The Best Baseball Books for Kids
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“Take me out to the ballgame!”
Baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, from the background noise of the game on television, to my brother’s Little League games, to my sons’ time on the field with our local recreation leagues. My youngest used to tote around a chunky plastic bat and try and try to toss and hit a wiffle ball.
Baseball and summer seem to go hand-in-hand where we live–how about you?
I’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite baseball books that we’ve read through the years. Some are old classics, and some are fresh and new. Do you have a favorite that I’ve left off the list? Please share it with me in the comments.
Our favorite baseball books for kids
- Casey at the Bat
- Max (Reading Rainbow Books)
- Nate the Great and the Stolen Base
- The Littlest Leaguer (I Can Read Level 1)
- A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
- Baseball Saved Us
- Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
- The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
- Clorinda Plays Baseball!
- My Baseball Book
- H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet
- Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story
- Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit
- The Missing Playbook (Hardy Boys Clue Book)
- Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings
- Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women who Won the World Championship
- Mama Played Baseball
- Let Them Play (True Story)
- The Bat Boy and His Violin (Aladdin Picture Books)
- The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
- Players In Pigtails
- Biscuit Plays Ball (My First I Can Read)
- Curious George Home Run
- Get a Hit, Mo!
- Baseball Ballerina (Step into Reading, Step 3)
- The Berenstain Bears: We Love Baseball! (I Can Read Level 1)
- Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading 3)
- Here Comes the Strikeout!
- Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2)
- Grand Slam Mad Libs
- The Everything Kids’ Baseball Book
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