Kid’s Book Review: Super Sports Stars

Kid’s Book Review: Super Sports Stars

About the Book and Author

In this non-fiction book you can learn about 20 incredible sporting legends who have changed the world for the better. Discover facts about each sportsperson’s life brought to life with bright and accessible illustrations by Alexander Rostov.

Sportspeople featured: Muhammad Ali; Emma Raducanu; Tegla Loroupe; LeBron James; Maria Toorpakai; Ludwig Guttmann; Cathy Freeman; Tom Daley; Palwankar Baloo; Billy Monger; Morné du Plessis; Sky Brown; Mel Young; Ibtihaj Muhammad; Ellen MacArthur; Simone Biles; Husnah Kukundakwe; Saeid Mollaei; Megan Rapinoe; Marcus Rashford.



Super Sports Stars
Rick Broadbent

Rick Broadbent is an award-winning journalist and author. He has worked at The Times for 10 years and has written several books for adults and been awarded the British Sports Book Awards in 2013 and been shortlisted for the William Hill Prize.


Book Review

We chose a sports person each night and read about them

Cedar: I was looking forward to reading this book as I like learning about real facts and people. We chose a sports person each night and read about them. I liked finding out what each person was known for and what they had won. Each athlete had a drawing of them so you can see what they looked like. My favourites out of the book were Billy Monger and Mohammad Ali. There were lots of different facts on each page I liked how they were on different sections.

Mum: A great book for children to learn about famous athletes/ sport stars and their achievements and talents. All broken down really easily to read and visually to see. It was very informative but balanced for children to understand and take in the information. Illustrations of each athlete along side their information looked great on each page. A book you’d keep coming across for a long time.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Cedar
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: Riding my bike, monster trucks and Lego
  • Dislikes: Spiders and vegetables
  • Favourite Book: The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Favourite Film: Sing 2