Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Gym Shorts

This series scores with beginning readers. These chapter books tell the stories of boys and girls who love sports, but they also learn some important lessons off the field.

Books in this Series

Track Attack
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Track Attack

Gym Shorts
by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane
Roaring Brook Press

Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she keep him from having a full blown track attack? The latest book in the GYM SHORTS series finishes ahead of the pack and will keep early readers cheering.

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Doubles Troubles
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Doubles Troubles

Gym Shorts
Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane
Roaring Brook Press

DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, DOUBLE THE FUN. Is it a game, set, match for Henry?

Henry wants to win the doubles tennis trophy more than anything. He knows he'd good enough, but he's not sure his partner...

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Swimming with Sharks / Track Attack

Swimming with Sharks / Track Attack

Gym Shorts
Betty Hicks; Illustrated by Adam McCauley
Square Fish

Dive into the pool with Rita as she races to join her friends!
And cheer for Jazz as she sprints across the finish line!

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Basketball Bats / Goof-Off Goalie
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Basketball Bats / Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts
Betty Hicks; Illustrated by Adam McCauley
Square Fish

Cheer on the Bats as they try to trounce the Tigers in a basketball battle!
And have a ball with Goose and the gang as they perfect their soccer skills!

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Scaredy-Cat Catcher
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Scaredy-Cat Catcher

Gym Shorts
Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press

The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers.

Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke his arm. Now his arm is healed, but...

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Swimming with Sharks
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Swimming with Sharks

Gym Shorts
Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press

DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS?

Rita's times aren't good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first she's determined to improve,...

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Goof-Off Goalie
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Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts
by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press

SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There's nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It...

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Basketball Bats
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Basketball Bats

Gym Shorts
by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Roaring Brook Press

UNBEATABLE TEAM--MAYBE. UNBEATABLE READING--FOR SURE! The first novel in Betty Hick's Gym Shorts series is a slam-dunk for newly-independent readers.

Henry and his friends on Rockford Road...

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About the author

Betty Hicks

Betty Hicks is the author of Basketball Bats and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Betty Hicks

Simon Gane

Simon Gane is the illustrator of Track Attack and Doubles Troubles and is a graphic novel artist. He lives in Bath, England.

Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley is the illustrator of the successful middle-grade fiction series, Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka, as well as Louis Sachar’s Wayside School books. He lives in San Francisco, California.