Thursday, April 14, 2011

I feel baseball in the air...

Ok, so I'm not a baseball fan. I tried to be for a few years (blame it on a guy), but I could never totally get into it. Just too slow for my liking I suppose! It is definitely the season now and fans all over the country are thrilled to get out to the ballpark again and experience America's favorite sport...and if you have a young baseball fan in your house, you may just want to check out these cool new books.

I Spy with My Little Eye Baseball by Brad Herzog and photographer David Milne

What kid doesn't love an I Spy book? This one places two photos next to each other, all baseball related of course, and has the reader pick out the differences in the photos. There's a specific number of changes for each photo, so the finding process could easily be turned into a timed game. Fun!

Little Baseball by Brad Herzog and illustrator Doug Bowles

I've already handed this one off to my 3-year-old nephew who loves it! Easy riddles reveal simple baseball facts for toddlers. Very basic, but that's perfect for the age level and works as a great introduction to the sport. There's a football one too, but since it's baseball season and all... :)

Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King by Richard Michelson and illustrator Zachary Pullen

The illustrations in this one are fantastic! Telling the story of how Lipman Pike joined a local baseball club in Brooklyn in the mid-1800's and soon became a professional, much to the dismay of his parents. Over the years he made history for his home runs!

A really nice non-fiction picture book with exceptional illustrations. 

SO, if you're family loves baseball, these would all be great choices to check out!

Thanks, Sleeping Bear Press, for the review copies!


Jes said...

Thank you for reminding me of I-Spy books. Nate adores them and I hadn't even thought to go buy him one, lol. My mommy brain thanks you for the reminder :)

Trish said...

It's all about hockey in our house! Especially right now with the playoffs going on...which reminds me, I need to find some good hockey books!

Ms. Yingling said...

There are a lot more baseball books than anything else, but all the boys want to read basketball and football books. Must be that slowness! And hockey books are hard to find, Trish!