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My mom's tutoring an 8-year-old who has a K-1 reading level and who LOVES basketball and especially the NBA. Any recommendations of picture books or easy readers that might appeal to him? The ones at the tutoring center are pretty treacly, all about good little bunnies. Thanks!
#1 - September 03, 2014, 07:18 PM

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Daniel Pinkwater's The Werewolf Club Meets the Hound of the Basketballs popped into my mind, but that's probably more like a 3rd-4th grade level...still, it's wonderfully silly.
#2 - September 03, 2014, 08:25 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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I thought of STRONG TO THE HOOP by John Coy.
https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2454

He's got a lot of basketball and sports books that are the right level: http://www.johncoy.com/

Phil Bildner also has a bunch of sports-based picture books, but I'm not sure if any are basketball. Still, maybe he'd like them: http://philbildner.com/books
#3 - September 04, 2014, 05:13 AM
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THIS OR THAT, Tilbury House, 2021
THE BOOK DRAGON, Sterling, 2018
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

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BBer Greg R Fishbone has a book called GALAXY GAMES, it's kind of basketball in space. http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781600606601

#4 - September 04, 2014, 09:09 AM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Thanks for these, folks! Much appreciated.
#5 - September 04, 2014, 05:44 PM

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