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Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms

Smith, Charles R. (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2000. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Basketball, free verse, hip-hop, illustrations (photographs), non-traditional text layout, poetry (collections), recurrent language, sports
 
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Ghost

Reynolds, Jason (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 184 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Family life, friendship, overcoming adversity, poverty, running, self-control, single-parent families, socio-economic disparity, sports, track and field, trust
 
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Inexcusable

Lynch, Chris (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 180 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Consent, first-person narration, hazing, point of view, rape, rape culture, romantic relationships, school life, sexual violence, sports, substance abuse, unreliable narrator
 
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Dino-Hockey

Wheeler, Lisa (Author)
Gott, Barry (Illustrator)
Lerner 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dinosaurs, hockey, sports, stories in rhyme, teamwork
 
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Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still

Gray, Karlin (Author)
Davenier, Christine (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Athletes, childhood, competitions, determination, gymnastics, Montréal, Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Games, Romania, self-discovery, sports, talent
 
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If Rock and Roll Were a Machine

Davis, Terry (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 224 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Bullying, friendship, identity, male protagonist, motorcycles, recovery, school life, self-confidence, self-esteem, sports, stereotypes, writing
 
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Gretzky’s Game

Leonetti, Mike (Author)
Banning, Greg (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Determination, dreams, hockey, narrative non-fiction, perseverance, sports, Wayne Gretzky
 
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Tillie the Terrible Swede

Stauffacher, Sue (Author)
McMenemy, Sarah (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2011. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Athletes, bicycles, deconstructing stereotypes, races, sports, Tillie Anderson, women’s rights
 
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Henry Holton Takes the Ice

Bradley, Sandra (Author)
Palacios, Sara (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, deconstructing stereotypes, differences, gender roles, hockey, ice skating, intergenerational relationships, sports
 
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Off the Rim

Bates, Sonya Spreen (Author)
Orca 2015. 162 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Basketball, first-person narration, friendship, mystery, school life, sports, teamwork
 
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Casey at the Bat

Thayer, Ernest L. (Author)
Morse, Joe (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Baseball, city life, community, diversity, heroes, overconfidence, poetry, sports, street life
 
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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

Kleist, Reinhard (Author/Illustrator)
SelfMadeHero 2016. 152 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Civil war, courage, gender equality, graphic biography, immigration, Olympic Games, perseverance, refugees, Samia Yusuf Omar, Somalia, sports, terrorism, tragedy
 
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Crazy About Basketball!

Lesynski, Loris (Author)
Rasmussen, Gerry (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Basketball, diagrams, humour, poetry (collections), rhymes, sports
 
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Sport-O-Rama

Tardif, Benoit (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2015. 56 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Athletes, diagrams, reference, seek-and-find book, sports, visual dictionary
 
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Crazy About Soccer!

Lesynski, Loris (Author)
Rasmussen, Gerry (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2012. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Diagrams, humour, poetry (collections), rhymes, soccer, sports
 
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Soccer Crazy

Tibo, Gilles (Author)
St-Aubin, Bruno (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Competitions, determination, family life, mischief, soccer, sports, surprise endings
 
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The Big Game

Tibo, Gilles (Author)
St-Aubin, Bruno (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Family life, hockey, illustrations (watercolours), parent-child relationships, sports, sportsmanship
 
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The Big Book of Hockey for Kids

Zweig, Eric (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2013. 125 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Hockey, illustrations (photographs), rules, sports, statistics
 
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Z Is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet

Napier, Matt (Author)
Rose, Melanie (Illustrator)
Sleeping Bear Press 2003. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alphabet, history, hockey, narrative non-fiction, sports, stories in rhyme
 
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And the Winner Is . . . : Amazing Animal Athletes

Kaner, Etta (Author)
Anderson, David (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animals, athletes, comparisons, sports, statistics
 
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The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr

Debon, Nicolas (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Circus, graphic biography, Louis Cyr, overcoming adversity, Québec, sports, weightlifting
 
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The Hockey Sweater

Carrier, Roch (Author)
Cohen, Sheldon (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 1999. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Disappointment, heroes, hockey, Maurice Richard, Montréal Canadiens, Québec, sports
 
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The Mighty Tim Horton

Leonetti, Mike (Author)
Banning, Greg (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2010. 30 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Appreciation, athletes, heroes, hockey, perseverance, sports, Tim Horton
 
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A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

de la Peña, Matt (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, boxing, heroes, Joe Louis, overcoming adversity, racism, sports, World War II
 
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The Sports Book: The Games, the Rules, the Tactics, the Techniques

Wilson, Ed (Editor)
DK 2013. 456 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Encyclopedias, reference, rules, sports, statistics
 
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