During the spring and summer many kid’s thoughts turn to ones about baseball. For all of you parents that have a baseball lover in the house I have put together a list of 20 fun books about baseball that you can read with your baseball fan!
Books About Baseball
Now I have to admit that we’re a big hockey family, but we do enjoy other sports now and then. When Nick was a baby having a Tigers baseball game on in the evenings would help calm him down during his witching hour. I watched more baseball that year than any other year of my life.
We haven’t watched a whole lot of baseball since that year, but Nick is getting back into it now since he has started playing t-ball. He’s enthusiasm for it is what prompted me to go looking for books about baseball.
Not surprisingly an Amazon search pulled up a ton of different books about baseball for kids. I couldn’t list all of them here because there were so many, but here are the ones that Nick and I liked the best. Most of these books about baseball are geared for kids in early elementary school. Click on the book’s name or picture to learn more about the book or to order it from Amazon!
From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale―told in gentle, fun rhyme―about the thrill of a baseball game.
Play ball! George is going to watch a baseball game. One curious little monkey in one big stadium makes for one exciting day at the ballpark!
Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete’s team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn’t go Pete’s way, what will Pete do?
It’s the first day of T-ball and Froggy can’t wait. In his dreams he’s hitting home runs and waving to the cheering crowd. But things never go quite right for Froggy. After he bonks his pal Max on the head with his bat, throws himself out at first base, and spends his time in the outfield catching real flies with his tongue, Froggy has one last chance to prove he’s a T-ball star.
It’s time for baseball tryouts and Brother is feeling the pressure. Will he be any good? Will Sister make the team over him? This classic Berenstain Bears story is a grand slam way to teach children about nerves and healthy competition!
The Peanuts gang is ready to play ball in this collection of baseball-themed cartoons. Some of the most popular Peanuts moments happen on the field and they’re gathered here for a season full of enjoyment. As manager of the endlessly losing team, Charlie Brown soldiers on to keep his team’s spirits up, while being constantly blown off the pitching mound in a clothes-exploding fashion. It doesn’t help that his catcher is a musician by nature or that his shortstop is a dog. Not to mention that center-fielder Lucy can’t keep her mouth shut long enough to know what’s going on in the game! Put them all together and you get a game plan for laughs!
Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. He tries . . . but whiffs every time. Then, one night, Randy sees something shocking through his Space Boy telescope: it’s a fireball, and it’s headed right for his town! Randy does the math, summons all of his science smarts, and devises a plan that will save the day in a spectacular way.
My First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game–from the first pitch to the game winning hit! Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaging graphics, and a full glossary of essential baseball terms and phrases. An illustrated rookie player character also appears on every page, providing fun facts to help the next generation of fans better understand the game. Perfect for beginning readers, My First Book of Baseball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young minor league rookies before, during, and after the ball game.
Tyler can’t wait to play baseball against the teachers at Victory. It is a big event to celebrate school spirit. But before game day arrives, Tyler sprains his ankle. Since he can’t play, Tyler wants to skip the game altogether. Will he learn that there’s no crying in baseball?
Marley can’t wait for his first trip to the ballpark. He is ready to cheer for the home team. But is the home team ready for Marley?
Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other’s minds! Harry is able to help Mike out with tips about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike’s having trouble with his pitches–and the buddies need to work together to save the game!
Following the dino-sized footprints of Dino-Hockey and Dino-Soccer, Dino-Baseball is a Jurassic take on the national past time. Meat-eating and vegetarian dinosaurs face off in a tense match-up.
Jackson is ready for his first baseball game, but a pesky bee might just ruin his big day.
Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball, the first of a planned series for children ages three to seven, teaches children about baseball using real coaching techniques. In this interactive storybook, kids will find hidden baseballs in the pictures, answer trivia questions, and there’s even a page for autographs from their favorite players.
Springtime means it’s baseball season, and Charlie Brown wants this to be the year his team finally wins a game! Charlie Brown’s only option is to make some trades to improve his team. He calls Peppermint Patty to make a deal, but she tells him there’s only one player on his team she wants, “the funny-looking little kid with the big nose.” Snoopy! Peppermint Patty offers Charlie Brown five good players for Snoopy. But will Charlie Brown trade his beloved beagle just to win a ball game?
Hitting the ball is hard work, but after lots of practice and advice from his friend Willy, Bobby learns how.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are teaching the younger bears to play T-ball. But it’s tough when the cubs don’t know the difference between running to home plate and running home! Will Brother Bear and Sister Bear be able to put together a winning team?
When Stanley plays center field for his baseball team, he is a flat-out great player! None of the other players can float to catch the highest hits, or earn walks from the fastest pitchers. But when the fairness of his flatness is questioned by the other team, Stanley has to step up to bat to prove himself.
AT LAST IT’S summer. Miami is more than ready for two weeks of baseball camp. No homework. No annoying sister. Best of all, no Destinee Tate. But Miami can’t escape Destinee. Turns out his best friend, String, invited her to Camp Atwater, too. And she’s making trouble, as usual, trying to get girls on the boys’ all-star team!
Baseball is fun – let’s play!
Find all the basics in this lively guide.
- The markings on a baseball diamond
- What baseball players wear
- The positions, from catcher to left fielder
- The excitement of the pitch
- The thrill of hitting a home run
All these and more are included, with a useful glossary at the end.
I hope you and your little one enjoy reading all of these books about baseball! Many of these have already become reading favorites in our home. I have a feeling we’ll be reading many of them long after this t-ball season ends! Happy reading!