Posted: 10/09/2011 in Skateboarding/BMX

Click the “Skateboarding/BMX” link above to find texts for the extreme sports enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!


^ Nonfiction

# Other: Poetry, Drama, etc.

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s views on grade level appropriateness.


Commander Chris and the Mystical OrbCommander Chris and the Mystical Orb by Mark Mattison (Grades 7-9)

FakieFakie by Tony Varrato (Grades 7-10)

Coy 1 For Extreme-Sports Crazy Boys Only by John Coy (Grades 4-7)

GrindGrind by Eric Walters (Grades 5-8)

Hawk^ Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder by Sean Mortimer

Blu  Kalifornia Blu by Kendell Shaffer (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12; Video Trailer)

ParanoidParanoid Park by Blake Nelson (Grades 7-10)

PowerslidePowerslide by Jeff Ross (Grades 5-8)

SkateSkate by Michael Harmon (Grades 8-11)

Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding^ Skater Girl: A Girl’s Guide to Skateboarding by Patty Segovia and Rebecca Heller

SlamSlam by Nick Hornby (Grades 6-10)

The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself^ The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself by Rodney Mullen and Sean Mortimer

Under the Bridge by Michael Harmon (Grades 9-12)

Vertical  Vertical by Janet Eoff Berend (Grades 6-9)


Gravity Gravity Check by Alex Van Tol (Grades 5-8)

 Shredded by Karen Avivi (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

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