Best Children's Baseball Books
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1. Baseball Biographies for Kids: The Greatest Players from the 1960s to Today (Biographies of Today’s Best Players)
Author: by Dean Burrell
Grand slam!Inspiring baseball biographies for young fans ages 9 to 12It’s the bottom of the ninth, bases are loaded, and your team is down by threewho do you want coming up to bat? Baseball Biographies for Kids answers this question and more!
Bursting with statistics and impressive feats from the greatest players of the last 60 years, this lineup of inspirational baseball biographies shows you what it takes to be a real MVP. Discover the ultimate dream team as you explore the best pros for each position.
You’ll also get quick looks into some truly legendary baseball players and lots of fun facts! Baseball Biographies for Kids includes:Modern stars, real storiesFrom Cal Ripken Jr. to David Ortiz, you’ll discover the players who truly defined the game.
Tons of statsEach biography includes critical info, including games played, ERA, hits, and more. Draft your own all-star teamFill out the included starting lineup sheet with your picks for each position. These baseball biographies really knock it out of the park for big fans and aspiring players!
2. Ballpark Mysteries: The Dugout boxed set (books 1-4)
Author: by David A. Kelly
Published at: Random House Books for Young Readers; Box edition (September 27, 2016)
Get ready for a curveball! Help Mike and Kate solve four Ballpark Mysteries in some of America’s favorite ballparks, collected together for the first time! Team up with baseball super-fans Mike and Kate as they knock their first four mysteries out of the park!
From a stolen baseball bat to a haunted stadium, there’s no mystery that these cousins can’t solve with their sharp detective skills and their love of the game. Includes Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up, Ballpark Mysteries #2: The Pinstripe Ghost, Ballpark Mysteries #3: The L.A.
Dodger, and Ballpark Mysteries #4: The Astro Outlaw.Batter up!
3. Let's Play Baseball (Chunky Lift-a-Flap Book)
Author: by Ginger Swift
Published at: Cottage Door Press; Illustrated edition (December 7, 2018)
Let’s Play Baseball! Introduce your baby or toddler to the world of baseball. They will learn the basics of baseball and words associated with the sport. Learn that the team wears matching jerseys, how to warm up for the game and watch the fans cheering in the stand.
Count the number of bases and practice words such as pitcher, catcher, and batter. This sweet lift-a-flap board is a perfect first book! It is sure to be a home run with every little fan!Game On! Welcome to the world little one!
Come explore our Let’s Play Baseball Lift-a-Flap board book filled with surprises Perfectly sized for little hands and fingers to open and close the flaps. 6 chunky and sturdy flaps are extra strong so your little one can open and close again and again Surprise and delight baby with bright artwork and special treats under each flap Collect all the books in the Chunky Lift-a-Flap series.
From colors and animals, to first words and holidays, the Chunky Lift-a-Flap series is a great introduction to reading with cheerful, contemporary, and whimsical illustrations and sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps
4. Diary of an Among Us Crewmate: First Time In Space – An Unofficial Among Us Novel
Author: by Mark Powers
Welcome to space!Follow Lime, as he graduates from Mira Space Academy and becomes the newest crewmate on the Skeld. But strange things start happening all over the ship, and Lime and his friends have to figure out who the Imposter is.
Kids will love reading this novel that follows the adventures of the crew of the Skeld spaceship as they try to find the alien that is sabotaging everything and threatening their plans. Fun illustrations, intrigue, and humor make this an instant hit for fan’s of Among Us.
Author: by Mike Lupica
The #1 Bestseller!Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life.
Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care systemor worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions.
But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael’s secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.
Perfect for any Little Leaguer with dreams of making it big-as well as for fans of Mike Lupica’s other New York Times bestsellers Travel Team, The Big Field, The Underdogs, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Game Changers series, this cheer-worthy baseball story shows that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall.
6. The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
Author: by Matt Christopher
Over one million copies sold! A baseball fan learns the true meaning of success in this beloved classic that will capture the imaginations of a new generation of young readers. Sylvester loves baseball, but he isn’t exactly what you’d call a good hitter.
Even though he wants nothing more than to join his neighborhood team, the Hooper Redbirds, he’s sure he’ll never do anything more than warm the bench. But then he meets the mysterious Mr. Baruth who promises to make Sylvester one of the best players ever.
Suddenly, Sylvester goes from the worst player on the team to the kid who can only hit homers. With his overnight success, however, come tough questions. Will Sylvester ever learn the true meaning of teamwork? And what will happen when he has to learn to stand on his own?
This beloved story about baseball, confidence, perseverance, and being a good teammate is a modern classic and sure to win over a new generation of young sports fans.
7. Baseball for Kids: A Young Fan's Guide to the History of the Game (Biographies of Today's Best Players)
Author: by Adam C. MacKinnon
Batter up!A complete history of baseball for kids 5 to 7Who invented baseball? How long has it been around? Who was the Great Bambino? Baseball for Kids answers all those burning questions and more as kids (ages 5-7) weave their way through the history of America’s national sport through fun facts, stories, and legends.
