From the Series Beginning Sports
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A very simple introduction to the sport of snowboarding, the equipment used, and how it is done. Additional features to aid comprehension include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

  • Let’s Ride!
  • Equipment
  • The Board
  • The Bindings
  • Getting Up the Slope
  • Carving Turns
  • Freestyle Parks
  • Tricks
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index and About the Author
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2017
BISACS JNF054000, JNF054090
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series Beginning Sports
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Lexile 450
ISBN 9781503807792
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2016-08-01
Author Kara L. Laughlin
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents
Dewey 796.939
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 184095
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

A noteworthy review of Beginning Sports from School Library Journal on November 1, 2016

Notable for its excellent coverage of some lesser-covered sports, this series is a useful selection to round out easy reader collections. Very basic info and small asides give a general rundown of how each sport is played. Color-blocked backgrounds and bright photos keep the focus on the text. With no mention of specific people or places, these books won’t become dated too quickly. The titles covering winter sports don’t have equals in current publication, so those ones will be great buys, particularly in the northern United States. The coverage of flag football and T-ball (instead of professional football and baseball, respectively) endears this series to those who want readers to focus on the fun, not the pageantry, of the sport. VERDICT Recommended for first purchase.

Author: Kara L. Laughlin

Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.

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