Imprint: Random House Australia Children’s
Your sporty kids, particularly those who have enjoyed the Billy Slater footy series and the Glenn Maxwell cricket series, will love this collection of stories from Patrick Loughlin.
There’s Robbie and Bradley who both want to win their 200 metre final but are a little flummoxed by an avenging magpie. Or maybe you have some outstanding BMXers who would love the story called Wheels of Fortune with its handy tips for riding and a totally surprise ending.
Or how about a little karate with Alice Pepper fresh from the National Titles taking up the challenge from school bully Zach without abandoning the true honour code of her sport.
Surfing, netball, AFL and swimming are all included plus more. And of course no book of Australian sport stories for kids would be complete without a great handball story – anyone who has watched the intensity of playground handball tournaments know this is one sport all kids take seriously!
A great read for kids aged around eight up – particularly if they are daunted by a ‘whole’ book – snack size stories such as these are great for a quick quiet reading time.
Super Sports Stories for Kids – Patrick Loughlin/illustrated by James Hart