Sports books for 4th and 5th graders need to be informational enough to hold their interest. The books also should inspire and motivate kids to work hard for their goals. The choices for good sports books for 9-10 year-olds are plenty. Along with the usual books on the Wimbledon, Olympics – there are books on hockey, triathlete, and even Quidditch. The pages are beautifully illustrated. Texts are easy enough for 4th-5th graders to read by themselves.
Best sports books for 4th & 5th graders (9-10 Years)
These sports books are sure to motivate your young ones and make them understand the discipline, strength, stamina needed to be a sportsperson.
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Kobe Nhin(Author), Mary Nhin(Author), Grow Grit Press(Author), Milena Salieri(Illustrator)
Does your fourth or fifth grader play a sport? Do you want your child to become mentally strong and excel? This book stands out as a practical guide on mental toughness, with very few books covering this topic. It teaches the kids that any goal is achievable with five simple tips. Wimbledon is a metaphor here – this book can be applied to any sport. If your child is interested in sports, then this book is a worthy read. Simple and energetic illustrations match the mood of the book.
Daniel James Brown (Author)
This sports chapter book narrates the true story of an American team’s journey in 1936 Olympics. The main character – Joe Rantz has an incredibly hard childhood. Abandoned at a very young age, Joe had to constantly fend for himself. However, the thing constant in his mind was his determination to succeed. Set in the 1930s in Washington State where Joe finally found rowing success. A story of perseverance, physical strength, self-made. Perfect for children in 4th and 5th grades, this book is suitable for any sport-loving child.
J.K. Rowling (Author), Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
This fictional children’s sportsbook is for the J.K. Rowling fans out there. Read this beautifully illustrated definitive guide to Quidditch, a sport popular in the Harry Potter series. The detailed illustration of the wizardry world makes you believe in every magical. All the questions about Quidditch you may have had, are answered – started from where the Golden Snitch came from.
Derek Jeter (Author), Paul Mantell
Strike Zone is inspired by the childhood of New York Yankee Derek Jeter. At the practice session, Derek and his teammates are surprised when the last player of the team arrives, and it is a girl! The children learn the true meaning of teamwork when the situation demands, and they have to adapt accordingly. Written for grades 4 and above, this book is an easy and inspiring read. This is the seventh book in Jeter Publishing’s best-selling series about baseball. The entire series is highly recommended for young children.
Kate T. Parker (Author)
An inspiring sports book for 9-10-year-olds. This soccer book is a wonderful gift for any sport-loving girl in your family. Read about what it is like to ‘play like a girl’. Bloody nose, bruised skin, waking up early to practice, being fearless, proud, persistent, and more – are all that it is to play like a girl. Written in simple language for children 2nd to 5th graders, this book is for any girl in sports. Find more children’s soccer books.
Sam Lawrence (Author), Ben Jackson (Author), Kyle Fleming (Illustrator)
Read the third book in the series of popular children’s sports book series – Hockey Wars. It is tournament time. Can a new stranger drive a wedge between two best friends? It is an early chapter book that both boys and girls would enjoy. A perfect book for hockey-loving 4th and 5th graders. More hockey books here.
Melisa Torres (Author), Daniel Ramos (Illustrator)
Paige Green is the oldest girl in her team at the academy and struggles to fit in. However, there comes a time, when Paige needs to step up and be a leader for her team. Can she find her inner strength? Written by Melisa Torres, who herself was a gymnast for 14 years, this is the 3rd book in the Perfect Balance Gymnastics Books series. If your child is into gymnastics, find more books here.
Nia Obotette (Author)
This triathlete book is for the interested in the rigorous sport. Read the story of little Niya – how she grows in sports and life and becomes triumphant. It is a story of faith, hope and never giving up. An inspiring book with beautiful illustrations.
Ann M. Martin (Author), Katy Farina (Illustrator)
Read this fun graphic novel about Roller skates. Karen got a pair of new roller skates. But she fell down and broke her wrist. Now she is on a mission to get everyone and someone famous to sign her cast. An easy read of a child’s whimsical determination, along with fun illustrations that captivate the young readers’ minds. Suitable for children till Grade 5, this is a favorite of children worldwide.
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