November 2009 Book Brawl

11:55 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese


Each month, we'll pit similar books against each other in the upper right hand sidebar. All month, it's up to you to vote for your favorite. (You'll find the poll in the top right sidebar) Let's keep it friendly, but in the comments section, please feel free to explain the reasons for your vote. What did you like about the book you chose as the winner? What didn't you like about the the other book(s)?

The 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame class, which features a star-studded cast of four players and one front office stalwart, was inducted Monday. Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitaille were the players inducted, while current New Jersey Devils CEO, president and general manager Lou Lamoriello was inducted in the "builder" category. All of these players had remarkable careers, not to mention seeing their names on the Stanley Cup. Want to introduce your young readers to the fast-paced and physical sport played on ice? Check out these two amazing titles...

Dino-Hockey (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

What could be more fast-paced and physical than an NHL game? A hockey game where the Meat-Eaters are pitted against the Veggiesaurs, of course! Wheeler has written a rhyming, action-filled, jam-packed, hockey game sure to captivate the youngest of fans. Loaded with hockey terms and action, the book puts you right on the ice and the illustrations will delight any dinosaur fan.


Additional Information:
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding: 30 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (October 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0822561913
ISBN-13: 978-0822561910


Z Is For Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet Edition 1. (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)

I'm a huge fan of these alphabet sports books by Sleeping Bear Press. The rhyming text is fun, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful and they're chock full of great information related to each sport. In Z is for Zamboni, you'll find everything you need from "A is for Arena./The game is played in here,/a building where the fans all gather/to clap and boo and cheer" to "-Zamboni for Z-/a machine that cleans the ice,/ensuring for tomorrow's game/a surface smooth and nice."

Additional Information:
Author: Matt Napier
Illustrator: Melissa Rose
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1 edition (November 17, 2002)
ISBN-10: 1585360651
ISBN-13: 978-1585360659

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Be careful because the blows come fast and furious in the Get in the Game--Read Book Brawl!

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