We’ve been reading a few new Children’s titles from Simon & Schuster’s and picked one in particular, “Sisters” by Jeanette Winter for our next feature. I was interested in this book just by looking at the title since we have three girls at home and fostering a good sister relationship is a long term goal for me as a parent. I was looking forward to this book showing a close sister relationship between these famous tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
When I read the book to my girls, it definitely had all that I expected but it also touched upon so much more. These sisters are not only close, they are determined, persistent, hard working and strong. I was not only inspired by their life journey but also by their parent’s actions and roles in raising them. Our son is an aspiring tennis player, and this book is great for him too.
This book now has a permanent place in our family bedtime story collection. Although we are highlighting the “Sisters” book, we also want to bring your attention to a couple of other new titles from Simon & Schuster’s that we have been reading and really enjoy. You can read the summary of all the titles below.
(This book was provided for review, all opinions are my own- Joyce)
New Titles from Simon & Schuster’s
By Jeanette Winter
4/2/19 | ISBN 9781534431218 | Ages 3 and up
Before they were famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams were sisters with big dreams growing up in Compton, California. This inspiring story of sisterhood, hard work, and determination is perfect for budding athletes or any young reader with a big dream. Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players—and sisters—Venus and Serena Williams.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore, Illustrated by Nadja Sarell
In this Ivy and Bean meets Aliens in my Pocket chapter book series, Frankie Sparks, a third grade inventor, uses her love of science and math to help her succeed in school and friendship. Frankie Sparks celebrates women in STEM, encouraging all readers to meet the problems of their daily life with creativity and confidence.
By Craig Ellenport
11/19/19 | ISBN 9781481482257 | Ages 8-12
Sloane Stephens comes from a family of athletes. However, Sloane came to tennis by accident: she needed something to do while her mother played, so she picked up a racquet of her own and suddenly a star was in the making. Learn all about the childhood that put Sloane on the path to success in this fascinating biography.
By Craig Ellenport
11/19/19 | ISBN 9781481482226 | Ages 8-12
Kevin Durant is a two-time NBA champ, two-time Finals MVP, and four-time Scoring Champ. However, as impressive as the stats may be, what’s even more impressive is the journey that Kevin Durant took to come to the NBA. Born in a suburb of D.C., Durant quickly discovered basketball as a way off of the dangerous streets. Learn all about the childhood that put him on the path to success in this fascinating biography.