Goodnight, Hockey Fans


Andrew Larsen - 2017
    The hockey game is on! And he’s worried he won’t be able to fall asleep. After his parents have tucked him in and turned out the light, he decides he’ll listen to the hockey game on a radio placed under his pillow. With the familiar drone of the announcer’s voice for company, the boy drifts off to sleep. And there he is on the ice playing for his favorite team — and scoring the winning goal! “What a play! What a goal! What a game!” What a beautiful dream!Award-winning author Andrew Larsen's simple yet evocative story sets just the right tone for the youngest children, who can relate to the boy's disappointment about missing the exciting nighttime game and his fears that he won't be able to fall asleep. Jacqui Lee's illustrations in soothing greens and blues are done in a wonderful blend of nostalgic and contemporary styles that suit the story's timelessness. This book provides all of the appeal of the perfect bedtime story: the reassurance of caring parents tucking the boy in and then coming back later to check on him, the bedtime routine, the atmospheric winter night outside while it's cozy and snug inside, and the promise of dreams come true.

Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play


Kathryn Heling - 2015
    Catchy rhymes and visual cues introduce young readers to sports in this companion to Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do. The clues in each lively verse can be spotted hanging from the clotheslines. What athlete wears those items? Turn the page to discover the sport at hand—and the athlete in full gear! From baseball and soccer, to fencing and archery, there's something for everyone—including a surprise ending. A perfect choice for reading aloud and encouraging kids to join in the guessing and reveal. Andy Robert Davies's quirky illustrations build a separate story from the text. Close attention to the details will help young readers build their own storytelling skills and help them make visual connections.

Z Is For Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet


Matt Napier - 2002
    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.

I'm Cool!


Kate McMullan - 2015
    But can this slow-movin' ice fixer smooth the grooves before the next period? Or will he lose his COOL? The timer's ticking! BUZZZZZZ!

The Magic Hockey Stick


Peter Maloney - 1999
    But one day Bronto gets a terrible stomachache. When the doctor takes an X ray, it shows Bronto's ribs, his stomach, some trees, and . . . . something Bronto will never forget! With hilarious illustrations and a surprise ending, here is a wacky story that gives new meaning to the phrase "Watch what you eat!"

Goodnight Hockey (Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books)


Michael Dahl - 2015
    A perfect story for bedtime and budding sports fans.

Play This Book


Jessica Young - 2018
    Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more--no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book!Pair with Pet This Book, another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star


Caroline Jayne Church - 2014
    Bestselling illustrator and author Caroline Jayne Church dazzles and shines in the classic lullaby, TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR.With an eye-catching foil cover that twinkles even on the darkest nights, Caroline Jayne Church's beloved toddlers and stuffed animals become adorable stargazers in this perfect bedtime rhyme.

Coco Little Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Coco)


Adrian Molina - 2017
    Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University), and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney/Pixar's Coco opens in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017. This beautifully illustrated Little Golden Book retells all the excitement and adventure of Disney/Pixar's Coco. It's perfect for children ages 2 to 5.

Just One Goal!


Robert Munsch - 2008
    It makes no sense—there is a perfectly good frozen river in her own backyard! But her dad says it's too jagged, and her mom says it's too bumpy, and her older sisters don't see why she can't keep going all the way across town, just like they did. But Ciara won't let anybody stop her. And with a little help from the neighbourhood, she knows that her team, the River Rink Rats, will finally win a game on their own brand new rink.In classic Robert Munsch style, this warm fun story of community and hockey takes a hilarious turn. With the excitement and pace of a real hockey match, the River Rink Rats play their final game on their new rink. The pressure is on; the crowd is watching; Ciara has the puck; the crowd keeps watching; the ice starts to...CRACK!; Ciara keeps playing; the ice starts to drift; the crowd starts running; Ciara shoots to SCORE and—You can be sure that no matter how the game ends, there will be hot chocolate!

Little White Duck


Walt Whippo - 2000
    Now, for the first time, it is brought to life in picture book form by artist Joan Paley, whose collages were described by School Library Journal as "quite impressive ... a cross between the works of Denise Fleming and Lois Ehlert". Bold and lively, this book is sure to have readers chanting along with a duck that quacks!, a bug that buzzes!, a snake that hisses!, and a frog that glugs! Musical notation is included.

Bears in a Band


Shirley Parenteau - 2016
    They don’t care if the notes are wrong! But uh-oh, Big Brown Bear is fast asleep. Will their lively music wake him up? A small moment of trepidation segues into a jubilant performance in a story that will be sweet music to little ears.

Baby Loves to Rock!


Wednesday Kirwan - 2013
    Rock out with Baby in this playful board book that showcases various animals and their favorite musical styles!The skunk loves punk… The weasel likes to pop…But who loves to rock? Humorous text and colorful illustrations fill the jammin’ pages of Baby Loves to Rock! Rife with funny puns and rhymes about a variety of comical animals enjoying different genres of music, this board book is sure to delight music fans of all ages.

Pots and Pans


Patricia Hubbell - 1998
    For high-energy toddlers, here's a playful poem that celebrates the thrill of making noise.

The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff


Laura Joffe Numeroff - 2011
    The Jellybeans are off to summer camp to enjoy ghost stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and swimming in the lake. Each girl finds her own favorite activity: Emily goes to the dance studio, Bitsy does arts and crafts, and Anna reads about nature. But Nicole can't find anything that's just right for her. So she decides to start a soccer team and teach her friends her favorite game. Will the Jellybeans be able to win the big match against a neighboring camp? Once again, the girls use their different strengths and talents to work together and have the best summer ever.  This third book in the successful New York Times bestselling series shows that, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists, or tomboys, there is a Jellybean for everyone.Praise for The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff “The tale unfolds with warmth and reassuring humor making this latest Jellybeans adventure a good primer for young would-be campers. Munsinger’s watercolor illustrations are bright and suggest vigor and happiness, like the Jellybeans themselves.” –Kirkus Reviews “The cartoon artwork captures the mood of the story as the youngsters support one another. The soft, watercolor illustrations reinforce their delightful antics as they enjoy their camp experience.” –School Library Journal<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /-->