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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

GITLIN, Marty. Bryce Harper. ISBN 9781
635170412; ISBN 9781635170979.
––––. Cam Newton. ISBN 9781635170443; ISBN 9781635171006.
––––. Jordan Spieth. ISBN 9781635170450; ISBN 9781635171013.
––––. Kevin Durant. ISBN 9781635170405; ISBN 9781635170962.
––––. Kris Bryant. ISBN 9781635170399; ISBN 9781635170955.
––––. Odell Beckham Jr. ISBN 9781635170382; ISBN 9781635170948.
––––. Patrick Kane. ISBN 9781635170429; ISBN 9781635170986.
––––. Von Miller. ISBN 9781635170436; ISBN 9781635170993.

ea vol: 32p. (Biggest Names in Sports). ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. North Star. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $28.50. pap. $9.95.

Gr 2-5–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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