Jack (age 12)
Play Ball! (Little League)

Play Ball! (Little League)

$7.00
This series is gold for sports fans. I stumbled upon the first book in the Little League series at my local indie bookstore two years ago, and my son has read every book at least twice. (My girls also enjoy this series.) If baseball isn't your kid's thing, no worries: Matt Christopher writes books for every sport. More info →
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Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Change

Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Change

$12.27
We let the kids pick out whatever they wanted when we finally visited Parnassus Books last weekend. This was Jack's pick. Davis made headlines last year when she became the first female to pitch in the Little League World Series, and Jack loves all things Little League. He finished it on the drive home from Nashville and gave it two thumbs up. More info →
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William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope

This is Star Wars, Shakespeare-style, and it is genius. We stumbled upon this at our local indie bookstore and snatched it up. My rising 7th grader is learning all about iambic pentameter, how to read a script, stage directions, and a whole bunch of tricky vocabulary, because Star Wars. Fun for its own sake, but an easy introduction to the Bard for young students: my kids haven't encountered actual, factual Shakespeare in school yet, but now they'll be better prepared when they do.

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