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Kids' Books on the Olympics

Get your kids excited for the games by reading about Olympic history, medal-winners, sporty stories, and summertime Olympic events.
 
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Going for Gold!
by Andrew Donkin , DK Publishing
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Encyclopedia of the Summer Olympics, The
Series: Watts Reference
by David Fischer
The Encyclopedia of the Summer Olympics will introduce you to the history of the ancient games and to its revival as the modern Olympics. Each event is presented alphabetically and covers the rules, equipment used, and techniques of the participants.
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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete!
by Michael Ford Illustrated by David Antram

You (the reader) are a small boy living near Athens during the mid-5th century B.C. Your father sends you off to school to learn about the arts and athletics. It is his hope that someday you will honor the family by competing in the Olympic Games.

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Salt in His Shoes
by Deloris Jordan , Roslyn M. Jordan

Michael Jordan's story — the story only his family could tell.

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Wilma Unlimited
by Kathleen Krull Illustrated by David Diaz

Wilma Rudolph had plenty of love and attention from her parents and her 21 brothers and sisters while she was growing up in the 1940s in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she contracted polio, the doctor said she would never walk again, but Wilma refused to believe him.

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America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
by David A. Adler Illustrated by Terry Widener
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Magic Tree House Research: Ancient Greece & Olympics
by Natalie Pope Boyce , Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

What was it like to live in ancient Greece? What gods and goddesses did Greeks believe in? How did the Olympics start? What was the winner's prize? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this Magic Tree House Research Guide.

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Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics
Series: Magic Tree House, The, Book #16
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

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