Gr 1-3-These books briefly describe the history of their games, give a diagram of the playing field, and highlight at least one high-profile playoff game or series. Brown has an excellent command of beginning vocabulary for emerging independent readers. She defines important terms, such as slap shots, shoot-outs, and grand slams, so that readers clearly understand their meanings. Plenty of colorful photographs enhance the texts. A short glossary, an age-appropriate list for further reading, and two Web sites are appended. Quality, easy-to-read additions to the sports section.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.