Books with Sport

With the sports season gradually coming to a close for the year, we’ve put together a list of kids books about sports to get your little athlete motivated for next season. Or maybe they might even read about a new sport they might like to try out next. From making friends to keeping fit and healthy, there’s an abundance of reasons why sport is so great. Get reading with our footy reads, martial arts books and cricket stories!

The Selwood Boys: Battle Royale by Tony Wilson Adam Selwood Joel Selwood Scott Selwood Troy Selwood

Meet the Selwood boys … There’s the twins, Troy and Adam, pulling pranks and making mischief, then Joel with his sneaky, cheeky antics, and finally little Scott, who just does his best (or make that his worst!) to keep up. Can Joel finally get off the sidelines and onto the footy field to play with his big brothers? It’ll be a battle royale that’s bound to involve the whole family!

Age: 7+

White Ninja by Tiffany Hall 

Roxy Ran is an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl who doesn’t know anything about her ninja powers until a confrontation with the school bully unleashes them. When the new boy, Jackson Axe, introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts, she learns about the legend of the White Warrior and the powers that are trapped in the Tiger Scrolls. The White Warrior is hunted by both the ninja and samurai clans, and now Jackson and Roxy must find the tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do.

Age: 9+


Jamie Reign by P.J. Tierney

When Jamie inadvertently summons some fiery orbs from the air to tackle some local bullies, he doesn’t understand that he has tapped into the Way, the universal energy source, and in doing so he sets off a chain of events with unforeseen consequences. Whisked away by the mysterious Mr Fan to the Chia Wu, a school for students with special abilities, Jamie is taken under the wing of the legendary Kung Fu Master Wu.

Age: 9+

Look Inside Sport by Rob Lloyd Jones

A fun flap book that shows young children what goes on at major sporting events and introduces them to a range of different sports.

Age: 4+



Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania by Jane O’Connor

Nancy Clancy loves playing on her soccer team, the Green Goblins. Even though she’s not the best player on the team, she’s happy just being average-after all, it’s her goal to be mediocre. But in the last game of the season, with only a few minutes left on the clock, a surprising encounter on the field causes Nancy to make an incredible play.

Age: 6+

Toby Jones and the Magic Cricket Almanack by Brett Lee & Michael Panckridge

Toby Jones and his classmates go to the MCG archives on a school excursion and there they meet the old and wise caretaker at the library, Jim Oldfield. Jim is amazed when he realises that Toby has ‘the gift’ – he has the potential to travel back in time to cricket matches. With Jim’s assistance, Toby and some of his friends are transported back to past matches including the 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa in England!

Age: 8+

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