DK BasketballIn June of 2005, the type of ball used in the NBA was changed for the first time. It was now a leather ball. This book told about the history of basketball. It also talked about some of the greatest players and how to play the game. It showed all of the steps and rules. Readers will like this book since it gives a lot of information, including pictures.  [?]

Surviving Extreme Sports

Surviving Extreme SportsThe athletes are daredevils that survive many different kinds of stunts. One example, balancing on a powerline, is just one of the stunts. Keep in mind that these daredevils are professionals and have lots of experience. I liked this book because it has so many cool stunts. The book also has pictures that show what the athletes are doing. It is a pretty exciting book!  [anonymous]

How to Draw Hip-Hop

howtodrawhiphopThis is a good non-ghetto-yet-street hood book about art.  The main components of the book are b-boys and b-girls.  Although they explain how to draw people with street-cred, they explain that they can have class, too.  As Cas (the main character) teaches Shay (the other main character) all about art, this is going on.  Then near the end, Cas explains that you can get inspiration from magazines, the park, the internet, and other places.  This really caught my mind.  He said, “Don’t bite,” which means to take someone else’s artwork and turn it into yours.  Overall it was a good book as it guided you into a long, step-by-step process, till you create your masterpiece!

– Kian