Goal! - Sean Taylor

Soccer is arguably the most popular sport in the world, with players and leagues from Brazil to Nepal all trying to make a Goal! (Holt, $17.99). Author Sean Taylor travels from country to country, using Caio Vilela’s photographs to illustrate how different children play the sport all over the world, with whatever they have on hand. While many kids use the traditional ball, some make do with round fruits, and sticks and rocks stand in nicely for goal posts. Taylor’s exploration of soccer also provides the basic rules and some interesting history of the game, perfect for the burgeoning World Cup star in your household. Ages 4-7. Kasie Griffitts