Saturday, October 26, 2013

Kid Konnection: The Top 10 of Everything in Sports

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you an adorable new picture book.

Summary: Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of Pro Sports. From the top athletes to the most popular teams in the world, SI Kids ranks a variety of topics covering every professional sport. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids sports book. -- Sports Illustrated Kids

Recently, Booking Son has discovered some fantastic books about sports which is perfect timing since he's required to read at least 20 minutes a night! The latest is SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS THE TOP 10 OF EVERYTHING IN SPORTS. This 95 page hardcover book is perfect for kids who are sports fans, but I have to admit that I enjoyed it quite a bit too!

THE TOP 10 OF EVERYTHING IN SPORTS is... well, just that -- thirty top 10 lists that cover all sports. It includes lists for the greatest athletes, the biggest rivalries, the greatest all-time records in sports, and many more. The terrific book also includes some amazing photographs as well as trivia.

One thing I appreciated about this book is that it covered a wide variety of sports. Of course, there were lots of stats about baseball and football, but it also included some information on college sports, hockey, and basketball. Furthermore, there were some fun lists too like best sports fans, best sports actors, and even best sports families (can you say The Mannings?)

The lists are created by Sports Illustrated, one of the most respected sports information sources in the world; however, I'm pretty sure that many sports fans (and historians) will have different opinions. And that's another thing that I loved about this book -- it's sure to generate discussion and maybe even a few arguments!

For families like us who are huge sports fans, this book is a must-have addition to your library. Highly recommended!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

We're not big sports fans but I can see how this would appeal to those who are.

bermudaonion said...

That looks like the perfect book for Booking Son. I have a feeling I'd like it too since I like lists and statistics.