In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League, but an unwritten rule kept girls from trying out. So she cut off her hair and tried out as a boy under the nickname “Tubby.” She made the team-and changed Little League Baseball forever. This title is also available as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Do you miss going to the ballpark to root, root, root for our home team? We do too!
Each year the Pittsburgh Pirates, through the Pirates Tales reading program, rewards kids and teens who complete their summer reading goals with a visit to the ballpark. While we can’t read our way to see the Pirates play at PNC Park this summer, we can check out these books about baseball and cheer them on to victory (from a distance of course!).
Let’s go Bucs!
These titles are recommended for kids in grades K-5.
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Thanks to Kate’s mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park. But as they’re watching batting practice before the game, the lucky bat of Red Sox star slugger Big D is stolen . . . right in front of dozens of people. This title is also available as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
This title discuses the history, memorable wins, star players, and important coaches of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.
Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past. This title is also available as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.