Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Batter Up! This Giveaway is a Home Run...

Get your comments ready to win not one, but two fun baseball books from Sports Illustrated Kids!  If you know any kids who love baseball, you'll be excited for my Spring Giveaway...

BOOK #1: Sports Illustrated Kids' My First Book of Baseball
This sturdy hardcover book will help coach your youngest baseball enthusiasts through the game.  It's filled with MLB action photography, bright graphics, and easy-to-understand text.
This book would be fun to sit and read with any 4-8 year old.  Kids will watch for the Little Rookie character on every page who is always ready to "play ball!"

BOOK #2: Sports Illustrated's Baseball, Then to Wow!
Not to be missed, this hardcover book belongs in every 8-12 year old baseball fan's home library!
Rookies and parents alike will enjoy the engaging two-page spreads. Baseball Then and Wow! is a fun and comprehensive overview of how the sport of baseball has evolved in America since the 1920's.
It's full of MLB action photographs, fun illustrations, stories, statistics, player bios, history, and trivia...fun for parents too!

-Please leave a comment here on my Blog post (and Facebook page, if you want to enter twice) for a chance to win these two great books.
-Last day to leave a comment is Friday, April 15, 2016.
-Winner announced Saturday, April 16, 2016.
[Giveaway copies provided by Blue Slip Media; Publication date 4/5/16]

Looking for more baseball book recommendations? 
Go to my past post here, to read about some baseball stories that will have you yearning for the past, including Players in Pigtails and three vintage baseball stories by Matt Tavares


  1. I would love to win this for my little boys! My eldest son just turned 5 and is interested in baseball! Thank you for always blessing our family with your good recommendations that help us cultivate a literary lifestyle!

    1. He's the perfect age for the first one, and will grow into the second. :)

  2. I would love to win this. My nieces would get a kick out of these books. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!'
    dez3b at yahoo dot com

  3. Thank You for this great giveaway.

    1. Joan - you're my winner, chosen randomly by List Randomizer! Please send me your mailing address so that I can get these great books out to you! Reach me by email at wendyb1963 at sbcglobal dot net. :)

  4. Would love to win this giveaway.

  5. Thank you for this timely giveaway. I enjoy watching baseball games.

  6. They're not QUITE old enough for these books, but my boys are already very interested in baseball. I have no doubt they'd grow to love them. :)

    1. Hmm, that's odd. It should have signed me in via Google. Ah well, this is Josh R.