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!