Drop the Puck, Hockey Every Day, Every Way Book Five

The Official Adventures

Drop the Puck, Hockey Every Day, Every Way

Book Five

 

 

 

A new book in The Official Adventures series is melting hearts across the country with laugh-out-loud fun, playful hockey traditions, and long-lasting friendships among teammates. Drop the Puck: Hockey Every Day, Every Way is the fifth book in the wildly popular series by Jayne J. Jones.

The story tells the tale of Lila, a child with cerebral palsy, who moves to her new hometown and plays for the Minnesota Bears, a special needs hockey team. Lila is wheelchair bound and skates through technology assisted braces. In real life Lila, was one of the series’ first readers and was introduced to the author by Errin Hakstol, wife of NHL Assistant Coach, Dave Hakstol. Through Lila’s mom, the author did research on Lila’s skating ability, her challenges from cerebral palsy and her frustrations with never being invited to a sleepover to simply using a scissors.

More than 15 NHL superstars have endorsed the book series.

“Lila truly has a million-dollar smile,” says Jones, “and I call her the queen of grit and determination.”

The book has three other characters with special needs (Down syndrome, autism and sled hockey) and continues the series traditions of competitive play, joys of winning, lessons of losing and sportsmanship. At the end of the fifth book the children decide to start a community spirit award for inspiring kids making a difference, impact or sharing good will.

The sweet and remarkable tale of Lila’s move to Hockeytown, USA will have all readers cheering for victories big and small, on and off the ice. Grab your hockey stick and shoot for life’s wonderful goals!

Together, we win.

What Others Are Saying

"Keep on reading, kids! It's important to learn something new every day!" —Matt and Bridget Cullen, three-time Stanley Cup Champion, played 21 NHL seasons

"You wanna be smart? Read!" —Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

"Reading as a family is important." —Rick Nash, three-time NHL All-Star player

"Work hard. Play hard. Keep getting better every day!" —Jack and Leslie Jablonski, Bel13ve Foundation

“I loved it! Hockey really is for everyone!”—Lila, Inspiration for ‘Lila’ character
“All our kids love these books! They really teach valuable lessons for life that go way beyond the game.” Jordan and Jamie Leopold, American former professional ice hockey defenseman and community volunteers.

“I love the way this book celebrates individual differences, strengths and similarities. When children learn about themselves, others and the world around them, that is the ultimate hat trick.” --Aimee Jordan, Lila’s mom and fierce advocate for people with disabilities.

“It’s really cool to see my name as a character in a book, especially a children’s book. I hope it helps other kids to be inspired to think, create, and invent. It’s neat to think my name might motivate readers to get out there and do things and DREAM BIG like I did because I know what it’s like to be one of them.” –Tripp Phillips, President and Inventor, Le-Glue

“I grew up as the typical Minnesota kid. Hockey is my life. These books are a hat trick!” —Luke Delzer, Totino-Grace High School Varsity

“This is a great book that inspires you to believe in yourself and you can achieve your dreams.” --William Stinson, Inspiration for “Will Stinson” character and Minnesota youth hockey player

 

Drop the Puck, Hooray for Hockey Day Book Four

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Drop the Puck, Hooray for Hockey Day

Book Four

 

 

"Hockeytown, USA celebrates ‘Hockey Day’ with outdoor rink fun, challenging games and a special hockey festival.


The gang’s fun filled ‘Hockey Day’ adventures will make readers laugh all the way to their rink! From sushi in the concession stand to late night floor hockey in the hotel, Hockeytown, USA sparkles as America’s crown jewel of hockey. Readers will meet smiling Aiden, as he joins all the Series’ favorite characters showing them that you don’t need as he shows his opponents, you can score goals from sitting down!


The Washington Ice Dogs compete against the Minnesota Bears in a special hockey game showdown to celebrate ‘Hockey Day!’ Coach Burns, along with Coach Nash, root for their players and lose a “hockey bet!” Coach Burns dyes his game day beard, red, white and blue.


Will ‘Hockey Day’ become a holiday? The children petition their Governor for a holiday proclamation.


A lively, fast-paced chapter book with your favorite teammates continues the Drop the Puck series.


Don’t forget your “88 bags of mini donuts” for special hockey!".

 

Drop the Puck, Let's Play Hockey        Book Three

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Drop the Puck, Let's Play Hockey

Book Three

 

 

“The Official Adventures Series” continues! Join Hockeytown USA state peewees as they celebrate their championship and skate to summer hockey adventures! Young readers will root 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 and Paisley to win the international cup! Pack your hockey bag and be ready for "Drop the Puck, Let's Play Hockey!".

 

Drop the Puck, Shoot for the Cup       Book Two

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Drop the Puck, Shoot for the Cup

Book Two

 

 

 

 

“The Official Adventures Series” continues with Blaine and Cullen joining their neighbor and Pee Wee teammate, Luke, as they celebrate the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament with a blizzard of fun along with traditional hockey hair and handshakes. “Drop the Puck, Shoot for the Cup” will be released in October 2015. Referees Rylee and Rosee return with a storyline focus that deepens advocacy for special needs and education with a heart-warming tale of the dangers of checking from behind injuries with a former player being wheel chair bound. 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.

 

The young hockey friends create more fun than you can shake a hockey stick at as they build a snow sculpture resembling “Mount Rushmore”. They declare their version, “Mount State of Hockey” with the likenesses of Minnesota superstar hockey players T.J. Oshie, Zach Parise and Coach Herb Brooks! 

 

Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season        Book One

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Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season

Book One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Drop the Puck, It’s Hockey Season,” an early reader chapter book released Memorial Day 2015 tells the tale 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 new children's book that is modernizing children's literature. In our 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.

 

The brothers join Rylee and Rosee, America’s favorite referees, in game day adventures that will have elementary school aged readers laughing out loud, fist bumping the pages and cheering for more stories.

 

Author, JAYNE: 651-230-2160  or  Jayne@officialadventures.org

Front Office Manager, CHRIS: 715-520-7661 or Chris@officialadventures.org