In the Sports Encyclopedias series, learn about MLB, the NBA, the NFL, and the Olympics. Each book has an in-depth history section, statistics and records, well-known players, and information on the greatest seasons. This encyclopedia set is sure to leave readers with all they need to know about their favorite sports and teams. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Reference is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Subject||History, History, Sports|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Sports Encyclopedias – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
For browsers who want a Guinness Book experience, but with a laser focus on sports, this series is clutch. Each book follows a similar formula, starting with a history of the sport and the formation of formal competition. For MLB, NBA, and NFL, the league history is followed with the backstories, best players, and lifetime stats of each individual team. Mini bios of star athletes are followed by lists of all-time leaders across a variety of statistical categories. The Olympics Encyclopedia for Kids starts with the history of the games, then breaks down the individual events for both summer and winter games. There’s a section dedicated to the Paralympics, as well as past events that were discontinued and memorable milestones. Each encyclopedia includes references to times when sports weren’t equitable for athletes of color, early and often. The bite-sized, honest history makes this an ideal add. VERDICT A first purchase.