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Strike Three…You’re Out! It’s Baseball Season!

Take me out to the ball game!  It’s that time of year for America’s favorite pastime. When you’re not watching a game, you can pick up a great book on the subject. There are nonfiction titles covering skills, tips, tricks, records, guides to the game, and history.  Don’t miss the biographies on the sport’s greatest players both past and present.  Also featured are baseball themed graphic novels, fiction titles on the sport for all ages, and your favorite fictional characters playing ball.  Our collection development experts have really hit it out of the park with this list!  View the entire list here.

Baseball Is… by Louise BordenBaseball Is

Author Louise Borden takes readers on an emotional tribute to America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Young readers will feel like they are part of the game, with detailed illustrations, and descriptions of the sounds, smells, and tastes, as they learn about the game’s special history.  Learn more and order here.

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever by Bill Madden1954

Discover the facts about how African American baseball superstars helped to integrate the league.  Readers will learn how Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Larry Doby, and Ernie Mays made their mark and changed the sport.  Learn more and order here.

Heavy Hitters by Mike LupicaHeavy Hitters

Justin, the best hitter on the Core Four Plus One baseball team, has to deal with his parents’ divorce and leans on his friend Ben.  In return, Justin teaches Ben how to be a better hitter. Learn more and order here.

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will A Nice Little Place      

Author George Will, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, reveals the history of Wrigley Field, in celebration of its 100th birthday.  In addition, he includes information on the team, the city of Chicago, and his childhood growing up there.   Learn more and order here.

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