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Sports Illustrated Kids Baseball: Then to WOW!

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  14 reviews
See how all aspects of baseball, America's pastime, has evolved in this highly visual book filled with history and trivia about the sports world. You'll see every aspect of the sport transform before your eyes into the game that it is today.

From rules to equipment to the all-time greats, this book is a journey through the game spanning the years. Learn about the most con
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Hardcover, 80 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by Sports Illustrated (first published August 11th 2015)
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Copy provided by Blue Slip Media (Barbara Fisch)

If you could have only one baseball book, this would be the book to purchase! This is a complete overview of just about every facet of the game of baseball, from uniforms and equipment to players, teams and even ballpark food! While the short and wide format will make this somewhat annoying to have on the shelves, the book won't be there very often, and the size lends itself well to the two page timeline spreads. I loved seeing the progression of u
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Donna
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book about the history of baseball and how things have changed over the years. High picture to text ratio with lots of primary resources. This will be of high interest to intermediate elementary students.
Kelsey Matarese
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got this book for my cousin‘s kid (7yrs) who is obsessed with baseball. I am not a fan of sports but I read this book twice because it is extremely interesting. I can’t wait until the little guy opens it.
Stacie
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
With the official baseball season starting this week, this offers the perfect opportunity to share some great baseball books perfect for baseball fans of any age. Our family has been rooting for the Chicago Cubs, but love watching all levels of baseball from our own kids playing, our high school team, our local AAA league and to the pros. My husband grew up in Norway, Iowa (think the movie THE FINAL SEASON) and baseball has been part of his life since he can remember.

This book covers all aspects
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Janet Squires
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Did you know that there was a time when batters could request the height at which they wanted a pitch to be thrown? Or that pitchers had the option of throwing overhand or underhand?

Bechtel's new title from Sports Illustrated Kids offers an entertaining and educational exploration of baseball's evolution from the early 1800s to present day.

Four well-defined chapters keep the material organized. Colorful illustrations, timelines, and action photographs provide eye-catching compliments to the tex
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Emily Andrus
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I may preface this review by saying I LOVE sports...but not so much baseball. I don't know a whole lot past enjoying the occasional Baby Ruth candy bar (turns out, as this book explains, it's not referring to Babe Ruth. Bummer). The point is...I still really enjoyed this book. Yeah, no joke! There's so much information packed in here—from the best players and their specialties to managers who yell too much to peanuts and Cracker Jacks—but it was organized and displayed in a really eng ...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
Are you ready for some baseball?????? Yes, it is that time of year again and I am so pumped up, as are my kids. Baseball: Then to WOW! is a great book to introduce a child to the game of baseball in a more detailed and comprehensive way. This book covers it all from the basics, to the players, to the uniforms, to the strategy of game play, to the fan experience and so much more. It takes you on a time line of how the game has evolved over the years. It is such a perfect book for the coffee table ...more
Rosie
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads winner. The cover of this book is amazing. The players that are portrayed on it are raised giving them an almost 3-D effect. Even though it is a Sports Illustrated Kids book I believe baseball fans of all ages would enjoy and appreciate it. Using lots of illustrations and photographs the book shows the evolution of baseball from the 1800's to the present. Highly recommend ,it is a quality book. ...more
Nadine
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not just for kids! Every adult, lovers and ones who don't particularly like or follow the game, found this book informative and interesting when handed to males and females of all ages. Historically organized by topics, it's fill with excellent photos. ...more
Mary Ann
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the detailed content and the clear design that make this perfect for upper elementary baseball fans. Highly recommended (disclaimer: I am not a baseball fan at all, so I'm trusting the editors made good sports choices) ...more
Brenda Kahn
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun for your baseball trivia hounds. Attractively designed. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully laid out. A real pleasure to browse.
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