Skateboard Sibby

Skateboard Sibby


By Clare O’Connor


Super skateboarder Sibby Henry won’t let the loss of her board defeat her.

Eleven-year-old Sibby Henry liked her old life. Now she's living in a new town with her nan and pops, and is mad at her dad for messing everything up. On her first day of school, she sees a dope skateboard park. But she can’t use it because her precious board is gone forever. To make things worse, Freddie, a super skater and a super jerk, dominates the park.

Sibby tries to stay cool, but when Freddie gets in the face of Sibby’s friend Charlie Parker Drysdale, things get too hot for chill. Never one to back down, Sibby accepts when Freddie challenges her to a skateboarding competition. She won’t let anything stop her from proving herself.

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About the Author

Clare O'Connor is a communications professional and writer. She fell in love with skateboarding at the age of seven and practiced tricks on the dead-end street where she grew up. She now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family and still owns a skateboard. Skateboard Sibby is her first middle-grade novel.

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Discussion Questions for Skateboard Sibby

Written by: Clare O’Connor, for Grades 4-7

Product Information

  • Release: March 18, 2019

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 160 Pages

  • Children's Fiction

  • 7.5 x 5.25

  • Ages 9-12 / Grades 4-7

  • Lexile: 560L Guided Reading: S

  • ISBN: 9781772600872


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Characters
    > Family & Friendship
    > Bullying


“Written by first-time Halifax author Clare O'Connor, Sibby beautifully captures kid feelings, life, and language.” - Quill & Quire

“Change is hard for a lot of people and how Freddie and Sibby reacted to their changes is very relatable. Sometimes, when life changes quickly, we forget who we are and what we stand for, but with a little bit of time, understanding, forgiving, and help from friends, we often find our way back. This book deserves more than five stars!” - HW Book Reviews

“Skateboard Sibby provides a story about change and bullying with its novel theme of skateboarding. Keen skateboarders or readers interested in something new will find Skateboard Sibby a quick read…Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials