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Bookmobile Chemung County 1 J 796.323 N Juvenile NonFiction Book
Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 J 796.323 N New Juvenile NonFiction Book

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Put the ball in the hoop and don't let the other team score. It sounds simple, but there's so much more to the game of basketball. This exciting book takes a look at the game in a quick and fun way that will have readers begging for more fun facts. From the highest scoring game and the greatest teams in NBA history to the greats of the women's game, this book uses vibrant photographs to show the all-time best at the top of their game.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Bright colors and fast facts make this series a quick pick for reluctant readers. Each title is packed with 20 facts about a specific sport. What makes these books excel over others is their scope-oftentimes, entries focus so narrowly on the professional American version of a sport, but these don't fall victim to that trap. Football, for example, includes facts about the CFL as well as the NFL. When possible, inclusion of female athletes is done with grace, although this is by no means a comprehensive examination of women's leagues. Soccer includes the recent Women's World Cup win by team USA, and Basketball highlights Diana Taurasi, who won four consecutive WNBA scoring titles. These works will appeal to international sports fans and anyone looking to learn a little more about one of the pastimes. VERDICT Not necessarily a first purchase, but it will see plenty of circulation from sports fans. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

History of Hoopsp. 4
First Shotsp. 6
On the Ballp. 8
The Leaguesp. 10
Shooting from Downtownp. 16
Wilt's Wondersp. 18
Player Talesp. 20
Taking Shotsp. 22
Worst and Bestp. 24
Women Who Hoopp. 26
More to Learnp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
For More Informationp. 31
Indexp. 32

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