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Stock Cars

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Slick tires and huge engines give stock cars their speed. Learn about these racing machines, including their history and unique parts.

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Overview

Slick tires and huge engines give stock cars their speed. Learn about these racing machines, including their history and unique parts.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janis Flint-Ferguson
NASCAR is certainly a family sport; even young children can be seen at race tracks, cheering for their favorite drivers. Young race fans who are also new readers will be enthralled by the Rev It Up series. In particular, this picture book is formatted in such a way as to introduce young readers to the elements of both stock car racing and informational reading. There are photographs on one page and short four line text on the other. The text uses vocabulary associated with the sport, including a definition of just exactly what makes a race car a stock car. There are four chapters, glossary, resource lists and index in the table of contents, helping readers to see the difference between a story book and a nonfiction book. An internet resource will be especially helpful for teachers and parents in encouraging research into the sport and the cars. The chapters are consistent across the series, focusing on the definition, the history, the distinguishing parts and the general excitement the cars create for their fans. Like the sport itself, reading about the cars will be a family activity with the "Rev it Up" series. Reviewer: Janis Flint-Ferguson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429653152
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Rev It Up! Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,427,203
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas K. Adamson has written dozens of nonfiction books for kids on sports, space, math, and more. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife and two sons. He likes reading and playing ball with his boys. He also likes to check scores and stats on his phone.

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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