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Fiction starring future hall-of-famers, how-to titles, and historical looks at basketball legends scores with middle readers.
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Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball
Series: Bailey School Kids, Book #4
by Marcia Thornton Jones , Debbie Dadey

There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey city. The Bailey School kids meet "Magic" O'Grady, who has more than the average tricks on the court. But could the very short basketball coach from Ireland really be a leprechaun?

The Baily School Kids are going to find out!

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Slam Dunk!
by Sharon Robinson

In this sequel to Safe at Home, eleven-year-old Jumper moves from Connecticut to Harlem. As he begins sixth grade, he decides to run for student council, try out for the basketball team, and deal with Marcus, the one guy who could ruin sixth grade for him.

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Brittany the Basketball Fairy
Series: The Sports Fairies, Book #4
by Daisy Meadows

It's an exciting time in Fairyland. Everyone is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics! But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen the Sports Fairies' magic objects. Now they're threatening to take over the whole competition!

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Double Team
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell

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Lebron James
Series: I Am, Book #12
by Grace Norwich

LeBron James was the MVP of the 2013 basketball season and he is one of the best basketball players of all time. His accomplishments on and off the court will appeal to a wide audience-especially boys. He's the perfect person to lead with as the I Am series expands to include more current subjects.

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Basketball Superstars 2015
by K. C. Kelley

Get to know your favorite players from the 2015 basketball season!

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The Basketball Mystery
Series: The Boxcar Children, Book #68
by Gertrude Chandler Warner Illustrated by Charles Tang

The Boxcar Children have joined a community basketball league and are thrilled when they find out that Buzz and Tipper Nettleton are coaching their team. But when Tipper's "Most Valuable Player" trophy goes missing, it's up to the Alden children to find out who's behind the trouble.

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My Basketball Book
by Gail Gibbons Illustrated by Gail Gibbons
Basketball is a fun and exciting game. In this book, learn about the basics of the sport while reading about a game between the Comets and the Blasters.
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Basketball in Action
by Bobbie Kalman , John Crossingham
Get in the game with Crabtree's exciting series on some of children's favorite sports.
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Hoop Crazy!
by Eric Walters
-- chapter book format, large, readable type, appealing illustrations -- an ongoing series with settings both historical and contemporary -- well-developed plots, realistic characters and situations appropriate for the age group -- most titles on Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts
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Shoot for the Hoop
by Matt Christopher Illustrated by Karen Meyer
Rusty's parents do not want him to play basketball because of his diabetes, so Rusty, with the encouragement of his coach, must prove his ability to play.
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Hoop Queens
by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Cheer on twelve professional women basketball players with a collection of vivid poems by Charles R. Smith Jr. set against vibrant photographs of the players in action.

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Hoop Kings
by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Cheer on twelve top basketball pros with a dynamic collection of verse by Charles R. Smith Jr., set against vibrant photos of the players in action.

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