You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! by Jonah Winter; illus. by Barry Blitt Primary, Intermediate Schwartz & Wade/Random 40 pp. 3/16 978-0-375-87013-2 $17.99 Library ed. 978-0-375-97013-9 $20.99 e-book ed. 978-0-375-98748-9 $10.99 Winter’s latest baseball book (You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, rev. 3/09; You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!, rev. 1/13) hits the shelves just […]
It’s Opening Day at Fenway Park! (We can hear the helicopters from the Horn Book office.) Here are some baseball picture books to get you cheering for the ol’ ball game. McCully, Emily Arnold Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story Gr. K–3 32 pp. Farrar/Ferguson 2015 In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy […]
Play ball! Baseball season has officially opened (go Red Sox!). Here are some of our favorite baseball-themed books from recent years, all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide. Picture Books Straight man Abbott is a tall brown bear and befuddled Costello is a short white bunny in Who’s on First?, a picture-book […]
It’s not easy being a Yankees fan in Boston. Just ask my husband. Or Ben Affleck. (It’s ok, son. Let it out. We won’t judge. #dothprotesttoomuch) Here are three new children’s books that will have Yankees fans cheering. And not the Bronx cheer, either. Derek Jeter hung up his cleats earlier this year, and now […]
With baseball season in full swing, it is the perfect time to check out one of the many great picture books featuring baseball. Here are some of my favorites. Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise with illustrations by Adam Gustavson (K-3) Today many baseball fans may not know […]
Part of the appeal of baseball is its storied history. These three old-timey baseball books add to the lore of the game for young fans. Audrey Vernick’s Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team highlights the Acerra family of Long Branch, New Jersey. In 1938, the oldest nine boys (there […]
>Okay, handed an easy walk, I politely stepped around the bases, shaking hands with each player as I made my way home. Goofus, on the other hand . . . .
>The second issue of Notes from the Horn Book has been published. Martha celebrates Opening Day, Jennifer tries out some new books on her kids; I talk to Françoise Mouly of comix and New Yorker fame. See and sign up right here. Someone asked yesterday about the letter in Notes from J. Wakefield in Sweet […]