R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet
by Brad Herzog
Engines hum and hearts pound as cars hurtle around the track at 200 miles per hour. In R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet, readers will experience the track's sights and sounds as they learn the ins and outs of stock car racing, from its humble beginnings in 1895 to the fastest growing sport in America. Whether interested in the guys in the garage or the Daytona International Speedway, fans young and old will speed from A to Z as they are introduced to the people, places and memorable moments in stock car racing.As a freelance magazine writer, author Brad Herzog has earned three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He has also written several sports titles for Sleeping Bear Press, including H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives with his family on California's Monterey Peninsula. Illustrator Jane Gilltrap Bready's motorsports paintings have been displayed in museums worldwide. She came by her love of cars naturally, as she was born into a family with racing ties. She and her family live in New Hampshire.
- Dewey: 796.356999999999
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362721): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2006, 05/12/2006
- PDF (9781627531511): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627533805): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Series: Sports Alphabet
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.3
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 107496
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
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Author: Brad Herzog
Chicago native Brad Herzog's first published story was the tale of his brief stint as a big league bat boy. He has watched the Cubs play from the box seats, the bleachers, the press box, even the Wrigleyville rooftops. Among his numerous books for Sleeping Bear Press are baseball books--H is for Home Run, Full Count, Little Baseball, I Spy With My Little Eye Baseball, and W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet. A multiple winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written dozens of other books about subjects ranging from soccer and small-town America to civil rights and saving the planet. He now lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with his wife, but visits schools around the country as a guest author, inspiring students about the joys of reading and writing and the possibilities of imagination.
Illustrator: Jane Gilltrap Bready
Born in Australia, Jane Gilltrap Bready developed a passion for cars and racing because of the proximity of her grandfather's automobile museum. Jane's artwork has depicted many forms of auto racing, and she has worked with many of motorsports' top teams. Jane has been a NASCAR licensed artist since 1998. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Mike, and their children, Gemma and Ian.