22 Cool 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 sports in 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!

winter olympics books for kids

Winter Olympic Sports

Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Nordic Combined
Short Track Speed Skating
Ski Jumping
Speed Skating

Now for the books . . .

Winter Olympics Books for Kids

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

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda – SKIING

Snowy Sports by Per-Henrik Gurth – SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

Dora and the Winter Games – SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

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

Gold Medal Winter by Donna Freitas – ICE SKATING

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

There are No Figure Eights in Hockey by Chris Kreie – HOCKEY

Breaking the Ice by Gail Nall – ICE SKATING
(ages 8 – 12)

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
(ages 7 – 10)

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

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

Athletes in the Winter Olympics Sports

Shaun White by Matt Doeden

Spinning by Tillie Walden (ages 13+)

A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno by Apolo Anton Ohno & others (ages 13+)

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