The Story of Babe Ruth (The Story Of)

by Jenna Grodzicki (Author)

The Story of Babe Ruth (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Babe Ruth--a story about making it to the top for kids ages 6 to 9

George Herman Ruth Jr., more commonly known as Babe Ruth, was one of the greatest American baseball players of all time. Before he was a sports hero, Babe was a poor kid who loved playing baseball but often got into trouble. His life changed when he went away to boarding school and he was discovered by the minor leagues. The rest is history!

Help kids explore how Babe went from being a young boy growing up in Baltimore to a record-breaking baseball player and sports hero. This Babe Ruth book includes:

  • Core curriculum--Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Babe's life, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • His lasting impact--Young readers will find out how Babe Ruth changed the game of baseball for future generations--and became more than just a great baseball player.
  • Helpful definitions--An easy-to-read glossary provides definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book, so kids can add to their vocabulary and follow along.

How will Babe's determination inspire the child in your life?

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Review quotes

"Jenna Grodzicki's book is the best children's biography yet on Babe Ruth. It's highly informative, and the content is delivered in a very thoughtful and engaging way. We highly recommend this book to parents who are interested in educating their kids on one of America's greatest icons." —Brent Stevens (great-grandson of Babe Ruth) and Stu Dressler, managing partners of

"This high-interest, informative biography is sure to engage any reader! Jenna Grodzicki masterfully incorporates a variety of nonfiction text features into this information-packed book! Teaching nonfiction is an integral component of my job as a reading specialist. Finding high-quality nonfiction texts such as The Story of Babe Ruth is key." —Jennifer Yagid, reading specialist

"A timeless tale about America's favorite baseball icon. Readers will relate to the struggles of making good decisions while trying to achieve a dream. The blended format of timelines and essential questions engages the reader as they follow Babe Ruth's career from poor obscurity to rich longevity in the baseball world. A must-have addition to all school libraries so that students can decipher between the myths and facts of this baseball legend." —Debbie Mauro, library media specialist

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Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
October 05, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF025210 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/20th Century
JNF054010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress categories

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