Dish the rock, drain a trey, and beat the buzzer! Learn what all those terms and more mean in this bouncin' book. Readers pull on their sneakers and hit the court to learn how to 'talk like a basketball player.' Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Photo captions, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
- Gear Up
- On the Court
- Playing the Game
- Stat City
- Basketball People
- Fun Stuff
- More Slang
- Find Out More
- Index and About the Author and Illustrator
Author: James Buckley Jr.
James Buckley, Jr., has written more than 60 sports books for young people, including more than a dozen on football, including Eyewitness Football, Eyewitness Super Bowl, and America's Greatest Game. The latter was a Library Journal Top 10 Sports Book for 1998. He has also written about baseball, hockey, soccer, the Olympics, and other sports. He was the editor of a children's magazine and was an editor and writer for Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing. He is currently editorial director of the Shoreline Publishing Group, which is producing the new series The Child's World of the NFL.