Posted by: montclairlibrary | July 27, 2012

Dive in to Olympics books

Photo by Wayne Silver via Flickr

The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off with the Opening Ceremony tonight. Here are some books at the Montclair branch to get you in the spirit of the games:

Adults:
Gold: A Novel by Chris Cleave
Get on the waiting list for this novel about Olympic cyclists, by the author of Little Bee

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap

Olympic Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Mystery/thriller set during the London 2012 Olympics

Children & Young Adults:
Look for a special display of kids’ books about sports and the Olympics on the children’s librarian’s desk!

America’s Champion Swimmer by David A. Adler
About gold medalist and pioneering female athlete Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle. (Age 6 and up)

Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse #16)
Jack and Annie take the Magic Treehouse back to ancient Greece. (Age 6-9)

Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
Biography of Wilma Rudolph, who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. (age 6-9)

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo
Biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee. (age 6 and up)

Let the Games Begin! by Maya Ajmera and Michael Regan
Shows children around the world and various aspects of sports, including physical benefits, the importance of practice, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, and more. (age 6 and up)

Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive by Carole Boston Weatherford
Biography of ground-breaking runner Jesse Owens. (age 7 and up)

The Story of the Olympics by Dave Anderson
The Olympics from ancient history to modern times. (age 10 and up)

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (Final Four Mystery, #6) by John Feinstein
This one’s available at Main, not Montclair, but it’s actually set at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. (age 10 and up)

The Olympic Games by Stephen Currie
(age 13 and up)


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