Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Five to Nine


A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant & Piggie Books) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423174912
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 21st, 2013

Elephant wants to help Piggie get her ball back, but the big guy is really, really big. 


You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Terry Widener (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375868443
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 8th, 2013

The road to the major leagues was difficult for African Americans, but Willie Mays became one of the greatest players ever.  


Becoming Babe Ruth Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763656461
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 12th, 2013

He grew up to be one of history's greatest baseball players, but he never forgot the reform school where his talents were nurtured. 


A Baseball Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781610670548
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kane/Miller Book Publishers - January 1st, 2013

What's even better than ice cream? Baseball! It's the first day of the season and Jordan can't wait to step up to the plate.


Take Me Out to the Yakyu Cover Image
By Aaron Meshon, Aaron Meshon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442441774
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2013

What would it be like to go to a baseball game in Japan? Some things about it are different, but the fun is the same! 


Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball Cover Image
By David A. Kelly, Oliver Dominguez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761380924
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Published: Millbrook Press - April 1st, 2013

New baseballs are too smooth for pitchers to grip.  In the 1930s Lena Blackburn found a way to solve the problem.


Niño Wrestles the World Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436046
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 4th, 2013

A very young, fearless, quick-thinking Mexican wrestler has vanquished all comers - so far.  But is he a match for his final opponents?


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