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The Resource B is for baller : the ultimate basketball alphabet, by James Littlejohn ; illustrated by Matthew Shipley

B is for baller : the ultimate basketball alphabet, by James Littlejohn ; illustrated by Matthew Shipley

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B is for baller : the ultimate basketball alphabet
Title
B is for baller
Title remainder
the ultimate basketball alphabet
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by James Littlejohn ; illustrated by Matthew Shipley
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eng
Summary
Featuring dozens of iconic NBA superstars like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Steph Curry, B is for Baller is the ultimate alphabet book for young hoops fans--whether they're taking their first shot at the ABCs or already perfecting their threes! James Littlejohn's words leap off the page and bring legends to life, while Matthew Shipley's colorful, stylish illustrations are sure to delight fans young and old. What started as a successful Kickstarter project from two passionate NBA fans is now the perfect read for little ballers everywhere!--
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This basketball-themed alphabet book features concepts and famed players from the past and today. Shipley illustrates in a bold graphic style, integrating visual nods to the players’ monikers: Julius Erving, or “Dr. J,” dunks a basketball while wearing a laboratory coat (“D is for Doctor” reads the text). Alliterative lines for Shaquille O’Neil read: “H is for huge human hurting hoops.” Other featured athletes include Wilt Chamberlain, Dennis Rodman, and Bill Walton. Though not all readers will recognize the significance of the book’s allusions or know the players by their nicknames alone (the text doesn’t include a full name for each), basketball fans will celebrate this lively who’s who of players. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/10/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 50, p)
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10739541
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YDX
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1921-1988
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Littlejohn, James
Dewey number
796.323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
non fiction
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  • -1
  • 2
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Shipley, Matthew
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True
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  • National Basketball Association
  • Basketball players
  • Alphabet books
  • Basketball
  • English language
  • Alphabet
Target audience
juvenile
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the ultimate basketball alphabet
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B is for baller : the ultimate basketball alphabet, by James Littlejohn ; illustrated by Matthew Shipley
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1030384651
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629375885
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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(OCoLC)1030384651
Label
B is for baller : the ultimate basketball alphabet, by James Littlejohn ; illustrated by Matthew Shipley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030384651
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629375885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030384651

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