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Great Sporty Books to Read for Kids Stuck Indoors

Do your children love sport, but can’t play at the moment? Why not get them reading, now they have time? Get them reading about their favourite sport. King's Head Librarian, Amanda Roberts, highlights a selection of scintillating sports fiction to get them started. Several of the authors are players themselves.


Here are two series for the cricket lovers:

Big Bash League series by Michael Panckridge:

Big Bash League Switch-Hit Showdown
Switch Hit Showdown
Big Bash League Captain's Clash
Captain's Clash
Big Bash League Double Delivery
Double Delivery
Big Bash League Bowling Blitz
Bowling Blitz

Glenn Maxwell
series by Patrick Loughlin, James Hart and Glenn Maxwell:

Glenn Maxwell Lucky Break
Lucky Break
Glenn Maxwell Academy All-Stars
Academy All-Stars
Glenn Maxwell State Showdown
Stage Showdown


And for the netball lovers:

Netball Gems series by Bernadette Hellard and Lisa Gibbs:

Netball Gems - Hooked on Netball
Hooked on Netball
Netball Gems - Chase Your Goal
Chase Your Goal
Netball Gems - Pivot and Win
Pivot and Win

Rugby Union

For all the Rugby Union players here are a few great reads:

Diary of a Rugby Champ - Shamini Flint
 Diary of a Rugby Champ – Shamini Flint

Izzy Folau Series – David Harding & Izzy Folau

Standing Tall - Izzy Folau
Standing Tall
Pushed to the Limit - Izzy Folau
Pushed to the Limit

Rugby League NRL

Rugby League lovers will enjoy...

Billy Slater series by Patrick Loughlin & Nahum Ziersch:

Try Time - Billy Slater
Try Time
Banana Kick - Billy Slater
Banana Kick
Show and Go - Billy Slater
Show & Go
Chip and Chase - Billy Slater
Chip & Chase


AFL players will enjoy these two series: 

Fox Swift series by David Lawrence & Cyril Rioli:

Fox Swift
Fox Swift
Fox Swift Takes on the Unbeatables
Fox Swift Takes on the Unbeatables

Specky Magee Series
by Felice Arena & Gary Lyon:

Specky Magee - Ready to Make His Mark
Ready to Make His Mark
Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest
The Great Footy Contest
Specky Magee and the Season of Champions
The Season of Champions
Specky Magee and the Boots of Glory
The Boots of Glory


Basketball players, here are two great reads:

Diary of a Basketball Hero - Shamini Flint
Diary of a Basketball Hero
by Shamini Flint
Basketball Breakdown - Jake Maddox and Val Priebe
Basketball Breakdown
by Jake Maddox & Val Priebe


I haven’t forgotten the soccer players; here are a couple of great soccer stories:

Extra Time - Morris Gleitzmann
Extra Time
by Morris Gleitzmann
Zero to Hero - Rob Childs
Zero to Hero
by Rob Childs

With many school and council library buildings now closed, why not check out their online catalogues and access some e-books? It's a lot cheaper than buying books online! Get your child to read them to you. Discuss the stories and help them with their comprehension skills. Let’s use our precious time with our children, enjoying some great books.

Happy reading!

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts
King's Christian College

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