Season 5 - Episodes 1 & 2 - A Race Car Adventure

A Race Car Adventure

A Race Car Adventure  is sponsored by Scholastic.

Season 5 of Reading Bug Adventures is off to a great start with this fast-paced racing episode. The Reading Bug has a need for speed, and using the book bag's magic, and your imaginations, of course, we're off to witness an historic race! Will Lauren and the Reading Bug take the lead and win? Tune in to find out.

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Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Go, Girls, Go! By Frances Gilbert, Allison Black (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frances Gilbert, Allison Black (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534424821
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 5th, 2019

Come along for a rollicking ride in this picture book celebration of vehicles that puts girls in the driver’s seat! Piloting fire trucks, trains, tractors, and more, the girls in this book are on the go! Join them for an exuberant journey that celebrates how girls can do—and drive—anything. Ages 2-5.

Race Car Rally! (Take the Wheel!) By Alan Copeland, Rhys Jefferys (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alan Copeland, Rhys Jefferys (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499807189
Published: little bee books - September 18th, 2018

Put on your seat belt and your helmet-it's time to drive a race car! Kids will love using the die-cut handles in this novelty board book to control the race car to steer through the track around cars and into other lanes to try and win the big race! Ages 2-5.

Mama Lion Wins the Race By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545852821
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Start your engines: The race is on! Racing teams gather from far and wide for this madcap race. But who will take home the big trophy?  Will it be the playful Flying Pandinis? The mischievous Knitted Monkey crew? Or will Mama Lion and Tigey speed past the finish line in first place? While everyone hopes to win, it's the journey itself -- filled with joy, beauty, fun, and friendships -- that is the best prize of all. Ages 3-6.

The Princess and the Pit Stop By Tom Angleberger, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419728488
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Once upon a time there was a Princess who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas! Ages 3-6.

Enzo Races in the Rain! By Garth Stein, R. W. Alley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Garth Stein, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062295330
Published: HarperCollins - October 7th, 2014

A heartwarming tale of coming home, this is Garth Stein's picture book about the lovable dog Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain. Young dog lovers will enjoy cuddling up with this sweet story. Enzo the puppy's action-packed adventure begins when he makes the journey from the farm to the city, discovers just how big the world is, and finds the family that was meant to be his. Ages 3-7.

The Tortoise or the Hare By Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416983354
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 6th, 2014

Nobel Prize recipient Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison breathe new life into a classic Aesop’s fable. In the well- known tale of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” everyone remembers that “slow and steady wins the race”—or does it? In this energetic retelling of a favorite fable, it’s the speedy Hare who crosses the finish line first, but it’s Tortoise who has the tale to tell when he discovers that the race, not the winning, is what matters most. Ages 4-8.

The Tortoise and the Hare By Alison Ritchie, Nahta Noj (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Ritchie, Nahta Noj (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763676018
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Published: Templar - May 12th, 2015

One of Aesop’s best-loved fables gets a contemporary twist in this retelling with simple text and bright, graphic artwork. Ingenious die-cut holes let you turn the page to send Hare racing ahead, then, slowly and steadily, move Tortoise toward a win. Ages 2-5.

Danica Patrick, 2nd Edition (Amazing Athletes) By Jeff Savage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761357605
Published: Lerner Classroom - August 1st, 2010

Danica Patrick is the most popular driver in the Indy Racing League (IRL). She has won fans with her skill, toughness, and charm. In 2008, Danica rewarded her fans by doing something that no other woman had ever done--she won an IRL race. Danica amazed her supporters again in 2009 when she announced that she would race in some NASCAR events starting in 2010. Read this book to learn more about car racing's most dynamic driver.

Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading) By Monica Kulling, Richard Walz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Kulling, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375815102
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2004

It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story!

Auto Racing (Inside the World of Sports #13) By Andrew Luke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781422234563
Published: Mason Crest Publishers - January 1st, 2016

explores the sport of auto racing, including its history, greatest moments, notable drivers, and what the future of the sport holds. Ages 8-12.

Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century By Sue Macy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426326974
Published: National Geographic Kids - February 7th, 2017

Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will be delighted to see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy, politics, and the world around them.

Danica Patrick (Women in Sports) By Abby Colich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781491479711
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2016

Learn about Danica Patrick’s childhood and her rise to becoming a female sports superstar. Ages 4-8.


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