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Supercool Facts You Never Knew

written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Silver Birch Non-fiction Honour Award

Everything you wanted to know about basketball—and more!

Die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike will want to get their hands on this collection of fascinating facts about the game. Find out about the origins of basketball, how much players are paid, the evolution of the basketball shoe, and the secret for hitting a perfect shot. Basketballogy also covers the color barrier in the sport and how it was breached, the rise of women’s basketball, and the innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing. A fun trivia quiz at the end makes this book a slam dunk.


“A collection of basketball facts that extend knowledge of the game rather than simply pepper it with curios. . . . ‘Supercool’ indeed.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 09/01/17

“Information-packed .”
—School Library Journal, 10/17

“Sylvester knows basketball and writes about it with flair.”
—Booklist, 09/01/17

“A slam dunk.”
—Best Books for Kids and Teens, *starred review, Spring/18

“With appealing artwork, charts, graphs and pages filled with all the basketball information enthusiasts are happy to know, you can not go wrong having this book available to kids who love learning about sports.”
—Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/15/18

“Sylvester has researched the interesting to the extreme.”
—Provo Library Children’s Book Reviews, 01/11/18