Need a gift for a special kid in your life?

3 Dec

By Ann Lattinville

Try one of these great books!

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick

Imagine having enough siblings to form your own baseball team! That was exactly the case for the amazing members of the Acerra family. Twelve of the sixteen children formed a winning semi-pro baseball team and played throughout the 1930s, 1940s and into the 1950s.  This true story,  told by author Audrey Vernick, is beautifully illustrated by Stephen Salerno with vintage-inspired artwork.  Perfect for a family story time read aloud, Vernick’s prose is warm and engaging. This book is sure to delight baseball fans in any sized family!


Becoming a Ballerina: a Nutcracker Story by Lise Friedman

Do you know someone who loves to dance? Then this book with its splendid photography is for that child. Becoming a Ballerina focuses on a young dancer playing the role of Clara for the first time. While the topical focus is the Nutcracker, making it perfect for the holidays, the glimpse into the backstage world a ballet production also makes it a perfect choice for year round enjoyment. I know I would have loved this book as a young dancer myself.


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