Spring and summer months mean one thing for many sports fans in the US…baseball! Adults and children alike enjoy spending the afternoon at the ballpark, cheering for their favorite team. It’s even fun to read about in one of the many great books for kids. If your child has discovered this fun sport, there are plenty of wonderful baseball books for kids of all ages.
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Baseball Books for Kids of All Ages
Books can be a great way for kids to combine their love of sports with reading. Check out these amazing books all about baseball.
Baseball Picture Books
In Goodnight Baseball from Michael Dahl, a young boy and his dad enjoy a fun-filled day at the stadium and all of the memories it creates.
Even preschoolers can learn all about the game of baseball in My First Book of Baseball from Sports Illustrated Kids.
Everyone’s favorite cat is back and this time he’s ready to play baseball in Pete the Cat: Play Ball from James Dean.
Curious George is always ready for an adventure and this time it’s at a ballpark in Curious George at the Baseball Game from H. A. Rey.
In Froggy Plays T-Ball from Jonathan London, Froggy’s first day playing ball doesn’t go exactly as planned.
My Baseball Book from Gail Gibbons is a beautifully illustrated introduction to baseball for young children.
Baseball Chapter Books
Fans of mysteries will enjoy Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up from David A. Kelly, as well as all of the other baseball books in this series.
The Lucky Baseball Bat from best-selling sports fiction writer Matt Christopher, is a must-read classic for any young baseball fan.
Connor Sullivan learns that there is more to being part of a baseball team than just being a good player in the novel Hothead by baseball great turned author Cal Ripken, Jr.
One boys life is changed forever when he finds the most valuable baseball card in the world in Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure from Dan Gutman.
Sports fiction author Mike Lupica is back with another installment in his Game Changers series with the baseball themed Heavy Hitters.
Non-Fiction Baseball Books
Fans of baseball history can learn about five true legends in Baseball’s Best: Five True Stories from Andrew Gutelle.
The Best of Everything Baseball Book from Nate LeBoutillier is filled with all sorts of fun and amazing baseball facts.
The DK Eyewitness books are always full of great information and wonderful illustrations and photographs and Baseball from James Buckley is no exception.
Children can explore the science behind baseball in Baseball: How It Works from David Dreier.
Then they can learn all about the math that goes into the game in Baseball: The Math of the Game from Thomas K. Adamson.