Michael really enjoyed these books. Here's what he had to say about them:
Sluggers, books 1-6
by Loren Long and Phil Bildner
Griffith, Graham, and Ruby Payne live in the year 1899, a year in which all of America is head-over-heels for their new favorite pastime... baseball! When the Payne family has to pay a debt to the mysterious and evil Chancellor, the kids, along with a baseball team that their mother plays on, travel around the country to play baseball in order to win money to pay off the Payne's debt. The three kids have a magic baseball that they use to rig the baseball games in favor of the hometeam. But suddenly, the Chancellor and his men try everything they can to get the magic baseball and Graham. The Chancellor must know of the baseball's power, but why would he want Graham? As the Travelin' Nine (the baseball team) and the Payne kids barnstorm across the country, the Chancellor always seems to be gaining on them. Can they hold him off long enough to pay him the money they owe? I really enjoyed this series. It's the best baseball series that you will ever read, and you'll enjoy following the Payne kids in their escape from the Chancellor. A baseball game is played in every book, but there's a lot more to it than just baseball. This series is an amazing treat for readers, and I'd recommend it to baseball fans and non-baseall fans alike!
You are so right, Michael. These books really are an amazing treat for baseball fans and non-fans alike. If you like suspense, magic, mysterious messges, good families in desperate trouble, and creepy bad guys--in short, if you like really, really good reading, this is the series for you!!
As a reward, Michael gets a CMLibrary book bag, a CMLibrary Book Lover's Journal, some pencils, a Quizno's bag with coupons for their new downtown store, a couple of free books, a door hanger, a yo-yo, a water bottle, a t-shirt, and a couple of bookmarks! Well done, Michael! These same prizes could be yours if you read all six and tell us about them. Take a look at the the box at the top of the left-hand side of the page or click on the "Sluggers giveaway" tab under this post to find out more.
READ THESE BOOKS, GUYS!! You will like them a lot!