I read The Chicken Doesn't Skate and I think you should to. It is an excellent book. This book is about a science geek who creates a science fair project taht everybody is obsessed with: a chick. They name her Henrietta. They think she is a good luck charm for the hockey team. She becomes the mascot. Milo the science geek just wants to use Henrietta to show the life cycle of a link in the food chain. The school gets connected to her and then they need to save her before she is killed for the science project.