Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Little Linebacker Book Tour Review


Being a First Grade teacher means I'm always on the lookout for new books.  I especially love books that help my students with things they might be going through and this one, The Little Linebacker, fit the bill perfectly.  I enjoyed the message of Never Give UP and the wonderful encouragement of the characters in the book.  When things look hard or impossible keep going because hard work pays off.

I asked my students, after I had read the book to them, if they could name some things that were hard for them but they kept going to learn or do.  They all said tying shoes and this is still a struggle for some of my sweeties.  Learning a new game and reading were other answers.  They all agreed it was important to not give up and to continue to practice and work hard to learn all of these.

The message in this book was wonderful for ending the school year.  Some students are ready to Give Up before the school year ends.  This story helped them to keep going through the end.  I plan on using this story to start off my school year next year and I can see it would be great to reread around the middle and end of the year too.

Below you will find a summary, book synopsis, book trailer and the download of a free readers  guide to go with this wonderful book.

Summary:
Stephen is a little kid with big dreams of playing football. The odds are against him when he is tested and faced with challenges. This is a story of a boy who worked really hard to defy the odds and become a leader.




Synopsis: 
Have you ever wanted something so much, but it seemed impossible? That’s how it was for Stephen growing up. The odds were against him when all he ever wanted to do was play football. Read to find out what happens when a young boy decides to never say never!

Check out the book trailer below.




A Complete Readers Guide is available to go along with this wonderful story.
Click here to download
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