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Play Ball!: A Baseball Dozen
Spring has sprung, and players of all ages, all over the country, are heading toward the green, green grass of home plate. Here’s a dozens list featuring players of all kinds and in all genres, so there’s something here about the Great American pastime of baseball for every fan. Play ball!
Bildner, Phil. Playing the Field; illus. by C.F. Payne. Simon, 2006. Gr. 9-12
Darcy has the goods to pitch on the boys' high school baseball team but what she has to do to get on the field makes for quite an "outing." (BCCB 4/06)
Bildner, Phil. The Shot Heard 'round the World;illus. by C.F. Payne. Simon, 2005. 6-10 yrs
Baseball fever holds 1951 Brooklyn in its grip as "dem bums", the Brooklyn Dodgers, try to reach the World Series. (BCCB 5/05)
Hopkinson, Deborah. Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings; illus by Terry Widener. Schwartz/Atheneum, 2003. 5-8 yrs
In 1907, seventeen-year-old Alta Weiss pitches her way onto the semipro Vermilion Independents baseball team. (BCCB 2/03)
Isadora, Rachel. Nick Plays Baseball;written and illus. by Rachel Isadora. Putnam, 2001. 5-8 yrs
Plenty of tips for becoming a better player are packed into this picture book about Nick and his team preparing for the championship game. (BCCB 2/01)
Jennings, Patrick. . Out Standing in My Field. Scholastic, 2005. Gr. 4-6
Fifth-grader Ty Cutter hates baseball as much as baseball hates him, so why can't he convince his dad – the coach – to kick him off the team? (BCCB 3/05)
Johnson, Angela. Just Like Josh Gibson; illus. by Beth Peck. Simon, 2004. 5-8 yrs
Both race and gender keep Grandmama from playing baseball in the 1940s, until one day her brother is benched with a broken arm and she steps up to the challenge. (BCCB 3/04)
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