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10 Baseball and Softball Books for Little Fans

Root, root, root for a little baseball and softball reading!
on April 11, 2016

Baseball season is here!

Softball season is here!

It’s time to celebrate!

It’s hard to believe that spring is finally here, but with it comes America’s Favorite Pastime. All across our country, pitchers are winding up, batters are taking a swing, and runners are beelining to home plate.

Long, chilly early season practices. Sliding into first base. Triple plays. Full house. Hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and sundaes in miniature batting helmets. Seventh inning stretches and rooting for the home team. Bobble heads and mascots.

Believe it or not, friends, everything we love about this spring sport can be brought home in books! Take a few minutes this weekend to search for a few of our favorite baseball and softball books for little fans:

Baseball, by Mike Kennedy

Mummies Don’t Coach Softball by Marcia Thorton Jones & Debbie Dadey

Karen's Home Run by Ann M. Martin

Baseball in Action by Bobbie Kalman & Sarah Dann

Baseball in the Barrios by Henry Horenstein

Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Baseball's Best: Five True Stories by Andrew Gutelle

Baseball (Watts Library) by Mike Kennedy

Baseball Pals by Matt Christopher and Robert Henneberger

Oliver's Game by Matt Tavares

What are your favorite books about baseball and softball? What did we forget to add? Let us know by sharing them on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on Twitter @teachmama, and let’s continue the conversation!

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