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Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Skateboarding books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Impossible: Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, And The Fantastic History Of Skateboarding (2011)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Impossible aims to get skateboarding right. Journalist Cole Louison gets inside the history, culture, and major personalities of skating. #213,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #20 in Skateboarding (Books) #102 in Extreme Sports (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Cole Louison

2. Skateboarding and the City: A Complete History (2019)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfSkateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions – a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart. Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of ’60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images – of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills –…
Author(s): Iain Borden

3. Skateboarding Is life! (MUSIC JOURNAL): Skateboarding Figures Red Quote Pattern Music Gift: Skateboard Songwriting Music Journal for Boys, Teens, Men (2019)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLarge Music JournalThis large 8.5″ x 11″ music journal is in paperback format and has 118 pages of lined and staff paper printed on quality white paper. There is more than enough space in here to get you started on the road to becoming the world’s next best songwriter! Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Blue Havana Press

4. Skateboarding (2006)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis introductory guide to skateboarding will have kids doing ollies, grinds, and verts in no time! Aspiring skateboarders can experience the adventurous world of boarding with these detailed instructions, which include killer original photography and illustrations. Tips and techniques for both beginners and experts alike explain everything they need to know, from safety to board maintenance. Learn how to locate the best equipment so they can skate just like their heroes. Features shots of professional skaters and information on the history of skating. Before you know it, your child will be skating like a pro! #69,166 in…
Author(s): Clive Gifford

5. Skateboarding: Book of Tricks (Start-Up Sports) (2003)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“Serious skaters looking for unusual and innovative tricks will find them in this skateboarding instructional guide. The tricks run the gamut from classic old school to modern with an emphasis on diversification, creativity, and originality. Included are riding basics and tips for controlling fear, visualizing, and focusing. Sequential shots detail every move needed to successfully re-create the various skateboarding tricks. The mechanics of the sport are also covered, including types of boards available, and the various wheels, bearings, and skateboarding surfaces.”…
Author(s): Steve Badillo, Doug Werner

6. Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder (2002)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero. Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive ′demon′ child who found peace while on a skateboard. Classmates teased him because of his interest in an ′uncool′ sport. Instead of retaliating with violence, he practised even more. With his story, he will inspire a younger generation of fans to stand up for what they believe in and follow their dreams. Ages 8-12 #76,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Skateboarding (Books) #502 in Sports…
Author(s): Tony Hawk, Sean Mortimer

7. The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself (2005)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe world–champion freestyle skateboarder and the man who brought the ollie – the trick that revolutionised the sport by taking it from the ground to the air – to street skating shares the history of skateboarding, as he tells the dramatic story of his life. At the age of 13, Rodney took the freestyle skating world by storm. He won 35 world titles in less than five years. But through it all, his father looked down on his son’s love for skating and pressured him to walk away from the sport and leave behind his fans and status as the most famous…
Author(s): Rodney Mullen, Sean Mortimer

8. Skateboarding is Life! (COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK): Skateboarding Quote Pattern Print Novelty Gift – College Ruled Skateboarding Notebook for Boys, Teens, Skateboarders, Girls (2019)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfComposition Notebook (College Ruled)This paperback notebook has college ruled lines and is printed on crisp, fine quality white paper and is ample enough for taking down your notes and ideas. This book can be used for your general journaling, jotting down notes and ideas, or for students and teachers alike. Also at the beginning of the book there is a personal information page to put down your name in order to personalize it. Plus two pages for your contact information. #2,530,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #343908 in Children’s Books #126 in Skateboarding (Books) Would…
Author(s): Blue Havana Press

9. Skateboarding Coloring Book (2019)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis coloring book is ideal for kids of any age (and adults too) who love the heart pumping action of daredevil skateboarding. Enjoy coloring skateboarders in action doing high flying, gravity defying stunts and tricks on their boards.These detailed ready-to-color illustrations have plenty of white space giving you room to sketch, draw, doodle and add your own unique artistic personality to each colored scene. Enjoy an infinite number of possibilities for hours of creative fun!Benefits- Make your work look great using colored pencils, pens, markers or crayons- Illustrations on…
Author(s): Jasmine Taylor

