Lucy Tries Basketball

Lucy and friends are out on the playground when they spot Ava playing basketball with her cousin Jermaine, a professional player. Jermaine calls the kids over for a lesson on the fundamentals of the game and to play three-on-three When the kids finish, Jermaine invites them to watch him play in a pro game. Lucy, Ava and friends cheer on Jermaine and his teammates, keeping an eye out on the real court for the skills they learned at the playground.


Lisa Bowes developed her stories around the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development needed for quality programs, including the support of a caring adult, the opportunity to participate, to play, to make friends and to master skills.

Also available, Lucy Tries Luge, Lucy Tries Short Track, Lucy Tries Soccer and Lucy Tries Hockey.

French Edition




Lucy joue au basketball


Lucy's basketball fun, simultaneously published in French! Learn more.

Awards, Reviews and Endorsements

"Informative and inspiring...Lucy Tries Basketball teaches kids of all ages how important it is to get—and stay—active." —Eric Smith, television and Sportsnet Radio play-by-play voice of the Toronto Raptors

"Sports is all about having fun and making friends while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Lucy Tries Sports series encapsulates the power of sports, adds emphasis to the importance of inclusivity and does a fantastic job of encouraging youth to get involved, while also keeping books in their hands. Lucy Tries Basketball is another great instalment in the effort to spread the joy of sport!" —Christina Buttenham, guard, McMaster Marauders, 2019 U Sports Women’s Basketball champions



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