What people are saying about the Hometown All Stars Book Series…

  • Little League is more than baseball. It teaches character and builds leaders in our community. The Hometown All Stars capture that essence, what a great series this will be!    

    Nick Gantner District Administrator, Little League
  • Kevin Christofora cares about kids and baseball like few others. His Hometown All Stars series reveal splendid character studies and moral purpose

    Dave Kaplan Director, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
  • "I’m an author, but my enthusiasm for Kevin’s series doesn’t come from the mind of a writer. It comes from the heart of a grandfather. Reading these books with my grandson I watched him soak up the facts about the game they still call America’s pastime. When we were done reading, I launched into a few of my own “when I was a boy just about your age” baseball stories, and watched his eyes get wider, his grin get broader, and our connection get deeper. It made me wonder — are these books for kids? Or were they written for parents and grandparents who want to bond with their kids? Thank you, Kevin."  

    Marshall Karp Author, co-author for James Patterson
  • Kevin is right on the mark! More green and less screen. Kids and parents need this!  

    Leon Gast Director, Producer, Academy Award Winner; When We Were Kings
  • This series offers its readers a chance to see great, often historic, sports moments. It eliminates the need to sift through ten poorly written books to find one worth reading. You finish one and can't wait to start the next. Truly enjoyable  

    Bob Salomon A Glove of Their Own, author, coach
  • Children are made readers on the laps of their parents, the “Hometown All Stars” series has created an opportunity for parents and their children to read together    

    Elohim Pacheco Kindergarten Teacher
  • The All Stars are honored by Gail Godwin! Godwin’s body of work has garnered many honors, including three National Book Award nominations, a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Five of her novels have been on the New York Times best seller list. Dear Kevin: Having read these materials, I know why you will succeed at anything you care about. You seem to have an in-built knack of providing what is wanted exactly when it is needed. You must be a very good listener to people: employees, colleagues, children, you name it. I read Nick’s “Very First” Day of Baseball, and in a way I was your ideal reader, because I knew about as much as Nick did on his very first day. You served up information when it was useful, no matter how simple it was (the first thing you need is a glove, and buying a glove is your commitment). And you also made the story exciting, each page a discovery. In addition, a warmth and passion for the sport glows behind every page. And when I was too excited to go to sleep, Billy Ball asked me how many baseballs I could find and I searched and counted. Some were easy, some were hard: I almost missed the one under the bed. At the end I took the Shout it Out quiz. I look forward to hearing more about the different players’ “magic bats,” and I did not know why people wore their caps backwards. Your illustrator’s colors, concepts, and liveliness are just right. And your young players are certainly an inclusive bunch. (I didn’t realize boys and girls now played baseball together on the same team. I know we did in the park across from the church, but we weren’t a real team. The old fogies on the hill overlooking the park had the city plant thorn bushes where our bases were, but the rector, a sportsman himself, intervened, and the bushes were removed. I mention this only because at the time it was a world-shaking event for those of us who played there.) Gail

    Gail Godwin Author, including three National Book Award nominations
  • I really enjoyed this book. My 6 year old girl is learning to read. 5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT book

  • Oh this is a GREAT book for all children starting baseball! The pictures are wonderful, and I love how it has boys and girls! 5 out of 5 stars

    Laura J Jacobson
  • I read this book online and it is such a GREAT book and easy words for kids starting out. As your reading you can picture this AWESOME fun day for Nick that he got to start Baseball. My son would love this book and it would get him ready for baseball. Very detailed book! 4.0 out of 5 stars

  • I read the online version of this book and enjoyed it. Its target audience is clearly 3-7 year old children who are about to play little league baseball for the first time ever. The story line is simple and could help prepare children who may be anxious about the new sport. The pictures are fun and engaging for young children. I was concerned that the shout-out questions at the back were not answered in the text, but perhaps they're a preview for the next book? 3.0 out of 5 stars Good story for complete novices,

  • This was such a cute book about baseball. I love the little baseball on some of the pages that gives a little more info.Very Interactive and fun book. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great for learning the rules!  

    Darlene Ysaguirre
  • I love this book,it gives younger kids who are starting out ,easy to read an learn the rules of the game at the same time,,wonderful! 5.0 out of 5 stars love this book  

    Vickie Couturier
  • What a great book to introduce my boys to baseball! My 5 year old wants to play t-ball this year and this is a fun introduction for what to expect. I also like the activities scattered throughout the book. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for little ones starting out in baseball/ tball,

  • There All Stars were written by a dad who is also a Little League coach. How great is that!

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