by Matt Doeden

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Describes the sport of skateboarding, including tricks and safety information.


Describes the sport of skateboarding, including tricks and safety information.

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Children's Literature
Skateboarding is another of the extreme sports that has grown immensely in popularity over the last ten years. This title in the "To the Extreme" series provides the early reader with a brief sketch of the sport. Though easy to read, unlike the rest of this series, the organization of the information in this title seems disjointed. The author begins by describing a type of trick then moves into the equipment. While the photographs are colorful and show great air, there should have been photographs that supported the text better. These photographs could have been more diagrams and less flashy moves. As with the other titles, there is a glossary. Often within middle and high school libraries, the struggling reader is forgotten as far as reading material selection, leading them to read what might be an uninteresting or inappropriately low-level book. This series—while indicated for early readers—provides subjects that can allow older children with reading issues to become engaged. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 10.
—John D. Orsborn

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
To the Extreme Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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