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Hockey: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about hockey?

As you can see, this list of kids books about hockey is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about hockey, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Z Is for Zamboni
Written by Matt Napier & illustrated by Melanie Rose
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Each letter of the alphabet introduces a fact about the game of hockey, in a board-book version of a popular title by the creators of Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book.
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Goodnight Hockey
Written by Michael Dahl & illustrated by Christina E. Forshay
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8
A young fan cheers on his hometown hockey team, and then returns home to snuggle into bed.
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Kate's Really Good at Hockey
Written by Christina Frey and Howard Shapiro & illustrated by Jade Gonzalez
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
Young Kate Kazmaier discovers her own skills and family legacy while at an elite girl's summer hockey campBest. Summer. Ever. That's what Kate Kazmaier thinks when she receives an invitation to an elite girl's summer hockey camp. Some of the best 9 - 12 year old hockey players, from around the world, will be there and Kate who lives hockey 24-7, can't wait to go. Everything would be perfect except for one thing, she has to stay with her grandmother who she barely knows. Little does she know that her grandmother, Abby, was a female hockey pioneer. Forced to cut her hair and say that her name was Abe because there were no girls teams when she was young, she schooled the boys back then and became one of the best goalies in Canada. That is until her true identity was found out.She never let any hurdle stop her and Kate learns from Abby that there is more to playing hockey than simply being the best player on the ice, it's about being the best person off the ice. Kate teaches Abby a thing or two as well. Mainly how ones relationship with the past ultimately shapes their future. Together they form an unlikely yet strong bond that gets tested in ways they never could have imagined.
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Lucy Tries Hockey
Written by Lisa Bowes & illustrated by James Hearne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Lucy and her family are skating on an outdoor rink when she sees a game of hockey going on. It looks like fun, but maybe too challenging. Supported by her parents, Lucy enrolls in an introductory-hockey clinic, and thanks to an encouraging instructor, she and her friends learn basic hockey skills, have fun on the ice and decide to add hockey to their list of favorite sports! This title is also available in French. The Lucy Tries Sports series encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.To find out what Lucy will try next, visit www.lucytriessports.com.
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Little Hockey
Written by Matt Napier & illustrated by Renne Benoit
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
Riddles in rhyme and illustrations invite readers to identify types of objects and people connected with hockey. On board pages.
Shutout book
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  • Shutout - Alex Paterson is the number-one goalie on his high-school hockey team. And he’s thrilled that his team has made the playoffs. But when graffiti that apparently can be traced back to Alex is found on the walls of the school, and a photo of Alex at a party with a beer in his hand starts making the rounds, he is suspended from the team, and his reputation as a good kid is put in doubt. Alex knows he’s innocent. The problem is, he cannot figure out who would want to frame him. Or why. Is it the other goalie who wants all the glory for himself? Or someone from a rival team looking for an advantage? With everyone assuming the worst about him, it’s up to Alex to find out who is behind it all, not only to clear his name, but to save the season.

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