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6 Books About the Olympics

Share the Olympic magic with your child with these great books.
on February 20, 2014

The Olympics are so much more than a sporting event. They are a chance for nations to come together and celebrate sportsmanship and a global community. While we can debate the reality of living up to this mission, what we can't debate is that for athletes, bringing home a medal from the Olympic Games is a dream come true. 

I have been lucky enough to attend two Olympic Games, and the atmosphere at both was amazing, The Olympics really are something special, but you don't have to travel to Sochi or Rio to share this spirit with your kids. You just need to jump into a comfy chair and grab one of these books!


The Winter Olympics by Larry Dane Brimner

Yes, I Can! by Devon Harris

Olympics by B.G Hennessy


G Is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet
by Brad Herzog


The World of Olympics
by Nick Hunter


Olympics (Eyewitness Guide)
by Chris Oxlade and David Ballheimer


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