If you have a son or a daughter who loves sports, here are 16 sports-themed books they are sure to love
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball by Frank Murphy
Beginner book for kids ages 6-8. In Andrea’s household, it was, “An early favorite, requested nightly!” It’s 1919 and people are throwing down their bats. It’s up to Babe Ruth to save the game of baseball.
Amazing Athletes by multiple authors
For kids ages 7-11. There are more than 80 books in this series! Each book tells the biographical success story of an “amazing athlete.” Some of the athletes featured include Steph Curry, Clayton Kershaw, Russell Wilson, Anthony Davis, Carli Lloyd, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, Serena and Venus Williams, Shaun White, Aaron Rodgers; there is even a book about the horse, American Pharoah. “These books were a godsend,” says Andrea. “People my son was seeing on TV – their story, in an easy-to-read format, with words he could understand. I picked up everyone I could find!”
The Middle School Rules Series, by Sean Jensen and various athletes
Ages 9-14. There are two books so far in this series as told by former NFL beat writer Sean Jensen. The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher and The Middle School rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman each tell the real life story of its NFL star in a middle schooler’s voice. Jensen’s mission with the series is to “inspire greatness in the next generation by highlighting the importance of being your best, overcoming adversity, and reaching your dreams through discipline and hard work.”