Sports Fiction

Competitive realistic fiction stories strongly featuring sports players and teams. Organized by sport!

Sports Authors' Hall of Fame

The very best Sports Fiction writers - guaranteed slam dunks!

Matt Christopher

John Feinstein

Tim Green

Mike Lupica

Baseball & Softball

Baseball Genius - Tim Green & Derek Jeter

Best of the Best - Tim Green

Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series - John Feinstein

The Contract - Derek Jeter

Foul Ball Frame-Up at Wrigley Field - David Aretha

Game-Changer - Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Gym Shorts: Scaredy-Cat Catcher [series] - Betty Hicks

Hit & Miss - Derek Jeter

One-Handed Catch - Mary Jane Auch

Pinch Hit - Tim Green

Soar - Joan Bauer

The Toilet Paper Tigers - Gordon Korman


Hot Shot - Matt Christopher

Hustle - Johnny Boateng

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery - John Feinstein

Rocket Man - Jan L. Coates

The Sixth Man - John Feinstein

Travel Team - Mike Lupica

Dance & Cheerleading

A Time to Dance - Padma Venkatraman


Cover Up - John Feinstein

Football Champ - Tim Green

Football Genius - Tim Green

Football Hero - Tim Green

Football Double Threat - Matt Christopher

Garvey’s Choice - Nikki Grimes

Jim Thorpe: Original All-American - Joseph Bruchac

Kid Owner - Tim Green

Left Out - Tim Green

Lone Stars - Mike Lupica

Pop - Gordon Korman

The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game - John Feinstein

Unstoppable - Tim Green

Wild Card - Tiki & Ronde Barber


The Chicken Doesn’t Skate - Gordon Korman

Lost in the Sun - Lisa Graff


Lacrosse Firestorm - Matt Christopher


Breakaway - Trevor Kew

Eyes on the Goal - John Coy

Heads Up! - Dawn Hunter

Soccer Hero - Matt Christopher


Rush for the Gold - John Feinstein

Gym Shorts: Swimming with the Sharks [series] - Betty Hicks


Game, Set, and Match - Donna King

It All Comes Down to This - Karen English

Vanishing Act: Mystery at the US Open - John Feinstein

Track & Running

Ghost - Jason Reynolds

Gym Shorts: Track Attack [series] - Betty Hicks

The Running Dream - Wendelin Van Draanen