Lucy Tries Baseball

  • Illustrated By: James Hearne
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:little league baseball, girls in sports, physical literacy, growth mindset, sportsmanship
  • Pub Date:04/11/2023
  • Lexile:480L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:K
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Lucy is playing catch with her family at the park when she is invited to join her friends' baseball team.

Their friendly coach teaches them the basics of offense and defense as they practice catching, hitting and fielding. Then they use these skills in a real game, where Lucy must overcome her fear of getting hit by the ball. With encouragement from Coach Al, Lucy steps up to the plate and gives her best swing. Playing a big part in the game's exciting finish, Lucy realizes what makes baseball such a fun sport to play with family and friends.

Lucy Tries Baseball is the sixth title in the Lucy Tries Sports series, following books about basketball, hockey, soccer, short track and luge. The series encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

“A helpful baseball primer that’s sure to be a big hit.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Young readers from all over the world can identify with Lucy and her teammates...In this quick story, Bowes and Hearne teach readers the basics and the love of the game of baseball. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Appealing cartoon illustrations and simple text offer a fast-moving overview of the game...Emphasizing inclusion and playing for fun, this title will be a hit with preschool and primary grade readers.”
– School Library Journal