Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Review - The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know


Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who: ALL-STARS: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know

By: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
Publication Date: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1618931078
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: July 23, 2014

Do you think you know all the great sports records, from football to hockey? Do you know who was the NHL's youngest scoring champ? What about who was the first European-born player to be named MVP of the NBA finals? Prepare to quiz yourself, stump your friends, and even learn something new about your favorite sports in this newest offering from the Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who series.

To make it easier to find the stats, sports figures and facts you want to know about, the book is divided by sport. Those included are: baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, Olympics, racing, soccer, tennis and Xtreme. There is also a ‘player index’ in the back so you can look up your favorite players quickly. With a reading level of third grade/age 8 and up, this book is well suited for the young sports fan.

With 125 pages of great sports facts and photos (the last few pages are for the player index and photo credit), there is plenty here to keep the reader busy. Some sports (baseball, basketball, and football), garner the bulk of coverage, but even those sports with lighter coverage have plenty of interesting facts to keep fans happy. Do you know who has the longest winning streak in tennis history? It’s not who you think, and I’m not going to tell you...

Quill says: Fun! Fun! Fun! Every young sports fan should have a copy of this book!