January 14, 2016 | Marianne
Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
While Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club, she 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.
Fourth-grader Sylvie Scruggs is old enough to join her town's new junior ice-hockey team, but fifth-grader Jamie Redmond does not like younger kids on the team. When someone starts pulling pranks on Sylvie, she is convinced that Jamie is responsible, and she enlists the help of her friends to prove it and get even.
After McKenna suffers an injury that causes her to worry about her place on the Shooting Star competitive gymnastics team, she tries to help her tutor, Josie, overcome her fear of horseback riding, but as McKenna and Josie become closer friends, one of McKenna's teammates gets jealous.
When Little Rhino's grandfather signs him up for a baseball league, he must quickly learn to be a good teammate, especially when there is a bully also on his team.
Russell and his teammates compete to win a race around the world, and must survive the first leg of the race through the Amazon rain forest as well as the sneaky tricks of their competitors.