From the Set College Football Teams
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Oklahoma Sooners one of the most popular teams in college football. Readers will get a glimpse into the team's history, its home stadium, its fans, and the team's most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars and captions, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, information about the author, and an index.
- Why We Love College Football
- Early Days
- Glory Years
- Best Year Ever!
- Oklahoma Traditions
- Meet the Mascot
- Top Oklahoma QBs
- Other Oklahoma Heroes
- Recent Superstars
- Find Out More
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of College Football Teams from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021
Readers interested in learning more about the most storied teams in NCAA history will find a lot of information in this series. After a brief athletic history, each book dives into unique qualities (like mascots and traditions) as well as notable athletes associated with the schools. Some current NFL stars, like former Auburn Tiger Cam Newton, are lauded, but a great deal of the quarterbacks and running backs named throughout this series are classics like Joe Montana, Joe Namath, and Bo Jackson. Historic coaches, like Knute Rockne of Notre Dame fame, get their fair share of praise as well. Some of the most interesting information and trivia tidbits are imparted via small callouts in the teams’ colors. The writing itself, while not particularly compelling, is clear and easy to follow. VERDICT Libraries may want to cherry-pick local (or rival) schools from this basic series.
Author: Jim Gigliotti
Jim Gigliotti is a former editor at the National Football League who now is a freelance writer based in southern California. Though he also has worked for the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Dodgers, he is a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. His recent writing credits include Baseball: A Celebration (with James Buckley Jr.) and several books for youngsters on NASCAR history and personalities.