February 6 Birthday: THE LEGEND OF THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO

 Ruth, athlete
Feb. 6, 1895-August 16, 1948

The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino by Dan Shaugnessy (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2005)

On January 5, 1920 Babe Ruth was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees and it was eighty-six years before the Boston Red Sox won another World Series. Coincidence? Fate? Curse? This book explores one of the biggest baseball legends ever told in baseball history.

February 6 Birthday: Ronald Reagan


Ronald Reagan, U.S. President

February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004

Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)

A movie actor turned president, Reagan loved to ride horses and tell a good story. He was the 40th president of the United States.

Read a bio of Reagan on the White House site.

February 6 Birthday: HOME RUN: THE STORY OF BABE RUTH


Babe Ruth, athlete

Feb. 6, 1895-August 16, 1948

Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Voyager Books, 2003)

The story of Ruth as well as his home run record-breaking in 1927 is illustrated with realistic paintings and images of baseball cards with career stats.

BabeRuth.com is a source for biography, stats, achievements, quotes, photos and awards about Babe Ruth.