Book Reviews

Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
Baseball Bob Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids will accept that a dinosaur plays baseball.
By William Joyce
(1999)
Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 14+
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
S.O.R. Losers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
A Season of Comebacks Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)
A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
Thumb on a Diamond Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
By Ken Roberts
(2006)
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Suspenseful, satisfying sports mystery.
By John Feinstein
(2007)
The Longest Season Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cal Ripken Jr.'s losing season in 1988.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2007)
My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
The Big Field Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
Three Little Words: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! Book Poster Image
age 8+
A must for any baseball fan.
By Jonah Winter
(2009)
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)

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