The Olympics only happen every 4 years so when it does, you want to take full advantage. Stop everything you’re doing and be sure to use this event as a learning opportunity in your school day.
We’ve been following the Olympics with our kids and they can’t get enough of it. We’ve been keeping track of how Canada is doing but we’re being introduced to athletes from countries, they had not known about previously.
Use these Olympic books as a starting off point to get to know more about the different events, athletes and countries they’re from.
See where Boomer’s hard work takes him as he takes on the Animal Olympics!
Learn about all kinds of different aspects of the olympics in this beautiful picture book!
Read this fun picture book written by Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps! How do you win eight gold medals? Find out in this fun book!
Learn about Wilma’s triumphant efforts to finally make it the the Olympics.
Not only did Gertrude Ederle sweep away the competition at the Olympics, but she went to set a world record right after! Follow her journey in this fun picture book.
Follow Tacky and his friends’ journey to represent Team Nice Icy Land at the winter Olympics in this cute story.
Learn about the Special Olympics in this feel-good story about Alex.
Teach your kids the ins and outs of the Olympics by sharing this book with them!
Follow Alice Coachman’s high-jumping journey in this picture book. Alice was the first African American female to win gold at the Olympics, a feat she accomplished in 1948.
This strange, yet cute book of poetic styled writing is a fun and different way of looking at the Olympics for the kids!
Max and Marla are two aspiring Olympians that slide to victory in this cute story. The lesson is classic and applicable for any young aspiring athlete: never give up!
Learn about world soccer star, Pele through these vibrant illustrations in Brown’s book.
Follow Babar’s version of the olympics in another fun, original story by Brunhoff.
Read about Jesse Owens’ Olympic success in this feel-good picture book that you and the kids will love.
Read about Nadia Comaneci’s journey from climbing trees as a little girl to winning Olympic gold at the 1976 games with these beautiful illustrations!