A Wynk, a Blynk, and a Nod to Books about Baseball
With Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, sitting practically in our backyard, and with Opening Day upon us, paying tribute to books about America’s favorite pastime seems especially fitting! Our bases are loaded with a few good reads. No bloopers here, all are sure to be a home run
New Baseball Books
Anybody’s Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang, illus. by Cecilia Puglesi
In 1950 girls weren’t allowed to play the game. Kathryn cut her hair, disguised herself as a boy, and made the Little League team. This picture book biography tells her story and introduces young readers to an admirable young woman.
Baseball by Jill Murray
Kids are introduced to the basic rules of the game in this easy-to-read volume in the Sports How To series.
Baseball’s Best and Worst: A Guide to the Game’s Good, Bad, and Ugly by Drew Lyon
This Sports Illustrated publication includes the game’s best and worst hitters, moments, uniforms, mascots and much, much more.
The Everything Kids’ Baseball Book by Greg Jacobs
This book is now in its tenth edition. Just like the title suggests, it includes everything … from baseball’s history to today’s favorite players with lots of fun packed in between. Puzzles, games and activities are included as well.
42 is Not Just a Number by Doreen Rappaport
This biography brings to life the story of Jackie Robinson, the first man to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
I Got It! by David Wiesner
David Wiesner is a three-time Caldecott Award winning author/illustrator. In this nearly wordless picture book, a little boy wants to be part of a baseball team. Though he imagines worst-case scenarios, he ends up becoming the hero of the game.
Let’s Play Baseball by Nancy Hall
This board book is shaped like a real baseball. It teaches little ones the basics of the sport.
STEM in Baseball by Marne Ventura
STEM concepts are brought to life in this new work of nonfiction. From the physics of batting and pitching to tracking technology to engineering better gear, STEM plays a role in every part of baseball. Color photographs enhance the interesting and educational text.