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Children's Fiction Hockey

Brady Brady and the Big Mistake

by (author) Mary Shaw

illustrated by Chuck Temple

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Hockey, Values & Virtues, Parents
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2


Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!


Brady’s friends are coming over for a game of shinny on his backyard rink. Brady wants to make the game extra special this time, and decides that playing with his Dad’s treasured, autographed puck is just the thing.


And Brady is right — the signed puck does make the game better! The shots are harder, the skating is speedier and the plays are spectacular. All until a blazing shot sends the puck into a giant snowbank, where it disappears. Brady and his friends scramble to find it, but can’t. Brady faces a tough decision when his dad comes home. Should he tell the truth?


The Brady series is much-loved by teachers and coaches for its engaging character education themes. In Brady Brady and the Big Mistake Brady and his friends confront issues focusing on responsibility and owning up to your mistakes.

About the authors


MARY SHAW a créé le personnage de Brady Brady dans le but de cultiver l'amour de la lecture chez son fils de cinq ans. Cette série à succès, qui comprend 16 livres, est une vraie réussite canadienne. Lorsque Mary Shaw n’est pas à son cottage vers Ottawa, en Ontario, elle vit à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique.


MARY SHAW developed Brady Brady while trying to get her hockey-obsessed five-year-old son to read. The bestselling series, which now includes 17 books, is a true Canadian success story. Mary Shaw lives in Vancouver, British Columbia when she’s not at her cottage outside of Ottawa, Ontario. Visit her online at


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CHUCK TEMPLE a commencé sa carrière à 18 ans. Il est l'illustrateur de la série à succès Brady Brady et a aussi créé, avec David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber Calendar qui s'est vendu à plus de 2,5 millions d'exemplaires.


CHUCK TEMPLE began his career at the age of 18 when his first comic strip, Bernie on the Beat, went into syndication. He studied at both the University of Guelph and the Ontario College of Art, and cites Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, as his favourite cartoonist. He also enjoys coaching and playing hockey. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.


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Editorial Reviews


Praise for Brady Brady:


“Brady Brady knows everyone on a team is important.” — Steve Yzerman, Hockey Hall of Famer / GM, Detroit Red Wings


Praise for Brady Brady: Teammate Turnaround:


Teammate Turnaround covers a variety of topics, including friendship, hobbies and stepping outside of your comfort zone. It highlights that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Its contents are relatable to children who play sports of any kind or who engage in any sort of team activity.” — Canadian Review of Materials

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