10. Skater Girl: A Girl’s Guide to Skateboarding (2006)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfExtreme sports are exploding in popularity and right smack in the middle of all those adrenaline junkies are a bunch of fearless girls flying down the slopes, riding the waves and, now, busting ollies over curbs. Skater Girl reveals the ins and outs of skateboarding to young women who know that sporting a little harmless road rash is one off-the-hook lifestyle statement.From lingo and board facts to fashion advice and flatout, including “The Top 10 Reasons Why Skateboarding Rocks,” this book gives girls the lowdown on all the need-to-know stuff.Of course, the authors get serious with the riding. Step-by-step photos show new…
Author(s): Patty Segovia, Rebecca Heller

11. Skateboarding Coloring Book (2011)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfColor the history and style of skateboarding!The Skateboarding Coloring Book contains 60 pages and illustrations of authentic skateboarders to color. Skateboarders from all over the world act as models.Street, ramp, downhill and slalom. The Skateboarding Coloring book lets you color the different styles in skateboarding and the development of the fashion over the past 40 years, from the Californian pole skaters and knee-high socks of the 70s to the relaxed, fashion-conscious Brooklyn skaters of the 2000s and daredevil tricks in Moscow.The Skateboard Coloring Book…
Author(s): Magnus Frederiksen

12. The Extreme Team: Skateboard Moves (Passport to Reading Level 3) (2013)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfCharlie Abbott is the new kid in town–again. He hates everything about moving, especially trying to make new friends. Then he meets a kid called X who shares his love of skateboarding. Together, they rip some moves at the town skatepark. But then Charlie’s skateboard vanishes from his garage, and he sees X riding around on a skateboard that looks just like his! Is Charlie’s new life about to become a disaster?Passport to Reading Level 3 #272,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3674 in Children’s Beginner Readers Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Matt Christopher, David Leonard

13. Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know (2014)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfAll the moves to become a serious skateboarder. Praise for The Skateboarding Field Manual, also by Ryan Stutt: “Stutt’s appealing title is rife with the glossy glamour that should win nods of approval from even proficient shredders.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books From selecting the right board, to learning which way to stand, to landing a kick flip, Skateboarding Skills provides critical instruction for young riders of all experience levels. New riders will learn essential skills to advance their riding ability while experienced riders will learn new tricks to add to their…
Author(s): Ryan Stutt

14. Skateboarding Coloring Book 1 (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe perfect coloring book for every child that loves skateboarding. 40 coloring pages filled with animals and kids skateboarding. Art is like a rainbow, never-ending and brightly colored. Feed the creative mind of your child and have fun! Each picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page so no need to worry about smudging. #439,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2192 in Children’s Coloring Books Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Nick Snels

Best Skateboarding Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some skateboarding books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The A to Z of Skateboarding

Author(s): Tony Hawks
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2383115

Skateboarding: Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

Author(s): Kara-Jane Lombard (ed.)
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2236029

The Art of Living Sideways: Skateboarding, Peace and Elicitive Conflict Transformation

Author(s): Sophie Friedel
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1335307

Mastering Skateboarding : tricks for flatland, ledges, rails, ramps and bowls and more

Author(s): Per Welinder; Peter Whitley
Publisher: Champaign, Ill Human Kinetics, Year: 2012, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1197025

Mastering Skateboarding

Author(s): Per Welinder, Pete Whitley
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2011, Size: 44 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1116726

Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2

Author(s): Steve Badillo
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 467703

Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks

Author(s): Steve Badillo, Doug Werner
Publisher: Tracks Publishing, Year: 2008, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 392808

Skateboarding

Author(s): Jim Fitzpatrick,Thomas Sawyer
Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing, Year: 2008, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1342099

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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