Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Grand Slam Books!

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

The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop

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?


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