Younger sports fans can now get an introductory look at some of their favorite sports and the men and women who play the game! Written at a 2nd grade reading level, but geared to readers through grade 6, the easy-to-read text features lots of great photos, trading card reproductions, word games, and more. Authors Mike Kennedy and Mark Stewart have teamed up on more than 100 books, including the popular Team Spirit series. Baseball set includes: Meet the Astros, Meet the Cardinals, Meet the Cubs, Meet the Dodgers, Meet the Rays, Meet the Red Sox, Meet the Yankees
If you are looking for information about baseball teams for your younger readers, then this series will appeal to you. Each title includes history about the team, ballpark facts, action photos, the ABCs of baseball, brain games, and mascot information. Another feature, the Shoe Box, includes baseball cards and player pins, ranging from the earliest years to recent players. A Geography page shows the team's home base and hometowns of select players. The books are well laid out, pleasing to the eye, and will capture the interest of younger readers. The series format and the photos broaden the appeal to various reading levels. Students, teachers, and school librarians will appreciate their high interest. Glossary. Websites. Recommended.
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION, October 2010