Fred Bowen

Children's sports author and Washington Post/KidsPost sports columnist

I write for kids ages 8 to 12.

Most of my books are sports fiction that loop in real sports history and include a bonus history chapter at the back.


To the right, my books are listed by sport.
Below they are listed alphabetically.


DOUBLE REVERSE
Looks can be deceiving!

DUGOUT RIVALS
New player stirs jealously.

FINAL CUT
Four friends compete to make the same team.

FULL COURT FEVER
Short players discover winning strategy.

GO FOR THE GOAL!
Talented players need to put the TEAM in teammates.

GOLDEN GLOVE
Kids loses glove then his confidence.

HARDCOURT COMEBACK
Awesome player loses confidence.

KID COACH
Coach quits. Kids take over.

No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season
This is my only nonfiction; It's a picture book biography.

OFF THE RIM
Boy wants to be a star but finds a different way to shine.

ON THE LINE
Kid needs to swallow his pride and get the job done.

OUT OF BOUNDS
Winning the right way

PERFECT GAME
Isaac is a serious pitcher with an attitude problem.

PLAYOFF DREAMS
It's tough being the best player on a bad team.

QUARTERBACK SEASON
Diary of a quarterback.

REAL HOOPS
Hotshot player causes trouble.

SOCCER TEAM UPSET
Kids ditch friends to play on a travel team.

T.J.'S SECRET PITCH
It's a goofy pitch but it worked for a major leaguer.

THROWING HEAT
Star pitcher struggles in better league.

TOUCHDOWN TROUBLE
Winning the wrong way.

WINNERS TAKE ALL
Kids cheats and tries to keep it a secret.