Opening Day: Home run Reads

Nicole Ortiz  //  Apr 3, 2017

Opening Day: Home run Reads

It’s officially APRIL! Where has the time gone!?

With the start of each new month, there is always something to look forward to. Whether you’re looking forward to a holiday, an event, a birthday, a vacation, or even just an opportunity to pick up some new books to add to your month’s reading list (check!), a new month can bring a new/fresh start and something exciting. For me, the start of April means one thing… baseball season! In honor of Opening Day and the start of 2017 season, here’s a quick round-up of some great baseball books (and some of my personal favorites) for you to share with your little ones.

Just to name a few…

  • Players in Pigtails by Shana Cory, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon – Inspired by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, this book shows that girls can play ball, too!
  • Little Rhino Series by Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard – A chapter book series about a little boy joining the little league team for the first time, written by MLB’s 2006 NL MVP and former Philly Ryan Howard. 
  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball by David A. Adler – Another early chapter book for transitioning readers and definitely a fun baseball-themed mystery book for kids.  
  • The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson – Written by the baseball legend’s daughter herself, this book tells the story of a little boy who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson. Sharon Robinson talked more about the book and her father on our podcast, here.
  • Soar by John Bauer – An inspiring story for middle grade-readers who have a true love of the game!

For more baseball reads, check out Scholastic’s “Top Picks” page!