Monday, July 30, 2012

Books about the Olympics for Kids

The Olympics are now in full swing!  Have you caught the fever yet?  Here are some great books for your little ones to get them involved in the spirit!  These all include facts about the games and the athletes participating in them.

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet
  I just love G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)
 Alphabet series books.  You can choose to read the small captions that pertain to each letter, or read the entire fact section on each page.  It's a new adventure each time you read!  Learn about all of the amazing events and milestones that have happened throughout Olympic history...some recent and some from long, long ago.

The 2012 London Olympics
Read through The 2012 London Olympics (The Olympics) to find information about London's history with the Olympics, as well as the various activities leading up to the actual event in London.  It takes a whole lot of planning to make such a spectacular event! 

Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House Series #16)Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)
In Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)), join Jack and Annie in an adventure as they travel back in time to the original Ancient Greek games.  Then read through the companion , Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics
to answer all of the questions that come up!  Were girls allowed to participate?  How are the original Olympics similar to the games today?  Flip through the pages or read from front to back!

The London 2012 Games Fact File
Learn all about the events of the 2012 Olympics and get to know the various athletes competing for a medal this year in The London 2012 Games Fact File! This is the perfect amount of information for a young reader!

Stay tuned for more books to get your Olympic juices flowing!!!!


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