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Winter is almost here! It’s the perfect time to snuggle up and read with your little ones. How about reading some ice skating books? Here’s a fun list!
As you begin planning your winter activities, be sure to fill a book basket with some of these picture books. Their study pages and colorful pictures are sure to engage even your youngest audience.
Whether you’re introducing them to the sport, reading about winter activities, or just checking out something new, there is something on this list that you’ll all enjoy.
Ice Skating Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of books about ice skating that will help your preschooler learn more about ice skating and other winter activities!
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Angelina Ice Skates – Angelina is busy preparing for the Ice Dance with her friends Alice, Flora, and Felicity. Cousin Henry tries to help too, but nothing goes right. And the rehearsals are disrupted when two big boys from school tease the ballerinas. More than a few snowballs fly before Angelina finds a way to ensure the success of the show.
Eloise Skates! – On a very cold, very snowy winter day, Nanny decides to take Eloise and Weenie ice-skating! But can dogs ice-skate?
Duck Skates – It’s snowing! Five little ducks can’t wait to go out and play. They pull on their bright new boots and race outside for a day of snowballs and skating. When evening comes, the tired ducklings are happy to find the perfect toasty ending to their busy day.
Snowflakes and Ice Skates -A counting book that describes winter related items and activities.
Bella Gets Her Skates On – When Daddy Rabbit suggests skating on the frozen lake, Bella’s big brother and sister are excited. But little Bella is nervous. What if she falls over and everyone laughs at her? Gently encouraged by the others, Bella gains confidence and steps out onto the ice—and discovers that she loves skating!
Dream Big, Little Pig! – Poppy is a waddling, toddling pig with big dreams. She wants to be a star! But she soon discovers that’s not as easy as it sounds. It’s only when Poppy feels the magic of gliding and sliding, swirling and twirling on ice that our most persistent pig truly believes in herself: Poppy, star of the rink!
Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink – After Pinkalicious colors her white ice skates with a cotton candy pink marker, she feels ready to spin, glide, and soar with the best of them. But as the color starts to run off of her skates, she is embarrassed. When Pinkalicious thought she was going to leave her mark on the skating rink, she didn’t mean it so literally. . . .
I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates – When Lola goes ice-skating with her friend Morten, she absolutely and extremely must have her own skates so she can be the very best skater in the whole school. Charlie reminds her that her guitar and yo-yo-which she really, really wanted-ended up unused in the closet, but she is certain this time is different. Will Lola still be enthusiastic when skating turns out to be trickier and more wobbly than it looks?
Callie Cat, Ice Skater – Day and night, Callie Cat ice skates on the pond in her backyard. She loves to ice skate, loves it more than chocolate cake, more than going to the mall–more than her friends can understand. That is, until the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, and everyone thinks it could be Callie’s big chance! Now Callie practices day and night. She wants to win the big prize . . . doesn’t she?
Tallulah’s Ice Skates – Tallulah heads out into a winter wonderland to go ice skating and finds out that having fun is sometimes more important than being the best.
Barbie: You Can Be an Ice Skater – Barbie joins the ice skating club, but will she be able to compete in the Winter Wonderland Ice Show?
Mice Skating – For most field mice, winter means burrowing down and snuggling in. But not for Lucy! She loves snow crunching under her paws and wearing a fluffy wool hat. And most of all, Lucy loves to skate, and she’s just ACHING to show off her new skill with her friends.
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates – In Sweden, while visiting their aunt and uncle at Christmas, triplets Flicka, Ricka and Dicka are trying out their new ice skates when their dog Mike and their new friend Bertie fall through thin ice, and the girls must save them.
Daniel’s Winter Adventure – It’s a sparkling, snowy day in the neighborhood, and Daniel, Dad, and Prince Wednesday are all going out for some wintertime fun! Daniel can’t wait to try ice skating for the first time!
A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet – Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater Kurt Browning replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper in A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport.
Which of these books about ice skating will you read first?