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Basketball Books for Kids (Go Raptors!)

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Fun fact: The 2019 Raptors team is full of dads! More than a dozen kids cheer for their dads every game ... Maybe it's the secret to the team's success this season!
Hustle

Hustle

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Fourteen-year-old Johnny Huttle -- nicknamed "Hustle" by his best friend, Rex -- comes from an inner-city neighbourhood, where the streets are tough and the street ball games are rougher. More than anything, Johnny wants to shine as the school's star basketball player. But the one thing standing in his way is his best friend, Rex, who outshines Johnny effortlessly at everything, on and off the court. This makes Johnny angry enough that his game and their friendship suffer. When Rex starts gettin …

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Camp All-Star

Camp All-Star

Second Edition
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback Paperback
tagged : basketball

When Jeff Lang lands in Halifax for summer basketball camp, he's ready for red-hot, pumped-up, on-court action. Above all he wants to impress the coaches and make the all-star team.

Soon, however, he's confronted with bizarre roommates, science nerds, and tough rivals determined block him hard at every turn. Struggling to the top proves much tougher than he had imagined.

Camp All-Star is a funny, high-spirited adventure packed with fast-paced basketball action. [Fry Reading Level - 4.5

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Athlete vs. Mathlete

Athlete vs. Mathlete

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : basketball

Can these twin brothers find a way to get along?

Owen lives to hit the hardwood during basketball season, while his fraternal twin brother Russell is all about his Masters of the Mind team. The two of them couldn't be any more different if they tried.

Trouble starts when a new coach takes over the basketball team. He wants Russell's height at centre court and Russell's surprising skills soon threaten Owen's court time; the family athlete suddenly finds himself in the unfamiliar and unpleasant po …

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Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Playing ball is what keeps Podium Sports Academy's basketball captain going when things get rough. When there's trouble back home, Allie turns to basketball. Ditto when her relationship is in trouble or when she's at odds with her friends. But then tragedy strikes when an old knee injury resurfaces and Allie is told she might not be able to play again. With her hope of a future as an elite basketball player gone, Allie is overwhelmed with dark thoughts and feels she has nothing left to live for. …

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Pick and Roll

Pick and Roll

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Jazz Smith-Mohapatra is the toughest and best player on her basketball team -- and this year she's determined to lead the team to a championship win. But in the last game of the regular season, Jazz sets an offensive move called a pick and roll. A player on the other team doesn't see it coming; she crashes into Jazz, and then onto the floor. Though it's a play that Jazz has done many times, she's never hurt anyone before. Now there's going to be a Fair Play Commission hearing to determine whethe …

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Titan Clash

Titan Clash

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Jack Spencer has more to worry about than being kicked off his high school's basketball team. He uncovers suspicious circumstances surrounding the car crash that severely injured his mother and learns of his father's arrest for fraud. Jack's dad is tough on him, but he has learned to live with it. For the most part, he has it pretty good. Jack is a star player on his high school basketball team with everything going for him-scoring records, popularity and an easy path to a college scholarship. A …

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"Don't move," came a harsh whisper. "Don't try to turn around. I've got a gun."
Someone had come up behind me from the dark hallway that led to the bedrooms.
That same someone snapped off the light at the switch on the wall. That left us alone in the dark, me and someone with a gun and a harsh whisper.

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