February 10, 2016
Dogs love to race
DK Readers L4: Snow Dogs! Racers of the North
by Ian Whitelaw
DK Readers are a series of leveled books geared to different reading abilities from beginner to proficient readers. At level 4 (L4), Snow Dogs! is written for proficient readers able to read alone, with more complex sentence structure and additional information (found in sidebars). The book is only 48 pages, including glossary, yet manages to pack in lots of information. Kids will learn about the history of dogsledding and the work involved in preparing for the strenuous Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and Hudson Bay Quest races. Lively text and bright photos will keep readers interested.