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Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Interest Level: Grades 4-7


Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
Dewey: 790
Series Lexile®: 760-890
Series F&P Level: S-T
Correlation with National Curriculum:
CCSS RI 4.1, 2, 5, 7; RI 5.1, 2, 5; RI 6.1, 2, 3, 4, 5; RI 7.1, 4, 5


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Biggest Names in Sports

Biggest Names in Sports introduces young readers to some of the brightest stars in sports today. These exciting narratives summarize each player’s life and career to date, drawing attention to their accomplishments on the field and career highlights, while also including biographical information such as family life and charity work.

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School Library Journal/Series Made Simple, April 2017

Sports fans will rejoice at these short but informative biographies. By featuring players such as Kris Bryant and Cam Newton, who have only come into prominence over the last couple of years, this series is truly welcome. Each volume opens with a dramatic reenactment of a key on-field moment, followed by a chronological overview of the athletes’ careers. Emphasis is placed on their achievements and charitable qualities or giving (e.g., Cam Newton’s generosity toward young fans), though not much is provided about their personal lives. Readers will appreciate the clean layouts and lively images, a few of which are childhood photos. VERDICT Sure to be a hit with elementary schoolers.

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