Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
age 14+
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
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age 7+
 
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
age 8+
 
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
By Ken Roberts
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
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age 4+
 
Kids will accept that a dinosaur plays baseball.
By William Joyce
(1999)
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age 9+
 
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
age 11+
 
Suspenseful, satisfying sports mystery.
By John Feinstein
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
age 5+
 
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
age 8+
 
A must for any baseball fan.
By Jonah Winter
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Authentic look at high school football culture and drug use.
By Carl Deuker
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
age 6+
 
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Complex story of football, friendship, and family secrets.
By Gordon Korman
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
age 9+
 
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
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age 14+
 
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
age 9+
 
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)

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