4 Amazing Baseball Players! Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth

4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
4 Amazing Baseball Players!  Lou Gehrig, Honus and Me, Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth
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4 AMAZING INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL PICTURE BOOKS INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS TO THE BEST BASEBALL PLAYERS EVER! FEATURING:

LOU GEHRIG, THE LUCKIEST MAN by David Adler
HOME RUN, THE STORY OF BABE RUTH by Robert Burleigh
SHOELESS JOE AND BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner
HONUS AND ME by Dan Gutman

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LOU GEHRIG, THE LUCKIEST MAN by David Adler

Lou Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig became famous as a hitter and his perseverance in never missing a game for 2,130 consecutive games earned him his nickname "the Iron Horse." He was an All-Star seven consecutive times, winner of multiple awards, and a member of six World Series champion teams. He had a career .340 batting average, and he hit 493 home runs. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was the first MLB player to have his uniform number (4) retired by a team.
Unfortunately, he was stricken by a debilitating disease when he was in his 30s, but Lou Gehrig will be long remembered as a courageous athlete when, in a speech at Yankee Stadium, he described himself as “The Luckiest Man.” To order this book, click here: https://amzn.to/2Cg2P9l

This literature guide for Lou Gehrig, The Luckiest Man, was written by Suzy Red and includes these activities:
The Heart of the Hero-Characteristics of a Hero
Quick Speech describing the characteristic that describes Lou Gehrig as a hero
Math Skills Center--Analyzing Money and Batting Averages
Math Skill Center--Using Lou Gehrig's Statistics
Vocabulary Skill Center--Analyzing Meaning
Creating a Time Line of Lou Gehrig's Life
Writing Prompts
Answer Keys

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HOME RUN, THE STORY OF BABE RUTH by Robert Burleigh

Through a combination of beautiful oil paintings, authentic baseball cards, and free verse poetry, meet the baseball hero who set the standard for the game. Babe Ruth! George Herman Ruth, Jr. spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot. He dreamed of playing baseball for the New York Yankees and followed his dreams to become a legend. He was the Babe—Babe Ruth—and baseball was his game.

Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights. To order HOME RUN, THE STORY OF BABE RUTH by Robert Burleigh, Click Here https://amzn.to/2H5oeaZ

Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.

This literature guide was written by Kids Wings' Suzy Red and includes:

George Herman Ruth: The Babe--4 Corners Multiple Choice
The Many Names of Babe Ruth--Crossword Puzzle
Art Fan: Analyze, Describe, Draw, and Evaluate the Pictures
Active Learning: Dizzy Bat Relay in Teams
Multiple Choice Questions about The Dizzy Bat
Writing Poems about Babe Ruth

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SHOELESS JOE AND BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner

He wanted to play in the major leagues, but he had to be a good hitter to stay there. What did he do to come out of his slumps? This is the story of a baseball player whose treasure lay in playing in the major leagues. On the way to becoming one of the best hitters in baseball history, he paired up with Black Betsy, the biggest, meanest old bat in the game. Once, he even played a game in his socks when his new shoes rubbed blisters on his feet and won the nickname “Shoeless Joe”! Phil Bildner’s text is entertaining, and filled with humor and lots of back woods colloquialisms that make this picture book perfect for reading aloud. Shoeless Joe Jackson batted .408 his rookie year. With such a terrific batting record, why isn't the name of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Baseball Hall of Fame? The afterword and "baseball card" full of facts, figures, and statistics completes the story. To order the book, Click Here: https://amzn.to/2Cj2nXI

This Kids Wings Literature Guide for Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy was written by Suzy Red and includes these activities:

The Writer's Craft-Analyze the Author's Use of the Story
Write the story of Pete Rose using The Writer's Craft
How'd it Happen? Multiple Choice Comprehension
Life and Baseball-Crossword Puzzle
Science in Baseball--Your Investigation Using the Scientific Method
Letter to the Commissioner of Baseball
Revise and Edit a Letter to the Commissioner of Baseball-Multiple Choice

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HONUS AND ME by Dan Gutman

Honus and Me by Dan Gutman
Joe Shoshack, a young baseball fanatic, discovers a rare and valuable baseball card while cleaning out an attic for an elderly friend. In Joe’s hands, the card, opening a door in time, leads him into a time-traveling adventure with his baseball hero, Honus Wagner and the 1909 World Series. To order the book, click here:
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This Kids' Wings Study Guide for Honus and Me was written by Suzy Red, and contains these activities:

Dialectical Journal Warm Ups
Baseball LIngo Bingo
What Could Joe Do with Half a Million?
What Could I Do with Half A Million?
The Character of the Character, A Report Card
Soaring Similes, Illustrating
Collect Similes! Act Them Out!
Vocabulary Building Multiple Choice
Joe's Jobs Math
Take a Stand Corners, a Multiple-Choice Action Activity
The Turn of the Century Brainstorm and Play
Baseball Then--Baseball Now--Baseball Tomorrow Research
Sports On-Line
Writing Prompts
Answer Keys

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PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is corrected, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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