Your child will journey back to the beginnings of the game from the invention of the strikeout and foul ball to the integration of African-American ballplayers and the construction of iconic ballparks. They’ll also learn about the sport’s most famous personalities from big hitters like Lou Gehrig to heat-throwing pitchers like Bob Gibson.
Baseball for Kids includes: Packed with funChildren will revel in the cool information, trivia subjects, true or false challenges, and other tantalizing tidbits about the sport. From past to presentBaseball for Kids covers changes to the rules as well as adaptations to uniforms, mitts, bats, and other equipment.Get out there!
8. The Boy Who Saved Baseball
Author: by John Ritter
Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom’s team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting.
Not to mention the secrets of Dante Del Gato, Dillontown’s greatest hitter ever. Since he walked away from the game years ago, Del Gato hasn’t spoken a word to anyone. But now he might be Tom’s only hope for saving his hometown.
From the award-winning author of Over the Wall and Choosing Up Sides comes this imaginative tale of one boy’s struggle to preserve the spirit of the game he loves.
9. The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend
Author: by Sharon Robinson
Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson. Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing-the Dodgers.
Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood.
It’s 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before. Then it happens – Steve’s new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson!
Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can’t wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?
10. Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Author: by Gail Herman
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports.And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball.
It was tough being first- not only did “fans” send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.
11. The Lucky Baseball Bat
Author: by Matt Christopher
This Matt Christopher classic story of a boy and his lucky baseball bat will capture readers’ imaginations while teaching them vital lessons about the importance of friendship, teamwork, and believing in themselves. When Marvin moves to a new neighborhood, he wants nothing more than to make a good impression on his new teammates.
After all, Marvin loves baseball more than anything, and all he wants is to prove he’s worth his spot on the team. And with his lucky baseball bat in hand, what could go wrong? But when that same lucky baseball bat goes missing, Marvin completely loses his ability to play baseball.
But even though he’s lost his talent, Marvin might just find something else: the value of friendship, his own confidence, and maybe, just maybe, a place on the team. Celebrating over six decades on bookshelves, this classic, timeless story of baseball, friendship, and confidence continues to captivate and delight new generations of readers.
12. All About the Olympic Games (Around the World by Magic Spells for Teachers)
Author: by Marisa Boan
All About the Olympic Games is a great new book to get kids excited about the Olympic Games while learning about the customs and traditions of the Games! Learn about the history of the Olympic Games in this full-color book bursting with information to get kids ready to enjoy the Games.
Historic photos and illustrations accompany brief, easy-to-read, engaging text.Perfect for kids! All About the Olympic Games includes information about:The First Olympic Games in GreeceThe start of the International Olympic Committee and the Modern Olympic GamesOpening and Closing Ceremony traditionsOlympic Flame and the torchbearer relayThe true meaning of the Olympic FlagThe Olympic CreedLists of all Summer and Winter Games sportsBring the excitement of the Olympics home with the BONUS PAGES At Home Measurement Olympic Games.
Kids can participate in a series of events at home while reinforcing their math skills. Kids get 6 event cards using simple household items to try events like Long Jump, Javelin Throw, and Shotput. Easy fun at home while practicing estimation and measurement.
13. Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (My First I Can Read)
Author: by James Dean
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes readers along for a fun, groovy adventure with Pete the Cat! Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete’s team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn’t go Pete’s way, what will Pete do?
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! Is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.
14. My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book)
Author: by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
My First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game-from the first pitch to the game winning hit! Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaging graphics, and a full glossary of essential baseball terms and phrases.
An illustrated rookie player character also appears on every page, providing fun facts to help the next generation of fans better understand the game. Perfect for beginning readers, My First Book of Baseball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young minor league rookies before, during, and after the ball game.
15. The Case of the Stinky Socks (Book 1) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries)
Author: by Lewis B. Montgomery
The Milo & Jazz Mysteries stars two kid detectives-in-training who use STEM problem-solving skills as they race to unravel cases and save the day! Perfect for fans of Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen and Nate the Great. The high school’s star pitcher is missing his lucky socks, and his pitching is going to pieces!
Can detective duo Milo and Jazz find the thiefbefore the big game? This ideal series for beginning readers making the transition to chapter books has incredible Super Sleuthing activities in each book, including hidden pictures, puzzles, mini-mysteries, and quizzesplus free online activities.
16. Much Ado About Baseball
Author: by Rajani LaRocca
“Much Ado About Baseball is the best children’s book I’ve read in the past 10 years!” -Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series”A moving tale of baseball, magic, and former rivals who come together to solve a problem.” -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEWIn this companion novel to Midsummer’s Mayhem, math and baseball combine with savory snacks to cause confusion and calamity in the town of Comity.
Twelve-year-old Trish can solve tough math problems and throw a mean fastball. But because of her mom’s new job, she’s now facing a summer trying to make friends all over again in a new town. That isn’t an easy thing to do, and her mom is too busy to notice how miserable she is.
But at her first baseball practice, Trish realizes one of her teammates is Ben, the sixth-grade math prodigy she beat in the spring Math Puzzler Championships. Everyone around them seems to think that with their math talent and love of baseball, it’s only logical that Trish and Ben become friends, but Ben makes it clear he still hasn’t gotten over that loss and can’t stand her.