Getting into the Olympic spirit

Brooke Shearouse  //  Aug 5, 2016

Getting into the Olympic spirit

Today on OOM we’re celebrating the Olympics! The Opening Ceremony takes place tonight in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, kicking off a little more than two weeks of sporting events. More than 550 athletes are competing for the United States across 30 disciplines. We’re so excited to cheer on these athletes as they compete at the Games. To get in the spirit, check out some great books from Scholastic below featuring some of our favorite sports! Tell us, what sports are you most excited about watching?

Peppa Plays Soccer (Ages 3–5) by Eone: Peppa, George, and their friends get together to play a game of soccer: the boys against the girls! But what happens when the two teams can’t agree on what’s fair?

Gold Medal Summer (Ages 10–14) by Donna Freitas: A gymnastics novel to flip for! Drawing on her real-life experience as a competitive gymnast, acclaimed novelist Donna Freitas delivers both a terrific gymnastics story and a classic novel about stretching some limits, bending the rules, and finding your balance.

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (Ages 12 and up) by Walter Dean Myers: Known as “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.