Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingoby Suzy Beamer Bohnert
Whether you recently signed up for the baseball or softball team, watch a brother
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Millions watch major-league baseball games at the ballparks or on TV. Others listen to games on the radio. Youths play the game in parks and schoolyards, getting great exercise, working on their skills, and attending practices to learn more about a fantastic and fun team sport.
Whether you recently signed up for the baseball or softball team, watch a brother or sister play, or want to learn more about these games, this book is for you.
Simple text, clear illustrations of the field and its markings, drawings of where the players play on the field, and pictures of the umpire's signals will help you know more about playing baseball, the players and positions, basic rules, and the meaning of baseball words.
"Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award." --Mom's Choice Awards
- BN ID:
- B&B Publishing
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- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 3 MB
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Suzy Beamer Bohnert played sports during her youth, participating in leagues, playing in gyms, and gathering the neighborhood kids to join in pickup games until the streetlights were too dim to light the sporting site.
She launched her writing career as a newspaper sports editor. During that job, Suzy interviewed numerous coaches, athletes, and fans about sports, putting complicated games into simple words. Her books include Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo; and the fiction children's book, Binkie Learns to Fly.
An author of many acclaimed books for readers, her award-winners include Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo, a Mom's Choice Award-winner for "Most Outstanding Nonfiction Children's Book"; Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo, named Best Books for Teen Boys by the New Hampshire Library Media Association; Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo, given the Honorable Mention Award for nonfiction in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards; and the Game-Day Goddess Sports Series, 3-Volume Set, selected as Best Books for College Students by StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post Co. Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo, Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo, Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo, and Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo were winners of the Readers' Favorite Five-Star Award.
The recipient of nineteen national awards for writing excellence, including the Hermes Creative, Ragan Communications, and MarCom Awards, she lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Randall, and son and daughter, where she helps coach her kids' basketball, softball, and soccer teams.
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My son's read this book, one is not an athletic kid, the other loves sports and is very familiar with the ins and outs of the games. Both boys thought it was a great read, easy to understand and helpful. Would recommend this book to help you as a parent keep up with the sports talk and also for kids wanting to understand better.
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite Baseball is an extremely popular sport with a large following; from T-ball to Major League, the stands are filled with cheering fans. Former sports writer Suzy Beamer Bohnert explains the game in easy to understand terms. In her book "Game Day Goddess: Learning Baseball’s Lingo" Ms Bohnert addressed women and their need to understand the game. This book "Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball’s Lingo" is focused on youth. Bohnert shares a brief lesson on the history of sport. Alexander Cartwright is thought to be the father of baseball, in the 1840s. From there Bohnert moves to the basics: there are nine innings, each team gets three outs per inning, and the team with the most runs at the end of the game wins. She describes the baseball field and equipment: there are three bases, 90 feet apart, and there is an outfield and an infield. A baseball is made if cork covered in cowhide and the bat can be wood or aluminum. She continues on discussing the uniforms, players and positions. Suzy Beamer Bohnert obviously knows the sport of baseball and I would surmise she dearly loves it. She explains the basics in simple terms. She defines terms you will hear at games. I like the diagrams of the players' positions and the field; it helped in making the concept more understandable. This book should be in every school library. It is hard to find quality books that boys will read. While this book is suitable for both males and females I can certainly see it appealing to males. It is a high interest book that could spark interest in reading as well as to help with their baseball game. Well done Ms Bohnert.
Game Day Youth is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.