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Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-color, action-packed photos to introduce young adventurers to skateboarding. Readers will learn the history of skateboarding and about shortboards and longboards. Clothing and gear is discussed, is safety equipment such as helmets, pads, gloves, and wrist guards. Skateboarding styles are examined including freestyle, street, vert, downhill, and big air. X Game athletes such as Shaun White, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasak, Mitchie Brusco, Alana Smith, Jake Brown, and of course Tony Hawk are featured. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving future skateboarders excited about Action Sports!

Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054210, JNF054180
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2015
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint A&D Xtreme
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2014-08-01
ISBN 9781624034435, 9781629684970
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 599.75
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 169794
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed
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Action Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Exciting shots of speeding vehicles and athletes performing gravity-defying tricks will attract readers to these well-crafted books. . . . Browsers drawn by the colorful photos will come away with a surprising amount of information from these well-written introductions.

Author: John Hamilton