The Olympics Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia highlights more than 40 Olympic sports. Alongside both historic and recent photographs, readers will learn about the basics of each competition, its origin, how it has changed throughout the years, and the icons in each sport. In addition, this book provides information about the Paralympics. Features include a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Reference is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Subject||History, Social Studies, 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.