It’s Monday What are You Reading: Opening Day Edition
April 3, 2017
I was raised on baseball and have lived in baseball towns most of my life. The St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and White Sox, and now Boston Red Sox are dear to my heart. As a teacher, I have yet to be at a opening day, though I have enjoyed the ritual of spring training. Here are some books to celebrate opening day wherever you are.
Here are some terrific baseball books in no particular order.
A beloved book by teachers and students alike, this book looks at baseball in a completely different light. Baseball is the turning point in the poignant book. Wonderful for character interplay and story arc discussions as well as its historic perspective.
Zachary’s Ball by Matt Tavares
Every New England child’s dream, catch a fly ball at Fenway Park… and something magical happens.
I love all of the Ballpark Mysteries including Wrigley Riddle. This early chapter book is the beginning of a series about ballparks in the tradition of Ron Roy and Matt Christopher.
Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reece teach more than baseball in this beautifully illustrated picture book. A mainstay in strategy work.
Poetry, baseball, and Doug Florian- a winning team.
The Littlest Leaguer by Syd Hoff
Syd Hoff, the sentimental favorite and a really great book. Easily read by our youngest fans.
Perhaps only available in my personal library, Mark Teague can do no wrong. Aliens and baseball, a winning combo.