And the October. 2009 Book Brawl Winner is...

10:11 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Our October Book Brawl has officially ended. And the winner is...

H Is for Homerun [H IS FOR HOMERUN]
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1 edition (March 19, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1585362190
ISBN-13: 978-1585362196

Sports enthusiast Brad Herzog has hit it out of the park with this amazing alphabet book. What I love about this book is that it's not only geared to the youngest pre-readers, it will also satisfy the older set. The book can be read as a fun rhyming text that rolls right off your tongue: "B is for the best--Babe Ruth, the New York Yankee great who batted balls toward bleachers at a then-unheard-of rate." Or it can also be read as an informative non-fiction book with tons of information about America's favorite national pastime.

This is one of my favorite sports picture books and I highly recommend it. You'll discover something new each time you read it and the illustrations are breath-taking.

About Book Brawl:
Each month, we'll pit two similar books against each other in the upper right hand sidebar. All month, it's up to you to vote for your favorite. (You'll find the poll in the top right sidebar) Let's keep it friendly, but in the comments section, please feel free to explain the reasons for your vote. What did you like about the book you chose as the winner? What didn't you like about the book you didn't vote for?

At the end of the month, the bell will ring, we'll tally up the results and declare a winner! If there are two books that you would like to see pitted against each other, let us know in the comments and your big match-up just might be our next Book Brawl.
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