Bases Loaded (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Bases Loaded (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Mike Knudson, Steve Wilkinson
     
 

Best friends Raymond and Graham can't wait to defeat their rival team and win the Little League championship, impressing the girls they like and shaming their school bully in the process. But things don't go exactly as planned . . .

With kid-friendly humor and funny black-and-white illustrations, this series is perfect for middle-grade readers, especially boys.  See more details below

Overview

Best friends Raymond and Graham can't wait to defeat their rival team and win the Little League championship, impressing the girls they like and shaming their school bully in the process. But things don't go exactly as planned . . .

With kid-friendly humor and funny black-and-white illustrations, this series is perfect for middle-grade readers, especially boys.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Best friends Raymond and Graham are hopeful that they will win the Little League championship as well as the affections of their prospective grade-school crushes, and maybe even enjoy an entire school week with a substitute teacher. But there are a few obstacles in the way, including a bully, an embarrassing mishap involving yellow Gatorade, and the unfortunate circumstance of Raymond's mom being the sub. Filled with tame humor, a few family high jinks, and baseball plays aplenty, this story will likely appeal to young baseball fans and anyone who enjoyed Raymond and Graham Rule the School (Viking, 2008).—Jessica Marie, Renton Public Library, WA
Kirkus Reviews
Best friends Raymond and Graham bring their usual antics to the game of baseball in their annual attempt to win the Millcreek Little League Championship (Raymond and Graham Rule the School, 2009). The class bully is on the rival team, and it will take all of the dynamic duo's best efforts to make the most of their advantages and overcome the difficulties ahead. The increased pressure from female spectators' presence really gets to Raymond, especially when yellow Gatorade spills down the front of his uniform pants. Learning the coaching signs provides added opportunities for confusion as the games progress. While Raymond worries, Graham has confidence to spare in his baseball skills (and most everything else). Both boys are learning the ins and outs of the game, but the humor inherent in their interactions goes far beyond baseball. Knudson's focus on sports adds some flair to a series that is already winning fans and providing enjoyment for third- and fourth-grade readers who like the slightly larger-than-usual font, the short chapters and Curtis's appealing illustrations. (Fiction. 8-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606233453
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Series:
Raymond and Graham Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
155
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Knudson is the author of Raymond and Graham Rule the School with Steve Wilkinson and Raymond and Graham: Dancing Dudes. He lives in North Salt Lake, Utah.

Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker. He lives in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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