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Football Stars Up Close

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Clutching the ball, a football player charges past a linebacker and dashes to the end zone. Touchdown! In this action-packed series for young readers, kids will trace the path of all-star players from schoolyard scrimmages to record-breaking NFL careers and Super Bowl wins. Full-color photos, illustrated timelines, and dramatic stories will pull young readers in for a close-up look at their favorite football all-stars.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Football Stars Up Close (15 titles)
Cover: Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers 4.7
Cover: Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson 4.0
Cover: Andrew Luck Andrew Luck 4.2
Cover: Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick 4.7
Cover: Drew Brees Drew Brees 5.0
Cover: J.J. Watt J.J. Watt 4.6
Cover: Odell Beckham Jr. Odell Beckham Jr. 4.6
Cover: Peyton Manning Peyton Manning 4.5
Cover: Richard Sherman Richard Sherman 4.5
Cover: Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski 4.3
Cover: Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III 4.5
Cover: Russell Wilson Russell Wilson 4.5
Cover: Tom Brady Tom Brady 4.6
Cover: Tony Romo Tony Romo 4.0
Cover: Troy Polamalu Troy Polamalu 4.3
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF007100
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Football Stars Up Close
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781617727139, 9781617727405, 9781617728112
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 8 x 10
 

Football Stars Up Close

This set delivers a solid performance. Clear writing, full-page color photographs, and text boxes (or, rather, text footballs) of information allow young readers to learn about six of their favorite players in an accessible and visually appealing way. The titles examine their subjects’ childhoods, families, and current careers, emphasizing the players’ struggles and inspirational feats, making this series stand apart from similar sets, which can read like laundry lists of statistics and accomplishments. An established football writer is used as a consultant, giving the information credibility. Although a lot of sports jargon is used, even those not familiar with the game will be able to understand and appreciate the texts. Vocabulary words are presented in bold text and defined in a glossary.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs