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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition and gender issues. 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: Bad Shot
Cover: Trolled
Cover: Tagged Out
Title Season Add to Cart
Bad Shot New! Fall 2022
Bank Shot
Bench Brawl
Breakaway
Called Up
Cross-Check!
Curve Ball
Double Play
Dressed to Play
Drive
Easy Out
Empty Net
Fadeaway
Falling Star
Foul Play
Freerunner
Game Face
Half-Court Trap
Hat Trick
Head Hunter
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022
Title Season Add to Cart
Lorimer Sports Stories — Hardcover Set
Hardcover OS, 17 titles Temporarily out of stock
Lorimer Sports Stories — Paperback Set
Paperback $85.07, 9 titles
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View →