Great Sports Books with Units
to Guide Literature Circles 

Most of these sports books are in your library! (If can't find them, you can order them by clicking the title below.) They represent many genres! Check out two or three copies of each for your class. Let students choose their favorites and form literature groups. Give them copies of the unit to guide them to find the special treasure inside each book, to develop valuable skills, to problem solve, and to help them work together as a group! Sports are strong in character and can reach many "unreachable" children!

TABOO BASEBALL--Vocabulary Building Game

All the Way Home by Patricia Reilly Giff with Kids Wings Unit in Treasure Trackers (baseball)

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W. C. Mack (basketball) Book 1
Double Dribble by W. C. Mack (basketball) Book 2

Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, Illustrated by Bill Thomson, Picture Book with Kids' Wings Unit in Flying Higher (baseball)

"Casey at the Bat" Aaron Shephard's Readers' Theater

Double Dribble by W. C. Mack (basketball)

GOAL! by Mina Javaherbin (soccer/Africa)

Homerun by Robert Burleigh, the pictorial story of Babe Ruth
Kids Wings Unit in Forged in the Fire
(baseball)

Honus and Me by Dan Gutman with Kids Wings Unit in Tales for Two Centuries --A time-travel, baseball adventure

The Luckiest Man: Lou Gehrig  by David Adler with Kids' Wings unit in Heart of the Hero  (baseball)

One-handed Catch by M. J. Auch with Kids' Wings Unit in Transformers (baseball)

A Season of Comebacks by Kathy Mackel with Kids' Wings unit in Heart of the Hero  (girls' softball) Click here to purchase and download for $4.95 (12 pages including a great pronoun lesson)

Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy by Phil Bildner with Kids Wings Unit in Treasure Trackers (baseball)

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds by Paula Yoo (Olympic Diving)

Soar by Joan Bauer (football, heart transplant)

Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica (football)

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson by Michelle Y. Green (Girls Softball)

Surfer of the Century, The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe (Surfing/Olympics)

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson with Kids' Wings unit in Gifts and Givers (Negro Baseball League)

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Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate links.

Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association

 

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