Baseball Books for Beginning Readers
The moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a major league baseball team and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate.
1990 Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
Grab your ticket to Game 5 of the 1947 World Series! Come back in time to historic Ebbets Field for all the thrill and excitement of a day at the ballpark. Join the crowd in the stands as they root, root, root for the home team Dodgers who battle their archrivals, the New York Yankees!
With many men serving in the military during World War II, Phillip Wrigley follows his daring plan to recruit women to play ball, despite public ridicule. On opening day, Katie Casey, a member of the Kenosha Comets, shows fans and the country that women have just as much talent as men when it comes to sports.
Rosamund's baseball team has a very unusual second base — Oliver's gloopy purple plastic octopus. But one morning…it's gone! "Somebody stole second base," Rosamond tells teammate Nate the Great. With the help of his dog, Sludge, the young detective trails the missing octopus, picking up clues along the way.
When Alta Weiss throws a corncob at a tomcat chasing her favorite hen, folks know one thing for sure: She may be a girl, but she's got some arm. This is the exciting story of the pioneering female baseball player — a true American original.
Stuck in the outfield, champion daydreamer Ludlow transforms his boring surroundings into a towering stadium filled with fantastical fans watching a ballgame between two teams of human-sized insects. And when Ludlow is actually given a chance at bat, the results are beyond even his imagination!
"And somewhere men are laughing,
And somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville
Mighty Casey has struck out."
"You have to be tough to play baseball in a skirt".
When Zachary's father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens — suddenly, Zachary finds himself on the pitcher's mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform! As long as Zachary has the ball, all of his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic?