Favorite Books in Series: Sports

Favorite Sport Series



The Fenway Foul-Up    Baseball Park Mysteries by David A. Kelly
Thanks to Kate’s mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park. But as they’re watching batting practice before the game, the lucky bat of Red Sox star slugger Big D is stolen . . . right in front of dozens of people.  Can Kate and Mike figure out who pinched the bat before Big D and the Sox chalk up a loss?

Hot Hand   Comeback Kid Series by Mike Lupica
It’s simple. All Billy Raynor wants to do is shoot. After all, he is one of the best shooters in the league. But with his dad as his coach, and his parents newly separated, somehow everything’s become complicated. His brother Ben hardly talks anymore. His mom is always traveling on business. And his dad is always on his case about not being a team player. But when Ben’s piano recital falls on the same day as the championship game, it’s Billy who teaches his dad the meaning of being a team player.

Board Battle   Jake Maddox Sports Stories
Conner and Hannah are friends who love to go to the skateboard park on Saturdays, so when a bully named Hank shows up and starts pushing them out of the way, they need to find a creative way to practice for the upcoming tournament.

Ghost   The Track Series by Jason Reynolds
Running–that’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons. It all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems–and running away from them–until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy, natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed or will his past finally catch up to him?

Kickoff!   Barber Game Time Books by Tiki and Ronde Barber

Tiki and Ronde’s twelfth summer is winding down — the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it’s almost the  start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are  ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles.