Inspirational baseball story – Mark, a little leaguer meets Hank Aaron, follows his advice and path to greatness beating Babe Ruth’s records. Includes factual postscript.
I didn’t realize that Roy Campanella was the first black man to integrate Major League baseball, and that he became a quadriplegic after a career ending car crash. An inspirational story.
The Longest Season by Cal Ripken, Jr., illustrated by Ron Mazellan
Wow. Losing 21 games in a row in 1988. Cal Ripken, Jr. was there, and describes how they kept going.
Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball by Sally cook and James Charlton, illustrated by Ross MacDonald
Lots of facts and stories and explanations of why are told in clips give the crazy history of baseball. Retro 1930 style comic illustrations help to give a wacky historic feel.
Pitching in for Eubie by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Pitching. Eubie “pitches” in to help her sister get to college. A heartwarming tale of a family working together, warmly illustrated by noted Coretta Scott King award winner, E.B. Lewis.
Bat’s Big Game retold by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Eugenia Nobati.
Aesop’s story about the game between the Animals and the Birds is retold through a game of soccer, with, what else, a bat who learns a lesson about team spirit in this retelling.
Big Brown Bat by Rick Chrustowski
A baby brown bat’s story is told in this lovely picture book, perfect for sharing with older preschoolers and early elementary kids interested in how bats grow.
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