Archive for Items Categorized 'Youth and Young Adult (YA)', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Street Rod

by Henry Gregor Felsen

Boy builds car, wins trophy, loses car. In print continuously since 1953, this novel just doesn’t seem to lose its appeal.

Hot Rod

by Henry Gregor Felsen

Hank Felson didn’t write only car books but this one, part of a rodding series, was his best seller: eight million copies over the years. See why.

The Custom Road Bike

by Guy Andrews

Whether you want to upgrade or start from scratch—or just want to know what the various bits do—this book explains the inner workings of seven key components.

Three to Go Mario!

by Andy Evans

In this book Andy recalls a memory from his youth. He was 12 when his father took him to watch Mario Andretti compete in the 1977 Grand Prix that was run over the course laid out on the streets of Long Beach, California.

Sidecar Scooter

by Bruce Caldwell

Scooter has an adventurous life and his story fills the pages of this delightful book. Caldwell turned a (mostly) true story into a tale of tails and Charlie O Hayward created just-for-this-book full-color, full-of-personality artwork to illustrate it.

The Red Car

by Don Stanford

The red car is a wrecked 1948 MG TC roadster that Stanford’s main character, sixteen year-old Happy “Hap” Adams, is seeing for the first time and wants to bring back to life.

Two Books for Youths by Bruce Carter

by Bruce Carter

Illustrated by Raymond Briggs these two beautifully made books tell the story of one exciting event selected from the racing life of each man in a suspenseful way that keeps the reader, regardless of age, turning the pages.

The Alphabet and The Automobile

by Murray L Smith, illustrations by Charles W Queener

Typically A-B-C books are for little kids. It is obvious at first glance, however, that this one wasn’t intended for those lively little minds with short attention spans. Those kiddos are captivated by A is for aardvark and a Blue Train for B is likely to elicit a squeal of “Oh, show me Thomas the Tank!