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King, Wesley

Summary: "Reggie has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about basketball brilliance all day and night, but the hard truth is that he's a benchwarmer for the West Bottom Badgers, the worst team in the league. Even their mysterious new coach, Rolabi Wizenard, can't seem to help them end their losing streak. Reggie is willing to train tirelessly to improve his game, but the gym itself seems to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Granity Studios 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KIN

Battle, Craig

Summary: "It's summertime again, and we join the 12-year-olds of Camp Average--er, Avalon--as the season is winding to a close. Last year, our favourite junior campers (including Andre, Mack, Nelson, and Miles) won the big baseball tournament, so this year, the camp has established a special competitive stream for elite athletes. Camp director Winston even opened up space for girls--so Makayla, Nicole...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAT

Lupica, Mike

Summary: When his English teacher challenges the class to write a biography of the person they most admire, Lucas can't think of anyone he'd rather write about. Except, Gramps is being cagey. He avoids every question Lucas asks, and gets angry every time Lucas brings up his past as a hotshot basketball player. Lucas can't help but wonder, is there something Gramps is trying to hide? And if there is,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LUP

Brown, Marc

Summary: After bragging to his pen pal about his basketball skills, Arthur realizes that he has to make good on his boasts when the pen pal comes to visit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE BRO

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Grimes 2011

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Jake is a top scorer on the Tyndall Tigers, in fact you might say that basketball is in his blood, but when it comes to free throws he has a problem--he gets nervous and cannot seem to make them in a game situation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Smith, Matthew Ross

Summary: Unhappy at not being allowed to play on the boys' basketball team, Lizzy Trudeau, thirteen, wishes to never miss another shot and soon finds herself playing in the NBA against her hero, the greatest player of all time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMI

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Summary: The Aldens investigate when the new coach of their community basketball league has her Most Valuable Player trophy stolen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. Whitman 1996

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Feinstein, John.

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Summary: After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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Gutman, Dan.

Summary: Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot at the National Basketball Association finals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GUT

Adler, David A.

Summary: When a collectible basketball is stolen from a retiring coach after a game, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE ADL

Gourlay, Candy.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall and suffers from a condition called Gigantism, leaves the Philipines to live with his mother's family in London, much to the delight of his thirteen-year-old half sister Andi, a passionate basketball player.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David Fickling Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GOU

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LUP

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LUP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

Maddox, Jake.

Summary: Since Derek is now the tallest player on his basketball team, the coach decides to have him play center but Jason, the former center, has little confidence in Derek and will not pass him the ball.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAD

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Maddox, Jake

Summary: Because she is now over six feet tall everybody expects Juniper to be good at basketball, especially her demanding coach (who also happens to be her father)--but she is not sure that she even likes basketball, and she definitely does not like the pressure that she feels when she misses a shot and her father benches her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Maddox, Jake.

Summary: When Jamal is asked to join the elite Cyclone basketball team, he worries that his ratty old shoes--all his family can afford--will hurt his image on the team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAD

Mack, W. C.

Summary: Fraternal twins Russ and Owen's domination of the seventh-grade basketball team falters when Mitch and Marcus Matthews, identical twins, arrive and prove their skill on the court and in the classroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAC

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Mye

Christopher, Matt.

Summary: Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but he finds it difficult to surmount the prejudice of Caskie Bennett, the basketball team's star player and Mel's new neighbor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1991

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC CHR

Garland, Michael

Summary: Because he is such a short mouse, José is never picked to play basketball, but his determination to play well and a lot of practice get him on the team and give him the ability to step in when the star player is injured the day of the playoffs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: M. Cavendish Children 2007

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Lupica, Mike.

Summary: After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LUP

Hughes, Dean

Summary: Jackie Willis hopes to convince the coach of the basketball team in Angel Park that she can play as well as the boys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bullseye Books 1992

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Mills, Claudia.

Summary: Gus enjoys basketball practice, but the noise and pace of real games bother him, until his grandpa gives him some good advice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MIL

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