Monday, June 10, 2013

Maddie Takes the Ice On America's Battle of the Books Reading List Again

If you are looking for summer reading for middle grade girls, Maddie Takes the Ice, is an excellent choice. Written by figure skater and skating coach, Nicolette House, Maddie has been selected as an America’s Battle of the Books selection for the second time--now for the 1913-1914 school period. This honor followed two glowing reviews by top figure skating sites. There is enough drama and excitement to keep readers interested while they are being encouraged to learn from Maddie. Sportsmanship, friendship and the challenges of dealing with pressure are all examined in a wholesome yet honest way.

Here’s what two top figure skating authorities have to say: This book is one of the most accurate and "true to life" fictional books about competitive skating…It not only will inspire, but will also give those interested in the sport some insight on what it takes to be a competitive figure skater.— Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris House, a psychology major, has done us parents a real favor. Maddie’s teen readers will want to give Maddie advice as they’re reading. .. I like this kid [Maddie]. She and the great psychological lessons in the book make this a worthwhile read.— If you would like more information on Maddie Takes the Ice please see our web site at

If your school is participating in the America's Battle of the Books Program contact them to see if copies are available through the library. Otherwise, the book is also available now through Amazon as both a print book and ebook.

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