Best Children’s Track & Field Books

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1. Ghost (1) (Track)

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
208 pages
1481450166

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A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Awardwinning author Jason Reynolds.Ghost.Lu.Patina.Sunny.

Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track teama team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together.

They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasonsit all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill.


2. Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
896 pages
1534462430

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Race through Jason Reynolds’s New York Times bestselling Track series, now in a complete boxed set.Ghost.Patina.Sunny.Lu. A fast but fiery group of kids from wildly different backgrounds, chosen to compete on an elite track team. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Discover each of their stories in this complete collection of Jason Reynolds’s explosive New York Times bestselling Track series. This collection includes: Ghost Patina Sunny Lu


3. What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was?)

Author: by Gail Herman
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands. The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life.

The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries.

Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.


4. Patina (2) (Track)

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
256 pages
1481450190

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The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.Ghost.Lu.Patina.Sunny.

Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track teama team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together.

They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasonsto escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to ever since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom.

She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her real mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever.


5. Sunny (3) (Track)

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
192 pages
1481450220

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Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds.Ghost.Patina.Sunny.Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash.

But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track teama team that could take them to the state championships. They all have a lot to lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynold’s electrifying middle grade series. Sunny is just thatsunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team.

But his life hasn’t always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunny’s dad treats himignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never Dadit’s no wonder Sunny thinks he’s to blame.


6. Epoca: The River of Sand (Epoca, 2)

Author: by Ivy Claire
Granity Studios
English
416 pages

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The next book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Epoca series from Kobe Bryant and Ivy Claire. As Pretia, the Princess of Epoca, prepares to return to Ecrof, the elite magical sports academy, she is focused on the most important part of her upcoming year: the Junior Epic Games.

She knows that her destiny is to rule Epoca, but right now, all she wants is to be selected for the Junior Epic team so that she can compete against the best young athletes in Epoca and bring honor to her people.

But as rumors begin to swirl about unrest surrounding the Games, Pretia realizes that winning might not be as simple as being the best athlete she can be. She might have to decide which is more important: being an athlete or being a leader.

Pretias best friend, Rovi, is ecstatic when he hears that the Junior Epic Games will be held in Phoenis, where he lived before attending Ecrof. True, his time in Phoenis wasnt idealhed lived on the streets as a Star Stealer, part of a gang of kids who stole what they needed to survivebut hed found a home there.


7. Curious George and the Summer Games

Author: by H. A. Rey
Clarion Books
English
24 pages

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George is curious about all the field day Summer Games, but what sporting event will he compete in? Every year, the town has a Summer Games field day, and George wants to join in on the fun, especially if the prize is a medal!

But what is the perfect Summer Games event for a little monkey? When George finds a sport that he loves and is a natural at, he must practice, practice, practice. With some teamwork and cheering on the contestants, George is ready to make this the best Summer Games!


8. Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon

Author: by Simran Jeet Singh

Kokila
English
48 pages

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The true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.

Every step forward is a victory. Fauja Singh was born determined. He was also born with legs that wouldn’t allow him to play cricket with his friends or carry him to school miles from his village in Punjab. But that didn’t stop him.

Working on his family’s farm, Fauja grew stronger to meet his own full potential. He never stopped striving. At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind, and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon.

He went on to break records all around the world and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race. With exuberant text by Simran Jeet Singh and exhilarating illustrations by Baljinder Kaur, the true story of Fauja Singh reminds us that it’s both where we start and how we finish that make our journeys unforgettable.


9. Lu (4) (Track)

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
240 pages
1481450255

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Pure gold.School Library Journal (starred review) The perfect anchor leg for a well-run literary relay. Kirkus Reviews Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.

Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all thatnot to mention the gold chains and diamond earringsno one’s gonna outshine him.

Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s wayliterally and not-so-literallyand Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means.

Expect the unexpected in this final event in Jason Reynold’s award-winning and bestselling Track series.

10. Sloths Don't Run

Author: by Tori McGee
English
31 pages
0578426765

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Sloths Don’t Run is the story of two rainforest creatures who embark on an unlikely adventure running The Great Rainforest Race. The pair proves that with hard work they can do what seemed impossible, and learn the true meaning of courage along the way.

The bouncy rhymes are fun to read aloud and the story serves as a gentle inspiration to any child who dreams of accomplishing a goal.

11. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Author: by Kathleen Krull
English
44 pages
0152020985

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This award-winning true story of Black Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio and eventually went on to win three gold medals, is illustrated by Caldecott medalwinning artist David Diaz. Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg.

Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she’d run. And she did runall the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single Olympiad.

This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings.

12. Jackie Wins Them All

Author: by Fabian E. Ferguson
English
36 pages
0578752212

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This book will touch the readers hearts in a way they will never expect as well as teach them an important life lesson. “Jackie Wins Them All” is an unforgettable coming-of-age picture book for children. It tells the story of a gifted sixth-grader, Jackie J.

Spade, who has a knack for winning everything she’s tried her hand at. Science fairs, spelling bees, swimming , and skating, and just about anything you can imagine! But Jackie s about to take on her biggest challenge the big city track race!

Will she win the trophy or will she win something even better?

13. The Million Dollar Race

Author: by Matthew Ross Smith
Aladdin (January 19, 2021)

English
224 pages

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I dare you to predict the winner of The Million Dollar Race. OK, you dragged it out of me: it’s the READER! Jerry Spinelli, Newbery Awardwinning author of Maniac Magee Perfect for fans of Lizzy Legend and the Baseball Genius series, this quick-paced, heartfelt, and zany novel follows a speedy kid from an unconventional family who will do whatever it takes to win an international track contest.

Grant Falloon isn’t just good at track; he’s close to breaking the world record 100-meter time for his age group. So when the mega-rich Babblemoney sneaker company announces an international competition to find the fastest kid in the world, he’s desperate to sign up.But not so fast.

Nothing’s ever that easy with the eccentric Falloon family. Turns out, his non-conformist parents never got him a legal birth certificate. He can’t race for the United States, so now if he wants to compete, he may just have to invent his own country.

And even if that plan works, winning gold will mean knocking his best friendand biggest competitorJay, out of the competition. As unexpected hurdles arise, Grant will have to ask not only if winning is possible, but what he’s willing to sacrifice for it.

14. The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon

Author: by Dayle Ann Dodds
Candlewick
English
32 pages

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“In this crafty story of a cross-country race, numerical division accounts for the narrowing of the field…. All lessons should be this gratifying.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)”Bang!” goes the gun.The race is on. Eighty racers explode from the starting gate, determined to win The Great Divide.

They surge ahead, rushing toward OH NO! The wide hungry mouth of a grand canyon that claims half the racers. And this is only the beginning. More dangers lie ahead, waiting to divide the group once, twice, three times, and more.

Will there be anyone left to cross the finish line?

15. Who Was Jesse Owens?

Author: by James Buckley Jr.
0448483076
Penguin Workshop
English

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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens’s family suffered many hardships.

As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of Aryan superiority.

Owens’s winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.

16. Wilma Rudolph (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 27)

Author: by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
English
32 pages
1786037513

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South.

She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname “Skeeter” (mosquito) as she ran so fast.

Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world.

This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.