"Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season," an early reader chapter book released Memorial Day 2015 tells the story of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice they have deep love for the game and each other! Cullen is the all-star team captain and his brother Blaine is the team manager. Not just another children's book about hockey, it is a book that is modernizing children's literature. In this book Blaine, who has Down syndrome, is clearly the unsung hero of the team. Blaine's leadership and unselfish actions speak louder than any textual words. Young readers are able to learn respect and a better understanding for the challenges individuals with special needs face on a daily basis.
"Drop the Puck, Shoot for the Cup," continues with Blaine and Cullen joining their teammates to watch the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tourney along with a blizzard of fun, including traditional handshakes and HOCKEY HAIR! This story brings awareness to the danger of checking from behind and continues to advocate for children with special needs.The story brings in two GIRL CHARACTERS, Avery and Paisley, who make the boy's team and help the PEE WEES win a state championship!
"Drop the Puck, Let's Play Hockey," joins hockeytown USA's State Peewees as they celebrate their championship and skate to summer hockey adventures. Young readers will route for Blaine and the Minnesota Bears, laugh along with Cullen and Lukey's summer hockey camp fun, and shout USA! USA! as they cheer for Avery & Paisley to win the International Cup! Pack your hockey bag and get ready for "Drop the Puck! Let's Play Hockey!"