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 Inventing the skateboard
 Author: Zuchora-Walske, Christine


 Publisher:  Child's World
 Pub Year: 2016

 Dewey: 796.22
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 24 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 984864 ISBN: 9781634074599
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Skateboards

Price: $21.49

Summary:
Presents the story of the skateboard's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact.

Series:
Spark Of Invention


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 180092

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
   Booklist (04/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2016 In this entry in the Spark of Invention series, kids will learn that the skateboards of today are the product of many people’s efforts over time. Beginning with the crude boards of the 1920s, consisting of little more than a plank with roller skate wheels, the text moves forward to the 1960s. At this time, lifeguard and surfer Larry Stevenson started building better boards that had clay wheels and a rear tail to give skateboarders a smoother ride and more control. A final chapter highlights Frank Nansworthy’s contribution: plastic wheels. Brief, cleanly laid out chapters, photo illustrations of kids and teens rolling down sidewalks or hitting the skate park (plus one skateboard diagram), and a glossary make for a breezy introduction to the evolution of a popular sport. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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