Saturday, July 18, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Super Hockey Infographics

Super Hockey Infographics by Jeff Savage book coverSuper Hockey Infographics
by Jeff Savage
illustrations by Vic Kulihin
Lerner (Jan. 1, 2015)


A collection of infographics that provides facts and statistics about hockey. 

Why You'll Love It:
  • The visuals are dynamic and eye-catching, incorporating motifs of pucks, sticks, and players throughout.
  • Each theme-specific spread includes one or two paragraphs of clear, descriptive text and plenty of easy-to-read facts and figures. For example, sports fans will be interested in the “Count Me In“ spread, which charts a steady increase in the number of people to “hit the ice each year“ since 1990–1991, when USA Hockey’s statistics first became available. An inset graph highlights the six states where participation grew the most between the 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 seasons (Hawaii had 71.4 percent growth!).
  • One of the most interesting infographics, “The Price to Play,“ contrasts the 2013 costs of hockey gear to the prices of equipment for baseball, basketball, and soccer (hockey skates cost $200, almost twice as much as basketball shoes and five times more expensive than both soccer and baseball shoes).
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 3-5.

hockey league infographic illustration

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