Eli, Greatness Begins

By Michael D. Goldsmith and Marilyn Bibza Childress

Tate Publishing, $14.99

This inspirational novel by a Duluth author tells the near-future story of young baseball pitcher Eli McBrien and his secret ambition. Following the story are lists of comprehension and essay questions.—Shawn Perich

Mama Loved to Worry

By Maryann Weidt & Illustrations by Rachael Balsaitis

Minnesota Historical Society, $16.95

Life on Daisy Dell Farm can be worrying and baby Eli always manages to find mischief, which has turned Mama into a world-class worrywart. To cope, Mama channels her nervous energy into sewing, knitting, cooking, and keeping the family and livestock Continue Reading...