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The Playmaker
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

The story of a young girl who overcomes envy, prejudice, and her own problems with self-esteem to make a place on a new hockey team.

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Called Up
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 2

David is embarrassed when he doesn't make the A team. But befriending Omar, a Syrian refugee, makes David realize how lucky he is to be playing hockey at all.

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Empty Net
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

The story of a young girl who learns a different way of life and appreciation of her sport in a remote northern community.

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Tough Call
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 4

Malia wants to be a good basketball referee, but can she make the right calls, especially against her sister's team?

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Freerunner
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

Angry at class differences in his new city, a teen finds confidence in a new sport. Freerunner explores jealousy, status and self-esteem on and off the play area.

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Sliding Home
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

Fearing for his father in violent El Salvador, a young baseball player finds help from his community.

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Bad Shot
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 4

A small-town basketball player is bullied by a teammate from a wealthier family. Set against the realistic backdrop of a struggling small town, Bad Shot explores the emotional realities of performance anxiety, socioeconomic status, and bullying.

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Stick Pick
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

When hockey player Janine is left paralyzed after a car accident, her best friend encourages her to get into sledge hockey. She quickly grows to love the sport and finds her voice speaking up for disabled people's rights.

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Run for Your Life
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 3

Cross-country runner Chris trains with a Native kid who has been displaced by a fire in the community and learns what it's like to be a refugee and literally run for your life.

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Snow Soccer
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 4

Sarimah, a young Syrian refugee, moves to Saskatoon and has to switch from playing soccer in the sand to the snow while learning to adjust to her new life in Canada.

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Sport Stories

Sports Stories Series

High interest sports fiction

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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
- Resource Links

Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.

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