These bright, chipper books walk readers through the prep work that goes into getting ready for a big game. No matter what sport readers are interested in, they’ll learn that game day prep starts with a healthy dinner and getting good sleep the night before a game, followed by a healthy breakfast with a big glass of water. The gear for each sport is different, of course: soccer players wear jerseys, shin guards, long socks, and cleats, while American football players have tons of pads, jerseys, cleats, and helmets to keep them safe. After getting dressed, stretching, warming up, and meeting with coaches, it’s finally game time. Vibrant pictures show happy, diverse children, both male and female presenting. While these titles are technically informational fiction, they’re still useful guides for young readers. VERDICT Readers will be ready to face game day with a smile.