Kids Canes readers, have you noticed summer is HERE! It’s been almost four weeks since we had Carolina Hurricanes hockey. That makes it the perfect time for you to head to your local library and pick up some books about hockey.
Here are a few suggestions for books about our favorite sport!
Should the library not have these books, ask the librarian if they can InterLibrary Loan them for you. We will talk more about this in a minute, but remember I.L.L.
Earliest Kids Canes Readers
Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet by Matt M. Napier and Melanie Rose
This board book is part of the larger SPORT ALPHABET series of books.
I am a Zamboni Machine by Kevin Viala and Paola Migliari and Laura Rigo
The “Most Junior Hurricanes Reporter” (MJHR) loves a Zamboni!
He loves a good book too!
How could he not love another book about a Zamboni??
Lucy Tries Hockey by Lisa Bowes and James Hearne
Part of the Lucy Tries Sports series, this book tells us about Lucy hitting the ice. Your library should have these books! They are very popular, but remember…if they do not, ask the librarians if they can I.L.L it for you!
Flowman and the Magic Mullet by Emily Hawkes and Konn Hawkes
What is more hockey than a mullet? A magic mullet!
Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots by Kelly Findley and Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Wonder if Stormy The Pig is in this one?? You’ll have to read it and see!
The MJHR loves Stormy, but Skates from the A.H.L’s Chicago Wolves is up there to!
Who is your favorite hockey mascot?
Eldest Junior Hurricanes
Crosby’s Golden Goal by Mike Leonetti and Gary McLaughlin
Sure Crosby does not play for the Canes, but any book about hockey is going to be good when you are missing hockey!
Hat Trick! Three Hockey Stories by Irene Punt and by Bojan Redzic and Ken Steacy
This is actually three books in one! How cool is that??
What is I.L.L or Inter-Library Loan?
Earlier, I mentioned I.L.L or InterLibrary Loan. Remember?
I said we would talk more about what that means.
ILL is a system where libraries can check out books from other libraries!
Just like you check out books, a library can check out books from another.
If your local library does not have a book, you can ask the librarian to I.L.L or InterLibrary Loan the book for you.
Another library will send that book to your library.
The librarian will call your adult to let them know your book is there!
It is very cool, AND sometimes your book will come from VERY far away!
Kids Canes Challenge
Can you name all the positions on a hockey team?
Kids Canes Answer
We asked you where your closest local library was. Did you find out?
If you did, ask your adult to take you there! Maybe get a library card and check out some books!
If you did not, ask your adult to see if they can help you find it on the internet!