Girls’ SportsZone series

Peters, Chris. Girls’ Hockey (Girls’ SportsZone series). North Mankato: ABDO Publishing, 2014. 978-1-61783-987-0. 48 p. $21.95. Gr. 3-6.

Williams, Doug. Girls’ Basketball (Girls’ SportsZone series). North Mankato: ABDO Publishing, 2014. 978-1-61783-984-9. 48 p. $21.95. Gr. 3-6.

Girls' Hockey              Girls' Basketball

There’s certainly no shortage on nonfiction sports books for kids but this series has something special to offer: books for girls about sports with a focus on female athletes.

These titles focus on the basics of each sport by profiling a skilled player and how she developed that particular skill, for example “Skating with Hilary Knight” and “Rebounding with Tina Charles.” Each chapter is divided equally between covering the profiled player’s life and her skill area, so this series will undoubtedly be interesting to any girl who closely follows a sport and knows the players, but may not be the best choice for a girl looking to learn the basics of the sport (rules, player positions, etc.).

My schools are in the Hershey area where hockey is very popular, so I’m sure that “Girls’ Hockey” in particular will fly off the shelves!

Each title includes a table of contents, glossary, index, “For More Information” section, and a diagram of the playing area (court or rink).

796.962: Hockey, 796.323: Basketball               Lindsey Long, Nye Elementary School


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