportstheme series for beginning readers. I might be a bit of an addict with free shipping, but i certainly have lots of books to show for it. Knowing that boys love sports, there are childrens authors who churn out one cookie cutter sports story after another. Goalfocused latina scores big hit in series opener. Browse our latest titles in the childrens middle grade sports books category to discover your next read from.
Common sense media editors help you choose best sports books. The 20 greatest sports books of all time mens health. The crossover by kwame alexander, dairy queen by catherine gilbert murdock, athletic shorts. All star sports story series for fans of dan gutman, fred bowen too combines sports action with sports history. The book of three is the first of the fabulous chronicles of prydain series and has taran and his psychic. Like many of the other series here, the story lines follow the trials of an imaginative boy who needs to problemsolve. Be sure to see the sports picture books series at the bottom as well because there are some neat books on less common sports such as wresting, golf, and car racing, and extreme sports that i know some boys will really like. Theres no magic formula, but certain books, both old and new, seem to have an edge in appealing to and 14yearold boys some combo of adventure. These arent just good books, theyre the absolute best books, fiction and nonfiction, to captivate, thrill and intrigue your boys. A series of unfortunate events lemony snicketbrent helquist usukcan. Best books for elementary and tween boys alpha mom. In andreas household it was, an early favorite, requested nightly. See all my book recommendations for 9yearold children here.
The animals follow and watch from a distance as the boys play football. Castle crenshaw, nicknamed ghost because of his talent for running away, is drawn into the local track team. From knockout punches, tense atbats, daring dunks, and hail mary passes to moving comingofage moments and historic achievements, these books teach boys and girls tough lessons learned on and off the field. Best books to inspire your sportsobsessed kids to read. A steampunk series with a unique setting and unforgettable characters. Jabari is totally ready to dive off the diving board. Often, a reluctant reader isnt a child who simply doesnt like to read its a child who hasnt discovered books they love yet. The untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 u. First of all, the aba was a goofy, ridiculous, onceinalifetime league, and. There are three books in this bestselling series including football hero. Be sure to check out the incredible movies to further your exploration of the series. Good book series for 4th graders that will keep them reading. From a rhyming alphabet book stuffed with sports trivia to a spellbinding true.451 1531 480 297 32 838 361 404 1572 989 103 542 1358 305 1417 1475 848 169 1071 1499 274 160 1639 125 876 612 716 1490 1105 177