There Goes Ted Williams

There Goes Ted Williams Author Matt Tavares
ISBN-10 9780763627898
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Profiles the iconic baseball hitter, including his rigorous practice schedule as a youth, military service in two wars, and stellar career that led to an unmatched season in 1941.

Becoming Babe Ruth

Becoming Babe Ruth Author Matt Tavares
ISBN-10 0763687677
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher
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Matt Tavares’s striking homage to one of baseball’s legends offers a rare view into Babe Ruth’s formative years in "the House that built Ruth." Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At Saint Mary’s, he’s expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But there is one good thing about Saint Mary’s: almost every day, George gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias, George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who learned early that life is what you make of it — and sends home a message about honoring the place from which you came.

No Easy Way

No Easy Way Author Fred Bowen
ISBN-10 9781101642665
Year 2010-02-04
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Ted Williams hit .406 for the season in 1941? a feat not matched since. In this inspirational picture book, authentic sportswriting and rich, classic illustrations bring to life the truly spectacular story of the Red Sox legend, whose hard work and perseverance make him the perfect role model for baseball enthusiasts of all ages.

My Turn at Bat

My Turn at Bat Author Ted Williams
ISBN-10 9780671634230
Year 1988-03-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The author recounts his baseball career, both as a player and as a manager, and reflects on his accomplishments as a sports fisherman.

The Kid

The Kid Author Ben Bradlee
ISBN-10 0316163716
Year 2014-07-01
Pages 802
Language en
Publisher
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A thrilling and honest account of the best hitter in baseball history whose batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too.

Ted Williams

Ted Williams Author Leigh Montville
ISBN-10 9780385507493
Year 2004-04-13
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? Still a gangly teenager when he stepped into a Boston Red Sox uniform in 1939, Williams’s boisterous personality and penchant for towering home runs earned him adoring admirers and venomous critics. In 1941, the entire country followed Williams's stunning .406 season, a record that has not been touched in over six decades. Then at the pinnacle of his prime, Williams left Boston to train and serve as a fighter pilot in World War II, missing three full years of baseball, making his achievements all the more remarkable. Ted Willams's personal life was equally colorful. His attraction to women (and their attraction to him) was a constant. He was married and divorced three times and he fathered two daughters and a son. He was one of corporate America's first modern spokesmen, and he remained, nearly into his eighties, a fiercely devoted fisherman. With his son, John Henry Williams, he devoted his final years to the sports memorabilia business, even as illness overtook him. And in death, controversy and public outcry followed Williams and the disagreements between his children over the decision to have his body preserved for future resuscitation in a cryonics facility--a fate, many argue, Williams never wanted. With unmatched verve and passion, and drawing upon hundreds of interviews, acclaimed best-selling author Leigh Montville brings to life Ted Williams's superb triumphs, lonely tragedies, and intensely colorful personality, in a biography that is fitting of an American hero and legend.

Henry Aaron s Dream

Henry Aaron s Dream Author Matt Tavares
ISBN-10 9780763632243
Year 2010-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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A picture book biography of African-American baseball player Hank Aaron.

Growing Up Pedro

Growing Up Pedro Author Matt Tavares
ISBN-10 0763668249
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
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Traces the champion Red Sox pitcher's improbable rise from a baseball-loving youth in the Dominican Republic to a World Series star, describing how his enduring bond with his older brother shaped his athletic dreams. By the creator of Becoming Babe Ruth.

Electrical Wizard

Electrical Wizard Author Elizabeth Rusch
ISBN-10 9780763658557
Year 2013
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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An introduction to the pioneering ideas of a leading contributor to modern electrical engineering includes coverage of such topics as his rivalry with Thomas Edison, his innovations in the field of alternating current and his history-changing role in the development of such inventions as remote controls, fluorescent lights and cell phones.

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards 200 Lives to Explore

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards  200  Lives to Explore Author Liz Deskins
ISBN-10 9781440835247
Year 2015-11-23
Pages 153
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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Presenting beautifully illustrated picture book biographies, this book pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. • Provides more than 100 picture book biographies (primarily from 2010 to the present) that offer the newest in engaging literature • Supplies lessons and units of instruction—including technology and web tools—that can be used to teach collaboratively with content area teachers • Links directly to national content area standards to ensure rigorous teaching • Provides clear evidence of the value of using higher-level picture books with middle grade students • Lends the unique perspective of authors who hold graduate degrees in children's literature, have been book reviewers for many years, have presented at state and national conferences on children's literature, and possess extensive experience with review committees of children's resources at the state and national levels on the subject of determining the quality of books for children

You Never Heard of Willie Mays

You Never Heard of Willie Mays  Author Jonah Winter
ISBN-10 9780375987823
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
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Many believe baseball great Willie Mays to be the best player that ever lived. He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." In Jonah Winter and Terry Widener's fascinating picture book biography, young readers can follow Mays's unparalleled career from growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, to playing awe-inspiring ball in the Negro Leagues and then the Majors, where he was center fielder for the New York (later San Francisco) Giants. Complete with sidebars filled with stats, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old. "The Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book." —Booklist, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Zachary s Ball

Zachary s Ball Author Matt Tavares
ISBN-10 9780763650339
Year 2012-02
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Dad takes Zachary to his first Boston Red Sox game, where they catch a ball and something magical happens.

Jubilee

Jubilee Author Alicia Potter
ISBN-10 9780763658564
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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A tribute to the Irish-born musician and Civil War bandleader behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee describes the innovative ideas and extensive repertoire that rendered his celebration history's loudest and most exuberant concert. By the author of Fritz Danced the Fandango.

The Streak

The Streak Author Barb Rosenstock
ISBN-10 9781629792699
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Highlights Press
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In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story that united the country and made DiMaggio a hero, at a time when one was profoundly needed. Barb Rosenstock’s action-packed text and Terry Widener’s powerful illustrations capture DiMaggio’s drive as well as his frustration. The book also includes headlines, quotes, stats, and a detailed bibliography.