May We Suggest? This post contains recommendations from a CPL librarian. To get your own customized recommendation, just fill out the May We Suggest form — you can expect results within 10 days. All suggestions can be found on the May We Suggest blog or by liking May We Suggest on facebook.

Suggested Sports Fiction For First Graders


Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that every Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.

Basketball break by C. C. Joven

Lucas loves basketball, but he repeatedly takes shots that are either too far away or from a bad spot, and the whole team is mad at him--will a benching remind him that sometimes he has to pass the ball?.

Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson by 1938- Dori Chaconas
Get a hit, Mo! by David A Adler

"Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?"--.

Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
I am strong by Suzy Capozzi

A young boy participating in a sports day learns what it means to be mentally, emotionally, and physically strong.

Oddrey joins the team by Dave Whamond

Oddrey's back for a third adventure, this time bringing her exuberant spirit to the soccer field. Maybelline encourages Oddrey to join the school team, the Piccadilla Bees, and it's not long until their big game against the Quagville Crushers. The Bees struggle to find their stride, but Oddrey is convinced she has a solution. True to form, she thinks that if her teammates bring their own individual talents - dancing, karate-kicking, and cartwheeling - to bear on the problem, they may just have a shot at winning! At least they'll have fun.

Pedro's big goal by Fran Manushkin

Pedro would love to be the goalie in the team's first game, but another boy is bigger--so all his friends come over to help him practice before the tryout.

Teamwork trouble by Dan Gutman

Ryan wants to form a curling team at school with A.J. and Andrea, but soon trouble amongst his teammates threatens to end their season early.