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The Hockey Sweater

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: hockey, winter sports

In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgro …

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Volleyball Vibe

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: friendship, girls & women, bullying

Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport that has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist t …

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Open Ice

by David Trifunov
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: hockey, girls & women, friendship

Set in a co-ed environment, Open Ice follows Vancouver, British Columbia, teens Jillian and Jacob, who must attempt to deal with their problems through communication, problem-solving and teamwork, not unlike the typical methods kids see when dealing with challenges. Touching on the sports-based — as opposed to social — pressures that discourage …

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Head to Head

by Jennifer Manuel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: soccer, new experience, girls & women

With characters who display diversity in ethnicity and leadership style, Head to Head is based in Victoria, British Columbia, and focuses on empowering girls to work together and develop leadership qualities. Readers will instantly recognize the struggle of dealing with someone they don't get along with as main character Emika struggles to connect …

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Going on the Land (Inuinnaqtun)

illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, environment

What do we need to pack to go on the land?
This book shares some of the ways a child and her father prepare to go on the land.

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