My Basketball Book (My Sports Book)

by Gail Gibbons (Author) Gail Gibbons (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: My Sports Book

Basketball is fun--but how does it work? Find all the basics in this lively guide for the youngest basketball fans from Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons!

In this illustrated picture book, young readers will learn about:

  • The markings on a basketball court
  • What basketball players wear
  • The three team positions
  • The excitement of passing the ball
  • The thrill of making a basket

Glossary for basketball terms included.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3 What shines through in both of these books is Gibbons's dedication to presenting the games as fun. Each volume outlines all of the necessary equipment and rules and describes a fictitious game to demonstrate the facts. The illustrations, especially those of the players, clearly reflect the action. Both entries have a glossary with key terms, including important concepts such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Excellent choices for beginner players and readers.-Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Copyright 2000 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"[Reviewed with "My Football Book] Excellent choices for beginner players and readers.""— School Library Journal"
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2000
My Sports Book

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