Thursday, September 21, 2017

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Baseball by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - ADVISABLE

Osborne, Mary Pope and Natalie Pope Boyce  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Baseball, 117 pgs. CHAPTER BOOK  Random House, 2017.  $6.99  Content: G.  

This nonfiction book explains the rules of baseball including the different positions played on the field and the equipment.  The history of the sport and the ways that it has changed over time are explained as well.  Because this book is a companion book to Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball there is a whole chapter on Jackie Robinson.  There are also shorter biographies on a couple of other influential players.  

This is a very simple and basic explanation of the game of baseball.  
The reading level is easy and if your reader likes nonfiction books, this is a great mix of history, biography and how the game works.  I read this before I read A Big Day for Baseball and thought it was great to have background information.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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