click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  neighborhood kids gather in the first days of spring to play some backyard baseball together, in a small seaside town in New Jersey back in the late 1920's.   Brothers at Bat  -written by  Audrey Vernick  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012    "A captivating story, impeccable layout, and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner."    -New York Times Book Review   The true story of a New Jersey family with 16 children... and the 12 brothers formed a professional baseball team, competing in the 1930's, '40's, and '50's. In 1996 they were honored by the  Baseball Hall of Fame  as the longest playing all-brothers baseball team in history.   See a posting on Steven's blog on how the illustrations for this picture book were created.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  Brothers at Bat .
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail of one of the final illustrations during the creation process, showing two (of the 12 brothers) as young adults on their professional team, using black charcoal pencil and ink.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  one of their baseball gloves.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  in 1952 the brothers played their last game together...
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of a page from the printed book... one of the brothers is too slow at running the bases.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the illustration depicting the all brother team roster
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  neighborhood kids gather in the first days of spring to play some backyard baseball together, in a small seaside town in New Jersey back in the late 1920's.   Brothers at Bat  -written by  Audrey Vernick  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012    "A captivating story, impeccable layout, and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner."    -New York Times Book Review   The true story of a New Jersey family with 16 children... and the 12 brothers formed a professional baseball team, competing in the 1930's, '40's, and '50's. In 1996 they were honored by the  Baseball Hall of Fame  as the longest playing all-brothers baseball team in history.   See a posting on Steven's blog on how the illustrations for this picture book were created.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: neighborhood kids gather in the first days of spring to play some backyard baseball together, in a small seaside town in New Jersey back in the late 1920's.

Brothers at Bat -written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

"A captivating story, impeccable layout, and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner." -New York Times Book Review

The true story of a New Jersey family with 16 children... and the 12 brothers formed a professional baseball team, competing in the 1930's, '40's, and '50's. In 1996 they were honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame as the longest playing all-brothers baseball team in history.

See a posting on Steven's blog on how the illustrations for this picture book were created.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  Brothers at Bat .
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: cropped view of the cover for Brothers at Bat.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detail of one of the final illustrations during the creation process, showing two (of the 12 brothers) as young adults on their professional team, using black charcoal pencil and ink.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detail of one of the final illustrations during the creation process, showing two (of the 12 brothers) as young adults on their professional team, using black charcoal pencil and ink.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  one of their baseball gloves.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: one of their baseball gloves.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  in 1952 the brothers played their last game together...
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: in 1952 the brothers played their last game together...

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of a page from the printed book... one of the brothers is too slow at running the bases.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... one of the brothers is too slow at running the bases.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the illustration depicting the all brother team roster
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: cropped view of the illustration depicting the all brother team roster