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All Star Readers : Picture Books

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Samantha on a Roll
by Linda Ashman

Samantha wants to try out her new skates, but things soon get out of hand. Sometimes when you get started, you just can't stop!

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Bats at the Ballgame
by Brian Lies

What do bats do at night while the rest of us are sound asleep? They take to the field and play ball, of course!

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Players in Pigtails
by Shana Corey

Did you know the original "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was written about a girl? This book follows the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which allowed women to play professional ball during World War II.

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Ziggy's Blue Ribbon Day
by Claudia Mills

Not everyone enjoys sports, but we each have our own special talents. Ziggy might not excel at track and field day, but his drawings win the biggest prize of all.

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The Big Bat
by Anne Jewell

Hooray Louisville! Our own Slugger Museum's big bat takes center stage in this book that is both cute and rich with math facts.

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This is the Game
by Diane Shore

Follow the course of America's favorite pastime with fast-paced verse and captivating illustrations. Play ball!

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Play Ball, Jackie!
by Stephen Krensky

Ten-year-old Matty Romano can't wait to see the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day. But it's an even bigger day for Jackie Robinson, who is playing his first game in the major leagues, becoming the first African-American to do so.

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Along a Long Road
by Frank Viva

A graphic treat, this book follows a man on a bike ride on a long, winding, yellow road. The striking illustrations, comprised solely of primary colors, will take your breath away.

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Tulip at the Bat
by Patrick Lewis

What if "Casey at the Bat" were reimagined...with animals? Who will you root for in the animal World Series - the New York Pets or the Boston Beasts?

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Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
by Jane Yolen

Think all girls are frilly and dainty? Not true! Girls can get dirty and play sports just as well as the boys!


Last Updated: 4/18/12