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Sports Picture Books

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Author Title Call Number
AllenDancing in the Wings
Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival, despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.
JE Allen
AtkinsGet Set! Swim!
A Puerto Rican girl learns an important lesson about pride from her mother at the swim meet.
JE Atkins
BassGirl vs. Wave
Ruby overcomes her fear and learns how to be a surfer girl with some lessons from her dad.
JE Bass
BildnerThe 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.
JE Bildner
BradleyBallerino Nate
Nate wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his brother Ben tells him that only girls can be ballerinas.
JE Bradley
BradleyHenry Holton Takes the Ice
Henry comes from an ice hockey-obsessed family, but his aspirations lead him to pursue another sport: ice dancing.
JE Bradley
ChinJulie 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.
JE Chin
DahlGoodnight Football
A boy attends a football game with his family and then bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of the game.
JE Dahl
GutierrezSmarty 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.
JE Gutierrez
HolabirdAngelina and Alice
Angelina and her best friend Alice discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the gymnastics show.
JE Holabird
JavaherbinGoal!
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.
JE Javaherbin
JordanSalt 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.
JE Jordan
LearyKarate Girl
Hoping to protect her younger brother from bullies, a girl begins taking karate classes.
JE Leary
LesterBatter Up, Wombat
Even though the new wombat on the team is disastrously ignorant about baseball, his innate talents save everyone when a tornado strikes.
JE Lester
MacGregorThe Highest Number in the World
When Gabe doesn't get her lucky number, 22, she considers quitting hockey, until her grandmother convinces her otherwise.
JE MacGregor
MartinSwish!
Two girls' teams, the Cardinals and the Blue Jays, play an intense game of basketball.
JE Martin
MeshonTake 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.
JE Meshon
MoralesNiño Wrestles the World
Lucha libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but his little sisters are another matter.
JE Morales
NeviusSoccer Hour
Girls and boys run through drills and scrimmages at soccer practice.
JE Nevius
RockwellChip 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.
JE Rockwell
RodriguezSergio 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?
JE Rodriguez
SedermanCasey and Derek on the Ice
An underdog hockey team makes a last-minute attempt to win a big game.
JE Sederman
SpinelliCallie Cat, Ice Skater
When Callie hears about a skating contest, she decides to enter, only to discover there are things more important than winning.
JE Spinelli
TavaresMudball
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.
JE Tavares
WheelerDino-Boarding
Dinosaurs compete in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding events.
JE Wheeler
WheelerDino-Wrestling
Dinosaurs compete at the wrestling jamboree, demonstrating such styles as sumo, Greco-Roman, and lucha libre.
JE Wheeler

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