A Reading List for the Gymnastics Enthusiast in Your Family If your child is about to begin or is already enrolled in a gymnastics class, perhaps he or she would enjoy reading a book on the topic. Here is a short list of some of the most interesting books currently listed at www.amazon.com. Suitable for Ages 4-8 DW Flips If your child loves to read the Arthur Adventure series, he or she will most likely enjoy reading about Arthur the aardvarkâ€™s little sister as she begins classes at a gym. Suitable for Ages 9-12 (younger if read aloud); Parents will enjoy as well The Gymnastics Book: The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics This book explains how the development of fitness through strength and flexibility training will translate to all other athletic pursuits. And the best thing is it has lots of full-color photos of famous gymnasts, including pictures of Olga Korbut, Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton.
Suitable for Young Adult/Adult Shawn Johnson Olympic Champion: The Story Behind the Smile
Gold medal-winning gymnast at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Shawn Johnson shares childhood stories about her family, training regimen and her trip to the Olympics. This book also includes many pages of color photographs, including those of Shawnâ€™s family and many gymnastics shots.
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