Baseball - Our National Pastime
Watching the Little World Series at Fenway West this year inspired this list of wonderful baseball books. Americans have played baseball through a large part of our national history giving authors great opportunities to share exciting, gut wrenching, and inspiring stories about the game and those who have played it. Read a few of these high interest books and then take in a local game!
Fun selection of picture books, including biographies perfect for K-3 readers.
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
Mama Played Baseball by David Adler
Young Amy helps her mother to get a job as a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while Amy's father is serving in the army during World War II.
Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock
Before blacks were allowed in the major leagues, Hank was determined to play. This is the story of how Hank Aaron became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.
86 Years by Melinda Boroson
In the autumn of 2004 could the Red Sox Nation "Keep the Faith" and win the World Series despite the Curse of the Bambino? A "Casey at the Bat" for the 21st century.
Baseball: a DK Eyewitness Book by James Buckley
For the kid who wants to learn about baseball, this book is a great start. Text and detailed photographs present the history, techniques, and interesting facts of baseball.
The key to becoming a great player is the same as becoming a great reader - practice. Batter up to one of these fun early readers!
Baseball’s Greatest Hitters by Sydelle Kramer
True stories of baseball's greatest hitters.
Ballpark Mysteries Book Series by David A. Kelly
This early chapter book series features mysteries that unfold in nine different American ballparks.
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball by Frank Murphy
Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?
Mr. Putter and Tabby Drop the Ball by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby take time off from napping to play on the Yankee Doodle Dandies baseball team.
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