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Basketball Bats

by Hicks, Betty.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv HICKS Betty
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library First Chapter Books J Hic
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CLP - Beechview Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Carrick Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - East Liberty First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Homewood Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Knoxville Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Sheraden Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - South Side Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Fiction J Fic Hicks
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Step Up Books j FIC HIC STEPUP
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Hicks
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j HICKS
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC HICKS
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Easy Chapter Books JECB HICKS G1
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Summary

UNBEATABLE TEAM--MAYBE. UNBEATABLE READING--FOR SURE! The first novel in Betty Hick's Gym Shorts series is a slam-dunk for newly-independent readers.

Henry and his friends on Rockford Road are a basketball team unstoppable on their driveway court. But without team t-shirts or an official name can they take on The Tigers, a team that plays at the huge YWCA and has a player old enough to shave? Young readers will cheer as The Bats take on a name and stick together to beat the odds.
Basketball Bats is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Tough Guy saunters into the neighborhood and challenges Henry and his friends to a game of basketball against his team, the Tigers, they accept and win. In a rematch, the Tigers beat them while bringing out the worst side of Henry's nature: the ball-hog side. Though he has always wanted a nickname, Henry's put out when his resentful teammates start calling him Hot Dog. A third game gives them a chance to beat the Tigers, while Henry tries to earn his friends' respect. In this promising start for the Gym Shorts series, Hicks finds just the right balance between story line, play-by-play action, and wry humor. Even better, her solidly drawn descriptions of Henry's hopes and fears give readers a reason to care about the story's outcome. Nearly every double-page spread includes a droll illustration by McCauley, the illustrator of Scieszka's Time Warp Trio series. A winner for young sports fans.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hicks, Betty. Gym shorts.
Subjects Basketball stories.
Teamwork (Sports) -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Teamwork (Sports) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors McCauley, Adam.
Language English
Description 55 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 1596432438 (hardcover) :
9781596432437 (hardcover) :
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