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.

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)

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.

Rodeo

Bull Rider by Marilyn Halvorson (Grades 9-12)

Bull Rider by Suzanne Morgan Williams (Grades 7-10)

Eight Seconds by Jean Ferris (Grades 7-10)

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grades 9-12)

Bullfighting

Shadow of a Bull by Maya Wojciechowska (Grades 4-7)

Horses

Bug Boy by Eric Luper (Grades 6-8)

Lord of Misrule by Jimmy Gordon

 ^ Man O’War by Dorothy Ours  

Racing  Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally (Grades 9-12)

chance   Riding Chance by Christine Kendall (Grades 6-9)

^ Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (Grades 9-12)

The A Circuit by Catherine Hapka and Georgina Bloomberg (Grades 7-10)

^ The Eighty-Dollar Champion (for young readers) by Elizabeth Letts (Grades 9-12)

The Perfect Distance by Kim Ablon Whitney (Grades 7-10)

kings  The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

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.

Rock Climbing

^ Above the Clouds by Anatoli Boukreev

^ Alone on The Wall by Alex Honnold and David Roberts

^ Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston (Grades 9-12)

Blue Blue Sky by Brian Kindall (Grades 4-6)

Sky ^ Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan

edge Edge of Flight by Kate Jaimet (Grades 5-8)

  Everest Trilogy by Gordon Korman (Grades 5-8)

^ Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (Grades 9-12)

Jump by Elisa Carbone (Grades 8-10)

Summit ^ No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero and Linda LeBlanc (Grades 6-12)

Out of Reach by V. M. Jones (Grades 7-9)

Peak by Roland Smith (Grades 6-9)

art   The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz (Grades 8-12)

Climb ^ The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt

edge The Edge by Roland Smith (Grades 6-10)

Soul ^ Touching My Father’s Soul by Jamling Tenzing Norgay