Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Beginning Sports from School Library Journal on November 1, 2016

Cover: Basketball

Notable for its excellent coverage of some lesser-covered sports, this series is a useful selection to round out easy reader collections. Very basic info and small asides give a general rundown of how each sport is played. Color-blocked backgrounds and bright photos keep the focus on the text. With no mention of specific people or places, these books won’t become dated too quickly. The titles covering winter sports don’t have equals in current publication, so those ones will be great buys, particularly in the northern United States. The coverage of flag football and T-ball (instead of professional football and baseball, respectively) endears this series to those who want readers to focus on the fun, not the pageantry, of the sport. VERDICT Recommended for first purchase.

—Abby Bussen

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Basketball 2.3
Cross-Country Skiing 2.5
Dodgeball 2.3
Downhill Skiing 2.6
Flag Football 2.2
Gymnastics 2.6
Hockey 2.7
Ice Fishing 2.6
Snowboarding 2.6
Soccer 2.3
T-Ball 2.0
Tennis 2.4

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