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Curious Kids: Basketball

Curious Kids Basketball

Did You Know?

On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warrior Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA all-time record for points in a game: 100!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Pro Basketball Crossword Puzzle
These rules come from the NBA & WNBA Rulebooks. Except where noted, they are the same for both leagues - even the rule number! Test your basketball knowledge!


48 Championship Basketball Drills [DVD and eVideo]
Drills to learn and practice with your parent or coach. To check out the (digital) eVideo using Hoopla, click on "instantly available on hoopla," at the link above.

The Absent-minded Professor [DVD and eVideo]
A science teacher accidentally invents an anti-gravity substance, "Flubber," which he uses to help the college basketball team. To check out the (digital) eVideo using hoopla, click on "instantly available on hoopla," at the link above.

Mighty Macs [DVD]
Even though the tiny, all-girls Catholic college had no gym or even uniforms for its basketball team, Coach Cathy Rush steered her girls to their first national championship. This is inspired by the story of the real Mighty Macs, who were led by the real Coach Rush to six straight Final Fours in their athletic association.


The kids’ site from the NBA. Under Curriculum, check out the Skills and Drills section to build your skills, then enter "Bloopers" in the Search box for video laughs!

Sports Illustrated Kids Basketball
Basketball news and information from the publishers of Sports Illustrated for Kids, the magazine.

University of Dayton Flyers Basketball
Click on SPORTS on the navigation bar at the very top of the page, then choose the men’s or women’s team from the dropdown.

Wright State University Raiders Basketball
Click on "TEAMS" to select the women’s or men’s basketball team.

National Basketball Association
Official homepage of the NBA - choose your team, or your favorite player!

Women’s National Basketball Association
Official home page of the WNBA. Look up your favorites!