I read these books when I was in fifth and sixth grade. They are all kind of formulaic and predictable to anyone 13 years of age and older but they are great for younger children. I recommend these books for child that you want to start reading more. They are easy reads and teach great lessons like team work, accepting differences in people and sportsmanship. They can really boost a child's confidence.
The cover is different than the pic shown. Story of a young African American boy who moves to a town with only a few black children. He joins the baseball team and ultimately learns the lesson of teamwork and friendship. A good read for sports lovers.