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Making the Team
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Making the Team

By Kelsey Blair

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When Hannah doesn't make the Grade 8 girls basketball team and her best friend June does, Hannah misses playing basketball and being part of a team. Worse, she and June don't spend as much time together and start growing apart. How can Hannah ensure that she makes the team next year while all the other players are playing more and getting better this year? As she develops her basketball skills and confidence, she realizes she stands a good shot at making the high school team. But can she ever get her friendship with June back?


Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2017

"The conflicts and decisions of the main characters are very real for a very challenging age, and handled deftly by Blair, who brings both basketball and literary credibility."

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"I like the focus on setting and achieving goals"

- Melissa Ark, Educator, Netgalley Reviewer

"Making The Team would be a good addition to public and school libraries by enriching the growing collection of novels about girls participating in sports and the benefits of being part of a team. Highly Recommended."

- Heidi Henkenhaf, librarian, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 22nd August 2016
ISBN: 9781459411371
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 136 pages
Publication Date: 22nd August 2016
ISBN: 9781459411388
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032020, JUV039060, JUV039230
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.5
Lexile Reading Level: 480L


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Series features

  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.