These children’s books about sports related are great ways into books, both reading nonfiction and fiction. Start with a sport curiosity or interest and see what sports-themed book might be a good fit for your child. To get them reading. Or get them interested in a new sport.
Awesome Sports Themed Books for Kids
Dogsledding and Extreme Sports: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #54 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illustrated by Carlo Molinari (ages 6 – 8)
I learned a lot from this little book; it’s packed full of interesting information about many extreme sports such as open water swimming, the Iditarod, and the X Games.
Weird But True SPORTS: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics National Geographic Kids
I wasn’t sure what to expect but again, National Geographic outdid themselves. Not only are the facts weird (did you know professional hockey players can be penalized for tucking their jerseys into their pants?!), the facts come from a wide range of topics and sports. You might not expect to learn crazy facts about skateboarding, ostrich races, and jetsprint boats but you will in this book! Highly recommended.
Time for Kids All Access Your Behind the Scenes Pass to the Coolest Things in Sports
Your kids are going to LOVE the lift and look pages – they are tra translucent ges that lift up to reveal another image underneath. Like the page of a downhill skier, lift the top page and you can see her body’s muscles and organs. SO cool. From monster trucks to stadiums that convert from football to ice, this is one of the best nonfiction books that will keep your kids learning and reading.
Weird Zone: Sports
I love books about weird, and I suspect so do your kids. Learn all about the strangest sports in the world. Underwater bike racing? Fun!
Sports Illustrated Kids What Are the Chances? The Wildest Plays in Sports
Stats and sports go hand in hand for sports enthusiasts, right? Flip through this dense book of photographs and you’ll see numbers pop-out —
277 No-Hitters. At the start of the 2014 season, a total of 277 n0-hitters had been thrown in major league baseball history. . .
20 Wins in a Row. Only 4 teams have ever won 20 or more games in a row during an NBA regular season. . .
100 Assists in a Season. When Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins scored 139 points in 1970-1, . . .