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School Library Journal04/01/2014
Gr 3–6—Along with describing selected kinds of events in each type of sport, these profiles mention some performance techniques that improve speed, height, or control as appropriate. Each volume also covers helmets and other safety gear, as well as how recent advances in technology and materials science have created more efficient, responsive vehicles. The physical principles involved in the design of those vehicles and on display in various moves and feats also get once-overs. Small action photos, many with explanatory labels added, break the blocks of text into easily digestible units while adding plenty of visual energy.