Children's Summer Reading Raffle: Nationals Tickets
Time is running out to enter the raffle for tickets to see The Washington Nationals game! If you’re finished with your eight hours of reading, bring your completed Summer Reading booklet by this Friday, Aug. 9 to be entered in the raffle.
To get you in the mood, here are some baseball books we have in the Children’s Room. Come check them out, and finish up your final shovels!
Casey at the Bat. Ernest Lawrence Thayer. (Juv 811 Thayer). The classic poem is brought to life through this scrapbook style book.
We Are the Ship: the Story of Negro League Baseball. Kadir Nelson. (Juv 796.35 Nelson). Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, African-American baseball players had their own baseball league. Nelson’s gorgeous illustrations accompany the story of the Negro League and its players.
Heat. Mike Lupica. (Juv J Lupica). Michael Arroyo and his teenage brother are all alone after coming to the United States from Cuba. In addition to surviving with his brother, Michael, a pitcher, wants to do everything he can to play baseball.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies. John Cochrane. (Juv J Cochrane). Molly’s father taught her how to throw a knuckleball. Now, after her father’s death, Molly wants to be known for more than her loss. So she decides to join the school baseball team: the boys’ baseball team.