Sports Roundup and Lerner Sports Database

By Tom Czech

It’s February 5th, which means the Super Bowl is just a few days away and it’s a perfect time to bring you our Sports Roundup and Lerner™ Sports Database update!

This year’s Super Bowl is especially intriguing as Tom Brady, widely considered the “G.O.A.T” or “greatest of all time,” squares off against up-and-coming superstar Patrick Mahomes, last year’s MVP who will look to add another championship to his resumé. Can the young prodigy overcome the storied legend?

Books on the best athletes, biggest games, and most intense competitions headline this year’s diverse collection of series and titles. Keep scrolling to find the most in-depth biographies and stories about all the greatest superstars!

Epic Sports Bios Lerner ™ Sports


  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2 – Grade 4

Some athletes’ careers are so impressive that they become near-mythical figures! Learn about the lives of sports heroes and legends from the past and present. These biographies of the biggest superstars in sports history cover each athlete’s rise to the top, their greatest games and successes, and other moments that cemented their status as sports legends.

LeBron James, 2nd Edition — Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has wowed basketball fans throughout his career. Dig deeper into James’s impressive play, discover how he stays on top, and learn more about his life outside of basketball.

One of the newest additions to the Sports All-Stars series, LeBron James, 2nd Edition follows up 10 TITLES recently added in the Fall of 2020. Check out the Sports All-Stars Fall 2020 New Releases for great biographical rundowns on the most prominent athletes of the past year!

Titles include figures like Lamar Jackson, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams among others.

The Big Game — Lerner ™ Sports


  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

From the Super Bowl to the Summer Olympics, this action-packed series dives into the fascinating history, thrilling moments, and greatest champions of the world’s biggest sports events. Focusing on the biggest events in sports, including the most memorable games, superstar players, and fascinating behind-the-scenes details, this series will have a title for everyone.

Extreme Sports Guides — UpDog Sports ™ (Lerner ™ Sports)


  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Extreme competitions are a thrill-seeker’s delight! This high/low series introduces readers to different extreme sports competitions and explains how athletes prepare for these extreme challenges.

Greatest of All Time Teams — Lerner ™ Sports


  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Every season, the National Football League (NFL) crowns a new champion at the Super Bowl. But only a select few can be the greatest of all time. Count down the top ten teams in NFL history. Read about their amazing plays, incredible stats, and jaw-dropping moments. Then use that info to make your own picks for the NFL’s G.O.A.T.

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Build Their Own Soccer Field

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

After watching the World Cup on television, a group of Thai boys is inspired to form their own team. But on the island of Koh Panyee, in a village built on stilts, there is no open space. The boys can play only twice a month on a sandbar when the tide is low enough. Everything changes when the teens join together to build their very own floating soccer field.

This inspiring true story by debut author Scott Riley is gorgeously illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien. It doesn’t fall within the typical Lerner diet of sports material, but it’s an incredible story about how sports helped build a community and vice versa. For those with students not as interested in sports figures or teams, this is a perfect story to bridge the gap between sport and narrative genres.

The Lerner™ Sports Database is always being updated with the most accurate information! After a big game, major trade, or breaking news, the Database will quickly reflect the result. Our digital format and online articles mean that we’re able to stay up-to-date on your favorite athletes and teams, as compared to print which takes much longer to refresh.

Lerner Sports is a database of high-interest biographies profiling sports superstars. Packed with fascinating facts, these bios explore the backgrounds, career-defining moments, and everyday lives of popular athletes. Lerner Sports is perfect for students in grades 2-5 developing research skills or looking for exciting sports content.

You can find most of the titles above in the Database, along with a number of other titles and biographies that aren’t even in print yet! Access more content (and more varied content) with this all-in-one Lerner service. That said, all biographies are based on the print product, which means they’re carefully leveled, professionally written and edited, and thorough in their coverage. You’ll never need to worry about missing or incorrect information.

Last, but certainly not least, our Grand Slam promo is still going! Check out the link, where you can subscribe to the database and get print books for free, to flesh out your sports offerings online and off.

For more information on the Lerner™ Sports Database, click on this link to our website, which provides a number of amazing Database features. Sign up for the Lerner™ Sports Database free trial here!

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