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Brady Brady. It's hockey - with heart!


Suit up with Brady Brady and his friends! Brady loves sports, especially hockey! In fact, he loves it so much, his parents have to call him twice to get his attention. These entertaining stories are all about friendship, teamwork and fun — on the rink and off it!

Teaching with Brady Brady

The books encourage young readers to embrace reading, and are recognized by parents, coaches and educators as an excellent resource to support language literacy and character development.


Photo of Mary Shaw Co-creator and author of the Brady Brady books, Mary Shaw is mom to three kids and has been married for 30 years to a professional hockey player-turned-coach. Over the years, the family moved too many times to count: Hartford, Ottawa, Detroit, Cincinnati, Tampa and St. Louis, to name just a few. "Joining a hockey team was a great way to meet other kids and families. My girls also played!" says Mary.

She first started writing because she was trying to get her hockey-obsessed young son to read. His older sister loved to read, but all Brady wanted to do was play hockey. Hockey was ALL he thought about. With her husband coaching and all three kids playing the sport, Mary was uniquely qualified to write about the subject.

Her first book was book Brady Brady and the Great Rink. Then the concept expanded. "When we moved to a football state — I wrote a Brady Brady football book. When we moved to a baseball state — I wrote a Brady Brady baseball book," she explains. The books are all loosely based on her son Brady and his siblings and friends, and her oldest daughter was the inspiration for Brady Brady and the Twirling Torpedo.

Aside from being a huge sports fan, Mary volunteers serving lunches at a men's shelter and is very involved in animal welfare and rescue. Her family has fostered many animals over the years. Mary and her husband currently have two dogs and a cat and live, for now, in Columbus, Ohio.


CHUCK TEMPLE is the illustrator of the bestselling Brady Brady series. His career took off at age 18 when his first comic strip, Bernie on the Beat, went into syndication — making him one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists in the world at the time. And he hasn't stopped since!

Chuck holds a degree in fine art from The University of Guelph and studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He received his teaching qualifications from The University of Western Ontario and taught high school communication technology courses. Chuck also played and coached hockey for many years.

Photo of Chuck Temple He lives with his wife, Laura and continues to adapt his creative skills. He currently juggles a busy freelance illustration/graphic design and marketing career while illustrating books! His illustrations for Brady Brady are created digitally in Photoshop/Illustrator/Streamline.


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Illustrations © 2001 - 2020 by Chuck Temple.