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Reviewed Titles Award Winners Accelerated Reader
Jake Maddox

Skate Park Challenge

by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Sean Tiffany

Nick is injured skateboarding, but he quickly jumps back on the road to recovery in hopes of being ready for the big competition.  With practice, Nick hopes he'll be able to skate the killer half pipes and thin rails just like the pros.

GenreSports Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level440L
ATOS Level3.3
AR Points1
AR Quiz #109970
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count72
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $23.99 School/Library Price
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Library Media Connection - Sandy Scroggs

"At the time of review, six chapter books comprised the sports character education collection written under the pen name of Jake Maddox for male reluctant readers. As I read the stories, I could hear the fourth grade students assign a score for the writing style as two out of four. The range of reading levels in the series is 1.1 to 2.8. Each book in the series contains a glossary, further information, discussion questions, writing prompts, and Internet sites. Each story involves a boy who eventually succeeds at his given sport of hockey, basketball, BMX, football, baseball, or skateboarding. Additional Selection" - Library Media Connection

May 1, 2007

Anastasia Suen's Book of the Week Blog - Anastasia Suen

"Skate Park Challenge by Anastasia Suen (writing as Jake Maddox). A skateboarding novel. After Nick is injured skateboarding, he is forced to take a break from his daily visits to the skate park. He is determined to heal in time for the big competition, especially because he wants to beat Brandon, the bully responsible for his injury. With a little practice, Nick hopes he’ll be able to skate killer half-pipes and thin rails just like the pros. If he can pull off every move, he’s sure to end up at the top of the scoreboard." - Anastasia Suen's Book of the Week Blog

November 3, 2008



American Design Award

American Graphic Design Award 2007

January 1, 2007