Tag Archives : Basketball

Basketball Is Only the Beginning


Today I have a book where basketball is only the beginning of the action that will draw readers in.  This one touches on issues of privilege, friendship, race and yes, basketball.  I was completely drawn into this story, and the fact it was named after me had nothing to do with my excitement … no really! Don’t forget to follow…

Book for Kids Inspired by Basketball


Today I have a book for kids inspired by basketball.  If your child has developed a thing for March Madness, it’s time to harness that enthusiasm and get them reading!  Now is the time to channel that passion into a good book. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t…

Thought Provoking Book for Young Basketball Fans


Today I have a thought provoking book for young basketball fans.  This story is adapted from the adult bestseller about Perry Wallace, the man who integrated college basketball in the South.  His journey is a revealing look at our history and the evolution of the game.  It is especially timely with March Madness in full swing! Don’t forget to follow One…

Basketball Chapter Book for Kids


With March Madness in full swing, I thought I would share a favorite basketball chapter book for kids.  I will be posting more basketball books throughout the next few weeks as your kids get excited about following these NCAA teams.  I just love the Fred Bowen Sport Stories because they incorporate narratives about actual athletes.  It’s a lot easier to tell a…

Award Winning Sports Book


I couldn’t post a week of sports books and neglect to include  the 2015 Newbery winner, The Crossover.  It was the first time in a while that a book I really enjoyed won that prestigious award.  While my daughter is a huge fan of  Alexander’s other story, Booked, because it focuses on her passion for soccer, this story is equally as…

Basketball Early Reader


Ok, the sports books continue with this wonderful basketball early reader.   I was surprised I enjoyed this one so much!  But if an author who is a basketball legend and a basketball theme can hook kids early into becoming readers, I’m all for it. Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Athlete vs. Mathlete


The book I am recommending today spoke to me because I have a family that has both athletes of the body and athletes of the mind!  I also appreciated the way it looked at all of the demands on kid’s time.  Finding your passion, working hard and making choices are things that all kids (and some parents) are struggling to…

Kid Series is a Slam Dunk


Maybe it’s the immanent Olympics games or the fact that my daughter’s soccer team is starting practice again after the summer off, but I have had sports on the mind.  That means it’s time to share some of my favorite sport books, and today basketball is front and center! Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…