Updated: Mar 9
As a young child, I was always fascinated by books. I loved reading them, looking at the pictures and drawing the characters from these books.
As i got older, my love for reading books grew with me, and that made my life a lot more interesting when I drift away in stories and be imaginative; it is the most wonderful feeling ever.
But what if your child isn't a reader? With today's trends like TikTok, Youtube, and Netflix, kids nowadays are not that into books. Which is why I made a list of 8 inspiring and fun ice skating books for kids who love ice skating - it is way easier to bribe them with a book about something they already enjoy doing in real life, here, ice skating.
1. Dream big, Little Pig!
A New York Times Best Seller, this story is about Poppy, a pig with huge goals that waddles and toddles.
She wants to be a celebrity! But she quickly realizes that it's not as simple as it seems. Only until Poppy experiences the thrill of gliding and sliding, twisting and twirling on ice does our most tenacious pig fully believe in herself: Poppy, rink star!
This book is a fun and adorable read, it will be your child’s new favorite book, and who does not love an adorable pig! Get Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi.
2. You Can Be an Ice Skater (Barbie)
The Barbie franchise has made its name by producing dolls, children story books, and other products for children. This book is the perfect book for your child especially from the ages 3 – 7 years old, as their brains are more prone to retain information during those ages.
Children aged three to seven will enjoy reading about Barbie as she twinkles, twirls, and discovers what it takes to be an ice skater! Barbie has been demonstrating to children that they may achieve their goals since 1959. It makes them know that anyone can accomplish everything, from astronauts to chefs to presidents! Get You Can Be an Ice Skater (Barbie)
3. Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink
From the hit PBS educational animated children's television series Pinkalicious & Peterrific, written in book form by New York Times Best Selling author Victoria Kann, this book is the story of how Pinkalicious finds a new hobby, Ice Skating!!
Pinkalicious feels ready to spin, glide, and soar with the best of them as she paints her white ice skates with a cotton candy pink pen.
This book will entertain your child and let them explore their imagination. The next time they are on the rink, they will remember to glide colorfully. Get Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink.
4. White Boots by Noel Streatfeild
From the acclaimed author of Ballet Shoes comes an ageless children's classic about ice skating, friendship, and ambition.
Ideal for any youngster who enjoys skating, dancing, or performing. Harriet's best friend Lalla aspires to be the world's best skater - but when Harriet discovers her own innate skill on the rink, the girls' friendship is jeopardized.
Will Harriet choose her best friend Lalla or her own bright future? Sit back and enjoy this story of a blossoming relationship that will also teach your children vital life skills. Get White Boots by Noel Streatfeild
5. Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Ice Skater Extraordinaire
Based on the popular Disney Junior TV show Nancy Fancy, this lighthearted book about an ambitious ice skater, will make your child want to put their skates on and start practicing as they read about Nancy, a self-titled ice skating expert...as she plays pretend in her living room!
Nancy is certain she will be an ice skater extraordinaire when Nancy and Bree take to the rink for the first time.
However, she discovers that ice skating is not the most easiest thing to do (If only Nancy had the Whiz Trainer ice skate trainer with a harness (seat) to make her feel safe, but it's okay, You can!! So get yours now!!).
This book is a great addition to have if you have a Fancy Nancy fanatic! Read this to a child and let them go on an ice skating journey with Nancy & Bree. Get Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Ice Skater Extraordinaire
6. Magic Puppy: Sparkling Skates
Magic Puppy: Sparkling Skates is a charming little children's book by author Sue Bentley.
It tells the tale of Lauren, and her greatest desire of becoming an ice skater, hoping to one day attend the Ice-Skating Academy alongside her pals.
Her parents, however, do not believe that she will be committed enough. Read how Lauren proves them wrong? This book is a lovable little bundle of joy for kids, it will motivate them to try to work harder for their goals all while being entertained by an adorable little puppy. Get Magic Puppy: Sparkling Skates
7. Ana on the Edge
Follow this amazing and inspirational story of a non-binary ice-skating champion who loses her equilibrium as money worries compel her to achieve at the price of being true to herself and honest with her mother.
Ana Jin, a 12-year-old figure skater, is entering a new level of preparation for the upcoming season after winning first place at the US Nationals.
This book incorporates courage, talent, emotion and perseverance. Let your children learn that sometimes life can become tough and teach them how to push through the hurdles and come out stronger. This book will give them a better perspective on losing, how materialistic products can have an impact on their lives, and you will be there to help them deal with all of it. Get Ana on the Edge
8. The Comeback
The comeback is a marvelous book that will teach your children some hard lessons about life, and about the importance of not giving up.
This book is about a 12 year-old named Maxine Chen, who is just trying to nail that perfect landing: on the ice, in middle school, and at home, where her parents are concerned that competitive skating would put too much pressure on a young tween. Maxine, on the other hand, is unconcerned; she is eager to win.
The Comeback talks about bullying and racism that young children should be exposed to in a way that they can understand, yet not be intimidated by, and E. L. Shen does an amazing job tackling all those topics and making it a fun children's book for kids to enjoy! Get The Comeback by E. L. Shen
Give your children the chance to let their imagination run wild, as they drift into the stories just like how i did!
This list contains some of my favorite ice skating children books, that is guaranteed to teach your children the importance of working hard while fulfilling their knack for ice skating.
While you're at, check out the Whiz Trainer Ice Skate Trainer with a harness (some may refer to it as a seat), it allows a child to learn to skate on their own while being safe on the ice. You can get one HERE!
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