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June 1, 2016

Baseball and Band Geeks!

The World Series is upon us! The die-hard baseball fans here at Scholastic Reading Club HQ can’t wait to watch game one tonight. What’s getting us through the day?

1) Watching this incredible video of a face-off between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra!

2) Revisiting some of our favorite baseball books, of course!


Players in Pigtails

by Shana Corey, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

This charming story was inspired by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League created during World War II.






by Michael Northrop

After getting hit by a wild pitch during a game, Jack struggles to overcome his fears and get back out on the field.







In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

by Bette Bao Lord, illustrated by Marc Simont

The beloved story of a girl who faces the difficulties of immigration with perseverance, humor, and a little help from baseball!







by Mike Lupica

On the field, Michael Arroyo is the star pitcher. But off the field, his life is filled with hardship and secrets, including the death of his father.






About the Author: Lori Ess is the associate director of title presentation for Scholastic Reading Club. Before coming to Scholastic, Lori was a children’s librarian in Queens, NY. Her father is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan.

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