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Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand on an Olympic podium having just won a gold medal? Or what it takes to become a record-breaking soccer player? Find out all about sports stars and their inspiring achievements in this non-fiction book for kids.
Perfect for young sports lovers, this chapter book for kids tells the stories of a range of different sportspeople who have risen to the top of their game. From Usain Bolt to Serena Williams, and Muhammad Ali, to Ellie Simmonds, in Sports Legends readers will learn about the unique stories of these athletic heroes.
Sports Legends is a new Level 3 title in the engaging four-level DK Readers series, aimed at children who are beginning to read alone. Developing a lifelong love of reading, DK Readers cover a vast range of fascinating subjects to support children as they learn.
Packed with fun facts for kids, this innovative series of guided reading books balance amazing photography with non-fiction narratives tailored to specific reading levels. DK Readers are assessed on both Fountas & Pinnell and Lexile levels and are ideal for learning to read while building general knowledge. Sports Legends covers a topic that will inspire and educate kids, encouraging reading for pleasure - linked with improved reading and writing abilities, as well as a wider vocabulary and greater self-confidence.
About the Author
Caryn Jenner writes a variety of books for children of all ages, including both fiction and non-fiction. For DK Publishing, she has written Eyewitness Workbook: Earth, as well as several titles in the DK Readers series. Her picture book, Starting School, was one of the eight books longlisted for the UK's 2012 School Library Association Information Book Award in the Under 7s age group. Caryn also teaches English to speakers of other languages and volunteers at local schools.