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Best of the Best

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.

Book Tim Green Sports 2011
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Though this is not exactly great literature, it will definitely appeal to kids who love baseball. It will also impart some gentle lessons about being honest, focusing amid distractions, and what it means to be a good friend. The dialogue amongst the friends is realistic, as are the plans they come up with to get back at a bully, destroy Josh's dad's new romance -- and save him from a scam. Even the gross-out humor is right on target for tweens. These genuine characters will make it easy for young readers to care about these three friends, and learn something from their adventures and struggles.

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