Request: Hockey Books

GoalieI need some help and I’m hoping that will all the combined knowledge out there in the kidlitosphere this will be easy! I work in a bookstore in Wisconsin and I get at least six requests for kids’ hockey books a day. Any kind of hockey books and all ages are asked for. I know of some, but not nearly enough and I can’t think of hardly any fiction for anyone past the early chapter book level (and beginning readers are scarce too). Good biographies of players would be great, nonfiction on hockey, picture books, beginning readers, middle grade, I even need some fiction for teenagers if it’s out there! Basically, anything beyond Matt Christopher as far as chapter books would be great. I’ve found some suggestions online, but I’d love to hear about any good ones people know of or have read or have heard about. Anything. Even if it’s only available in Canada, it’ll give me something to recommend! Thank you for any suggestions you come up with!

Picture Books:

- That’s Hockey by David Bouchard, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
- Franklin Plays Hockey by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark
- The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen
- The Kid Line by Teddy Jam, illustrated by Ange Zhang
- The Goalie Mask by Mike Leonetti, illustrated by Shayne Letain
- Gretzky’s Game (Hockey Heroes Series) by Mike Leonetti, illustrated by Greg Banning
- Number Four, Bobby Orr! by Mike Leonetti, illustrated by Shayne Letain
- The Magic Hockey Stick by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas
- The Magic Hockey Skates by Allen Morgan, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
- Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book by Matt Napier, illustrated by Melanie Rose
- Z Is For Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet by Matt Napier, illustrated by Melanie Rose
- When I Grow Up I’m Going to Be a Hockey Star by Kimberly Jo Simac

Easy Chapter Books:

- Arthur and the Goalie Ghost by Marc Brown
- The Hockey Machine by Matt Christopher
- Ice Magic by Matt Christopher
- Penalty Shot by Matt Christopher
- Frankenstein Doesn’t Slam Hockey Pucks by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Middle Grade Chapter Books:

- The Screech Owl Series by Roy MacGregor
- The Mystery of the Morphing Hockey Stick by P. J. McMahon, illustrated by John Manders
- The Hockey Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Nonfiction:

- How Hockey Works by Keltie Thomas

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