Archive for the ‘Adolescent & Young Adult Sports Literature’ Category

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Surfing

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble (Real Life)Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy Rue (Grade 8-12)

Waves Catching Waves by Matt Christopher (Grades 3-7)

Chasing Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf Series) by Nikki Godwin (Grades 9-12)

Chasing Mavericks: The Movie Novelization^ Chasing Mavericks by Christine Peymani

dawn Dawn Patrol by Jeff Ross (Grades 7-10)

Experience Pipeline (Multiple Adventure Story)Experience Pipeline by Quinn Haber (Grades 7-10)

Ghost ^ Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth by Chris Dixon

Break In the Break by Jack Lopez (Grades 9-12)

Kook Kook by Christopher Vick (Grades 10-12)

Laguna CoveLaguna Cove by Alyson Noel (Grades 9-12)

Making Waves: A PrettyTOUGH NovelMaking Waves (Pretty Tough) by Nicole Leigh Shepard (Grades 5-8)

Poser Poser by Sue Wyshynski (Grades 6-9)

Rip Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe (Grades 7-12)

Skullcrack (Young Adult Fiction)Skullcrack by Ben Bo (Grades 5-8)

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board^ Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton

The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's^ The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick’s by Mark Kreidler

Rafting

Wild Camp Wild by Pam Withers (Grades 5-9)

Down ^ Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick

Down Downriver by Will Hobbs (Grades 7-10)

Vertical ^ Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker by Tao Berman and Pam Withers

Thunder River Thunder by Will Hobbs (Grades 7-10)

Take Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs (Grades 5-8)

Mile ^ The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko

River Wild River by P.J. Peterson (Grades 4-7)

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Gymnastics

courage  ^ Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles and Michelle Burford (Grades 7-9)

fierce  ^ Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything by Aly Raisman (Grades 7+)

Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas (Grades 5-8)

Grace, Gold & Glory by Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford (Grades 7-9)

^ I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez (Grades 3-7)

Lessons Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher

^ Off Balance: A Memoir by Dominique Moceanu

^ Shawn Johnson, Olympic Champion: The Story Behind the Smile by Lexicon

Spotting for Nellie by Pamela Lowell (Grades 8-11)

The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson (Grades 7-9)

 You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (Grades 10+)

 

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Competitions

derby Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Grades 8-10)

Dutch Double Dutch by Sharon Draper (Grades 6-8)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Grades 7-10)

Foiled Foiled by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro (Grades 8-12)

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Grades 9-12)

Ice Claw by David Gilman (Grades 7-10)

   Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Roller   Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Grades 4-8)

Selectoin  Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar (Grades 9-12)

The Hand You're Dealt by [Paul Volponi] The Hand You’re Dealt by Paul Volponi (Grades 9-12)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Grades 7-11)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Grades 10-12)

The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Grades 9-12)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Grades 9-12)

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass (Grades 6-9)

Whip Whip It by Shauna Cross (Grades 9-12)