Books for sporty girls

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Amelia Flower

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Wilma Rudolph tells the inspiring story of this remarkable sprinter.

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Take the Shot

Take the Shot

Sue White

A hilarious book about basketball, friendship, growing up, family drama and a rare genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome, written by debut author and clinical geneticist Sue White.

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 Read reviewWinston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

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Born to Run: My Story

Born to Run: My Story

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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Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Jeanette Winter

Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams --

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Gym Squad Tumble (Ella Diaries, Book 16)

Gym Squad Tumble (Ella Diaries, Book 16)

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

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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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 Read reviewThe Whole of My World

The Whole of My World

Nicole Hayes

Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of AFL. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics - and, best of all, making friends with one of the star...

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Dream Riders: Frankie

Dream Riders: Frankie

Jesse Blackadder, Laura Bloom

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The Breakaways

The Breakaways

Cathy G. Johnson

A powerful graphic novel about a soccer team full of misfits and the unlikely friendships forged on and off the field.

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Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

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Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

Jessica Watson

An inspiring adventure story from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson.

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The Audition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 1)

The Audition (Maddie Ziegler Presents, Book 1)

Maddie Ziegler

From the Dance Moms star and So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation judge comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy about friendship, dance, and going after one's dreams. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.

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Sporty Kids: Soccer!

Sporty Kids: Soccer!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

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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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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

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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Ball Stars 3: Reppin' It

Ball Stars 3: Reppin' It

David Lawrence

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Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

Maddy Proud

Grace Parker tries to figure out how to handle the 3Bs: boys, boy bands and ball sports.

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Spinning

Spinning

Tillie Walden

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

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Sporty Kids: Netball!

Sporty Kids: Netball!

Felice Arena

Get sporty with these great new books for beginner readers. Lizzie knew everything there was to know about netball. Her dream was to become a famous netball coach one day... Lizzie loves to talk about netball. So why don't her...

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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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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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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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Sporty Kids: Basketball!

Sporty Kids: Basketball!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Time was running out. Jessica looked up at the ring. With an almighty toss, she took a shot at the basket. Everyone held their breath . . . Jessica is a basketball all-star. So why does she need lucky shoes?

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Sporty Kids: Swimming!

Sporty Kids: Swimming!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

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Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams

Michaela DePrince (Author), Ella Okstad

At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of...

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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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Ellyse Perry 1: Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry 1: Pocket Rocket

Ellyse Perry, Sherryl Clark

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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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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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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Jennifer Ung

A humorous and heartwarming debut about split cultural identities, and all the ways life fails to go according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu. [T]hought-provoking, funny, and incredibly heartwarming. N Booklist.

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The Champion Charlies 2: Boot It

The Champion Charlies 2: Boot It

Adrian Beck

A hilarious, fun-filled junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

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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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The Soccer Star

The Soccer Star

Sally Rippin

Billie wants to play soccer, but the boys at school won't let her. How can Billie prove that girls can play soccer, too?

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Ball Stars 1: The Bench Warmers

Ball Stars 1: The Bench Warmers

David Lawrence

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High Flyers: The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 1

High Flyers: The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 1

Laura Sieveking

Can rising gymnastics star Abby make her dreams a reality at the Academy?

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Pieces of Sky

Trinity Doyle

Lucy's life was going as smoothly as any teenager's could. She was the state backstroke champion, and swimming obsessed. She lived with her parents and her brother, Cam, in the small coastal town she'd known all her life. She had...

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Gym Stars (1): Summertime and Somersaults

Gym Stars (1): 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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The Ballet Class

The Ballet Class

Adele Geras, Shelagh McNicholas

The perfect book for budding ballerinas.

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Champion Charlies: The Mix-Up (Book 1)

Champion Charlies: The Mix-Up (Book 1)

Adrian Beck

A hilarious junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

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The Flyaway Girls

The Flyaway Girls

Julia Lawrinson

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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

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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Netball Gems Bindup 2

Netball Gems Bindup 2

Bernadette Hellard

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Netball Gems Bindup 1

Netball Gems Bindup 1

Bernadette Hellard

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The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Dianne Wolfer

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Ellyse Perry 2: Magic Feet

Ellyse Perry 2: Magic Feet

Sherryl Clark, Ellyse Perry

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Ellyse Perry 3: Winning Touch

Ellyse Perry 3: Winning Touch

Ellyse Perry, Sherryl Clark

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

Ellyse Perry, 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 AlyssaAzar, Australia's Youngest Adventurer

The Girl Who Climbed Everest: The Inspirational Story Of AlyssaAzar, Australia’s Youngest Adventurer

Sue Williams

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The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 2: Leap of Faith

The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 2: Leap of Faith

Laura Sieveking

Welcome to the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls - the most prestigious sports school in the country! Turning down her place at the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls is one of the.....

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The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 3: In Too Deep

The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 3: In Too Deep

Laura Sieveking

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The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 4: Running Free

The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls 4: Running Free

Laura Sieveking

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