Boys In Control

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Home Run!

So, this book is about the 6th grade Buckman Badgers baseball team. They try to lead their team to the championship, but thanks to a charity yard sale, Jake Hatford can't play in the game, and he's really upset. Then, the girls find weird pictures in the their basement that the Hatford boy's friends left when they moved away. Read to find out if they win the game and if the boys get their picture back.


  • Age range: 8-12
  • Grade: 3-7
  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: scholastic inc. (February 2008)
  • Language: english

best qoutes

  • " When he opened it he saw two woman with purses tucked under their arm."
  • " Jake Hatford is a jerk."
  • " Only 2 people were talking to each other."


This is a great book if you love baseball, drama, and humor. I recommend this book for ages 8-12. It is an amazing book. It is about 143 pages. Malloy girls love black mailing the Hatford boys with a weird picture.