I Love Sports
Series of 20 titles
Inspire active children to read and avid readers to be active with these sports books for early readers. Through narrative text and photos showing both boys and girls, readers will learn the basics of each sport so they understand enough to watch a competition. Each book includes a diagram of the field or competition area and a picture glossary of sports words.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||F|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.8-1.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
Running swiftly through preparations and game play, simple text and ample photographs introduce students to some less publicized athletics. The info provided is enough to pique the interest of young sports enthusiasts, but does not offer detailed rules of the games discussed. Kids who are already familiar with the subjects will not learn anything new; however, this set is a great introduction to alternative sports for beginning readers. Photos include a diverse cast of kids of different ages and genders enjoying the sports safely. Bowling notably includes a differently abled child as well. VERDICT A bit niche, but worthy additions nonetheless.
Series Made Simple
These titles offer emergent readers brief overviews of different sports and encourage them to participate (“Do you want to try? Dive in. Swimming is fun!”). Colorful photos depict boys and girls enjoying themselves at the pool, ice rink, and ball parks; Football opens with a girl suited up in shoulder pads, ready to play. The books make use of simple sentences, supplemented by photographs and diagrams, while picture glossaries and indexes are used effectively. For example, the colorful diagram in Basketball delineates the three-point line, free-throw line, and other key parts of the court. Each helpful picture glossary defines six words or phrases, such as cleats, dribble, and goalie. VERDICT These concise introductions effectively convey the appeal of each sport.