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The Best of Everything Basketball Book
     

The Best of Everything Basketball Book

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by Nate LeBoutillier
 

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Who is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game? What team holds the league record with 33 wins in a row? What post player was known for his signature move, the Dream Shake? Learn the answer to these questions and more in The Best of Everything Basketball Book.

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Who is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game? What team holds the league record with 33 wins in a row? What post player was known for his signature move, the Dream Shake? Learn the answer to these questions and more in The Best of Everything Basketball Book.

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Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
This "Sports Illustrated KIDS" series title, with its lively layout, provides an appealing overview of the sport of basketball. It begins with firsts in the game: the origins of the NBA, the court and positions, and a history of winning strategies. Chapter 2 discusses famous teams, dynasties, a dream team, best teams, the Harlem Globetrotters, and best college programs. Next up is a chapter focusing on the players, including the famous rivalry between Magic and Bird, signature moves, best nicknames, and greatest coaches. Chapter 4 presents basketball records, while Chapter 5 concludes with fan favorites, from spectacular moves and plays to clutch performances, best quotes and arenas, and basketball fashion style. There's even a trivia quiz. End materials include a timeline (which goes up to 2010), a glossary, a brief bibliography, and an index. Despite the slighting of women's basketball, which gets only a brief paragraph, most young fans will enjoy the many stats and full-color photos. Other titles in the series cover hockey, football, and baseball. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—The short chunks of text that pepper these volumes list notable facts about each of these popular sports. Chapter titles consist of an abundance of superlatives such as "top," "greatest," and "biggest," further emphasizing the sports' records. The authors cover the history of the sports and how they are played, information that includes diagrams of playing spaces; explanations of playing positions; and information on college participation, but the books mainly consist of statistics, and discussions of them, that will be excellent for supplementing reports. Frederick also includes amusing chapters on the colors of hockey and football uniforms—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Leboutillier describes basketball styles through the years and baseball mascots. Each book includes a few trivia questions. The indexes are extensive. While this series contributes nothing new, it is engaging and could be used to replace out-of-date items.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476501833
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
All-Time Best of Sports
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
29 MB
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Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

While growing up in southwestern Minnesota, Nate LeBoutillier read any sports books he could get his hands. He now lives with his family in North Mankato, Minnesota. He began writing children's books in 2001 and has published many non-fiction titles. He also writes adult short fiction, novels, and screenplays. When not writing, Nate can be found playing with his kids, listening to music, or training for triathlons.

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Best of Everything Basketball Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is very cool