The Kid Coach

Looking for baseball action? Check out this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen – perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.  
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781561455065
  • Publication date: 08/01/2009
  • Page Count: 105
  • Size: 5-1/4" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781561456734
  • Publication date: 03/01/2012
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Description

Looking for baseball action? Check out this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen – perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.

Baseball season is under way, and Coach Skelly just quit! Worst of all, Scott and his teammates can’t find anyone else to coach the team. It looks as if the Tigers’ season might be over before it really begins.

But then the Tigers have a big idea: what if one of them becomes the coach? After all, some of the biggest names in baseball history were player-coaches. Why not a kid coach?

Author Fred Bowen shares a story of leadership, teamwork, and hidden talents as these young players take control of their own team. Readers can learn more stories of real-life MLB player-managers in the afterword.

Discussion Guide available.

Author/Illustrator

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Fred Bowen

Author

Fred Bowen is a lifelong sports fanatic who has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. His kids’ sports column “The Score” appears each week in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post.

Awards

Volunteer State Book Awards (Master List, Grades 4-6) ―Tennessee Association of School Librarians, 1999-2000

Resources

Resources: Discussion Guide

Discussion Guide

More Details

AR Level: 4.0
F&P: GRL P, Gr 3, Genre RF
Lexile: 610L
Themes: Baseball, Leadership, Responsibility
BISAC 1: JUV032010 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball
BISAC 2: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
BISAC 3: JUV039220 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues