In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions.
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Herbie Bear learns the importance of practice during a weekend soccer game.
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Herbie Bear learns about teamwork and patience during his school's field day events.
Herbie Bear learns skateboarding tricks from the new kid in the neighborhood.
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I do many things with my family. We love to spend time together!
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Practice your counting skills and tell time with your favorite sports.
Little Cat goes to the carnival with Mom and Dad. She likes fast, exciting rides. Mom and Dad do not!
Fishing is fun, but it's also hard work! Spend the day with a grandfather and granddaughter on their fishing trip.
The weather is cold, so Bear, Squirrel, and Moose hurry to the snowy hill for some winter fun.
Being with friends is fun. What do you do with your friends?
Playtime is fun time. What do you like to play at home?
Where do you go to have fun?
Do you like to swim and play? Where do you play in the water?
Do you like to run and jump? Do you like to catch and throw?
Beautifully illustrated, this book teaches students the importance of how staying active keeps us healthy.