Basketball Biographies for Kids: Stories of Basketball's Most Inspiring Players (Sports Biographies for Kids)

by Matt Chandler (Author)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

Get to know the game with inspiring basketball player biographies for ages 8 to 12

Basketball is filled with inspiring stories of world-class athletes working hard and overcoming challenges to shine on the court. Discover the most talented players from each position with Basketball Biographies for Kids! This lineup shows you what it takes to be a WNBA or NBA superstar with the amazing stories, stats, and achievements of the best players from the last 60 years.

Legends of the leagues -- Learn about the players who changed the game, like Lebron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Sue Bird. Key career stats -- Each biography covers the player's history, as well as important info like games played, points, rebounds, assists, and blocks. Draft your own all-star team -- Evaluate the statistics and create your fantasy team by filling out the blank sheet at the back of the book. Brush up on your basketball knowledge with the ultimate, slam-dunk collection of sports biographies!

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"Matt Chandler uses this topic to present biographies of major basketball players in Basketball Biographies for Kids...The biographies are well-written and age-appropriate, the language is understandable for the general reading level of the target group. The book includes ample resources making the book good as a research tool if used in the classroom. Also included are a glossary of terms and a useful index. I think this book is good for the classroom or home school library." — Customer Review
Matt Chandler
MATT CHANDLER is a former newspaper journalist and six-time New York Press Association award winner. The author of more than 55 nonfiction books, he has written extensively about all types of sports and athletes. His Sports Illustrated Kids book, Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing the Game's Greatest, was selected by the American Society of Journalists and Authors for its 2015 Young Adult Outstanding Book Award. Learn more about his work at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Callisto Kids
Publication date
May 14, 2024
Sports Biographies for Kids
BISAC categories
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Basketball
Library of Congress categories

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