Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse backgrounds. Lorimer Sports Stories depict realistic sports action; they are written by knowledgeable, award-winning authors. A free teacher’s resource guide for the series is available online. With multiple sports to choose from, there is a Sports Story for every young sports fan!

Cover: The Playmaker
Cover: Called Up
Cover: Tough Call
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Lorimer Sports Stories Fall 2018 New Releases — Library Bound Set
Lorimer Sports Stories — Library Bound Set
Lorimer Sports Stories — Paperback Set N/A
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Against the Boards 610 N/A
A Goal in Sight 770 N/A
Bad Shot 570
Bench Brawl 670
Breakaway 560 N/A
Called Up Spring 2020 560
Cross-Check! 570
Curve Ball 730 N/A
Double Play 700
Dressed to Play Spring 2020 620
Drive 860
Empty Net Spring 2020 670
Fadeaway 590 N/A
Falling Star 870
Foul Play 550 N/A
Freerunner 520
Free Throw 780
Game Face 630
Hat Trick 710
Head Hunter 560
Heads Up! 750 N/A
Hockey Heroes 760
Home Court Advantage 730 N/A
Hoop Magic 760 N/A
Hustle 600
Ice Time 710
Interference 610
Jump Ball 730 N/A
Just for Kicks 790 N/A
Just Run 710 N/A
Making the Team 480
Northern Star Spring 2020 610
Not Out 720
Pick and Roll 640
Playing Favourites 530 N/A
Playing for Keeps 680
Power Play 680
Queen of the Court 720
Red Zone Rivals 670
Replay 690 N/A
Rescue Rider 640
Rink Rivals 750
Roughing 640 N/A
Run and Gun Spring 2020 640
Run for Your Life 540
Shot in the Dark 590 N/A
Shut-Out! 440
Sidelined 640
Slam Dunk 720 N/A
Sliding Home 530
Snow Soccer 570
Soccer Star! 710
Spiked 580 N/A
Stick Pick 590
Suspended 740 N/A
Swim to Win 690
Tagged Out 730
Taking the Lead Spring 2020 520
The Enforcer 580
The Playmaker Spring 2020 640
Tough Call Spring 2020 540
Trapped 600
Triple Threat 790
Trolled 580
Two Minutes for Roughing 650 N/A
Two Strikes 540
Ugly Kicks 600
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View →