Kickers: The Ball Hogs

The Ball Hogs - Rich Wallace, Jimmy Holder

Although I would not choose to use this book as a reading choice for an entire class, it is certainly a book that should be included in a class library for second through fifth graders.  Certainly, it is a book any soccer lover would enjoy!  The back and forth setting between the school day and the soccer games could get confusing to a lower level reader.  But, the message of teamwork is a strong one that children need to hear.  In addition, the main character provides tips for soccer players that young athletes will likely enjoy!

grade level equivalent: 3