Sports Picture Books

For true books about sports, visit our Nonfiction area under J796-797.
Allen Dancing in the Wings    (Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival, despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.)
Atkins Get Set! Swim!     (A Puerto Rican girl learns an important lesson about pride from her mother at the swim meet.)
Bass Girl vs. Wave     (Ruby overcomes her fear and learns how to be a surfer girl with some lessons from her dad.)
Bildner The Greatest Game Ever Played : A Football Story    (When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants.)
Bradley Ballerino Nate    (Nate wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his brother Ben tells him that only girls can be ballerinas.)
Bradley Henry Holton Takes the Ice    (Henry comes from an ice hockey-obsessed family, but his aspirations lead him to pursue another sport: ice dancing.)
Chin Julie Black Belt    (Julie is inspired by her film idol to take Kung fu classes, but soon learns to value the art much more than the color of the belt she might wear.)
Dahl Goodnight Football    (A boy attends a football game with his family and then bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of the game.)
Gutierrez Smarty Marty's Got Game    (Mikey thinks baseball is boring until he attends a game with his sister Marty, who explains the strategy, positions, and rules of the game.)
Holabird Angelina and Alice    (Angelina and her best friend Alice discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the gymnastics show.)
Javaherbin Goal!    (The strength and unity a group of young friends feels while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.)
Jordan Salt in His Shoes : Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream     (Michael, who is smaller than the other players, learns determination and hard work are more important than size when playing basketball.)
Leary Karate Girl    (Hoping to protect her younger brother from bullies, a girl begins taking karate classes.)
Lester Batter Up, Wombat    (Even though the new wombat on the team is disastrously ignorant about baseball, his innate talents save everyone when a tornado strikes.)
MacGregor The Highest Number in the World    (When Gabe doesn't get her lucky number, 22, she considers quitting hockey, until her grandmother convinces her otherwise.)
Martin Swish!     (Two girls' teams, the Cardinals and the Blue Jays, play an intense game of basketball.)
Meshon Take Me Out to the Yakyu    (A boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.)
Morales Niño Wrestles the World    (Lucha libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but his little sisters are another matter.)
Nevius Soccer Hour    (Girls and boys run through drills and scrimmages at soccer practice.)
Rockwell Chip and the Karate Kick    (Chip starts taking karate lessons to be like the hero of his favorite TV show, but his impatience gets in the way.)
Rodriguez Sergio Saves the Game!    (Although Sergio the penguin loves to play soccer, he is very clumsy. Can he help his team win the big game against the Seagulls?)
Sederman Casey and Derek on the Ice    (An underdog hockey team makes a last-minute attempt to win a big game.)
Spinelli Callie Cat, Ice Skater    (When Callie hears about a skating contest, she decides to enter, only to discover there are things more important than winning.)
Tavares Mudball     (During a rainy baseball game in 1903, Little Andy Oyler has the chance to become a hero by hitting the shortest and muddiest home run in history.)
Wheeler Dino-Boarding    (Dinosaurs compete in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding events.)
Wheeler Dino-Wrestling    (Dinosaurs compete at the wrestling jamboree, demonstrating such styles as sumo, Greco-Roman, and lucha libre.)
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