The Lucy Tries Sports series aims to promote physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Lucy Tries Luge is the first book in this exciting new series from author Lisa Bowes.

'Lisa Bowes engaged our students with an entertaining and inspiring presentation with the Lucy books. They were so "hooked" by Lisa's stories! Lisa's message about physical activity, good sportsmanship and reading were so meaningful and I know she left a mark on our students...they are still talking about her weeks later. FD Roosevelt LOVES LUCY and LISA!' —Lisa Waub, Librarian, F.D. Roosevelt Public School, London, ON

"Lucy is an awesome role model for kids at any age! She demonstrates the value of getting involved in sports and how teamwork and good coaching can positively affect childhood and beyond." —Christine Sinclair, Captain of the Canadian National Soccer team and Olympic medalist

"Blammo! With her bright red hair swept into a ponytail, and a blue lightning bolt across her chest, Lucy is ready to hit the ice...Vivid, digitally colored illustrations offer close-ups of Lucy as she swishes, swooshes, and zooms down the track and across the finish line on her sled. A large font with select words in color will help young readers follow the text and build vocabulary...This invigorating story celebrates courage and the thrill that comes with participating in an exciting winter sport." Booklist, October 1, 2015

"The Lucy Tries Sports series is an engaging and fun way to teach young children about sports. And we all know that if girls in particular have strong role models they're more likely to succeed. Lucy is exactly that!" —Hayley Wickenheiser, Five-Time Olympic Medalist

"The Lucy Tries Sports series teaches how sport is about fun and and healthy competition. They also introduce various different sports to young kids and hopefully inspire them to stay active and healthy. I love that my kids can read the series in English and French. These books are a must for the entire family." —Catriona Le May Doan, OC and two time Olympic Speed Skating Champion

"We look forward to reading more about enthusiastic Lucy as she tries out different sports. Lisa has found a fun and unique way to introduce students to a variety of sports including facts about equipment, technique and sportsmanship. We love Lucy!" —Carole Shea, Library Technician, Exshaw School

"Early exposure to positive role models and sporting encounters are vital to helping kids become engage in sport and active living. The Lucy Tries Sports series provides fun, vivid examples of positive sport experiences while reinforcing messages central to healthy child development." —Dr. Karen MacNeill, Sport Psychologist

"Lucy rocks! She's a great inspiration for any kid to get out and play." —James Duthie, TSN commentator and author

"Lisa Bowes has captured the importance of kids having positive experiences in sport so they are active for life. I’d love to see all kids be like Lucy and hope parents are inspired to look for programs that focus on healthy child development." —LJ Bartle, Director, HIGH FIVE® National Standard

"This timely series helps promote the value of physical literacy and sport participation. "Lucy" truly reinforces ParticipACTION Canada's vision: To create a nation where physical activity is a vital part of everyday life." —Doug Mitchell, Chair, ParticipACTION Board of Directors

"The Lucy Tries Sport series are great books for children of any age. They exemplify the importance of sportsmanship, healthy competition, and most importantly show that sports can be so much fun! I would highly recommend everyone to add this series to their collection!" —Jessica Gregg, Olympic Medalist in Short Track Speed Skating

Meet Lisa Bowes

Lisa Bowes has been recognized across Canada for her work as a sports reporter, live host, anchor, play-by-play announcer and producer. While working for CBC, she was nominated for a Gemini Award for best writing in an information program or series.

At the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Lisa was CTV’s host/reporter for women’s hockey. For more information, visit

Lisa Bowes

Meet James Hearne


James Hearne lives in Calgary, Alberta, and specializes in app, magazine and book illustration. For more information, visit

Here's Lucy!



Help Lucy find her favorite sports terms in a word search, solve a long-vowel crossword puzzle, match letters and sounds, navigate a short track maze and give Lucy a colorful outfit.



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