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ReviewsAndAwards
 

Awards
Sports Stories novels have won the following honours:


  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature (nominee)
  • American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle School Book
  • Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature (nominee)
  • Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Award for Women Writers
  • Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award
  • Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award (nominee)
  • Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (nominee)
  • Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (nominee)
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens – 56 selections!

 
     
 

Recent Reviews


 

“These satisfying reads are good for reluctant readers, especially those with sports interests”

VOYA Magazine


 

“Salutary reading for young athletes with big dreams.”

Booklist



“A winning series . . . designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports.”

National Library of Canada

 



“Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to ‘Get in the Game’!”

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"authentic real-life situations and realistic soccer scenes"

— CM Magazine

 


 

“does a perfect job at getting sports fans interested in reading.” 

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"An authentic portrayal of hockey versus soccer along with a convincing immigrant story mark Playing For Keeps as truly Canadian."

— CM Magazine


 

"An abundance of dialogue makes for a fast-paced read with personal angst that rings true."

Booklist


 

"a well-written story about how sports can inform so many other areas of life"

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