Baseball Books

Batter up! If your kids have baseball fever, they'll love these stories that knock it out of the park. Stressing the value of teamwork and working hard toward a goal, they're packed with positive messages, gripping action, and lessons learned on and off the field. For more stories of kids working together, check out our Best Sports Books and Books About Friendship.

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Bats at the Ballgame

age 4+

Exciting, feel-good baseball tale with a batty twist.

By: Brian Lies (2010)
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Ben and Emma's Big Hit

age 4+

Empathy, friendship for baseball-loving kid with dyslexia.

By: Gavin Newsom , Ruby Shamir (2021)
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Ballpark Mysteries Series

age 6+

Bro and sis solve fun mysteries in major-league ballparks.

By: David A. Kelly (2011)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

age 6+

Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.

By: Audrey Vernick (2012)
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Baseball Is...

age 7+

Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.

By: Louise Borden (2014)
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Becoming Joe DiMaggio

age 8+

Poems about growing up during WWII.

By: Maria Testa (2004)
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The Contract

age 8+

Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.

By: Derek Jeter , Paul Mantell (2014)
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Fast Pitch

age 8+

Girl seeks championship and the truth in gripping story.

By: Nic Stone (2021)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

age 8+

Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.

By: Bette Bao Lord (1984)
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Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer

age 8+

Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.

By: Mo'ne Davis , Hilary Beard (2015)
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You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

age 6+

Inspiring intro to the baseball great's life.

By: Jonah Winter (2009)
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The Big Field

age 9+

Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.

By: Mike Lupica (2008)
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Heat

age 9+

Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.

By: Mike Lupica (2006)
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Hothead

age 9+

Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.

By: Cal Ripken Jr. (2011)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

age 9+

Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.

By: Kadir Nelson (2008)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown

age 9+

Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.

By: Paolo Bacigalupi (2013)
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The Batboy

age 10+

Conversation starter for kids who look up to pro athletes.

By: Mike Lupica (2010)
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Best of the Best

age 10+

Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.

By: Tim Green (2011)
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New Kid

age 10+

Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.

By: Tim Green (2014)
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Game Changer

age 12+

Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.