The Girl Who Threw Butterflies - Mick Cochrane

After her dad’s untimely death, Molly Williams seeks a way to avoid pity and still preserve memories of her father. While sorting through the baseball gloves that she and her dad used, Molly is inspired to try out for the baseball team since her dad had taught her how to throw the perfect knuckleball. As the only girl to try out, Molly tenaciously weathers the challenges in The Girl Who Threw Butterflies (Knopf, $15.99). Author Mick Cochrane provides just the right mix of details about the game of baseball, humorous touches, and memorable characters in this story of loss and survival. Ages 11-13.