Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 11
- Grade: 3 to 4
Skateboarding is a relatively new sport that developed out of the laid-back lifestyle of Californian surfers in the 1960s. Restless surfers stuck wooden boxes onto roller skate wheels, and they rode their “skateboards” after the day’s surfing was done. Today, skateboards and the ramps on which the skaters ride are built with the latest materials and construction techniques. Skaters use the laws of physics to pull off the most amazing tricks. This volume explores these developments and how they make skateboarding one of the most exhilarating sports.
About the author
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.
HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.
Skateboarding Science (Sports Science)Over time, science and technology have played their part in making skateboarding a hightech sport. The skaters use the laws of physics to pull off the most amazing tricks. This volume explores these developments and how they make skateboarding one of the most exhilarating sports.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.
Other titles by Helaine Becker
So Long, Stress!
Her Path to Kindness
Fossil Whisperer, The
How Wendy Sloboda Discovered a Dinosaur
On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol
A Canadian Carol
That's No Dino!
Or Is It? What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur
An Equal Shot
How the Law Title IX Changed America
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree Collection
The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of
Alice and Gert
An Ant and Grasshopper Story