Surfing/Rafting

Posted: 01/05/2012 in Surfing/Rafting

Click the “Surfing/Rafting” link above to find texts for the surfing enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

Key:

^ 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.

Surfing

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble (Real Life)Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy Rue (Female Protagonist; Grade 8-12)

Waves Catching Waves by Matt Christopher (Grades 3-7)

Chasing Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf Series) by Nikki Godwin (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Chasing Mavericks: The Movie Novelization^ Chasing Mavericks by Christine Peymani

dawn Dawn Patrol by Jeff Ross (Grades 7-10)

Experience Pipeline (Multiple Adventure Story)Experience Pipeline by Quinn Haber (Grades 7-10)

Ghost ^ Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth by Chris Dixon

Break In the Break by Jack Lopez (Grades 9-12)

Kook Kook by Christopher Vick (Female Protagonist; Grades 10-12)

Laguna CoveLaguna Cove by Alyson Noel (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Making Waves: A PrettyTOUGH NovelMaking Waves (Pretty Tough) by Nicole Leigh Shepard (Female Protagonist; Grades 5-8)

Poser Poser by Sue Wyshynski (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-9)

Rip Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-12)

Skullcrack (Young Adult Fiction)Skullcrack by Ben Bo (Grades 5-8)

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board^ Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton (Female Protagonist)

The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's^ The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick’s by Mark Kreidler

Rafting

Wild Camp Wild by Pam Withers (Grades 5-9)

Down ^ Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick

Down Downriver by Will Hobbs (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-10)

Vertical ^ Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker by Tao Berman and Pam Withers

Thunder River Thunder by Will Hobbs (Grades 7-10)

Take Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs (Grades 5-8)

Mile ^ The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko

River Wild River by P.J. Peterson (Grades 4-7)

Comments
  1. Hi Alan, thanks for linking to my book, Poser! And for supporting literacy through sports related content. Great idea. Much appreciation, Sue