March Madness

It’s time for March Madness.  When you’re not cheering on your favorite team, shoot some hoops.  If it is still too cool outside to enjoy the real deal, create this court and rack up some points.


Dribble your way to the library to pick up these books and more!


The Basket Ball by Esmé Raji Codell
Lulu prefers playing basketball to playing with dolls. So when the boys won’t let her join their school-yard team, she decides to host a Basket Ball–where ball gowns are traded in for sequined basketball jerseys and high-top heels! Girls travel from all over the world to attend the ball, shooting hoops, showing off their skills, and forming a league of their own.

Dino-Basketball by Lisa Wheeler
When the plant-chewing Grass Clippers face the red-toothed Meat on the basketball court, it’s a showdown of pre-hysteric proportions. Herbivores and carnivores face off in a close game that includes dunks, alley-oops, and, of course, celebrity dinos with courtside seats.

Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold by Deloris Jordan
Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal—and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming picture book gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that good values play in success.

Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire
When an older group of boys start bullying his friends on the basketball court, eleven-year old Amar’e is forced to step in and use his athletic ability and intelligence to save the day. He realizes basketball is his true passion. Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar’e Stoudemire, who overcame many obstacles to become one of the most popular figures in sports today.

Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
The power, strength, and determination of the game of basketball are captured in striking photographs and sizzling stories, poems, and personal reflections. From frustration to humor, joy, and triumph, this streetwise look at a favorite American pastime conveys all the passion and excitement of the sport.


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