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

Specifications

Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
Dewey: 790, 796
Series Lexile®: 650 – 890
Series F&P Level: S, T, U, V
Correlation with National Curriculum:
CCSS RI 4.1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8; RI 5.1, 2, 3, 5, 8; RI 6.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; RI 7.1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Pricing

Library Bound Books
Individual Titles: $28.50 (List)/ $19.95 (S/L)

Set 1 (Out of Print)

Set 2 (Set of 8)
(978-1-63517-492-2):
$228.00 (List)/ $159.60 (S/L)

Set 3 (Set of 6)
(978-1-63517-864-7):
$171.00 (List)/ $119.70 (S/L)

Set 4 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64185-316-3):
$228.00 (List)/ $159.60 (S/L)

Set 5 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-049-6):
$228.00 (List)/ $159.60 (S/L)

Set 6 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-695-5):
$228.00 (List)/ $159.60 (S/L)

Paperback Books
Individual Titles: $9.95

Set 1 (Set of 8)
(978-1-63517-102-0):
$79.60

Set 2 (Set of 8)
(978-1-63517-564-6):
$79.60

Set 3 (Set of 6)
(978-1-63517-965-1):
$59.70

Set 4 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64185-374-3):
$79.60

Set 5 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-128-8):
$79.60

Set 6 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-731-0):
$79.60

Hosted eBooks
Multi-user license, per title: $24.95

Set 1 (Set of 8)
(978-1-63517-220-1):
$199.60

Set 2 (Set of 8)
(978-1-63517-636-0):
$199.60

Set 3 (Set of 6)
(978-1-64185-067-4):
$149.70

Set 4 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64185-432-0):
$199.60

Set 5 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-207-0):
$199.60

Set 6 (Set of 8)
(978-1-64493-767-9):
$199.60

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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.

Select a title below to find educator resources, including lesson plans, curriculum correlations, resource links, and book-related downloadables.

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Reviews

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.

School Library Journal 2020

Recommended first purchases.

Junior Library Guild Selection, 2020

Naomi Osaka

School Library Journal/Series Made Simple, April 2021

Readers interested in learning more about their favorite stars will gravitate toward this thoughtful, well-written series. Baseball fans can learn more about the early lives of Cody Bellinger, Gerrit Cole, and Ronald Acuña Jr., who all grew up playing ball (Bellinger and Acuña had fathers who played professionally). The bio for the relatively new NBA star Ja Morant shows how far he has to go before he gets on the level of veterans like LeBron James and Steph Curry. While their athleticism is the topic of their books, the activism of Bubba Wallace, the first Black driver at the Daytona 500 in almost 50 years, and Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who took a knee to peacefully protest during the national anthem, contextualize the experience of being a Black athlete in America. Chock-full of facts and photos, these titles are both useful and engaging. VERDICT For its stars and scope, this series is a first purchase.

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