Sunday, July 20, 2014

Books to celebrate Commonwealth Games and Sports

Commonwealth Games fever is nearly upon us. I remember as a teacher always scrabbling around trying to find resources that I could use in my classroom when the Games were on.  Here are two that will be very helpful and sport-mad kids will love them:

Go for Gold: Sports Puzzle Book by Barbara Telfer, illustrated by Peter Bray (Scholastic)

A puzzle book with 101 activities for kids to work out. There are word finds, codes, puzzles, clues, crosswords, matching challenges, hurdles and mazes for children to find out more about the different sports and countries competing.

Packed with fun facts about a huge range of sports and sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games, Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, X Games and more.

Barbara Telfer has authored a number of very successful puzzle books over the years including The
Great Animal Puzzle Book, The Great New Zealand Puzzle Book and Santa’s Kiwi Holiday Activity Book.

Great for fast finishers and rainy days in the classroom or at home.

ISBN 978-1-77543-222-7

NZ RRP $10.00

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic (New Holland)
Due out 1 August 2014

Read the biographies of 25 Kiwi Champions.  From sailors to swimmers, rugby players to rowers, shot put athlete to aerobic competitor - you'll meet the athletes at the top of their game. You'll read about their training programme, their high and low moments, how they got into the sport, and what they're doing now. Illustrated by the very talented Marco Ivancic with caricatures, and professional photographs and graphics. Teenagers (and adults) won't be able to put it down.

Free teaching resource on website this week:

New Zealand Hall of Fame won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Children's Choice in the non-fiction category, was shortlisted for the LIANZA awards, and was awarded a Storylines Notable Book Award.

RRP $24.99
ISBN:  9781869664220

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