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Category: Sports

Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Picks for 2010

by Siobhan
Kids + Sports / November 19, 2009


At this time of year, kids and Santa aren't the only ones making lists of great toys and books.

This week, the Canadian Toy Testing Council announced their list of the best toys and books for 2010.

We were thrilled to see the book INSIDE HOCKEY by Keltie Thomas on the list of "2010 Great Books for Children".

This nifty fact book spotlights great stories of hockey and its most legendary characters. Trivia explores such unusual hockey topics as why goalies are different, legends on the ice, hockey hi-jinks, crazy moves made to score goals, players’ superstitions, and more. Kids are also drawn to the book’s illustrated with action-packed photos and amusing art.

--from the Canadian Toy Testing Council website


Also by Keltie Thomas:

How Hockey Works

How Figure Skating Works

How Basketball Works

How Soccer Works

How Baseball Works

Canadian Hockey Books

by monique t
News + Sports / November 01, 2006

Are you a hockey fan?

Canucks Legends: Vancouver Hockey Heroes by Jeff Rud, with an introduction by Trevor Linden.

Canucks Legends chronicles the first four decades of the franchise--from a young expansion team to the Canucks' current place among hockey's elite. The Canucks come to life through 75 player profiles--Orland Kurtenbach, Stan Smyl, Richard Brodeur, Cam Neely, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and many others--and over 300 historic and contemporary photos. If you are a Canucks fan, this is the book for you.

Maple Leaf Legends and Canadien Legends are also available.


A Hero Named Howe by Mike Leonetti and illustrated by Greg Banning.

A Hero Named Howe is the latest in Raincoast's Hockey Heroes series for kids, age 5+.

Charlie is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and his hero is the great Gordie Howe. Although he plays in his neighbourhood hockey league, Charlie is concerned that he doesn't play as well as his teammates. Inspired by a book written by Howe, Charlie considers other ways to be involved in hockey. A chance meeting with broadcaster Foster Hewitt, famous for exclaiming “He Shoots! He Scores!,” convinces Charlie to try play-by-play announcing.

See more Hockey Heroes books.