If you're from Cincinnati, then you know that Opening Day is a true holiday! Even though, I had to go into work, students and teachers alike were decked out in their Reds gear to help celebrate Opening Day. There is even an extensive parade - baseball is a BIG deal. Whether you're from Cincinnati or not, here's a few grand slams that middle grade readers may enjoy! I'll confess that I'm not a big reader of sports books, but I try and keep up with new books and authors since they hook so many readers! Bust out those peanuts and Cracker Jacks and let's "Play Ball!"
Running Favorites in Fifth
Skinny Bones by Barbara Park
Heat by Mike Lupica
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman
Sluggers Series by Loren Long & Phil Bildner
Wild Pitch Sports Illustrated for Kids Graphic Novel
Sports of All Sorts
The Crossover & Booked by Kwame Alexander
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented series by Amar'e Stoudemire
Rip and Red series by Phil Bildner
Guys Read: The Sports Pages
Kid Owner by Tim Green
Chickens Don't Skate by Gordon Korman
What sport novels are all-stars in your classroom?