Review Blog

Nov 14 2011

Olympic and world records 2012 by Keir Radnedge

cover image

Scholastic, 2011. ISBN 9781741699821.
With the Olympic Games coming up this volume will be a welcome addition to information about the Olympics. It is divided into chapters featuring the sports that are contested in the Games. The first chapter examines the history and heritage of the Olympic Games, where they have been held; famous firsts including facts such as a Chinese Australian teenager's vision of a united world which led to the Closing Ceremony being one where all athletes mingle together. It gives a worldview of the Olympics with information about athletes from all over the world and from different times.
The book contains numerous photos, which range from early historical ones to modern day ones. Each photo has a snippet of information about how the different sports began and fascinating details about many athletes. It is ideal for browsing as each section has fascinating material arranged in box like sections, often with a photo accompanying it, and with bold headings to entice the reader. It is certainly not a book that has to be read from cover to cover but is ideal for dipping into. Reluctant readers will enjoy the easy to read layout and enticing information.
Pat Pledger

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA shortlists 2017
2017 ABIA longlist
The Stella Prize shortlist for 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
Reading Children's book prize shortlist
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates