by Ashley Kuehl, editorial director of Lerner Publications
Have you been watching women’s soccer’s 2018 Tournament of Nations? Especially Lindsey Horan’s goal in the 90th minute of the USA/Australia match? So exciting! Who will kick the winning goal tonight? Australia? Brazil? Or our very own US team?
For young soccer fans in your world, we have a brand-new book on the US Women’s National Team in our brand-new 6-title series on Champion Soccer Clubs (reading level 3-4). Readers will learn about standout players, key stats, and top coaches, along with fun facts and historical tidbits about their favorite teams.
But that’s not all we have to offer soccer fans. What about Soccer Super Stats (4th-grade RL) for an overview of how fans and players use numbers to tell their soccer stories? (Side note: Math is cool, especially when used to analyze soccer!)
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Or maybe you’re looking to stock up on soccer player biographies. We’ve got Abby Wambach, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Carli Lloyd (all at a 3rd-grade reading level).
Do you know a younger reader (or emergent reader) who likes soccer? Soccer Time! (and its Spanish counterpart) is an intro to the sport aimed at PreK-1 readers.
And finally, for slightly older readers (grade 5 reading level), check out Millbrook’s The World Cup: Soccer’s Global Championship to learn all about the worldwide tournament that American fans wake up before dawn to watch.