Tuesday Top Ten: Sports Fiction

My boys at school love sports, as most boys do.  Problem is they will read the same nonfiction sports book over and over again. Not that there is anything wrong with nonfiction. Nonfiction should an incredibly important part of any readers’ reading experience, I just want my boys to branch out into different books.   So, I’ve been trying to push them towards some sports fiction.

In my research I’ve found some titles the students like.  Here they are (in no particular order):

Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader

Heat by Mike Lupica

Football Hero by Tim Green

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper

Game by Walter Dean Myers

Pop by Gordon Korman

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker

Schooled by Paul Langdon

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Top Ten: Sports Fiction

  1. Lupica’s books are always a great choice. I’ve been trying to find some sports fiction about hockey, as well. Any ideas? I just finished a great little fiction piece about boxing – “The Magic Man” by Will Reece. Great characters, nice storyline, good message and readable! I borrowed a copy from a friend for Kindle and looked it up on Amazon – I think it’s only an e-book so hope it comes out soon on pb, because I like hard copies of my books! Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Magic-Man-ebook/dp/B005J2A5Q8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316712742&sr=8-1.

    I’m also looking for martial arts fiction if you have any suggestions. I’ve been browsing blogs all day getting ideas. Thanks for the posting!

    • Hi there! You know I haven’t read any hockey or martial arts related fiction for teens. “Open Ice” by Pat Hughes is the only title I’ve seen around. If I come across any I’ll post them though :) Thanks for reading and I’ll have to try “The Magic Man”. Maybe some of my boys at school would be into it.

      • Thanks for the ideas :)!! I do think that fiction helps you live the experience, and if you’re into sports, it’s fun to share it with characters, vs. a true story where you’re just learning about something (if that makes sense, lol).

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