Ready for basketball’s March Madness? Gearing up for the Major League Baseball all star game this summer? We’ve got lots of sports-themed novels at the library that will leave you ready for the big game all year round!

  • Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player
    Barshaw, Ruth McNally

    Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club and struggles to keep from failing miserably on her soccer team, but when both groups have tournaments the same day, she musters her team spirit and tries to succeed at both.

  • Soar
    Bauer, Joan

    Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach.

  • Outside Shot
    Bowen, Fred

    "Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter. Now that he is facing basketball tryouts under a tough new coach, will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Game time, Mallory!
    Friedman, Laurie B.

    Mallory is excited to participate in a new girls' basketball league, although she has never played and her best friends are not interested, but as the worst player on her team she realizes she has a lot to learn.

  • Little Rhino (series)
    Howard, Ryan

    One afternoon, after a long day of second grade, Little Rhino comes home to find out that Grandpa James has signed him up for a baseball league! Little Rhino will finally be a part of a team! But Little Rhino will quickly learn that is not always so easy to a good teammate

  • Change Up
    Jeter, Derek

    "Young Derek Jeter is excited when his father becomes coach of his baseball team, but things don't go as he had planned"-- Provided by publisher.

  • The Contract
    Jeter, Derek

    In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

  • Game Changers
    Lupica, Mike

    When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.

  • Lone Stars
    Lupica, Mike

    When Coach Coop, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, starts exhibiting side effects from the many concussions he suffered while playing professionally, twelve-year-old wide receiver Clay Holl is becomes determined to help him get through the football season until Thanksgiving, when Coach plans to attend a ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.

  • Little Shaq (series)
    O'Neal, Shaquille

    Follows the adventures of seven-year-old Shaquille O'Neal, a talented basketball and video game player.

  • Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook
    Palmer, Iva-Marie

    When her school is shut down due to an asbestos problem, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia is sent to an upscale private school that already has a star pitcher, and to make matters worse, she has trouble making friends and finding her place.

  • Ghost
    Reynolds, Jason

    "Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Patina
    Reynolds, Jason

    "A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Out at Home
    Ripken, Cal, Jr.

    Twelve-year-olds Mickey Labriogla and Zach "Zoom" Winslow, rivals on and off the baseball field, must learn to work together as teammates to help the Dulaney Orioles win a regional championship game a gainst Zoom's former team.

  • Home Court
    Stoudemire, Amar'e

    Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.

  • The Rookie Bookie
    Wertheim, L. Jon

    "When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"-- Provided by publisher.