I have started a new feature here in the blog called Themed Thursday. One of my favorite things to do as a librarian is to create bibliographies and displays centered on different themes, so I thought I would adapt that to a weekly blog feature. Beginning today, and on every Thursday from now on, I'll be posting a short list of books on a particular topic. Because it's opening day today, this week's theme is BASEBALL.
by E.L. KonigsburgThirteen-year-old Mark Setzer is torn between family loyalty and team friendship when his mother and older brother team up to coach his little league team.
by Mike LupicaBrian faces disappointment when his job as batboy for the Detroit Tigers fails to endear him to his estranged father or his favorite player, who returns to the team after being suspended for steroid use with a major chip on his shoulder.
by Peggy ParishDecked in a soldier's uniform, Amelia Bedelia reports to the baseball field, ready to play. Unfortunately, tagging, stealing bases, taking players out, and even catching the ball from behind the plate prove confusing for the muddled maid. A classic Amelia Bedelia story.
by Syd HoffHarold is very small, and fears he will spend the entire baseball season on the bench. But when the star player twists his ankle, the coach brings him in and he proves to himself - and to everyone else - that even the littlest leaguer can become a big star.
by Mick CochraneMolly, whose father died six months ago in a car accident, has a great knuckleball. She joins the boys' baseball team in an effort to feel close to her father, and to make sense of his death.
by Gordon KormanI haven't read this book since childhood, but I remember it being a funny story about an unlikely baseball team with a clueless coach, whose 12-year-old granddaughter ends up taking over.
Themed Thursday is a weekly feature where I post a list of books on a chosen theme. Click here to read previous Themed Thursday posts.