Swing into Spring

Spring also brings us baseball and softball – more opportunities to be outside and enjoying warmer temperatures!  And the LMC can support your Spring fever – whether you want fiction books to read just for fun or instructional books to improve your game.

Check out Baseball by Lizabeth Hardman, which gives some history of the game and

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then explains how things work.  Knowing something about the science of baseball and the human body can help you see ways to improve your game.

If you want to go further, Peak Power Baseball is a book where experts share their secrets on being successful in the field and taking your game to the next level.

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Just for fun, try John Feinstein’s mystery, Change-up, about 2 teenage sport reporters covering the world series when they discover some problems with a rookie pitcher that they go on to investigate.  Like other books by this author, there is a lot of sports related action.

Seven Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman centers

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on third base action and how the main character’s life is a lot like that, with deadly line drives and crazy “bad hops” and totally unexpected action.  Find out if this is good or bad.

In Out of Order, by A. M. Jenkins, the ball player, may be out of action if he doesn’t get his act together and his grades back up in the C range.  Is it worth it?  Can he do it?  And what about the girlfriend who dumped him … again?

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Stop in the LMC to check out these books or browse through lots more – sports related or not.

 

If you have a favorite book you would like to see featured here, email me at joan_wenger@elanco.org with the title and what you liked about the book.

Track & Field begins

Track & Field meets begin this week.  Get to know more about track & field with these library books, which include the history of the sport, in addition to some winning techniques and optional workout schedules –

Winning Track and Field for Girls by Ed Housewright

Track and Field by Nathan Aaseng

Also meet Olympic track stars like Jesee Owens and Florence Griffith Joyner in the biography section, and read these related fiction books:

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Run For Your Life is inspired by a true story of how a track & field team gave students more options and tools for success.

In Hurricane Power, David is recruited for the track team when he is seen chasing his mistaken hold-up victim to return his money.  He can only hope things get better from there!

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