What does it take to be the best? It takes dedication, courage, and determination. Learn about four athletes who worked hard to surpass all others and leave behind world records in their sports. - High-interest topics encourage independent reading - Includes four real-life stories - All stories relate to one theme - Full-color photographs - Meets Science and Social Studies Standards Grades K-4 National Science Standards - Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: VI - Individuals have some responsibility for their own health Grades K-4 National Social Studies Standards - Individual Development and Identity: IV - Describe personal changes over time, such as physical development and personal interests. - Explore factors that contribute to identity.