Behind the Wheel of a Sports Car

Cover: Behind the Wheel of a Sports Car Spread: Behind the Wheel of a Sports Car

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel and settle in for a long endurance race in a state-of-the-art sports car. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, sources for further research, a selected bibliography, a glossary, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • A Test of Endurance
  • What Is a Sports Car?
  • How a Race Works
  • Racing Around the World
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author



  • Dewey: 796.72
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781634074322): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781503806894): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Narrative Nonfiction
  • Imprint: MOMENTUM
  • Series: In the Driver's Seat


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Lexile® Measure: 660
  • Guided Reading Level: T

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "In the Driver's Seat" in Horn Book Guide

In the Driver’s Seat series. These books focus on what a young reader might experience while driving the featured vehicle. The second-person narration includes pertinent information about the vehicles; color photos and occasional sidebars support the texts. Safety issues are mentioned occasionally but don’t get in the way of the portrayal of how cool it is drive each vehicle. There are four other spring 2016 books in this series. Reading list. Bib., glos., ind.


Author: Alex Monnig

Alex Monnig is a freelance journalist from St. Louis, Missouri, who now lives in Sydney, Australia. During his career he has spent time covering sporting events around the world, including Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and the Rugby World Cup.


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