Let’s Play Basketball! by author Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrator Terry Widener

Reading Age: 2- 5 years

Publisher: Candlewick

Publication Date: July 8, 2004

This rhyming picture book is told from a basketball’s point of view. It wants to go outside. Text is filled with action verbs mentioning moves the ball could do outdoors with its owner. Illustrations are vivid and depict ball’s movements. A good book for children learning to read. Also, this book can be used to engage youngsters in movement activities.