Baseball for Fun (Sports For Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the basic rules, skills, and important people and events in the sport of baseball.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
If you every wondered why they serve hot dogs at baseball games, you will find this to be a very interesting book. It is packed with facts about how baseball is played, the field, the leagues, and much more. There is also a diagram showing all the major events in baseball history and information about some key players. This is an excellent guide for a young baseball player who needs to learn the basics of the game, the rules and the traditions. A glossary of baseball words can be found in the back and there is a "Where To Learn More" section listing books, baseball landmarks to visit, and websites to look up. This book is one in the "Sports for Fun" series. 2003, Compass Point Books,
— Marya Jansen-Gruber
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-These three books describe the basic rules, skills, and important people in their respective sports. Each one includes a time line and an interesting array of trivia facts. Font size is large enough for beginning readers, yet the sentence structure and vocabulary clearly elucidate without talking down to the intended audience. Pages are attractively laid out with colorful photos across the spreads. However, despite a young person on each cover, the illustrations in Football and Baseball show a preponderance of older male players, from high schoolers to professionals. Update your sports sections with these winners.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756504281
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG880L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Sandra Will graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. degree in English Literature. An avid Yankees fan, Sandra’s passion for baseball (and sports in general) stems from her grandfather, who was a professional baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s. Originally from Chehalis, Washington, Sandra lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Ground Rules
Introduction/Spring Is for Baseball! 4
Playing Field/On the Diamond 6
Players on the Field/Taking the Field 8
Scoring/Hit 'em Home 10
Equipment/Suit Up 12
Starting the Game/Play Ball! 14
Offense/The Lineup 16
Defense/Play Catch 18
Playing the Game
Strike Zone/In the Zone 20
Running the Bases/Stealing Second 22
Pitching/Perfect Pitch 24
Fielding/I Got It! 26
Hitting/Lay It on the Line 28
Rules/Follow the Rules 30
Offensive Strategy/Head Games 32
Defensive Strategy/Turning Two 34
People, Places, and Fun
Professional Leagues/The Big Leagues 36
Player Biographies/Legends 38
The World Series/The Fall Classic 40
Baseball Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Baseball Bonanza 44
Quick Reference Guide/Baseball Words To Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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