Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Soccer by Mary Pope Osborne

By: Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce
Published by: Random House Kids
Released on: May 27, 2014
Series: The Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #29
Ages: 7-10
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When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World Cup? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind one of the world's most popular sports. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Yesterday I shared my glowing review for Mary Pope Osborne's newest Magic Tree House book, Soccer on Sunday. Today, to go along with that book, is my review for the Soccer fact tracker.

I don't know about you guys, but even as a kid, and especially now as a parent, I love it when I can sit down and read about the history of something that interests me. Not only is there history like when and were soccer was invented, but how it evolved over the years. There's also information about some of the biggest names is the world wide sport, as well some of the most important high lights about the sport that have taking place through out the world. There's plenty of World Cup talk too, which makes this another one of those reads that is worth picking up, especially with all the exciting surrounding the World Cup games right now.

This fact tracker is full of pictures, history, and includes a lot of fun intriguing easy to read information that's both exciting and informative. I'd highly recommend picking up Soccer on Sunday, and grabbing this Soccer fact tracker to go along with it. The nice thing about these two books, is you can read them in any order you'd like. Whether your a fan of the sport, or the book series, I'd highly recommend picking up both books. These books make great additions for personal libraries, as well as classroom and school libraries. 

This book has received 4 owlets from our home.

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