In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, baseball, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play them better.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 700
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781602792555), PDF (9781602794047), ePub (9781631379611), Hosted ebook (9781602794047H), Kindle (9781624319570)
Copyright 2009
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics

School Library Journal

Innovators discussed here range from athletes and coaches to officials and equipment makers. Each book introduces ideas about problem solving as they relate to sports. For example, Skateboarding describes how one enthusiast improved wheel design after he noticed how a vacuum cleaner worked, and the ensuing text informs readers that creativity can involve making connections between seemingly unrelated things. Overall, however, these books use a traditional approach to their topics, providing brief overviews of the history, rules, equipment, and training of each sport. The texts are clear and concise if somewhat dry, and are supplemented by crisp action shots and close-ups of equipment. Appeal will be limited to report writers.

Author: Michael Teitelbaum

Michael Teitelbaum has been a writer and editor of children‘s books and magazines for more than twenty years. He was editor of Little League Magazine for Kids; is the author of a two-volume encyclopedia on the Baseball Hall of Fame, published by Grolier; and was the writer/project editor of Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, a character education program based on the life of Jackie Robinson, created for Scholastic inc. and Major League Baseball. Michael is the author of Great Moments in Women‘s Sports, published by Gareth Stevens, and Sports in America: The 1980s, published by Facts on File. His latest work of fiction is The Scary States of America, published by Delacorte in 2007. Michael and his wife, Sheleigah, live in New York City, where they root for the Mets.

  • Play Ball!
  • Rules and Strategy
  • Equipment
  • Training
  • Some Famous Innovators
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author