Museum Partners with becker&mayer! kids on Two New Children’s Books

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is teaming up with becker&mayer! kids, an imprint of publisher The Quarto Group, to release two new children’s books in 2024, taking young readers behind the scenes at the Hall of Fame.

Officially licensed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the titles will pass down the love of the National Pastime from generation to generation. Both written by renown author James Buckley Jr., they available for pre-order at

Debuting April 2, “Out of the Park!” follows the incredible careers of Hall of Famers like Derek Jeter, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and more. Organized by key aspects of the game, each chapter features snapshots of several key players who excelled in that arena. Readers in middle grades can reference sidebars in each section to find fun facts, historical trivia, famous quotes, important stats, and baseball lingo, all illustrated by photographs from the Hall of Fame’s collection.

Featuring more than 150 players, this collection is a go-to reference for learning about the historic accomplishments and career defining moments of the greatest players in baseball history.

On deck for late summer is “A Kids’ Guide to the National Baseball Hall of Fame” – a young reader’s guide to all things baseball. On sale Sept. 10, this beautiful book presents profiles of over 180 Hall of Fame members organized alphabetically, along with a complete list of all 346 Hall of Famers through the Class of 2024. Packed with extra info noting awards and record-breaking statistics, plus photos accompanying all profiles, this volume is a kid-friendly encyclopedia that also includes images of rare artifacts and documents from the Hall of Fame collections.

Author James Buckley Jr. has written more than 150 books on sports for readers young and old, including biographies of sports heroes Roberto Clemente, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens and Muhammad Ali. He is the author of the previous “The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection” and “America's Classic Ballparks” among others. His first visit to the Hall of Fame was in 1989, when he attended the induction ceremony of Carl Yastrzemski, his boyhood hero.

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