Big Air Skateboarding has grown in popularity since its invention by Danny Way in 2004. Skateboarders drop down from 60 or 80 feet and launch off huge ramps to do spins, grabs, and flips in the air. Kids will discover the history of the sport, the equipment used, and the safety precautions taken to make sure it remains a fun extreme sport!
The skill, balance, and precision needed to execute tricks on a BMX bike are astounding. Students will learn about the history of BMX freestyle, the equipment needed to participate, and the tricks riders do to win competitions.
Fly high into the air with this thrilling introduction to moto-x freestyle. Eager learners will discover the history of moto-x freestyle, the equipment needed to ride, the many daring tricks, and how competitions reward those who perform difficult tricks well.
Motocross racing has been growing in popularity since the 1950s. The technology and competitions have changed, but the fast-paced action has not. Students will learn about the history of motocross racing, the equipment required to race, and how competition works.
Kiteboarding is one of the fastest-growing extreme sports in the world. The excitement it offers brings new people to the sport every day. Readers will explore kite propulsion, kiteboarding equipment, and the many tricks that skilled kiteboarders perform while catching air.
Riders feel the wind as they reach incredible speeds flying down hills and launching over jumps. Young readers will explore the history of downhill BMX, learn about the equipment needed to compete, and find out how racers give it their all to win a race.
Tennis is a popular recreational sport played by many people, but it is also played professionally in tournaments all over the world. Young readers will learn the basic rules of tennis, the equipment required to play, and the worldwide tournaments where professionals leave it all on the court. Blastoff! Series
Scooters have become a very popular way to get around town over the last fifty years. Students will learn where scooters came from and what kinds of scooters are around today.
Most motorcycles can go pretty fast. However, some are designed to reach incredibly fast speeds! Kids will read about the history of motorcycles, the technology behind the fastest bikes, and what the future holds for the world's fastest motorcycles.
Off-road motorcycles have features that make them safe to ride off the pavement. Students will learn about the variety of off-road motorcycles, the parts that allow them to tackle the tough terrain, and the sporting competitions that use off-road motorcycles.
Pocket bikes are a specialized form of mini bike built for racing. Readers will learn how riders control these small motorcycles and the challenges they find in competition.
Trials bike riding is more about agility and balance than it is speed. This requires a certain type of motorcycle. Young readers will learn how trials bikes are built to suit the needs of their riders.
Head out on the highway! Touring motorcycles are made for long, cross-country trips. Readers will discover the technology and unique design that make touring motorcycles ideal for long-distance travel.
Top Fuel drivers and their cars race one-on-one in a straight line. Drag racing is one of the most popular forms of auto racing, and Top Fuel dragsters are the fastest dragsters around. Young readers will explore the technology that enables a Top Fuel dragster to travel faster than 330 miles per hour!
People swim for many different reasonsâ€”recreation, exercise, or competition. The goal of competitive swimming is to be the fastest in a variety of events featuring different strokes. Kids will learn the history, strokes, rules, and much more! Blastoff! Series
High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Young readers will learn how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance in their goal of reaching the fastest speed possible.
Football is a hard-hitting game. From games in the back yard to high school to the NFL, people love to play and watch football. Kids will learn the history, basic rules, and equipment of football, as well as how the game is played today. Blastoff! Series
People of all ages love to play and watch the game of baseball. It has been a part of American history for around 150 years. Young readers learn the history of baseball, learn how the game is played, and read about how baseball has become a global sport. Blastoff! Series
Ramps are simple machines used for work and play. Workers use them for easy loading and unloading. Skateboarders use them to do tricks. Readers will learn how ramps make work easier and how they are used in everyday life. Blastoff! Series
Great golfers mainly get eagles and birdies, meaning they shoot under par! This book introduces young readers to the game of golf. It explains the sport's basic rules, necessary equipment, early beginnings, and how to train to qualify for the professional tour. Blastoff! Series
The fastest salt flat racers can reach speeds over 750 miles per hour! Students will learn about the salt flats, the history of salt flat racing, and the technology behind some of the fastest land vehicles on Earth.
In the 1950s, Californians invented skateboarding so they could surf on land. Roller skate wheels were attached to flat boards. Young readers will learn all about the sport of skateboarding, from the equipment required to its evolution into an extreme sport. Blastoff! Series
The sport of volleyball requires aggressive intensity. The ball can travel at speeds up to 88 miles per hour! In this book, children will learn the basic rules of volleyball, the necessary equipment, and how to bump, set, spike, and dive their way to victory. Blastoff! Series
Shaun White is considered the face of snowboarding. He has won two Olympic gold medals by catching big air while doing difficult jumps and tricks. Children will discover how snowboarders carve down slopes and push the limits of gravity through several different kinds of competitions. Blastoff! Series
Custom design is the most important aspect of a chopper. The stretched out look allows for many cool styles. Students will explore the history of choppers, the features that make them unique, and how they are made.