cover image Play Ball

Play Ball

DK Publishing, James Buckley, Jr.. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $12.99 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-8509-0

For those taking the field, Play Ball!: The Official Major League Baseball Guide for Young Players by James Buckley Jr. coaches kids on the basics of catching, pitching, batting and more with photos by Mike Eliason and clear instructions. ""Pro Tips"" from the likes of Mike Piazza and Cal Ripken as well as baseball trivia and terms round out the volume. ( Mar.)