Gr 2–5—Classic camp games are described with a narrative frame in this picture book-esque series. In each title, children are introduced to characters who are typically just learning about a new sport as they acclimate to day camp. Learning How to Play Dodgeball, for example, has a mother and older son explaining the history and gameplay aspects of dodgeball to a younger brother who is expressing doubt and anxiety about attending camp. It's an odd delivery, especially when overly didactic language is passed off as dialogue. Learning How to Play Kickball sandwiches a story about a new kid at camp around the rules of kickball. The blend of narrative nonfiction, basic information, and mediocre writing won't make it an exciting experience for either reader or listener. VERDICT It's hard to know what the focus of this series is. Pass on this one.