Monday, May 17, 2010

Themed Reviews: Baseball

As a subject, baseball books have the potential to be great "gateway" books for children. They are a fun way to get reluctant readers, or readers who tend to stick firmly to series sports novels, introduced to a variety of genres.
Our feature showcases the range of baseball books available this year. Among the books are: Baseball Science, a nonfiction title that explains the scientific concepts behind the sport; The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, the emotional story of a grief stricken girl who decides to switch from the girls' softball team to the boys' baseball team; Change Up: Baseball Poems, a collection of poems that covers the seasons and different aspects of the game; No Easy Way, tells of Ted Williams's career through illustrations and statistics, showing the determination of this baseball superstar. Expand horizons this baseball season with these new titles that take baseball books beyond the sports category.

Browse through these titles and those from previous years for some selections to share with your family or students: http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/th_bball.html

For more information and activities on baseball visit:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/index.jsp
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-ViewArticle.aspx?pin=x-ba037300a&article_id=603&chapter_id=13&chapter_title=Sports&article_title=Baseball_Origins_and_History

1 comment:

  1. It's so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it, especially boys.

    I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

    My blog, Books for Boys http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And my new book, Lost Island Smugglers - first in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series - is coming out in August. .

    Max Elliot Anderson
    PS. My first 7 books are going to be republished by Comfort Publishing later in 2010

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