Super Sports Books

January 31st, 2010 by

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, we figured we should stock up on some sports books in addition to the snack food and soda. And no, these aren’t all about football. Actually, these picks cover a range of athletics, from hockey to wrestling to synchronized swimming! (Yeah, you heard us — synchronized swimming!)

Consider these the MVPs of the sports book world (not necessarily in medal order):


  1. Out Standing In My Field by Patrick Jennings (Karen’s pick)
  2. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica
  4. Baseball Card Adventures series by Dan Gutman
  5. There’s a Girl in my Hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli
  6. Football Hero by Tim Green
  7. Summerland by Michael Chabon
  8. The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher
  9. The Melting of Maggie Bean by Tricia Rayburn
  10. The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
  11. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
  12. My Thirteenth Season by Kristi Roberts
  13. Surfer Dog by Elizabeth Spurr
  14. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane
  15. Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  16. Skating Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  17. Skinnybones by Barbara Park


  1. Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics written by Sue Macy, photos by Peggy Fleming
  2. How Hockey Works by Keltie Thomas
  3. The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers
  4. Nascar (DK Eyewitness Books) by James Buckley
  5. The Greatest Moments in Sports by Len Berman
  6. Sports Illustrated Kids Year In Sports 2009

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite sports book!

UPDATE 2/9/10: We revealed the answer to our Sports Mystery Book Theater in the “We Are THE CHAMPIONS!” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear about Karen’s ridiculous sports injury.

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