Books for sporty kids

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Various

Lace up your boots, pull on your guernsey and get ready to hit the field running with these Brownlow-worthy AFL short stories!  A collection of AFL-themed short stories written by some of Australia's sportiest...

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New Kid! (Tiny Timmy, Book 7)

New Kid! (Tiny Timmy, Book 7)

Cahill,Tim, McKenzie,Heath

The Lions have a new player. Ricardo seems nice enough, and he's got all the skills. There's just one problem... He never passes Timmy the ball! Seems like he wants all the glory for himself! Timmy and Ricardo will have to...

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Kick

Kick

Mitch Johnson

Budi's going to be a star. He's going to play football, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings his world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon...

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The Collected Diaries of a Sporting Superhero

The Collected Diaries of a Sporting Superhero

Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

Marcus Atkinson is a sporting superhero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has what it takes. Five books in this wildly popular series together in one great package!

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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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Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Jared Thomas, Patty (Patrick) Mills

A fantastic and fun basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills that will entertain young readers, inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and showcase Patty's pride in his Indigenous heritage.

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Patty and the Shadows: Game Day! 2

Patty and the Shadows: Game Day! 2

Patty (Patrick) Mills, Jared Thomas

A fantastic and fun basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills that will entertain young readers, inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and showcase Patty's pride in his Indigenous heritage.

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Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Adam Goodes, Anita Heiss, Michael O'Loughlin

AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over 650 games and kicked over 900 goals.<br...

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The Big Break (Tiny Timmy, Book 6)

The Big Break (Tiny Timmy, Book 6)

Tim Cahill, Heath MacKenzie

It's crunch time for Tiny Timmy and not just on the field! There are huge games coming up, and big tests at school! Its all happening! And then another kind of crunch puts him out of action. Timmy will need to work harder than...

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Kids' World Cup!

Kids' World Cup!

Tim Cahill

This is book 4 of the best-selling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!

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The Miracle Goal

The Miracle Goal

Tony Wilson, Adam Selwood, Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Troy Selwood

Four future AFL stars under one roof!?  Go back to where it all began with The Selwood Boys..

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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Tony Wilson, Adam Selwood, Joel Selwood, Scott Selwood, Troy Selwood

Four future AFL stars under one roof!? Go back to where it all began with The Selwood Boys..

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Tiny Timmy #1: Soccer Superstar!

Tiny Timmy #1: Soccer Superstar!

Tim Cahill

This is book 1 of the bestselling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!

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Tiny Timmy #2: Makes the Grade!

Tiny Timmy #2: Makes the Grade!

Tim Cahill

This is book 2 of the bestselling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!

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Living the Dream!

Living the Dream!

Tim Cahill

This is book 3 of the bestselling series from Socceroos legend, Tim Cahill!

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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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 Read reviewStuff Happens: Jack

Stuff Happens: Jack

Tony Wilson

STUFF HAPPENS is a contemporary reflected reality fiction series for young boys. Each book tells the story of an incident of emotional importance to one of the boys in a fictional primary school class. The stories, written by some...

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Sporty Kids: Footy!

Sporty Kids: Footy!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Joe marked the footy. He ran with it as fast as he could. Then he handballed to Angus. 'Dropping the ball!' shouted the umpire. Joe is awesome at footy. So why is handballing so hard?

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Sporty Kids: Tennis!

Sporty Kids: Tennis!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Yes!' yelled Stefan. He threw his arms up in the air. 'Game, set and match to me! But there was no one else to cheer him on. Stefan has winning racquet skills. But will he ever play a real game of tennis?

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Sporty Kids: Swimming!

Sporty Kids: Swimming!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Ben dived. Jessica dived. Oliver dived. And Emma went WHACK! It was the belly-whacker of all belly-whackers. Emma is a swimming superstar. But can she learn to dive?

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Specky Magee

Specky Magee

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Specky Magee is 12 years old and mad about Australian Rules Football, though no-one ever comes to watch him play. When he finds a photograph of himself as a baby in footy gear he suspects he might be adopted and sets off to find...

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Specky Magee And A Legend In The Making

Specky Magee And A Legend In The Making

Garry Lyon, Felice Arena

The Booyong High BugleFooty News! Only last month, former Booyong High student Simon 'Specky' Magee led the Gosmore Grammar Knights to victory against our courageous Booyong Lions. But now he's back in town! Well, we at the Bugle...

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Specky Magee And The Spirit Of The Game

Specky Magee And The Spirit Of The Game

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

The sixth book of the bestselling Specky Magee series has all the excitement you'd expect, and this time Specky gets to experience grass roots footy at its best. Ages 8+.

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Specky Magee & The Season Of Champions

Specky Magee & The Season Of Champions

Garry Lyon, Felice Arena

Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good - perhaps good enough to win...

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Diary of a Basketball Hero

Diary of a Basketball Hero

Sally Heinrich, Shamini Flint

Marcus Atkinson is a basketball hero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his bounce.

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 Read reviewSpecky Magee & The Battle Of The Young Guns

Specky Magee & The Battle Of The Young Guns

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. When his long-lost grandpa comes to visit,...

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Specky Magee And The Best Of Oz

Specky Magee And The Best Of Oz

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules, taking on the Irish in a two-test competition. They're the best of the best that Australia has to offer, but can the boys learn to play with a new set of...

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Fox Swift Takes on The Unbeatables

Fox Swift Takes on The Unbeatables

David Lawrence, Cyril Rioli

Fox Swift is over the moon about captaining the Davinal Diggers for another season. Who wouldn't be? The Diggers have Hawthorn champion Cyril Rioli giving them tips, some quirky star players, and a kangaroo with attitude as their...

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Specky Magee & The Boots Of Glory

Specky Magee & The Boots Of Glory

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

More football from this bestselling series for children. Young readers will love Specky and his friends and their further adventures in football. Ages 8+.

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