Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball (Hardcover)
Pilot Communications Group, 9780986349300, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2015
* Individual store prices may vary.
It’s more than just baseball. Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball, the first of a series for children ages three to seven, teaches children about baseball using real coaching techniques. In this interactive storybook, kids will find hidden baseballs in the pictures, answer trivia questions, and there’s even a page for autographs from their favorite players.
About the Author
Written for children ages three to seven, The Hometown All Stars is a “bedtime story” to get kids interested in the national pastime again. His goal in writing this book was to get kids out of the house and onto the field – “ less screen, more green.” He believes in the valuable lessons that children learn from playing the game: teamwork, discipline, strategy, and thinking before they act. In addition, he wants to bring back the joy of being outdoors and playing, that kids in recent years have lost. An engineer by education, Kevin gave up the corporate life to move back to his hometown to carry on the family business and become the local butcher and a dad. He has found more happiness becoming a baseball coach, than he ever had before. He hopes to pass the excitement of the game to other children with The Hometown All Star’s series.
Kevin Christofora, a father and certified coach, hopes his book series, The Hometown All Stars, will inspire children to play outside more often. He teaches young people about baseball and the habits of a healthy lifestyle in the form of a fun and educational bedtime story. He has been a guest interview on ABC News regarding kids and back to school. He gives regular commentary on ESPN and also interviews around the country with stations such as NPR, 660 News, 89.7 fm. WGLS Rowan Radio, 101.5 fm KVSF fm. The Voice of SanteFe, MIX97.7 fm New York with Mark Bolger and other US radio stations. He also writes about strengthening family time with activities through his personal blog, and in publications across the country including; Fit Pro, Westchester Family, KidzEdge, Boston Parenting, Mom Blog Society, Green Baby Guide, CaliDiet Healthy Living Magazine and several other publications.
Praise For Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball…
“Encourages outdoor activity.” “Teaches other areas of the game.” “Truly enjoyable.” Boys and Girls Club of America, National Alliance of Youth Sports "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! Get out of the house, play ball and read a book together at bed time! His desire to teach Honor-Respect and Community shines through on this first book. I can’t wait to see the rest of the series." Leon Gast Director, Producer, Academy Award Winner; When We Were Kings “Terrific idea beautifully executed. I only wish this series was available when my kids were baseball neophytes. Heck I wish I had them when guys like DiMaggio and King Kong Keller were my heroes.” Charley Rosen Fox Sports NBA Analyst and Author “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 "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 “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 "Kevin Christofora cares about kids and baseball like few others. His Hometown All Stars series reveal splendid character studies and moral purpose ... and the essence of fun and teamwork." Dave Kaplan Director, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center - -