Whether you are participating in an extreme sport or playing slots on Slotocash Casino online, as the excitement increases our bodies have a physiological effect. Norepinephrine, dopamine, and endorphins are all released in your body. Some call it adrenaline high. Adult or child, our body’s reaction is the same.
Do you want to share this excitement with your young child by reading them some bedtime stories that involve extreme sports? Then check out these great books.
To The Top! Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain (Step into Reading Step 5)
This is a gripping story of Hillary and Norgay’s perilous ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had died in the same attempt.
Climbing Mount Everest is definitely the extreme of extreme sports.
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step Into Reading Step 5)
The astronauts of Apollo 11 made history as the first men to land on the moon. This is the story of Apollo 11’s historic flight, from lift-off, through ‘The Eagle has landed’ to splashdown and quarantine.
The author of this book, Judy Donnelly, does a good job of setting the stage with a chapter on the history of the idea of flight to the moon, astronaut selection and training, and a look on how the flight affected people in general.
Although this is an “extreme sport” that very few people will ever do, it is exciting to read about what physical and emotional trials the potential astronauts had to go through in order to be selected to do this rare “extreme sport”.
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step Into Reading Step 3)
There are sick children in Nome, Alaska, but when it is 30 degrees below zero in a snowstorm, the only way to get the medicine to the sick children is with sled dogs. Balto, the lead sled dog, must get through. He is their only hope? Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this true exciting story!”
The story is based on an actual event that occurred in 1925 during the outbreak of diphtheria, when the closest medicine was 800 miles away in Anchorage, Alaska. When the train bearing the important cargo became buried in the snow still 700 miles away from its destination, a dog sled relay was used.
Although anybody can rent dogs and sleds and do a dog sled race in Alaska, I doubt that many people or dogs would attempt negative 30-degree weather. But when children’s lives are at risk, brave people and dogs will always be there.
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step Into Reading Step 3)
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent Louis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents. What kind of present is good enough for the President of the United States?
The Louis and Clark National Historic Trail is a route across the United States commemorating the Louis and Clark Expedition. It extends 3,700 miles (6,000 km). It is not just a hiking trail, because you can also go horseback riding and boating along the trail.
The Great Houdini: World-Famous Magician and Escape Artist (Step into reading step 3)
Harry Houdini was a great escape artist. As a child, Houdini worked hard, and even quit school, to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more dangerous stunts. His intense ambition paid off, and soon Harry Houdini became known worldwide.
Being an escape artist is a very specialized type of extreme sport. It can be exciting, but it can also be very dangerous.
Trail of Tears (Step into Reading Step 5)
In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home and travel 1200 miles to Oklahoma. This is an epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.
The “Trail of Tears” was an extreme sports event that nobody volunteered for. It is a sad event in US history.
An American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph — the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, the Wright Brothers Taking to the Air, Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon. Some are tales of tragedy — the fate of the Donner Party, the great Chicago Fire, and the eruption of Mount Saint Helens.
Not all of the stories in this book are stories of extreme sports, but they are all enjoyable to read and definitely NOT your traditional boring history book. These are the kind of stories that make history come alive.
Do you want more great book suggestions?
Ask your local children’s librarian. Your children’s librarian is a great resource for book suggestions on the topic of extreme sports or any other topic. If the book you want is not available at your local library, you can always request it through interlibrary loan. Happy reading!