More sports series featuring boys AND girls for beginning readers. So far as I know, there are no beginning chapter books featuring girls actually playing sports like soccer, basketball, etc. (bonus if they are diverse!). I hear Random House is planning a series in this vein for, possibly, 2016.
- Jake Maddox circulates well and has a certain amount of racial diversity, but it's a little too hard for some of my readers plus almost all the girls are featured in sparkly pink and mostly in gymnastics, dance, as cheerleaders, etc., not team sports.
- Ballpark Mysteries by David Adler has both a boy and girl main character, but it's more a mystery series than a sports series.
- Dairy Queen (for the older girls)
- Bat 6 (which I have to sell harder because it's historical fiction and the cover isn't appealing)
- Gold Medal Summer/Gold Medal Winter (although this is Olympics, not team sports)
- Kicks is great for the younger middle grade readers - more like this featuring different sports and for middle school please!