Sports (Nonfiction)

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Cover Image
By Audrey Vernick, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547385570
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 2012

Many brothers play baseball together, but few form their own semipro team. In 1938 the twelve Acerras stepped up to the plate and kept swinging for fourteen years. Mixed-media illustrations evoke an earlier era (7-9).

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Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game Cover Image
By Chris Crowe, Mike Benny (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763650261
Availability: Special Order
Published: Candlewick - January 24th, 2012

In 1948 a black family eagerly follows the World Series as the first African American in the American League helps his team win. Lush, acrylic illustrations (7-9).

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There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763627898
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2012

The life of the legendary Red Sox slugger is depicted with watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations (7-9).