All-Star Season

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Reuven is quiet and thoughtful. His younger brother Avi is outgoing and impulsive. As irritating as they can be to each other, the boys have two strong bonds-the solidity of their Jewish family life and their passionate love for baseball. As the book opens, Reuven, a pitcher, is desperately working for a spot on the end-of-season All-Star team, while happy-go-lucky Avi probably hasn’t even thought that far ahead. Reuven is willing to ignore the advice of his parents and even involve his younger brother in his campaign to succeed. The tensions leading to the big game-and its surprise outcome-will satisfy all young baseball fans.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032010, JUV033020
Dewey [Fic]
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 114790
Accelerated Reader® Points 5.0
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: T. S. Yavin

Illustrator: Craig Orback

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.


  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2007


Chicago Jewish Star

“…will engage a young reader right from the first page. [Who] doesn’t relate to sibling rivalry, team competition, school achievement and family relations? Add girls…and you’ve got the perfect mix to for this age group.”