Newark Library Blog

Let’s Play Ball! Children’s Baseball Books by Tracy
Friday, April 20, 2012, 5:49 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries


ABCs of Baseball by Peter Golenbock
America’s favorite pasttime from A to Z.

Brothers At Bat: The True Story Of An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick
Documents the story of the Baseball Hall of Fame honorees, tracing how the Acerra family of New Jersey formed their own semi-pro baseball team in the 1930s and became the longest-running all-brother team in history


Homer by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner
While Alex sleeps, his dog Homer dreams about the game that will determine whether his team, the Doggers, or their opponents, the Hounds, will be champions of the world of dog baseball

Lucky Luis by Gary Soto
Luis is convinced that he will not perform well on the baseball field without following his unique pre-game ritual


King Of The Mound: My Summer With Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season. Includes historical notes

A Diamond In The Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thirteen-year-old Tetsu and his family are sent to the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona where a fellow prisoner starts a baseball team, but when Tetsu’s sister becomes ill and he feels responsible, he stops playing

Ted & Me by Dan Gutman
When Stosh travels back in time to 1941 in hopes of preventing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II, he meets Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Includes notes about Williams’ life and career

Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter
Twelve-year-old Alfredo “Stats” Pagano and Boston Red Sox pitcher Billee Orbitt work together to break a potential curse at Fenway Park


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord; read by Christina Moore
In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball

Shoeless Joe & Me by Dan Gutman; read by Johnny Heller
Joe Stoshack travels back to 1919, where he meets Shoeless Joe Jackson and tries to prevent the fixing of the World Series in which Jackson was wrongly implicated


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