Picture Books: Puckster

“Young hockey fans ages four to six who are new to the sport will appreciate the Puckster Series… details the thrills, spills and excitement of competition.” – The Waterloo Region Record

Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots

Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots

Description Puckster and his pals are playing against their hockey heroes – the Toronto Maple Leafs mascot Carlton the bear and the Montreal Canadiens mascot Youppi. These legendary NHL mascots inspired Puckster to play hockey and cheer for Hockey Canada. But when his...

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Puckster’s Christmas Hockey Tournament

Puckster’s Christmas Hockey Tournament

Description It is Christmas Eve and Puckster is nervously watching the heavy snow fall. It is his first Christmas away from home and though he is excited to be with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Tournament, he is afraid that the winter storm will prevent his...

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Puckster’s First Hockey Tryout

Puckster’s First Hockey Tryout

Description Puckster and his pals are trying out for a special team that gets to play one game against the Russia Tigers. This special game is going to be on television too! But not everyone prepares properly for the tryout. Who makes the team? And who doesn’t?  ...

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Puckster Goes to the Olympics

Puckster Goes to the Olympics

Description Puckster has been selected to act as Team Canada’s stick boy at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He is so excited because he is taking a big surprise with him for all the fans. When one of the players gets hurt, Puckster plays along with NHL superstars...

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Puckster’s New Hockey Teammate

Puckster’s New Hockey Teammate

Description Puckster and his pals are playing so many hockey games that they are really tired.  They need a new teammate.   Find out what happens when a new player joins the team.   Details Reading level: Ages 4 and up Paperback: 24 pages Publisher: Fenn-Tundra...

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Puckster’s First Hockey Tournament

Puckster’s First Hockey Tournament

Description Puckster and his Pals are playing in their very first tournament. They are all excited! But Roly gets a little too excited and nervous too. What happens when the goalie of a team gets so nervous he thinks he can’t play another minute?   Details...

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Puckster’s First Hockey Game

Puckster’s First Hockey Game

Description Puckster and his pals are excited to play in their first hockey game against the Racoons.  The Racoons are known to be tough and mean.  But Puckster and his pals step on the ice full of energy.  When everyone scores a goal but Charlie, Puckster knows that...

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Puckster’s First Hockey Sweater

Puckster’s First Hockey Sweater

Description Join Puckster and his pals as they work hard to get their first hockey sweater in the anticipation of playing their very first hockey game.  There are hundreds of thousands of young children enrolled in organized hockey associations across Canada and...

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Awards: Short-listed SCWBI Crystal Kite Award

The Waterloo Region Record

“Young hockey fans ages four to six who are new to the sport will appreciate the Puckster Series … details the thrills, spills and excitement of competition.”

The Calgary Sun

“The Puckster series … captures a kid’s excitement about getting into the game. Puckster’s First Hockey Sweater and Puckster’s First Hockey Game contain lots of hockey action and adventures….”

CM:Canadian Review of Materials

“Lorna Schultz Nicholson’s Puckster’s First Hockey Sweater and Puckster’s First Hockey Game are the beginning of a series of picture books for young hockey fans. Hockey is Canada’s national symbol, and there’s nothing more exciting than getting children into their first hockey sweater and playing their first hockey game. Licensed by Hockey Canada, these two picture books are not just stories; they include hockey facts and tips for young hockey players learning to play the game. As well, many Canadian hockey players, such as Sidney Crosby and Roberto Luongo, are mentioned in the stories. Young readers will definitely be motivated by these hockey players, as are Puckster and the other animals in the stories.”