March Madness is upon us! Predictions are in, and the
bracket-busters have already begun. Hopefully the basketball fever is just
getting started for readers, because we have some great basketball books for the season!
The following titles come from author Fred Bowen
lifelong sports fanatic who has coached youth league baseball,
basketball, and soccer. It’s tip-off time—start reading!
Eighth-grader Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter, but will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team?
Four friends who share a love
of basketball have to go through tryouts for the school team. But will they all
make the team?
The Falcons have the skill
but not the height required to win their games. Will they be able to win the
dreaded end-of-the-season game against their much taller rivals?
When a basketball team's star
forward loses his confidence, he has to learn how to think like a winner again.
Chris yearns to be more than
a bench warmer on the Oak View Middle School basketball team. With the help of
his best friend Greta and her mom, Chris begins to change his defensive
strategy and successfully learns to keep his opponents from scoring.
Marcus is the high scorer and best rebounder on his
basketball team, but he's not so great at free throws, until the school
custodian helps him overcome his fear of failure.
Can street ball and technical
play mix it up on the court and score wins for the team? Can Ben convince Hud
to leave his hotshot style back on the pickup court?
Labels: Backlist Spotlight, Books for Boys, Chapter Book, Early Chapter Book, Fred Bowen, Middle Grades, Round-ups, Sports