The World of Adventure Sports

by Lonely Planet Kids (Author) Ian Jepson (Illustrator)

The World of Adventure Sports
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Get your adrenaline pumping with this guide to extreme sports! Discover awesome facts, stats and rules of snowboarding, skydiving, BMX, rock climbing and more. You'll also meet star athletes in every sport, learn a list of essential slang, see a timeline of each sport's development, and get a rundown of global hot spots--all illustrated with cool street-art graphics and epic photography!

Find out what a "brain bucket" is, meet the greats, like snowboarder Chloe Kim and skateboarder Danny Way, and learn how they got so good at what they do, see timelines of each sport's history and find out the best mountains to climb, waves to surf, and skate-parks to shred in Lonely Planet Kids' World of Adventure Sports.


  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • BMX
  • Skateboarding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skydiving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • And more!

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Illustrator: James Gulliver Hancock is a well traveled illustrator known for his playful illustration style. His obsession with drawing everything in the world has seen him work for major projects around the globe, seeing his work appear on everything from billboards, to TV commercials, to ceramics, to books, to board games...
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Guided Reading Level
Lonely Planet
Publication date
December 20, 2020
Lonely Planet Kids
BISAC categories
JNF054180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Extreme Sports
Library of Congress categories

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