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Baseball Stories for Young Children


Picture Books
Adler
The Babe & I
Day
Frank and Ernest Play Ball
Gutman
Casey Back at Bat
Hopkinson
Girl Wonder: A baseball story in nine innings
Isadora
Luke Goes to Bat
Johnson
Just Like Josh Gibson
Kraus
Mort the Sport
Lies
Bats at the Ballgame
London
Froggy Plays T-Ball
London
When the Fireflies Come
Lorbiecki
Jackie's Bat
Mammano
Rhinos Who Play Baseball
McCully
Mouse Practice
McGrath
The Baseball Counting Book
Nevius
Baseball Hour
Preller
Mighty Casey
Rey
Curious George Plays Baseball
Rodriguez & Morrison
Out of the Ballpark
Smith
Let's Play Baseball!
Spradlin
Baseball from A to Z
Tavares
Zachary's Ball
Tryon
Albert's Ballgame
Uhlberg
Dad, Jackie, and Me
Weatherford
Champions on the Bench
Welch
Playing Right Field
Wheeler
Dino-Baseball

Beginning Readers
Adler
Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery
Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball
Giff
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat
Herman
Double-Header
Hooks
Mr. Baseball
Kramer
Good Luck, Charlie
McCully
Grandmas at Bat
McKay
Baseball Fever
Murphy
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!
Prager
The Baseball Birthday Party
Meister
Game Day
Parish
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia
Sharp
Paul the Pitcher
Stadler
Hooray for Snail!
Walker
Jackie Robinson

Illustrated Literature
Burleigh
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson, against the Odds
Although in 1947 Major League Baseball was only open to white players, the extraordinary talent of Jackie Robinson could not be denied and, after being given the opportunity to play, proved to everyone that he was just as capable--sometimes even more so--than the rest.
Cooper
Willie and the All-Stars
In 1934 Chicago, Willie sees a game between the Negro League All-Star team and the Major League All-Stars, and realizes that his dream of becoming a professional baseball player could come true.
Golenbock
Teammates
Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.
Mackall
A Girl Named Dan
Dandi enjoys nothing more than baseball, and so after the boys at school tell her their lunchtime game is now boys only, she enters an essay contest hoping to become a bat boy for the Kansas City A's, not realizing the contest is for boys only. Includes author's note on Title IX.
Ripkin
The Longest Season: The Story of the Orioles' 1988 Losing Streak
The story of how Cal Ripken and the Orioles broke their losing streak of twenty-one consecutive games in 1988.
Waldman
Say-Hey and the Babe: Two Mostly True Baseball Stories
Presents two interrelated stories, based on fact, about the 1927 New York Yankees, the 1951 New York Giants, and a stickball team from the Bronx. Sidebars explain baseball terms and events of the time periods, players' nicknames, and stickball lore.
Yolen
All Star! Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever
Discusses the life and career of the Pittsburgh Pirates legend who was one of the greatest hitters and fielders in baseball history.

Nonfiction
The J 796.357 section has many children's books about baseball & baseball teams,
and there are others in the nonfiction section, including:
J 793.735 Ros
Rosenberg
Baseball Jokes
J 796.357 Coo
Cook
Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball
J 796.357 (Sockalexis) Wis
Wise
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer
J 811.54 Jan
Janeczko
That Sweet Diamond; Baseball Poems
J 811.54 Feh
Fehler
Change-up: Baseball Poems
J 811.54 Mor
Morrison
At the Crack of the Bat; Baseball Poems