My New Team (Little Rhino Series #1)

My New Team (Little Rhino Series #1)

by Ryan Howard, Krystle Howard, Erwin Madrid
     
 

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A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard! Every day when Little Rhino comes home from school, he finishes his homework, grabs his bat, his glove, and runs outside to meet Grandpa James. They always practice catching and hitting in the backyard. Playing baseball with grandfather is Little Rhino's favorite thing to do… See more details below

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A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard! Every day when Little Rhino comes home from school, he finishes his homework, grabs his bat, his glove, and runs outside to meet Grandpa James. They always practice catching and hitting in the backyard. Playing baseball with grandfather is Little Rhino's favorite thing to do, especially when he pretends to be a real Major League homerun hitter. One afternoon, after a long day of second grade, Little Rhino comes home to find out that Grandpa James has signed him up for a baseball league! Little Rhino will finally be a part of a team! But Little Rhino will quickly learn that is not always so easy to a good teammate, especially when there's a bully wearing the same uniform as you. From Major League Baseball superstar Ryan Howard and his wife, Krystle Howard, a former elementary school teacher, this exciting new series is a fun read for sports and book fans alike!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 1–4—In this new chapter book series, third-grader Ryan, who prefers to be called Rhino, loves baseball. He plays catch and practices hitting as often as he can with his grandfather. While at school, he and his best friend, Cooper, join a new lunch table where they also get to talk about dinosaurs. Rhino loves learning facts and then sharing them with his friends. One day Grandpa James signs him up for a little league baseball team, and Rhino couldn't be more excited. Then, he finds out that the meanest boy in his class is on the same team. Dylan takes every opportunity to belittle Rhino at school, in the neighborhood, and at practice. Rhino has some tough decisions to make about how to respond to Dylan and his taunts as he and his teammates prepare for their first practice game. The final satisfying chapters play out Rhino's first exciting game with the Mustangs. The simple black-and-white illustrations support the text. Readers will be anxious for the second installment to see how Rhino's first season plays out and to find out what becomes of him and his bully teammate. A solid purchase for most libraries.—Nancy Jo Lambert, McSpedden Elementary Frisco, TX
Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
With an opening letter to the reader describing the ways in which the story they are about to read is based upon his life, Major League Baseball player Ryan Howard and his wife, Krystle, have created a winning debut chapter book for ages seven to ten. Both boys and girls, as well as reluctant readers, will enjoy this heartfelt book about “Rhino” (short for Ryan) a young man who loves baseball and dinosaurs, along with his clever and loving grandfather, a misunderstood bully named Dylan, old and new friends, and some life lessons—such as “Books first, baseball second,” among others. Rhino is excited to be joining his first Little League team, the Mustangs, but dismayed when bully Dylan is also a teammate. Game situations bring out the best, and worst, in some of the players with the importance of keeping the joy of playing, versus winning at all costs, at the forefront. Book one in the “Little Rhino” series. A sneak peak of book two, The Best Bat, follows—ensuring a home run for interest in this new chapter book series. Reviewer: Debra Lampert-Rudman; Ages 7 to 10.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545674928
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/27/2015
Series:
Little Rhino Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
562,931
File size:
18 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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