Moon Ball: 03/23/12
Moon Ball by Jane Yolen is a picture book I wanted to use for my astronomy project. Unfortunately it's no longer in print so it didn't qualify for it.
In Moon Ball Danny plays little league. He desperately wants to learn how to hit the ball but hasn't had any luck. After striking out again at a big game, he's ready to give up. That night he's visited by the All Stars and challenged to a game that takes place in outer space against actual constellations and other heavenly bodies.
The book is a sweet wish fulfillment story that blends a lesson on astronomy with one on base ball.