Cover: Hockey Spread: Hockey

A very simple introduction to the sport of hockey, the equipment used, and how it is played. Additional features to aid comprehension include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • Let’s Play Hockey!
  • Equipment
  • The Rink
  • Players
  • Face-Off!
  • Periods
  • Penalty Box
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index and About the Author



  • Dewey: 796.962
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781503807778): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2017
  • Hosted ebook (9781503814547): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2017
  • Subject: High Interest
  • Series: Beginning Sports


  • Suggested Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 2
  • Lexile® Measure: 470
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • ATOS Reading Level: 2.7
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 184093
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "Beginning Sports" in School Library Journal

Notable for its excellent coverage of some lesser-covered sports, this series is a useful selection to round out easy reader collections. Very basic info and small asides give a general rundown of how each sport is played. Color-blocked backgrounds and bright photos keep the focus on the text. With no mention of specific people or places, these books won’t become dated too quickly. The titles covering winter sports don’t have equals in current publication, so those ones will be great buys, particularly in the northern United States. The coverage of flag football and T-ball (instead of professional football and baseball, respectively) endears this series to those who want readers to focus on the fun, not the pageantry, of the sport. VERDICT Recommended for first purchase.


Author: Kara L. Laughlin

Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.


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