5 Children’s Books to Introduce Cheer as a Sport!
October 15, 2014
Cheerleading as a serious sport that integrates elements of acrobatics, tumbling, and even dance. While it’s clearly competitive and highly athletic, still not everyone thinks of it as a sport. That means a lot of kids don’t see it as a serious or viable option. To help fight that stigma, here are some great children’s books that highlight cheering as a sport and can help generate interest in pursuing cheer at a young age.
These 5 cheer themed books are geared toward children between the ages of 4-12:
Cheerleader Abby and the Cheerleading Competition by KP Baker
Ages 4-8. 41 pages. Abby’s teammate Tammy is experiencing a lot of anxiety about the cheer competition. She helps Tammy tackle her fears head on in this book about friendship and bravery.
Cheerleading Really is a Sport by Julie Gassman
Ages 6-8. 56 pages. Alicia’s brother and his friends don’t think cheerleading is a sport. But Alicia knows it takes some serious work and talent. She decides to prove once and for all that cheerleading really is a sport.
Cheer Chick Charlie: The Journey Begins by Leanne Shea Langdown
Ages 7-11. 42 pages. Cheer Chick Charlie takes an interest in cheerleading. She loves all the movement and excitement! But is cheerleading in Australia possible? Charlie stays positive in this book of problem solving and fun with fitness!
Cheer Challenge by Jake Maddox
Ages 8-11. 72 pages. Amanda finally gets her chance to prove herself as captain of the cheer squad. But it’s harder than she thought. She learns to think about leadership in a whole new way.
Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader by Zoe Evans
Ages 8-12. 240 pages. Maddy finally gets the chance to try out for cheer team and has a mishap during tryouts that lands her on the B-Squad! So she turns the situation into an opportunity to make the B-Squad the best it can be.
There are so many other books out there to get kids reading and interested in cheer, it was hard to choose!
Feel free to suggest another for our list by sending a short description (like the ones you see above) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Cheer Readers” and we’ll try adding it to the list!