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Episode 34 — Take Me Out to the Ball Game


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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 10:10
Original Air Date Published May 06, 2011

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cover picH Is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet
Author: Brad Herzog
Illustrator: Melanie Rose
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2004

H Is for Home Run takes readers through the most important parts of baseball from A to Z. With short poems for each letter and more involved sidebars for older readers, kids will enjoy delving into the history, rules, and trivia of this much-beloved sport.

cover picFull Count: A Baseball Number Book
Author: Brad Herzog
Illustrator: Bruce Langton
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2009

Brad Herzog will delight baseball fans with important and memorable numbers of Americaís favorite pastime. Learn the system for scoring a game and find out who the youngest player in the Major Leagues was and much more. For each number there is a short poem and, for older readers, a sidebar that gives more information.

cover picI Spy With My Little Eye: Baseball
Author: Brad Herzog
Photographer: David Milne
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2011

This book is for your most observant and detailed-oriented baseball lovers. Each double-page spread has two photographs that look alike, but take a closer look: A few things have been changed from one photo to the next. With some patience and maybe a magnifying glass, see if you can spot the differences! If your eyes get tired of seeing double, take time to read the poems and fun baseball facts on each page.

cover picBaseballís Top 100: The Gameís Greatest Records
Author: Kerry Banks
Publisher: Greystone Books, 2010

For older elementary readers and kids that love baseball, this books of baseballís top 100 records is a must have. The author, Kerry Banks, took on a feat of his own. He tried to narrow down the 100 greatest moments of baseball and put them in order of greatness. For young readers, itís a chance to get the lowdown on major accomplishments in baseball history. For parents who are also lovers of baseball, itís a chance to add their two cents. How did Kerry Banks do? Itís a book that will spark conversation and debate among die-hard baseball fans.

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Join Brad Herzog and Emily as they discuss all things sports. Brad talks about writing his sports books, which one is his favorite, and which piece of baseball trivia took him by surprise. Brad shares how sports writing and reading can motivate reluctant readers. Youíll also learn which famous American writers wrote their fair share of articles for Sport Illustrated!