Great Sports

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A sport is more than just numbers on a scoreboard. Great Sports takes a unique approach to sports titles for early readers. Each title highlights specific records, moments, and legends that make sports so exciting.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Great Sports (6 titles)
Baseball: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.4
Basketball: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.3
Football: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.3
Gymnastics: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.3
Hockey: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.4
Soccer: Great Moments, Records, and Facts 2.3
  • New New title for Spring 2017
  • Recent New title for Fall 2016
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
BISACS JNF054010, JNF054020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2015
Division Abdo Kids
Imprint Abdo Kids Jumbo
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2015-01-01
ISBN 9781629706863, 9781629707952, 9781629708461
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks
Dewey 796
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 11.25 x 9.25
Features Index, Glossary of key words, and Table of contents
 

Great Sports - School Library Journal

These short books offer lively images of sports action and readable factoids aimed at beginning readers. Each one presents an overview of the sport through 20 pages of simplified text. The facts are noteworthy, if overly simplified (“A gym teacher came up with basketball in 1891. It was raining. He wanted to keep his students busy.”). Baseball’s history is likewise summed up in three sentences, though the book goes on to mention great players, including Joe DiMaggio and Cal Ripken Jr. Both current and former players earn mentions: Gabby Douglas in gymnastics and soccer’s Lionel Messi.

Author: Teddy Borth