Yes, you might be looking for a good book your kids and grandkids will want to read this summer.  Educators are often suggesting to parents that the summer can be a time where kids lose some of the muscle in the “little gray cells” by not working them. This can be so frustrating when you consider how much we all invest in our kids learning.

But parents and grandparents can help those kids keep their minds working with a little summer reading. If your kids are anything like I was when I was young, I think your chances will improve if you get them something interesting like our new book called Baseball’s Winning Ways.

Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. First off, Baseball’s Winning Ways is attractive with it’s colorful cover and photos and illustrations that break-up the text. Second, the book covers things young readers are interested in: baseball players–both current and past, the drama of the game, baseball superstitions, the history  of the game, the history of trading cards, and baseball eras and their backgrounds. The central theme of the book is baseball’s principles that are essential to the best baseball programs. The author points out that baseball promotes good habits—the values that parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches want to pass down to the next generation.

At Sporting Chance Press, we’ve taken the concept of summer reading a little further. In addition to the fun stuff kids are attracted to in books, we include a few painless learning experiences. We include a quiz and other questions that can help your reader test their understanding. Baseball’s Winning Ways is 200 pages, includes a topical index and it is a book that kids may just want to keep forever.