This Week in Sports Books: June 12, 2009

9:13 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Ever wonder what books appeal more to boys? On Our Minds At Scholastic has an interesting thoughtful post about the subject:
"One thing I've been struck by so far in reading is how most of these books that I think many boys would enjoy, I think many girls would as well.

Which begs the fundamental questions...

What types of books appeal more to boys? And what types of books appeal more to girls?"

Just One More Book takes a look at the ever so popular You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Be sure to check out more sports titles on JOMB:
* Baseball Hour
* Across the Alley
* Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer
* The Bat Boy and His Violin
* Baseball Saved Us
* Dino-Hockey
* The Magic Hockey Stick

At the JJK blog, Jarrett Krosoczka lets us know "The Cleveland Browns teamed up with their local library system and created a series of videos of players reading from children's books."
Hop over to the JJK blog where you can see Josh Cribbs reading Punk Farm! How cool!

Doret at TheHappyNappyBookseller reviews The Baseball Talmud: The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players by Howard Megdal.

"You don't have to be Jewish to love this book but you have to be a baseball fan. I wanted to get my hands on this ever since I heard about it on the Harper Collins website. The author breaks down and compares each position starting with the catcher. You can do like I did and read it from beginning, or simply skip to your favorite position."

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  1. Liz said...

    There's a great sports book out that pretty much covers all of them (baseball, football, golf, hockey -- even ice skating -- by sportswriter Kyle Garlett. It's fun because it focuses on the mistakes that were made. You know, the ones we all remember! It's "What Were They Thinking? The Brainless Blunders that Changed Sports History." There's Woody Hayes and his sideline punch, the Olympics and Nancy Kerrigan, even the fun story about the riot at Comiskey Park in Chicago years ago, during Disco Demolition Night. All sports fans, young and old, will love this.

  2. Lori Calabrese said...

    Thanks so much for the recommendation, Liz!

    All the best,