We are big baseball fans (Go Orioles!) and This is the Game by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander is a book that literally gives me goosebumps. It's written in beautiful verse and packed with great baseball descriptions. From kids playing a pickup game on sandlots to playing cards and crackerjack, it's full of nostalgia.
And the ending is baseball in miniature: one victor emerges and everyone else has to "wait 'till next year."
This book is sure to thrill baseball enthusiasts of all ages.