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Sailing for Glory: The Story of Captain Angus Walters and the Bluenose

by Teri-Lynn Janveau & Allister Thompson

This book tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Walters and his schooner the Bluenose and also brings to life the danger and adventure of the life of a North Atlantic fisherman in the days of sail....


Champion Citizen

by HCCTA Elementary Reads

Do you know what your special talent is and how you can use it to make the world a better place? Series One of HCCTA Elementary Reads is about five champion athletes who overcame many obstacles, set records,...


Comeback Kid

by John Elway

John Elway, the winningest quarterback in NFL history, shares his triumphs and tribulations with young readers and encourages them to remember that victory in any endeavor is just a comeback away.


Babe Ruth

by Wilborn Hampton

Babe Ruth is still regarded as perhaps the greatest baseball player ever to step on a diamond. Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven,...


Jim Thorpe: 20th-Century Jock

by Robert Lipsyte & John Hite

A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and baseball player.


Out of The Blue, Young Reader's Edition

by Victor Cruz

From the beloved and charismatic wide receiver for the 2012 Super Bowl–winning New York Giants comes a root-for-the-underdog memoir about always believing in yourself.

Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl-winning and...


Against All Odds: Never Give up

by Glenn Stout

Four sports stories about players and teams coming back from the brink of defeat that will inspire young fans never to give up.


From Hardships to Championships

by Glenn Stout

The inspirational stories of Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LaFlore, and Joe Torre, five men who overcame difficult childhoods to play the game they loved--baseball.


Andy Murray: Tennis Ace

by John Murray

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a tennis star?

This is Andy Murray’s story – from the first time he picked up a tennis racquet, to his Grand Slam win at the US Open.

Did you know that Andy...


You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!

by Jonah Winter & Terry Widener

Many believe baseball great Willie Mays to be the best player that ever lived. He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The...


Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand (Young Readers' Edition)

by Eric LeGrand & Mike Yorkey

Believe is the profoundly moving story of Eric LeGrand, the former defensive tackle for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed by...


Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt

What is your favorite athlete's biggest fear? Strangest habit? Craziest quirk? And what did their neighbors have to say about them? Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite sports stars in Lives...


Soldier Athletes

by Glenn Stout

Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military. 

-Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder, whose career was interrupted by service as a pilot during both World...


Baseball Heroes

by Glenn Stout

Baseball Heroes is the first book in the middle grade nonfiction series Good Sports, about the inspiring life stories of major league athletes who have overcome obstacles in the course of their life and careers....


Yes, She Can!: Women's Sports Pioneers

by Glenn Stout

Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports.

Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick...


Hope Solo: My Story (Young Readers' Edition)

by Hope Solo

The 2015 World Cup champion and double Olympic gold medalist shares her story in her own words, for soccer fans of all ages!

In this young readers' edition of Hope Solo's exciting life story, adapted from Solo:...


On the Field with ... Terrell Davis

by Matt Christopher

Superstar running back Terrell Davis helped his team, the Denver Broncos, to two consecutive Super Bowl titles, first in 1998, then again in 1999. He holds multiple records, including those for postseason rushing...


Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself

by Jennie Finch & Ann Killion

The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain...


Arthur Ashe: Young Tennis Champion

by Paul Mantell & Meryl Henderson

A childhood biography of a groundbreaking African-American athlete.

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was the first African American man to win a major tennis tournament.

     He did not start out with a love of the...


Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934

by Charles R. Smith Jr. & Frank Morrison

Meet Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other baseball heroes in this unique radio broadcast reenactment of a legendary All-Star Game, marking a pivotal time in sports history.

1934, Chicago. Come step back in time...