Demolition Derbies
Demolition Derbies

Series: Thrill Of Racing   

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Annotation: Describes demolition racing, the vehicles that are raced and then demolished, safety issues, and how to get involved.
Catalog Number: #600006346
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Rourke Publishing
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: c2009
Pages: 24 p.
Territory: World
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: 1-615-90770-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-615-90770-0
Dewey: 796.7
Language: English
School Library Journal
CLAUSEN-GRACE, Nicki . Drag Racing ISBN 978-1-60472-369-4 . LC 2008011248. CLAUSEN-GRACE, Nicki . Sprint Car Racing ISBN 978-1-60472-377-9 . LC 2008011248. GREVE, Tom . Formula One Racing illus. map. ISBN 978-1-60472-370-0 . LC 2008011243. GREVE, Tom . Indy Racing illus. map. ISBN 978-1-60472-372-4 . LC 2008011247. GREVE, Tom . Stock Car Racing chart. illus. map. ISBN 978-1-60472-375-5 . LC 2008011251. SPALDING, Lee-Anne T. Go-Kart Racing chart. illus. map. ISBN 978-1-60472-371-7 . LC 2008011245. SPALDING, Lee-Anne T. . Monster Truck Racing map. ISBN 978-1-60472-373-1 . LC 2008011246. SPALDING, Lee-Anne T. . Off Road Racing chart. map. ISBN 978-1-60472-376-2 . LC 2008011249. SPALDING, Lee-Anne T. . Sport Bike Racing chart. illus. maps. ISBN 978-1-60472-374-8 . LC 2008012593. ea vol: 24p. (The Thrill of Racing Series). photos. chron. further reading. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Rourke 2009. PLB $27.07. Gr 3-4 These basic introductions feature appealing color photos of the vehicles in action and present up-to-date, although cursory, information on each type. The books provide a nice feel for the different kinds of racing, and should appeal to reluctant readers with an interest in the sport. Each title presents the history of its form of competition, a little information on the vehicles, the length and location of the races, and a mention of a few famous drivers or other significant individuals. Safety issues are stressed, and brief chronologies are included. Additional facts are featured in boxes, and sidebars contribute related data, such as costs or historical notes. The titles by Clausen-Grace are the most readable; Greves are the most straightforward in their presentation; and Spalding adds the most unusual types of racing. Minor errors crop up; a few statements are dated, for example, a claim that the Monte Carlo is Chevys NASCAR vehicle when its top division now uses the Impala body style, while others are explained too briefly for clarity. Overall, though, the series is a whirlwind tour of racing in America, with plenty of visual appeal for fans.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 24) and index.
Word Count: 1,174
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 125392 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 940L
Guided Reading Level: Q

Describes Demolition Racing. Readers Learn About The Vehicles That Are Raced And Then Demolished, Safety Issues, And How To Get Involved.

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