Science of Fun Stuff

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to read this awesome nonfiction early reader series all about the science behind fun stuff!

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The Harlem Globetrotters Present the Points Behind Basketball

Beginning readers can learn about the science behind basketball in this slam-dunk Level 3 Ready-to-Read that will have everyone cheering.

Have you ever wondered how a Harlem Globetrotters player can spin a basketball on one finger for so long? Or what a basketball is made of? Or how the laws of physics are also the laws of basketball? You’re only a few four-point shots away from becoming a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on basketball!

Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! There’s even a special section at the back to extend the learning and a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!

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Jordan D. Brown

Jordan D. Brown loves to write about science for kids, and is the author of Micro ManiaCrazy Concoctions, and Robo World. He’s also the educational advisor for TV shows such as Dinosaur Train and My Little Pony. Jordan lives in Walker Valley, New York, with his wife Ellen, two children, and two dogs.

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Larry Dobrow

Larry Dobrow has written about sports for CBSSports.com, American Way, and San Antonio magazine, among other publications, and about a range of entertainment and media topics for MM&MMediaPostAdvertising Age, AARP, and Sound & Vision. He is not tall and thus not as in demand for pickup games of hoops as he was before his friends all enjoyed their growth spurts. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and sons.

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Sheila Sweeny Higginson

Sheila Sweeny Higginson is an award-winning author who has worked in children’s and educational publishing for twenty years. She has written more than 100 books for children. Sheila lives with her husband Felipe and their two children in Brooklyn, New York.

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Ellie O'Ryan

Ellie O’Ryan loves chocolate almost as much as she loves writing books for kids. She is the author of more than 300 books for children and has a secret chocolate stash hidden in her office for late-night writing sessions. Ellie lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids, three cats, and one dog. 

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Joe Rao

Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac, Space.com, as well as many other publications. He is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, New York. In 2015 he was voted “Best Local Television Personality” by the readers of Westchester Magazine. Joe was also nominated for an Emmy in 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2016 for On-Camera Achievement. Joe, his wife Renate, and their two children Joseph and Maria, reside in Putnam County, New York.

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Bonnie Williams

Bonnie Williams is a children’s book editor and writer who lives in New York City with her two snuggly cats, Mushie and Jacob. When she isn’t working, her favorite activities include going to the theater, ice skating, and reading (of course)!

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