Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Madness: Basketball

March Madness is upon us, which means it's time to talk about Basketball. Personally, I'm a big fan of the Celtics and I'm not that into college hoops. But, I appreicate the excitement, the adrenaline, and rooting for your favorite teams.

Here's my dog in his puppy years - he bleeds green too!

To celebrate the start of the tournament, here's a few of my favorite teen/tween basketball books:

Travel Team by Mike Lupica
Danny gets cut from the travel basketball team because he's too short. With the help of his father, an ex-NBA star, he creates a second team. Does this underdog team stand a chance?

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Now that football season is over, D.J. can concentrate on her basketball season and finding the right college. The final book in a trilogy starting with Dairy Queen.

Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica
Before Molly's mom died form cancer, she told Molly the identity of her father. Now Molly tracks down Celtics superstar Josh Cameron. the more she finds out about him, the more she wonders if he's dad material.

Other popular basketball books at the Otis Library:
Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Pena
Last Show by John Feinstein
Night Hoops by Carl Deuker
Slam by Walter Dean Myers
Slam Dunk by Donna King
Rucker Pack Set Up by Paul Volponi

Or check out this month's Pinterest board of Basketball Books from the entire library.

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