Books for sporty kids

Take the Shot

Take the Shot

Susan 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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Ozzy Rules! (AFL Little Legends, Book 1)

Ozzy Rules! (AFL Little Legends, Book 1)

Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck

Packed with footy fun, this hilarious junior fiction series follows the highs and lows of junior footy.

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As Fast As I Can

As Fast As I Can

Penny Tangey

One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet.

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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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Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

When Winstons new stepsister to be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable. Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a...

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Nice Girls Don't Play Footy

Nice Girls Don’t Play Footy

Kathy (Dell'Orifice) Helidoniotis

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Girls Change the Game: A Choose Your Own Football Adventure

Girls Change the Game: A Choose Your Own Football Adventure

Gabrielle Gloury, Michael Hyde

The first Scorpions Under 14 Girls team from the Westpark Football Club has just been announced and this is their very first game. The Girls Scorpions are up against the in-form team of the comp, the Eastvale Ravens.

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Japarrika Rises

Japarrika Rises

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware, David Lawrence

Kay-Bell is desperate to play in the AFLW, but there are many obstacles ahead for the footy star.

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Tiny Timmy #10: The New Coach

Tiny Timmy #10: The New Coach

Tim Cahill, Heath McKenzie

Coach Roach is off on holidays, and the Lions have someone different in charge! The new coach has won plenty of trophies, but Timmy's not sure about some of his ideas . . . Like playing Timmy in defence? And Hacker in attack?!...

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Various

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Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty Takes Charge (Game Day! Book 3)

Patty (Patrick) Mills, Jared Thomas

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Tiny Timmy #9: The Next Level!

Tiny Timmy #9: The Next Level!

Tim Cahill, Heath McKenzie

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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 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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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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The Soccer Star

The Soccer Star

Sally Rippin

Celebrating 10 Years of Billie B Brown in 2020!

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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

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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

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

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 Great Footy Contest

Specky Magee & the Great Footy Contest

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

Specky Magee is the star player of The Booyong High Lions, his school's AFL team. He plays full forward and his gift is being able to take a 'spectacular specky'. When he hears of a nationwide contest to find extraordinary young...

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Specky Magee & the Season of Champions

Specky Magee & the Season of Champions

Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

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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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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Extra Time

Extra Time

Morris Gleitzman

When 13-year-old Matt is discovered impressing the livestock in an Aussie country town with his remarkable soccer skills, he's offered the chance of a lifetime - a try-out at one of Europe's biggest and most glamorous soccer...

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