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Chad Pio - Children's Book Author

Updated on October 24, 2014

Which sports rivalry should Chad turn into a children's book?

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Kids Books Featuring Sports Rivalries

Children's book author Chad Pio published his first book in 2010. Chad writes sports books about classic rivalries like the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals or the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks. Each story is about a boy who has an affinity towards a local sports team and learns an important lesson along the way.

On Chad's website RivalReads Books, you can read about how he started writing his children's books and why he picked the teams he did in his first four books. You can purchase Chad's four RivalReads books directly from his publisher, Mascot Books using the following links: A Big Hit with the Cubs, The Pride of Pittsburg, The Pride of Columbia, and A Big Shot in Lawrence.

In 2011, Chad was an honorable mention in Mascot Books Author of the Year award.

Image used with permission from the Author, Chad Pio.

A Big Hit With the Cubs by Chad Pio

Follow Ernie, a devout Chicago Cubs fan, who with his friends Billy and Ron play a baseball game against Stan, Albert, and Gibby. Learn how Ernie overcomes his excitement of the game during his last at bat. Fans of the Chicago Cubs with young kids will love this book.

The Pride of Pittsburg by Chad Pio

Gus lives in Pittsburg, Kansas and dreams of going to Pitt State in his hometown one day. Follow Gus as he visits Gorilla Nation on game day and is challenged to football game against kids dressed in green. Fans of the Pitt State Gorillas will love this book.

The Pride of Columbia by Chad Pio

Mizzou fans will love this children's book about a young boy named Truman who ends up in a friendly football game. Truman must overcome adversity and utilize his Tiger pride to uphold the black and gold.

A Big Shot in Lawrence by Chad Pio

Jay lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is a huge Jayhawk fan. While stolling thru the KU campus he is challenged to a basketball game by a boy dressed in purple. This is a story that Kansas Jayhawk fans of all ages will enjoy.

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      texan203 lm 4 years ago

      Interesting lens.