From the Series Extreme Winter Sports Zone
Did you know that snowboard cross athletes can race almost 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour while navigating extremely steep slopes? They swerve around sharp turns at high speeds and fly through the air over jumps. Some of the fastest snowboarders compete in races all over the world.
Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to snowboard cross. You’ll discover:
• How racers stay ahead of the competition on steep slopes.
• How athletes stay safe on sharp turns and high jumps.
• Who the most famous athletes in snowboard cross are and how they got started.
• Where you can practice and find the biggest, most dangerous competitions.
Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.6|
|BISACS||JNF054180, JNF054160, JNF024080|
|Dimensions||6.625 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||160213|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Overall, this set uses a positive tone and conveys enthusiasm for these athletics, emphasizing that readers can practice them while keeping as safe as possible. Thumbnail sketches of innovators and youthful superstars will keep young readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Darice Bailer
Darice Bailer has written many books for children, including several extreme sports books for Lerner Publications. She has freelanced for the New York Times and currently blogs about software for IBM. She lives in Connecticut.