Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Gus and Grandpa at Basketball

Gus and Grandpa at Basketball

Series: Gus and Grandpa
by Claudia Mills Illustrated by Catherine Stock
"A great intergenerational team." --"Kirkus Reviews" Gus loves basketball -- that is, basketball practice with Pete, the coach, and shooting baskets at Grandpa's house with only Grandpa's dog, Skipper, in attendance. Basketball games are another story. What if Gus misses every basket, and everybody laughs? If only his parents wouldn't come. Gus is especially unnerved by his father's shouting. Then Grandpa comes to Gus's last game and teaches him the secret of success -- to tune out the other voices and listen to his own. Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock present the seventh beginning reader starring Gus and Grandpa, of whom Kirkus Reviews says, "They're lucky to have each other -- and readers are lucky to have them."
Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.3
Lexile Measure
310L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Number of Pages
48
Genre
General Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Claudia Mills
Catherine Stock

The Reading Toolkit

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books