Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball :(Ages: 4-8) Amazon Rating:
Author: Sally Cook, James Charlton and Ross MacDonald
This picture book presents the history of baseball in loving detail. One of the best features is the way the authors intersperse nicknames and slang throughout the book so kids can learn early about the "tools of ignorance" and "patrolling the pasture."
Swinging For The Fences: Hank Aaron And Me :(Ages: 4-8) Amazon Rating:
Author: Mike Leonetti and David Kim
In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, a young boy gets to meet his hero Hank Aaron and learns an important lesson about hitting. Learning to make contact is much more important than "swinging for the fences."