Adjust your helmet and step up to the plate to meet some of the oddest players, fans, managers, and mascots of America’s favorite pastime—all told through comic strips! Some of the moments in these stories are silly, while others are surprising, funny, or maybe even a little gruesome.
Each captures a real moment that helped to make baseball the fascinating sport it is today. Batter up!
This fun book is for readers ages 9-12 and is selling for $1.00 today.
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Kid genius Kevin Brewer and his friends are blasting off into space in the final installment of John Kloepfer’s hilarious illustrated middle grade series Galaxy’s Most Wanted, a perfect fit for reluctant readers.
You’d think saving the universe not once but twice would buy you a little time off. Not so for Kevin Brewer and his science-camp buddies. They’ve just got word that their favorite comic book author, Max Grayson, is in terrible danger—and so is the universe! The kids have no choice but to head to outer space to save their hero and prevent a diabolic breed of aliens from annihilating their home galaxy.
This book is for readers in grades 4-7 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Josh’s life has just fallen apart. His father will no longer be coaching the travel baseball team and is moving to Florida, forcing his mom and little sister to move into a small apartment on the wrong side of town. To make matters worse, the new coach of the travel team is an unforgiving drill sergeant.
But then Benji tells Josh of a home-run derby in which the winner gets a brand-new house. All Josh has to do to qualify is hit twenty home runs during his travel-team season. With Benji and Jaden’s help, Josh is hoping to hit it out of the park and save his family, because if he strikes out, he may just lose everything.
This sports novel is for readers in grades 5-8 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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It’s our big day—
just us two. We have our gloves, and mine’s brand new.
A boy and his grandpa are heading to their first big league baseball game together. They’ll cheer on their team, keep an eye out for fly balls, eat some peanuts, and hopefully watch their team win the game! Eileen R. Meyer’s charming rhymes bring to life all the sights and sounds of the big game, while Carlynn Whitt’s adorable characters showcase all the fun and action of a day at the ballpark.
This fun book is for young readers ages 3-8 and is selling for $1.00 today.
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Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.
This Kindle Fire book is for ages 5-8 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoscack has to write a report on an African American who’s made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time.
Joe decides to go back to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever, Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball’s color barrier. Joe plans on writing a prize-winning report.
But he doesn’t plan on a trip that will for a short time change the color of his skin–and forever change his view of history and his definition of courage.
This sports fantasy is for readers ages 8-12 and is selling for $1. 99 today. Audiobook: $2.99.
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Last spring Teddy’s life changed for the better. He started working out, shaping up, and even earned a spot on the Walton baseball team, and with the team he went all the way to the Little League World Series. But the best things to come out of that season were his friendships with Jack, Cassie, and Gus, and the confidence to finally try out for the sport he really loves—football. So when eighth grade begins, Teddy couldn’t be more psyched.
Until his mom drops a bomb: his father—who left them a long time ago—is back in Walton and back in their lives. And Teddy isn’t happy about it. As a former star football player at the school, Teddy’s dad is thrilled to find out his son is going out for the team, but Teddy begins to wonder if his father only cares about him now because he’s putting on the helmet. Can Teddy find a way to go the extra yard for the team and for himself, or is the distance between him and his father too much to overcome?
This sports novel is for readers in grades 4-6 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Penelope Spaulding just can’t catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents’ plans for her future, it’s hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, everything slips away…
Racing around the rink allows her to blow off steam after yet another fight with her dad about going to culinary school. So when Jake Gomes, the bad boy who lives down the street, dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her father and his expectations.
With the team counting on her and with her relationship with Jake on the line, will she have to sacrifice the thing she wants most for the people she loves? Or can she step up and take her best shot?
This sports romance is for readers in grades 7-11 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Boys and girls enthusiastically warm up with special exercises and drills. The players throw the ball back and forth, jog, bat, catch, and pitch. Finally, the players divide up into two teams. The coach, as umpire, makes calls as they catch pop flies, run the bases, and slide feet first into home plate. Practice ends with the kids showing that teamwork makes them better players.
This Kindle Fire book is for readers in grades 1-3 and is selling for $1.00 today.
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You watched him vie for the Heisman and national championship, and earn a third-round NFL draft spot. Now meet Colt McCoy up-close and personal! Growing Up Colt—A Father, a Son, a Life in Football is a unique biography by both the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his father, Brad, a highly-respected football coach in his native Texas. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the formative events of Colt’s football experience and the foundational principles of his family and faith life. Growing Up Colt promises an inspiring read for football fans of all ages—and don’t miss the exciting full-color photo section!
This inspirational sports biography for teens is selling for only 99 cents today.
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