Fun Reads

You will find an index of books from the blog under the following subtitles:

  • Baseball Reads
  • Community Building
  • Fun Read Alouds
  • Love of Reading
  • Poetry
  • Writing Connection

Baseball Reads:

ALL STAR!: Honus Wagner and the most famous baseball card ever by Jane Yolen

Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius

Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg

Just Like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson

Michael’s Golden Rules by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn Jordan

Mighty Jackie: the Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss

Oliver’s Game by Matt Tavares

Satchel Paige:  Don’t Look Back by David Adler

She Loved Baseball: the Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

Testing the Ice A True Story about Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? by Jonah Winters

Community Building:

Dex:  the Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Smile! by Leigh Hodgkinson

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

Fun Read Alouds:

Cowboy & Octopus by Jon Scieszka

Dex:  the Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

Dirty Joe the Pirate: a True Story by Bill Harley

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotte

Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff

The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

My Big Dog by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

The Shivers in the Fridge by Paul Zelinsky

Sloppy Joe by Dave Keane

the Snagglegrollop by Daniel Postgate

Souperchicken by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Socks by Robert Kinerk

Wag! by Patrick McDonnell

We’re Off to Look For Aliens by Colin McNaughton

Yo-Yo Man by Daniel Pinkwater

Love of Reading:

The Bookshop Dog by Cynthia Rylant

Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson

The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town by Mary Casanova

Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates

Have I Got a Book for You! by Melanie Watt

How To Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson

The Library Doors by Toni Buzzeo

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

My Librarian is a Camel:  How Books are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs

Read All About It by Laura and Jenna Bush

Will You Read to Me? by Denys Cazet

Winston the Book Wolf by Marni McGee


Count Me a Rhyme:  Animal Poems by the Numbers by Jane Yolen

Fall is Here!  I Love It! by Elaine W. Good

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince

Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

Off Go Their Engines, Off Go Their Lights by Janice Milusich

Puppy Poetry by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan

Skeleton Hiccups by Margaery Cuyler

Small Fry by Jaime Adoff

The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin Jr.

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Who Swallowed Harold? and Other Poems about Pets by Susan Pearson

Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling

Writing Connection:

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Library Mouse: a Friend’s Tale by Daniel Kirk

The Listening Walk by Paul Showers

Miss Alaineous A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier

Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw by Kaethe Zemach

Pictures from Our Vacation by Lynn Rae Perkins

Silent Letters Loud and Clear by Robin Pulver

Tell Me a Story, Mama by Angela Johnson

Thank You, Sara:  The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

Thea’s Tree by Allison Jackson

The Tyrannosaurus Game by Steven Kroll

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