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New Sports Fiction Book Helps Kids Exercise Their Minds

The Institute of Education found that children who read for pleasure made more progress in math, vocabulary and spelling between the ages of 10 and 16 than those who rarely read. The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is a fun, upbeat story dealing with themes of courage, teamwork, and overcoming defeat. The length and pace of the book was created with the reluctant reader in mind. The occasional cartoon like illustrations add a fun break while reading. In The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, all Bernard Jones wanted to do while staying with his grandparents for the summer in Elmdale, was work on his basketball skills.When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park Basketball Tournament, he's shocked to discover that the future of the park is at stake.The http://markets.emoneydaily.com/emoneydaily/news/read/25347725 town of Elmdale hasn't won the tournament in 20 years, and Victor Franco, a ruthless millionaire, is planning to shut down visit the annual tournament for good and turn the historic Elmdale Park into a landfill for his own profit.It can all be stopped ifBernard and his team, the Elmdale Warriors,win the tournament this year.Can the courageous Bernard and his fun and wacky crew defeat their Oakdale rivals and save the historic Park? The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is available onAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hoop-Kid-Elmdale-Park/dp/0986059307 .
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