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 Children
Baseball Books for the Little Kids
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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.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon is a fun book that compares American and Japanese baseball.
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
We are big fans of Chris Van Dusen so we are excited to get our hands on Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit. Randy loves science and baseball. However, he’s a bit better at science. Can the two come together and make him shine in both fields?
Get a Hit, Mo! by David A. Adler is part of a fun beginning reader series. Mo is eager to help his team win but he doesn’t usually get much action playing in right field and batting last. Will he be able to help?
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.
Never let tell you can’t do something based on your gender. That’s the message takeaway in Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream by Crystal Hubbard. Make sure to check out the read-aloud on Storyline Online too.
The House That Ruth Built by Kelly Bennett is all about Hall of Famer Babe Ruth. This book is a story, a history lesson, and a fact lover’s dream. Get ready to swing your way through baseball history.
In Contenders by Traci Sorell we meet John Meyers and Charles Bender, the first two Native pro baseball players to face off in the 1911 World Series.
Are you looking for chapter books about baseball? Check out Pragmatic Mom’s Baseball Chapter Books list.
Printable List of Baseball Books for kids
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What a great list! I love that you have included baseball players if both genders. 🙂