Young sports fans and athletes love to immerse themselves in everything there is to know about their favorite sports. Total Sports covers the history and traditions of each sport, as well as its best players and biggest names from yesterday and today. Readers will relive great moments and famous records while also getting tips on strategy, nutrition, and techniques they can bring with them to the field, gym, or rink.
- Spring 2018
- Fall 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Table of contents, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Total Gymnastics (Total Sports) – Booklist
Superstar Simone Biles is front and center on the introduction page of this comprehensive guide to gymnastics. Part of the Total Sports series, this volume discusses the history of gymnastics, from its ancient Greek roots to the modern Olympics, and notes key players. Though the most commonly known form is artistic gymnastics and Olympic events (four for women, six for men), there are several other forms of the sport (rhythmic, aerobic, acrobatic), and this volume explains them all. Close-up photos depict gymnasts undertaking various impressive physical feats in all fields of the sport. Though female gymnasts were not allowed to compete in the Olympics until 1928, this takes special care to acknowledge their contributions to the field, briefly telling the stories of gymnast heroes such as Nadia Comneci, Oksana Chusovitina, and, of course, Biles.
Total Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Thorough overviews make this series an ideal starting point for middle school research projects. The origins and histories of each sport are detailed and include descriptions of major past and present stars.