Car Racing Books Fiction
Once your child gets a little older and is interested in longer stories or novels, they might be interested in fiction books about racing. Fiction books include imaginary stories, events, and characters. Sometimes these stories can be based on real-life people or events, but the author creates a new plot or story around them. There are many great fiction books about racing both in the horse racing category and car racing category.
Horse racing fiction books focus on the jockey, horse, or lifestyle of horse racing in general. These stories provide readers a look into the world that leads up to the big race. This includes the work that goes into it, the emotions, the ups, the downs, and the sweet feeling of victory. "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo is a fantastic novel about a horse named Joey and it takes place during World War I. The book guides the reader through his different experiences with multiple owners, including the army. "Lord of Misrule" by Jaimy Gordon is also a fascinating read. It follows the lifestyle of jockeys and horse trainers at a rundown racetrack located somewhere in West Virginia.
Much like the stories above, car racing fiction books also combine storytelling with racing education. They allow the reader to see a certain perspective through a specific character or characters, and learn more about racing along the way. "The Speed Merchants" by Michael Keyser is a perfect example of this as this book guides readers through the experiences of two race car drivers as they compete in endurance races. "Days of Thunder" by Robert Souza is also another great example of this and a worthwhile read.