Spring 2024

Best Gymnastics Teams

From the Series All-Access Gymnastics (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

At many men’s and women’s gymnastics competitions, gymnasts perform routines on their own. But they are part of a team that must work together to bring home the gold medal. There have been many strong teams from around the world that left their mark on history. Learn about the best past and present gymnastics teams from the United States, China, the Soviet Union, and more.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Sports
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF054060, JNF054110
Dewey 796.44
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level R
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, and Sidebars

Author: Janie Scheffer

Janie Scheffer is a former educator and current author. Her goal is to write stories that create human-level connection, meaningful conversation, and community. She is based in southern Minnesota where she lives with her family.



“The All-Access Gymnastics series will thrill readers with its comprehensive look into the legendary world of the sport. Each book takes a deep dive into different aspects of gymnastics. The series includes bright colors and photographs to draw the reader into the true stories of this incredible sport, and the short, simplified text is perfect for young readers. In Best Gymnastics Teams, readers learn about the finest teams from around the world, such as the first U.S. team to win an Olympic team medal. Epic Gymnastics Moments features some of the most exhilarating stories of routines, moves, and moments from Olympic history. Included are Nadia Comaneci’s 1976 Olympics bar routine, Kerri Strug’s 1996 vault routine, and all of Simone Biles’ 2016 routines that earned her the label of the Greatest of All Time. Gymnastics Superstars discusses some of the sport’s top-notch athletes, such as Mary Lou Retton, the first American gymnast to win the all-around gold medal, and Japan’s Dakai Hashimoto, the youngest male gymnast to win both the World Championship and Olympic gold medals. History of Gymnastics takes readers on a journey through time from gymnastics’ ancient beginnings to becoming an official sport in the early 1800s to its modern-day glory. Each book includes a glossary of terms and a valuable list of resources. This attractive series will draw in readers of many types and will leave them in awe of the inspiring world of gymnastics.”—Booklist