Gr 2-4-These books open with a brief mention of the history of the sport, followed by a discussion of the equipment and clothing needed. Other chapters discuss rules, fitness exercises, and competitions. Olympic events are noted on the final page. Numerous color photographs and sequential diagrams (outlining swinging the bat, pitching, soccer passes and tackles, etc.) enhance pages framed in bright colors. Baseball pictures only males playing the game, despite the fact that women have been known to prefer the sport to softball; Soccer portrays young male and female athletes. In both books, interesting trivia is supplied in occasional "Did You Know?" boxes. These titles can be considered as supplemental to similar titles such as Ken Goin's Soccer for Fun! or Sandra Will's Baseball for Fun! (both Compass Point, 2003), which include information on legends of the sport, time lines, and bibliographies.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.