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Batter up! 4 Children’s Books for Baseball Lovers

Batter up! If your little slugger has yet to discover the joy of reading, stories about baseball are just the thing to entice them. These books on a few of baseball’s legends are sure to be a home run with your child.

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Terry Widener

Perfect for every baseball fan, here is the story of New York Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio’s longest hitting streak in baseball history.

Yogi: The Life, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Terry Widener

Perfect to celebrate baseball season, here is the life and famous words, such as “it ain’t over till it’s over,” of Major League Baseball player and New York Yankee Lawrence “Yogi” Berra.

Goodbye, Mr. Spalding by Jennifer Robin Barr

Set in Philadelphia during the Great Depression, this middle-grade historical novel tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy and his best friend as they attempt to stop a wall from being built at Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics, that would block the view of the baseball field from their rooftops.

Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer by Shelley Sommer

The first Jewish baseball hall-of-famer, Hank Greenberg battled anti-Semitism on and off the field. He was raised in New York City, the son of Romanian-Jewish immigrants, and went on to become a baseball legend. 


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