School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4�6—This set is similar to the "Record Breakers" series (Weigl) in its formulaic approach and style. Each title contains two-page biographies of outstanding athletes in the featured sport. There is little information here that cannot be found elsewhere, and some of the selections are perplexing; e.g., Football does not profile John Elway, but rather Dan Marino and Joe Montana. Readers can use examples like this to elicit conversations and to support their favorite "great" who was not chosen. A code at the beginning of every title gives readers access to additional online materials, such as audio, video, and activity suggestions. The concluding chapter, "Write a Biography," has identical wording from book to book and gives the set an instructional textbook feel. Purchase if other media-enhanced books have circulated well.
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