The 2012 World Series is in the history books and the San Francisco Giants are world champions. If you are already missing baseball check out these chapter books. And remember, pitchers and catchers report for spring training around February 14, 2013. The Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues start their games at the beginning of March 2013. Play Ball!
Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter
Twelve-year-old Alfredo “Stats” Pagano and Boston Red Sox pitcher Billee Orbitt work together to break a potential curse at Fenway Park.
King of the Mound by Wes Tooke
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season.
Super-Sized Slugger: A Novel by Cal Ripken
Thirteen-year-old Cody Parker moves to Baltimore, Maryland, where as a fat eighth-grader, he has to deal with brutal teasing from a baseball teammate, and his school is beset by a rash of mysterious thefts that threaten to sideline Cody and ruin a golden season for his team.
Ted And Me by Dan Gutman
When Stosh travels back in time to 1941 in hopes of preventing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II, he meets Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
Pinch Hit by Tim Green
When movie star Trevor and regular Little League player Sam discover that they are identical twins who were separated at birth, they decide to trade places for a while so that Sam can live the Hollywood life and Trevor can play baseball.
Plunked by Michael Northrop
Sixth-grader Jack Mogens loses his nerve after getting hit by a pitch, and has to dig deep within himself to avoid giving up the sport he loves.
Don’t forget the Ballpark Mysteries by David A Kelly. Each story is set in a different major league ballpark. The series begins with Fenway Foul-Up.
Ginny W., Youth Services