by Kwame Alexander
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.
by Derek Jeter
Young Derek Jeter is excited when his father becomes coach of his baseball team, but things don't go as he had planned.
by Jonathan London
Twelve-year-olds Aaron and Lisa, and sixteen-year-old bad-boy Cassidy, join their Army-buddy fathers on a float trip down Utah's Green River, where they face terrible physical and mental challenges.
by Mike Lupica
Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.
Heart of a Champion
by Ellen Schwartz
When war is declared against Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, everything changes for the Sakamoto family. There are banished to an isolated internment camp, and Kenji's hopes of becoming an Asahi baseball player like his brother are overtaken by the harsh realities of his new life.
by Tim Green
When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away.
by Joan Bauer
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.
by David Skuy
Thirteen-year-old Cody was diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago, and now he is ready to start playing soccer again.
by Jr. Ripken
Danny Connelly, the Dulaney Orioles' back-up pitcher, must step up to the plate and out of his brother's shadow to become the dependable closer his team needs
The Extra Yard
by Mike Lupica
Teddy has been training all summer with his new friends Jack and Gus to make the new travel football team in Walton, but when his long-absent dad comes back to town and into his life, he is faced with a much bigger challenge.