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

Columbia Noir, A Complete Filmography 1940–1962

by Gene Blottner

Film Noir fan? Gene Blottner offers a thoroughly researched reference book that will keep you up at night. Reams of information, great illustrations, all given by a man happily obsessed with this classic genre of filmdom.

Catwoman, The Life and Times of a Feline Fatale

by Suzan Colón

A fun pictorial tribute. If this book were about The Batman, it’d be called sexist. Can good graphic design trump mediocre content? Don’t reject this book out of hand—but don’t break the kitty for it either.

Maserati 250F

by David McKinney

Some called it the most beautiful Grand Prix machine of all time. Even replicas today fetch astronomical sums. Many years in the making and combining the efforts of several experts, this excellent book is the best effort yet at sorting out which chassis did what.

ARCADE Toys Catalog

Arcade Manufacturing was incorporated in 1885 and produced high-quality cast iron coffee mills, spring hinges, cork extractors, and stove dampers.  But its cast iron toys made them famous.

Rolls Royce

by Julie Wilson

A small book for young folks offers a simple/simplistic look at an iconic carmaker.

The Ultimate Car Sticker Book

Start your youngsters off the right way: car stickers for ages 5 and up. And up. And up. C’mon, who doesn’t want car stickers??

The Little Auto

by Lois Lenski

Meet cheery Mr. Small, proud owner of shiny red sporting car, and see how the children of 1934 were introduced to the world of motoring.

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.

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.