Between These Pages: When a Young Fan’s Thoughts Turn to Baseball

Keeping Score: Baseball MonthMrs. N has spent the month of October paying homage to the all American sport of baseball. If your favorite kid is suffering from withdrawal after the World Series (and you missed Mrs. N’s recs the first time around), check out some of these baseball stories.

Keeping Score

Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s, being a Dodger’s fan isn’t a choice, it’s a calling. It doesn’t matter that 10 year old Maggie was named for her father’s favorite player on his … Continue reading ?

The Prince of Fenway Park

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott Those of you that know me know that there is simply no way I could resist a book with Fenway Park in the title and a kid in a Red Sox uniform.  … Continue reading ?

Jackie and Me

Jackie & Me by Dan Gutman This right here is the book that launched the blog. Here’s the story way back on my very first post. Joe Stoshack has a special, highly specific talent.  He can time travel.  But only … Continue reading ?

Baseball Saved Us

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki During World War II, the American government moved many West Coast residents of Japanese descent to internment camps in the desert.  They were surrounded by barbed wire fences and guarded by soldiers with guns.  … Continue reading ?

All the Broken Pieces

All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg Lately, I seem to have a baseball as therapy theme. Matt lives with his mother and father and younger brother Tommy.  He goes out for the baseball team.  He is desperate to … Continue reading ?

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane A deep abiding love of the game isn’t just limited to boys.  I know this first hand since I have always been a huge baseball fan.  Like Molly, I grew up playing … Continue reading ?

All-Star Fever

All-Star Fever: A Peach Street Mudders Story by Matt Christopher When it comes to sports writing, Matt Christopher is both prolific and well liked. He’s starting to get more competition these days (which is a good thing) but for a … Continue reading ?

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter The title of this book is a challenge which kids will find hard to resist.  Despite parents, teachers and librarians begging kids not to judge a book by the cover, this … Continue reading ?

The Dog That Called the Pitch

The Dog that Called the Pitch by Matt Christopher I have to admit some bias here because the starring terrier, Harry, looks just like my very own dog. As far as I’m aware this is the easiest level of sports … Continue reading ?

Leave a Reply