What are the best children’s books to get them excited and informed about the Winter Olympics? Share these books about winter sports that will be featured in this year’s Olympics!
You’ll find picture books, nonfiction books, chapter books, and YA books including biographies of Olympians. There’s something for everyone on this list!
(Summer Olympics books here.)
Olympic Winter Sports
Cross Country Skiing
Short Track Speed Skating
Now for the books . . .
Books about the Winter Olympics & Winter Olympic Sports
These children’s books will expose your kids to the different sports in the Winter Olympics.
Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Snowy Sports by Per-Henrik Gurth
Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester
A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet by Kurt Browning
Goodnight Hockey by Michael Dahl
Gold Medal Winter by Donna Freitas
I Just Have to Ride the Half-Pipe by Jessica Gunderson
There are No Figure Eights in Hockey by Chris Kreie
Breaking the Ice by Gail Nall
Face-Off by Jake Maddox
The Winter Olympics by Nick Hunter
Ice Hockey & Curling by Robin Johnson
Alpine & Freestyle Skiing by Kylie Burns
Snowboard by Joseph Gustaitis
Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined by Kylie Burns
Paralympic Sports Events by Robin Johnson
Bobsled and Luge by Laura Hamilton Waxman
Skating Superstars by James Buckley
Speed Skating by Laura Hamilton Waxman
Children’s Books about the Olympics (General)
Understand what the Olympics are all about with these books about the Olympics.
DK Eyewitness Books: Olympics by Chris Oxlade & David Ballheimer
Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece & the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce
Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Greek Athlete!: Races You’d Rather Not Run by Michael Ford, David Salariya
Olympia the Games Fairy by Daisy Meadows
The Story of the Olympics by Minna Lacey and Paddy Mounter
Children’s Books about Olympians
Your kids might be interested to learn the stories of athletes who’ve competed in the Olympics like these athletes.
Shaun White by Matt Doeden
A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno by Apolo Anton Ohno & others
Raising the Bar by Gabrielle Douglas
Hope Solo: My Story by Hope Solo
Michael Phelps by Jeffrey Zuehlke
How to Train with a T.Rex & Win 8 Gold Medals by Michael Phelps
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull & David Diaz
The Story of the Olympics Games by The Olympic Museum
Starting with the history of the ancient Olympic Games, learn how a man named PIerre de Courbertin decided to modernize the ancient sports festival which launched in Athens in 1896. This offical book, created in association with the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, takes kids on a historical journey from those first Olympic games all the way to the present day. Photographs, artifacts, and illustrations catch your eye as you read the history, facts, and mini-biographies throughout this beautiful book.
Will you watch the Winter Olympics with your kids?