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Baseball Books for Kids
Whether you're a loyal fan of the Bronx Bombers or believing in the Amazin' Mets, New York is a great place for baseball. With the season well underway, and a second Subway Series around the corner, now is the time to get your kids in the spirit. Check out these NYPL books on America's favorite pastime!
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of An Amazing All-brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick. Travel back in time to meet the Acerras, a semi-pro team of baseball-loving brothers.
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter. A picture book biography of Latino baseball great Roberto Clemente. He is not only remembered for his skill on the field, but his leadership and generosity.
Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise. Learn about the remarkable contributions of the first deaf major league baseball player.
Keeping Score. Brooklyn Dodger fan Maggie learns about friendship, war, and how to score a baseball game in the early 1950s. By Linda Sue Park.
Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson is a beautiful tribute to Robinson's bravery off the field. Written by his daugher, Sharon Robinson.
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Matt Tavares. This free-verse homage to, well, the greatest hitter who ever lived, is almost as bold as the player himself.
Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Oil painting illustrations depict this larger than life pitcher and first black inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Catching the Moon: The Story of A Young Girl's Baseball Dream by Crystal Hubbard. Meet Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle Alberga, the first woman to play professional baseball.