Books for sporty girls

Born to Run

Born to Run

Cathy Freeman

Hi guys,Ever since I was little I only had one dream - to win a gold medal at the Olympics. When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true. I'll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games - as I crossed the finish...

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A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017

A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

To celebrate the first-ever elite women's competition, A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcases some of the key players to look out for, and reveals how they made it to the top of the women's game.

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet

Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of...

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Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Felice Arena

Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can't be happening, she thought. Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can't win first place?

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Ellyse Perry 1: Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry 1: Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry

Find out where it all began for Ellyse Perry, Australia's most prominent sportswoman! All Ellyse wants to do is play sport. Cricket, soccer, touch footy, athletics - you name it! But now that she's in high school,...

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Ball Stars 1: The Bench Warmers

Ball Stars 1: The Bench Warmers

David Lawrence

Meet the Bench Warmers - Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They're the new basketball players at Robdale Primary and according to hot shot Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin, they don't have a chance of winning a lunchtime...

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Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson

For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most...

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Head of the River

Head of the River

Pip Harry

It's the most elite school sporting event in the country. Nine rowers, 2000 gruelling metres and one chance for glory in the ultimate team sport. Sit forward ... ROW.

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Wing Jones

Wing Jones

Katherine Webber

Debut novel about a mixed-race family hit by tragedy in 90s Atlanta from a talented young writer.

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Summertime and Somersaults

Summertime and Somersaults

Jane Lawes

Tara loves gym and spends every spare moment practising in her garden. When she joins the Silverdale Gym Club, Tara's catapulted into their star team. But with so many new things to learn - like backflips, somersaults and...

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Wendy

Wendy

Gus Gordon

Wendy doesn't want to be just any old chicken. She wants adventure. She wants excitement. She wants to be a star! And then a travelling circus comes to town... Ages 4+.

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The Ballet Class

The Ballet Class

Adele Geras, Shelagh McNicholas

The perfect book for budding ballerinas.

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Friendships and Backflips

Friendships and Backflips

Jane Lawes

Tara has been entered for her first gym competition and she's desperate to win. But she's so busy learning the routine that she doesn't have time for her friends. When they fall out, Tara realizes that friends are more special...

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Cowzat!

Cowzat!

Bruce Atherton

‘One balmy day down under in a paddock by a stream,A herd of cows was eating grass and making milk and cream.When one of them - a Jersey cow called Jenny Bramble Rose,Began to twitch because she...

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Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters - with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then disappeared, leaving them in the care of his niece Sylvia. The...

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Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh

Hamilton, the teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in the fall of 2003, shares her amazing story, detailing her return to surfing after this life-changing event. She also reveals how she has dealt with the maelstrom...

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The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain

The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain

Cath Crowley

STAR (noun): any large body like the sun, intensely hot and producing its own energy by nuclear reactionsSOCCER STAR (noun): Gracie FaltrainGoal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National...

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Billie's Sporty Stories!

Billie’s Sporty Stories!

Sally Rippin

What does the B in Billie B Brown stand for? Ballet, balls and bathers! Join Billie B Brown in her three favourite sporty stories! Billie's Sporty Stories contains:*The Soccer Star*The Bad Butterfly*The Deep End

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 Read reviewThe Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Nova Weetman

A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven - year - old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else ... Clem...

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Sporty Kids: Soccer!

Sporty Kids: Soccer!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

'FWOOOOMP! It was a killer kick, straight through goals. Abby did a victory dance and skipped around Joe and Lizzie.' Abby always wins at soccer. So why won't Pete join her team?

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Netball Gems Bindup 2

Netball Gems Bindup 2

Bernadette Hellard

Meet the girls from the Netball Gems! It's their first season together and the Marrang Under 13s team is finding its way. All the girls have a favourite position and dream of playing for the Australian Diamonds. But before that...

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Netball Gems Bindup 1

Netball Gems Bindup 1

Bernadette Hellard

Meet the girls from the Netball Gems! It's their first season together and the Marrang Under 13s team is finding its way. All the girls have a favourite position and dream of playing for the Australian Diamonds. But before that...

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The Soccer Star

The Soccer Star

Sally Rippin

She's a role model you can rely on. Billie B Brown is 100% herself, stands up for what she believes in, protects her friends and does it all in her own special way. Billie B Brown prepares girls for new social situations, and they...

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The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Dianne Wolfer

Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there's another tragic reason for the trip. Izzy's twin brother, Ray, died in a freak diving...

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Squishy Taylor in Zero Gravity (Book 5)

Squishy Taylor in Zero Gravity (Book 5)

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

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Ellyse Perry 2: Magic Feet

Ellyse Perry 2: Magic Feet

Ellyse Perry

When cricket season is over, there's only one thing to do ...play soccer! Soccer season is here and Ellyse is desperate to pull on her boots and start dribbling and defending. Unlike club cricket where she is the only...

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Ellyse Perry 3: Winning Touch

Ellyse Perry 3: Winning Touch

Ellyse Perry

Catch, run, sidestep ...score! Ellyse is dying to start touch footy again - touchdowns are the best!

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Ellyse Perry 4: Double Time

Ellyse Perry 4: Double Time

Sherryl Clark

Did someone press fast forward? Ellyse is bursting with excitement - she's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy along with her friends Hu and Jamie.

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The Girl Who Climbed Everest: The Inspirational Story of Alyssa Azar, Australia's Youngest Adventurer

The Girl Who Climbed Everest: The Inspirational Story of Alyssa Azar, Australia’s Youngest Adventurer

Sue Williams

‘I believe that nothing is impossible if you dare to dream, plan and take action. I'm an ordinary girl who simply refused to give up on a dream, and that's all it takes to succeed in life.'Alyssa Azar is...

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