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Fun Facts about Basketball for Kids
originally were brown in color and become the orange color over time.
When first invented, they used actually
baskets. So when a team scored, someone had to climb a ladder to get the ball out.
From the time a team gets the ball, they have only
24 seconds to score or the ball is given to the other team.
Olympic dreams come true in this inspiring picture book from Michael Jordan’s mother, author of the New York Times bestselling "Salt in His Shoes."
This heartwarming picture book, written by Michael’s mother and illustrated by Barry Root, gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that good values play in success.
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady.
Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball, and in April 1896 she made history.
Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Michael Jordan’s mother and sister team up for this heartwarming and inspirational picture book about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.
From tipoff to the final free throw, Goodnight Basketball follows a young boy as he says goodnight to his favorite sport.
With rhyming text and colorful imagery, author Michael Dahl captures the thrill and excitement of the action on the court.
When the carnivorous Meat face the herbivorous Grass Clippers, rims are sure to rattle!
Ally-oops and rejections are the orders of the day as the dinos play a fast-paced full-court game.
Do you know a young superstar who's old enough to begin learning their alphabet and numbers? A budding basketball fan who's ready to take on the world of reading and hoops?
Against all odds, this small boy who follows his dream, not only makes it to the NBA, but becomes one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.
This Fully illustrated picture book biography tells the story of a young boy who many said was too short to play in high school, too weak to play in college and not good enough to play in the NBA.
Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game's simplest, most basic elements.
Basketball is Allie's favorite sport-she's loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden.
When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket - at least at first.