BMX Racers

BMX Racers

by Ellen C. Labrecque
     
 

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Have you ever heard of a bunny hop? How about a no-footed can can? These are just two of a BMX freestyler's tricks. If it's speed you need, there are BMX racetracks from coast to coast. Hop on to your pedals-it's time to enter the world of the BMX racer.  See more details below

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Have you ever heard of a bunny hop? How about a no-footed can can? These are just two of a BMX freestyler's tricks. If it's speed you need, there are BMX racetracks from coast to coast. Hop on to your pedals-it's time to enter the world of the BMX racer.

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VOYA - Jeff Mann
Five titles make up the Kid Racers series of books. These books cover niche sports. Each of the titles introduces the sport, describes the equipment, discusses kids currently involved in the sport, provides safety advice, and gives information on where and how kids can get involved if they desire. Each book's author is either an expert in that particular sport, or a writer who has previously covered the sport. Marketed for reluctant middle school and junior high readers, these books are visually appealing—packed with current and colorful photographs of the various sports, and laid out with generous spacing so that text does not overwhelm reluctant readers. Various pieces of trivia or related sport information are sprinkled throughout the book to break up each chapter. Each book is well-organized and well-written using basic vocabulary. Sport-specific terminology is also clearly explained. All books contain twenty chapters — each only two pages in length. Many readers will certainly be left with an "I can do that, too" attitude after finishing any of the books in the series. Teachers and librarians will want to consider this series if looking for sports-related material that is kid-friendly and a quick read. Reviewer: Jeff Mann
Children's Literature - Cindy K. Schofield
Getting the holeshot (the first position) out of the gate may keep you from getting into a tangle with other bikers, but there is a whole lot more to BMX racing and this little book covers most of it very well. This is the only book in the "Kid Racers" series that is about a kid-powered vehicle, but the author is able to generate as much excitement about the sport as any of the books about gasoline-powered racers do. The book follows the format of other informational books with a table of contents, glossary, bibliography/webliography and index that are helpful if a reader is looking for information about a specific concept and provides good early reader experiences with the nonfiction format. Bicycle motocross (BMX) was born in 1974 following Schwinn's introduction of the Sting Ray bicycle in 1963 and the release of the motorcycling racing documentary film Copy Cats in 1971. Since the first race the sport has grown to include 75,000 racers in the United States and tens of thousands more worldwide of all ages and varying levels of expertise. The author provides a history of the sport, including a timeline of significant events, descriptions of the five racing categories, types of bikes and the varying qualities to look for, safety gear, basic racing techniques and practice and racing venues. Short biographical sketches of some of the stars of the sport are presented and a description of how the sport can be a family endeavor are included. Overall, BMX Racers is a book that provides a good introduction to the sport and may inspire girls and boys to dive into this challenging activity Reviewer: Cindy K. Schofield

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766034846
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Kid Racers Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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