Have you any suggestions for books that my young children in elementary school could read about the Olympics? – Sports Fan


It is definitely enjoyable to watch the Olympics on television. The more your children know about the Olympics; however, the more educational the experience will be.Reading Rockets offers this list of winning books:

For Ages 6-9

A Picture Book of Jesse Owens by Robert Casilla

Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne

Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy

The Summer Olympics by Bob Knotts

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleeen Krull

For Ages 3-6

The Mud Flat Olympics by James Stevenson

You can find related activities and websites all about the Olympics at “Start with a Book” on the Reading Rockets website at readingrockets.org.