Children will love this moving tale in which hope triumphs over evil. In this picture book, a young boy tells the story of his parents' internment in a camp for Japanese Americans in 1942. Despite the deplorable conditions in the camp, the prisoners use an improvised baseball game to keep their hope alive.
Daren, the star forward for the Rangers, blames the team's recent string of losses on everyone except himself. After taking a hard look in the mirror, Daren learns a thing or two about friendship in this action-packed basketball thriller.
Andrew wishes he had freckles like his friend Nicky. Sharon, a student in Andrew's class, tricks him into paying her fifty cents for her freckle juice recipe. Your child will enjoy finding out why Andrew got far more than he paid for.
Set in the early 1900's, this inspiring picture book tells the tale of one determined and talented female athlete. At age 17, Alta Weiss breaks through gender stereotypes by convincing the coach of the men's semi-professional league to let her play. She proves to herself and those around her that she has what it takes to be a fierce competitor.
When Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play baseball in the major league, racial discrimination and segregation were rampant. Despite the protests and prejudice, one teammate named Pee Wee Reese stood up for Jackie. This story about a legendary time in history is important to share with children.
Mike owes his success in baseball to his advisor, his dog Harry. It turns out that Harry is a great base coach. Sports-minded children will love this book as well as The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter and The Dog That Stole Football Plays and more by the same author.
Sarah and Brian discover that nothing is worse than meeting up with the school bully on the first day at a new school. Luckily, they make two great friends at school who help them teach the school bully a lesson. Your child will enjoy reading to discover how a few creative kids ended one bully's taunting.
Yingtao is the only one in his family with no musical talent. His father, however, insists that he continues to play the violin. How will he survive daily music lessons and recitals when all he really wants to do is play baseball, his true, natural talent?
This book will appeal to the child who dreams of becoming a ballet star. The illustrated verses, repeated sentence structures, and controlled vocabulary make this lively story accessible to beginning readers.
Set in 1947, a young boy and his father, who is deaf, share their appreciation for Jackie Robinson. This book is a beautiful tribute to both the ball player for his outstanding play and also to the dad who reached out to his son to share this common bond.