Baseball season is just around the corner! Growing up in St. Louis, baseball season was always a big deal! So, today we are looking at some of my favorite baseball books for kids. Baseball + Books for Kids = Home Run!
Baseball Books for the Little Kids
My Baseball Book by Gail Gibbons gives little ones all the basics of baseball.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Jack Norworth celebrates the classic song we love to sing at the ballpark. This version also includes a cd with a performance by Carly Simon.
The Littlest Leaguer by Syd Hoff brings back lots of childhood memories. I distinctly remember Hoff’s illustrations from when I was little. In this story, Harold is the littlest player and doesn’t get a lot of action on the field. Then, the day arrives when everyone learns that being small can have advantages.
Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl is the story of a young boy and his father who reminisce about their day at the stadium.
What happens when dinosaurs take to the field? Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler gives us a peek at what that might look like.
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawerence Thayler is a popular poem brought to life by the talented illustrator, Patricia Polacco.
H is for Home Run by Brad Herzog takes us through the alphabet and all things baseball.
Baseball Books for the Bigger Kids
I loved Amelia Bedelia books growing up. Play Ball Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish will have you giggling as Amelia Bedelia fills in for a sick player!
Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey is a story about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki is about a father and son who start a baseball team while in an internment camp during WW II.
Are you looking for chapter books about baseball? Check out Pragmatic Mom’s Baseball Chapter Books list.
Do you have a favorite baseball book? Please share in the comments below.
Do you get the Growing Book by Book newsletter? Sign up here: Growing Book by Book Newsletter.