Tag Archives : Sports

Book for Young Baseball Fans


With the World Series about to start, I have a book for young baseball fans.  This one delves into the stories of the players and the teams throughout the years that made an impact on the game.  It’s a little bit history and a lot baseball as it brings statistics to life for kids. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Play Like a Girl


The book I have today will encourage kids to play like a girl.  Gabby is a ballplayer and female which doesn’t mean she isn’t a good athlete or that she can’t enjoy a cute dress.  As always we have to open our kids up to the possibility that gender roles don’t define us.  We get to decide what interest us and…

How to Conquer the High Dive


This book will teach kids how to conquer the high dive!  Who among us has not looked at that dreaded high jump and wondered if we had the courage to fall from that high up!  It is a right of passage at the pool and a fear kids have been facing down since I was young.  It is also an…

Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…

Book for Kids Who Love Baseball


Today I have a book for kids who love baseball.  This new series is the result of a partnership with kid’s writer Tim Green, who specializes in sports books, and Derek Jeter, amazing professional athlete.  It is a fun story that has plenty of baseball, suspense and did I mention … baseball!  A nice new offering for kids who have…

Book for Kids Inspired by Basketball


Today I have a book for kids inspired by basketball.  If your child has developed a thing for March Madness, it’s time to harness that enthusiasm and get them reading!  Now is the time to channel that passion into a good book. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t…

Thought Provoking Book for Young Basketball Fans


Today I have a thought provoking book for young basketball fans.  This story is adapted from the adult bestseller about Perry Wallace, the man who integrated college basketball in the South.  His journey is a revealing look at our history and the evolution of the game.  It is especially timely with March Madness in full swing! Don’t forget to follow One…

Basketball Chapter Book for Kids


With March Madness in full swing, I thought I would share a favorite basketball chapter book for kids.  I will be posting more basketball books throughout the next few weeks as your kids get excited about following these NCAA teams.  I just love the Fred Bowen Sport Stories because they incorporate narratives about actual athletes.  It’s a lot easier to tell a…

Book About Female Athletes


Today I have a book about female athletes.  It doesn’t focus on a particular sport, but it does look at the development of women’s athletics over the years.  Having a daughter who adores soccer, I found it extremely eye opening to recognize the hurdles women have already surmounted and what they have left to overcome.  My daughter has been following the National…

Book for Kids Featuring Skateboarding


Today I have a book for kids featuring skateboarding.  When parents are trying to get their kids to read, the “experts” always say to pick books on topics in which kids are interested.  The problem, in some cases, is there just aren’t a lot of offerings if your kids like an activity which is outside the mainstream.  Baseball or football, you’re covered.…