Children’s Books about the Winter Olympics

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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 winter Olympics to get ready for the events!

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

Alpine Skiing
Biathlon
Bobsleigh
Cross Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Luge
Nordic Combined
Short Track Speed Skating
Skeleton
Ski Jumping
Snowboard
Speed Skating

Now for the books . . .

Winter Olympics Books for Kids

These children’s books will expose your kids to the different sports in the Winter Olympics.


Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Learning to Ski
with Mr. Magee
by Chris Van Dusen – SKIING

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Bunny Slopes
by Claudia Rueda – SKIING


Snowy Sports
by Per-Henrik Gurth – SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Dora and the Winter Games 
– SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester
Tacky and the Winter Games
by Helen Lester – VARIOUS SPORTS


A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet
by Kurt Browning – ICE SKATING


Dream Big, Little Pig
by Kristi Yamaguchi – ICE SKATING

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Goodnight Hockey
by Michael Dahl – HOCKEY

hockey books for kids
My First Book of Hockey Sports Illustrated Kids A Rookie Book
– HOCKEY

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Gold Medal Winter
by Donna Freitas – ICE SKATING


I Just Have to Ride the Half-Pipe
by Jessica Gunderson – SNOWBOARDING

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
There are No Figure Eights in Hockey
by Chris Kreie – HOCKEY

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Breaking the Ice
by Gail Nall – ICE SKATING
(ages 8 – 12)

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Face-Off
by Jake Maddox – HOCKEY
(ages 7 – 10)


The Winter Olympics
by Nick Hunter – VARIETY OF SPORTS
(ages 8 – 10)



Ice Hockey & Curling by Robin Johnson
Ice Hockey & Curling by Robin Johnson
(ages 7 – 10)



Alpine & Freestyle Skiing by Kylie Burns
Alpine & Freestyle Skiing by Kylie Burns
(ages 7 – 10)



Snowboard by Joseph Gustaitis
Snowboard by Joseph Gustaitis


Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined by Kylie Burns
Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic  Combined by Kylie Burns
(ages 7 – 10)


Paralympic Sports Events by Robin Johnson
Paralympic Sports Events by Robin Johnson
(ages 7 – 10)


Bobsled and Luge
by Laura Hamilton Waxman
(ages 7 – 10)


Skating Superstars by James Buckley
Skating Superstars by James Buckley
(ages 7 – 10)

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Speed Skating
by Laura Hamilton Waxman
(ages 7 – 10)


Face-Off  by Jake Maddox, illustrated by Sean Tiffany – HOCKEY
(ages 7 – 10)

Children’s Books about the Olympics (General)

Understand what the Olympics are all about with these books about the Olympics.


DK Eyewitness Books Olympics
DK Eyewitness Books: Olympics by Chris Oxlade & David Ballheimer


Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson
Olympig!
by Victoria Jamieson



Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10 Ancient Greece & the Olympics
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
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
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
Olympia the Games Fairy
by Daisy Meadows


The Story of the Olympics Usborne Books
The Story of the Olympics
by Minna Lacey and Paddy Mounter


The Story of the Olympics Games
by The Olympic Museum

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.

How to Train with a T.Rex & Win 8 Gold Medals by Michael Phelps
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
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
by Kathleen Krull & David Diaz

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Winter Olympics
Shaun White
by Matt Doeden


A Journey The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno
A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno
 by Apolo Anton Ohno & others



Spinning
by Tillie Walden


Raising the Bar by Gabrielle Douglas
Raising the Bar
 by Gabrielle Douglas


Hope Solo My Story by Hope Solo
Hope Solo: My Story
by Hope Solo

Michael Phelps by Jeffrey Zuehlke
Michael Phelps
 
by Jeffrey Zuehlke

 

Will you watch the Winter Olympics with your kids?

Winter Olympic Books for Kids

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4 Responses

  1. Amy @ Sunlit Pages says:

    This list came at the perfect time! I’m teaching my son’s little preschool co-op next week, and our theme is “the Olympics”! Thanks for some great suggestions!

  2. Kristalyn @ Learning is Messy says:

    Thanks for this great list! We read Olympig for the first time just a few weeks ago. What a fun book!

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