Whether your children are fans, players, or just want to learn about the game, these books will get them excited about hockey!
Z is for Zamboni, by Matt Napier
In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer “Z is for Zamboni” to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier’s “breakaway” rhymes and “hard-checking” expository text team up with the “top-shelf” illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.
Hockey, by Blaine Wiseman
Provides information highlighting the greatest achievements of hockey’s biggest stars.
Dino-Hockey, by Lisa Wheeler
In a hockey match unrivaled in prehistory, the Meat-Eaters take on the Veggiesaurs. Fans go wild in the stands as T.Rex and Triceratops face-off. This action is sure to be good, so don’t miss it!
Brady Brady and the Great Rink, by Mary Shaw
When Brady tries to build the greatest backyard rink ever, he finds out it’s harder than he thought. But his work is about to pay off in a way he never imagined!
Who is Wayne Gretzky?, by Gail Herman
After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it’s no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as “The Great One.” When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.
The Boy in Number Four, by Kara Kootstra
Bobby Orr played in the NHL with the Boston Bruins for ten seasons leading them to two Stanley Cup victories. He also played with the Chicago Black Hawks for two more– all the while wearing jersey number 4. In the Boy in Number Four, readers will get a glimpse of this hockey legend as a boy and discover the hard work, commitment, and fun it takes to make a dream into a reality. This book also includes an afterword by Bobby Orr with an inspirational message for kids today.
If you can’t cheer on your favorite hockey team in person, build a mini ice hockey rink at home for some fun. Instructions can be found at playtivities.com.