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Baseball Blowup

Baseball Blowup

Baseball Blowup

Baseball Blowup


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Malcolm loves two things—baseball and science. He’s always studying the stats and coming up with ideas to help his team gain an advantage over the competition. But when Malcolm’s homemade glove oil causes a major blowup with his teammates, he must find a way to win back their trust. Leaning into science and statistics, he decides to try a new type of pitch to keep batters off balance during his next start. Will Malcolm’s secret pitch prove to be a game winner or just another failed experiment? Find out in this exciting, easy-to-read chapter book by Jake Maddox!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781669007234
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2023
Series: Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

Eva Morales is a professional Spanish 2D artist and illustrator living near the Mediterranean Sea.She has worked in children’s publishing, TV, film production, and advertising for about fourteen years. Now she works as a full-time freelance illustrator, using a combination of digital and traditional techniques. Eva loves to walk on the beach and read books in her spare time.


With more than 3 million copies sold, Jake Maddox continues to draw in reluctant and struggling readers;,Sports stories are a natural showcase for social-emotional learning, with their emphasis on teamwork, personal goals, and overcoming difficulties;,Perfect for teaching plot and character development as well as problem solving;,Discussion questions and writing prompts encourage students to engage and think critically;

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