This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Laura Sumpter for Readers' Favorite
What It Takes to be a Pro Basketball Player by Joanne Mattern is an informative non-fiction book directed at elementary age students. This book clearly lays out information and the steps it takes in becoming a pro basketball player. The sports topic is one that students can easily relate to and find applicable ideas to add to their own basketball skills. Practical discussion is included, with information about food, healthy choices, and the daily lifestyle of basketball players. The book also addresses the history of the sport and the overall skill involved in playing basketball. The pages are broken down into readable areas, which are helpful for struggling readers or those with low reading stamina. There is a fun facts section included and a glossary that guides readers in finding keywords or information.
What It Takes to be a Pro Basketball Player by Joanne Mattern is a beautiful, eye-catching book for children. Specifically, elementary-aged boys and girls interested in the sport of basketball will find this book engaging. This book addresses detailed aspects of being a basketball player with detailed colorful photos. The topics Joanne Mattern has chosen to cover are practical for students and will keep their interest. I especially appreciated her highlighting sportsmanship and the importance of working hard to be successful. Overall, this book would be a welcome addition to any library or classroom setting. It will also provide an excellent resource for students who are working on expository works and need the information to add to their writing.