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Doeden, Matt. The NBA Playoffs: In Pursuit of Basketball Glory (Spectacular Sports). Lerner, 2019. 64p. LB $34.65 . ISBN: 9781978501713. Grades 6-12. For fans of professional basketball, here are the best highlights through the years! Included, too, are thoughts regarding possible adjustments to the playoff system. The text is enriched with photographs, fact boxes, additional reading, websites, glossary, and an index.

Fischer, David. Cristiano Ronaldo: International Soccer Star (Influential Lives). Enslow, 2019. 128p. LB $38.60. ISBN:978076609205i. Grades 7-12. This well-documented biography covers Ronaldo's life from a poor and unhealthy child to his current superstar status through a timeline and detailed chapter notes, both professional and personal. A glossary, lists of books and websites, and an index round out the book.

Mahoney, Emily. Basketball: Science on the Court (Science Behind Sports). Lucent, 2018. 112p. LB $3132.35. ISBN: 9781534561083. Grades 7-10. The series covers underlying themes in sports books describing the use of science, physics, biology, and math. Sports and science fans alike will benefit from the details in sidebars, charts, additional information, glossary and an index.

Morgan, Joe L. Rob Gronkowski (Gridiron Greats: Pro Football's Best Players). Mason Crest, 2019. 80p. LB $33.27. ISBN: 9781422240748. Grades 7-12. After the Super Bowl win in 2019, Gronkowski drew additional fan interest with his bigger-than-life personality. Even with his recent retirement, football fans will be glad to learn about Gronkowski's personal life and amazing athletic career. Back matter includes a series glossary, additional reading, photo credits, index, and educational video links.

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Title Annotation:YA NONFICTION
Author:Howard, Sara Catherine
Publication:Teacher Librarian
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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