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Sport Books to Inspire Physical Activity

Immerse yourself in the world of sports and physical activity with captivating titles that ignite movement and enthusiasm.
sports books inspire physical activity
Get movin’ and groovin’ with these sports-centric titles! With these athletic-inclined tales, Novel Effect has brought the court (or field or stage) alive. Give your next storytime a competitive edge with books that inspire physical activity.  For a crowd-pleasing read-aloud, pair these books with Novel Effect.

5 Picture Books that Inspire Physical Activity

Witness the beginnings of superstar sisters Serena and Venus. From their tiny Compton tennis court to the Olympic podium, these best friends and siblings never turned their back on hard work — or each other. To infuse this soundscape with the same energy the Williams sisters bring to the court, soundscape designer Matt listened to their favorite songs on repeat. A combination of rock, hip-hop, funk, and disco brings Sisters and Champions to life. 

Support your budding football fan’s love of the game with this gentle bedtime book. Read the in-app eBook with the soundscape. The atmospheric sound design makes you feel like you’re in the stadium. But fear not! The frenzy of tossing the pigskin simmers down to become the perfect end to a busy day.

Before he was Michael Jordan the basketball star, he was Michael Jordan the little brother who sometimes fills in when his brothers’ games need an extra player. Michael is one of the smallest boys on the court, something bullies relish in pointing out. Determined to grow, Michael turns to his mother for a solution. Her salt doesn’t give him more inches, but equips Michael with perseverance. Our recorded basketballs and high tops on pavement to give this soundscape an authentic sound.

Share a lesson on sportsmanship with the hijinks of Pig and Trevor. Of course, a selfish and sloppy Pig can’t possibly be a good winner or loser. You’ll get a bellyache from laughing at all of Pig’s odious sounds throughout this story. What will it take to teach this pernicious pug to play nicely?

A must read for aspiring dancers, Misty Copeland’s Firebird is fiercely graceful, melodic, and unforgettable. With a thoughtful, melodic soundscape, this poignant biography tells the story of overcoming adversity. Readers will be immersed in the drama of the dance with music from the original ballet.

Find even more stories of perseverance and growth in our Sports collection.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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