Ice Skating Adventures

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child


It's cold outside! Curl up, get cozy and read!


Angelina Ice Skates
By Katharine Holabird
JUV E HOLABIRD

Angelina and some other mice are preparing for a New Year's Eve ice skating show, but the hockey players keep getting in the way until Angelina gets them involved.
 

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I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates
By Bridget Hurst
JUV E HURST

When Lola goes ice skating with her friend Morten, she absolutely must have her own skates, but her brother Charlie reminds her of all the other things sitting in the closet that she "absolutely" had to have.
 

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Pink Around the Rink
By Victoria Kann
JUV E KANN (EASY READER)

Pinkalicious's new ice skates are plain white, so before she takes them out on the ice she decides to color them with her cotton candy pink magic marker.
 

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Pearl's New Skates
By Holly Keller
JUV E KELLER

Pearl's birthday skates have a single blade and learning to use them is harder than she expects. Pearl has new skates. They are real skates (not double runners), and she can't wait to try them. Pearl inches out onto the frozen pond. But instead of twirling, she topples. Instead of spinning, she falls -- splaaat! Pearl has new skates. They are shiny white with red tassels, and she loves them. Will Pearl ever skate in real life the way she skates in her dreams?
 

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Callie Cat, Ice Skater

By Eileen Spinelli

JUV E SPINELLI

Callie Cat loves to ice skate and when she hears about the Honeybrook Ice Skating Contest she decides to enter, only to find that winning is not as important as the joy of skating.
 

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Bella Gets Her Skates On
By Ian Whybrow
JUV E WHYBROW
When Daddy Rabbit announces the lake is hard enough for skating, Bella worries about what could happen. But as she hesitantly tries, she finds her worries are all for naught.
 
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It's a Big World, Little Pig!
By Kristi Yamaguchi
JUV E YAMAGUCHI

Poppy's big dreams lead her to Paris for the world games ice skating championship. Nervous but ever courageous and supported by her family, she embarks upon the adventure head-on. Poppy meets a snowboarding panda, a Maltese who skies, and two fellow skaters, a crane and a Kangaroo. She begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart.
 

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