Libraries have many choices these days on where they can buy their books.  It’s not easy to secure partners who can sell your books to libraries.  For libraries and schools using Follett Corporation to provide their books, our Winning Ways Series is now available from them. Our Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways (middle grades) and Baseball’s Winning Ways (young adults) are now available through Follett.

Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. Baseball’s Winning Ways examines baseball eras and their backgrounds, along with profiles of great current and past players. The drama of the game, its history, baseball superstitions, statistics, and the story of trading cards are presented clearly for readers from age 12 on up. 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 certain virtues that are so important today. These are the values that parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches want to pass down to the next generation—as important now as ever.
Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways by Patrick McCaskey tells the dramatic story of George Halas and his crucial role in professional football–all written for middle grades and young adult readers. Papa Bear’s leadership took professional football from its beginning into the modern age. In Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways, highlights of history are presented with vintage photographs so readers are not only  exposed to story of football, but they get  American history as well. Halas’s important words of wisdom, his winning ways, are also explored and are tied into Ben Franklin’s self-help methods for young people. A glossary, quiz, and discussion questions offer young football fans plenty of  learning opportunities whether at home or used in a school setting. Grandparents and parents will want to get this guide for their children and help expose them to some of the history, culture, and virtues that so important.