No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits - Jordan Romero, Linda LeBlanc

Young Californian Jordan Romero found No Summit Out of Sight (Simon and Schuster, $17.99), literally. As a nine-year-old, he set out to climb the highest mountain on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest, a feat known as climbing the Seven Summits. With the support of his parents, professional endurance competitors who accompanied him every step of the way, he achieved his goal by the time he was 15. Though this memoir is an exciting read, it also educates young readers about the geography and cultures of the various summit locations.  More importantly, in Jordan’s words, it encourages one to dream big and “find your Everest.”  Ages 12 and up. RBB

No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits By Jordan Romero, Linda LeBlanc (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476709628
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

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

Baseball Is... - Louise Borden, Rolon Colon

Baseball Is… (Margaret K. McElderry, $17.99) a beloved game that means something special to each devoted fan. One may value the memories and historical significance of particular players: Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, or Roberto Clemente. Or maybe the ambiance of an actual venue is the attraction: a favorite old ballpark, an impressive scoreboard displaying innumerable statistics, or simply the green expanse of a freshly-chalked field. It is obvious that author Louise Borden knows the game. Her precise prose coupled with Raúl Colón’s recognizably textured illustrations puts you ten rows above first base, anticipating the first pitch of the evening. Ages 5-10. Renée Bosco

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By Louise Borden, Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416955023
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 18th, 2014