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Game Time, Mallory!

Game Time, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman

(Childrens Fiction) - Mallory can't wait to play in her town's new girls' basketball league! What could be more fun than trying something new and being on a team? But Mallory's basketball career gets off to a rocky start. None of her friends are on her team. And no matter how much she tries, she can't make a basket. Mallory works as hard as she can to improve. But as her team heads to the playoffs, she still feels like the weakest player. Will she let her teammates down? Or is there more to being part of a team than just winning the game?
Baby Loves Sports

Baby Loves Sports by R. D. Rojas

(Childrens Fiction) - It's never too early to look at the world, and the things that you and your baby will enjoy, together. Making connections between images on a page and the real world is an important building block for your baby's communication skills--and these simple, solid-white sports figures, paired with bold and colorful sports balls, provide a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes.
Everything Sports

Everything Sports by Eric Zweig

(Childrens Nonfiction) - Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favorite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
Little Shaq

Little Shaq by Shaquille O'Neal

(Childrens Fiction) - The start of a brand new series by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by 2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, Little Shaq is sure to be a hit with young readers. When Little Shaq and his cousin Barry accidentally break their favorite video game, they need to find a way to replace it. That's when Little Shaq's science project inspires a solution: a gardening business. They can water their neighbors' gardens to raise money for a new game! Little Shaq and Barry make a great team both on and off the basketball court, but will their business be as successful as they hoped? Showing kids that anything is possible with the support of friends and family, Little Shaq will inspire them to love reading, play fair, and have fun!
Sports

Sports by Dan Gutman

(Childrens Nonfiction) - Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the only sport that's been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?! Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you're a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you! With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
Sports, Jokes, Riddles and Games

Sports, Jokes, Riddles and Games by Anne-Marie Rodger

(Childrens Nonfiction) - What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing