Action Replay: 25 Greatest Moments in Sports

Action Replay book

Slam the ball home with Michael Jordan. Scale mountain heights with Marielle Goitschel. Flip through the air with Simone Biles. Take a front-row seat and relive history’s greatest sporting moments as they happened. This richly illustrated book showcases the defining moment of notable athletes from around the world in more than twenty sports, making it […]

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan book

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of time. Little Michael wanted to be the first at everything – especially if that meant beating his older brother. One day, he came home crying… he’d been rejected from […]

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics: Paralympic Sports

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Find out all about Paralympic wheelchair sports and the people who participate in them in this exciting photo-illustrated book. Events covered include Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby and fencing, with descriptions of their rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterparts. The accessible text includes a Q&A element, as well as information features such as […]

Patina

Patina

It’s not the taking part, it’s the winning that counts for Patina! Patty, as she’s known to her friends and family, has lost a lot in her life – her dad died when she was young, her mum has lost her legs and now she has to live with her uncle and his wife. On […]

Running on Empty

AJ’s grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges. AJ is worried about his parents but they don’t really seem to notice. In order to deal with his grief and to keep his anxiety at bay, AJ does what he […]

She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game

Throughout history, women have been told that they couldn’t achieve their dreams, no matter how hard they tried. Women athletes have faced their own unique set of challenges, across countless sports and levels of play. In this third She Persisted book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women who have excelled in their sports because of […]

Olympic Poems

A brilliant, funny and inspiring collection of poems about sport by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens! These are poems about winning and about taking part; poems about having all the right kit, but no talent; poems that show that coming first in the egg and spoon race really is as important to your mum and […]

Ancient Games

Run with the Olympic athletes and sweat it out in the deadly ballgame courts of the Aztecs in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide to the sports and games that have entertained people for the past 2500 years. How did the Vikings keep themselves occupied between raids? What tricks did medieval Japanese sumo wrestlers have […]

Paralympic Power

A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events, from 5-a-side football to powerlifting and from badminton to boccia. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background […]

Women in Sport

Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the […]

Sportopedia

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before. Whether you’re into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes – male, female, able-bodied […]

Sports Heroes

How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring board book for little ones. Everyone, from Usain Bolt to Simone Biles, was once a small child learning about the world. Read how a diverse array of sporty kids found what they loved to do, worked hard, and followed their passions all the […]

Busy Day: Athlete

Join the busy athlete as he goes for gold in this playful, interactive flap book! Ready, set, go! Can you win the gold medal? Join in and use the flaps to help the athlete to warm up, jump over the pole, dive into the pool and much, much more. With interactive action-flaps, you can do […]

Ready Steady Mo!

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog! , Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and running too! So, what are you waiting for? Warm up, do the MOBOT, and then … Run on the pavement Run on the grass Run in […]

Splash

Claire Cashmore, MBE and Paralympic gold medallist, was born without a left forearm – but she never let being different stand in the way of her big dreams. Splash is based on Claire’s real-life experience: this gold-medal-winning swimmer really was scared of water … until one day, everything changed! These are Claire’s big sisters. They […]

Flying High

Before she was a record-breaking, world-famous gymnast, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone’s family took shape in a different way: her grandparents, Ron and Nellie Biles, adopted her and her sister […]

The Story of The Olympics

A brilliant introduction to the history of The Olympics, from the traditional games of Ancient Greece, to their revival by Pierre de Coubertin and the pomp and ceremony of the modern Games. Internet links to carefully selected websites allow children to access the very best sites to support this book and enhance their learning experience. […]

Jesse Owens

The youngest of ten children, Jesse grew up working in the cotton fields of Alabama. Discovered by his high school track and field coach, Jesse quickly rose to fame as an athlete. He went on the challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and made new world records. This moving book […]

Swimming and Diving

Published to coincide with 2020 Summer Olympic Games, this captivating title provides young readers with a background on the history and rules of these aquatic events, including details about swimming races, diving and artistic swimming (formerly synchronised swimming). Full-colour photos feature winning athletes and capture the action of these thrilling events. This volume also includes […]

Track and Field

Published to coincide with 2020 Summer Olympic Games, this dynamic book puts a spotlight on its featured track and field competitions, including running, jumping and throwing events. Young readers will be delighted by the stories about Olympic heroes and will marvel at the full-colour action photography. This volume also includes a table of contents, a […]

Individual Sports at the Paralympics

Find out all about Paralympic sports for individuals and the people who participate in them in this exciting photo-illustrated book. Events covered include cycling, archery and triathlon competitions for both male and female athletes with disabilities. Information about the rules of the events and how they differ from their Olympic counterparts is also provided. Along […]

Dream Big

Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal–and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming picture book, written by Michael’s mother and illustrated by Barry Root, gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that […]

The Corinthian Girl

“It was time for the first race to begin. The crowed gasped as the Corinthian girl exploded from the starting point!” The Corinthian girl has no name…abandoned as a baby, she is now a slave in Athens. But her Master is a famous Olympic champion. He spots the amazing athletic talent of the Corinthian girl, […]

Go Mo, Go!

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too! After returning home from a long cross-country run, it’s time for Mo and his friends to decide where to go on their next running adventure. Sandwiches at […]

Flying Fergus

The first in a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy. Fergus Hamilton is a boy with a big imagination. Living with his mum and grandad and his dog, Chimp, he dreams of a state-of-the-art Sullivan Swift and becoming the most brilliant boy cyclist in the world. So when he gets a […]

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold!

From The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog to karate princesses and hot cross bottoms, there’s a Jeremy Strong story to suit every child’s sense of humour. Jeremy’s readers range from 7 to teen, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Andy Stanton. Guess what’s coming to town! The Animal Games! There’ll be show-jumping for horses AND rabbits, and […]

The Story of the Olympic Games

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Created in association with the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, The Story of the Olympic Games brings to life the glorious history of the Games of the Olympiad. Chronologically structured and featuring up to 200 original photographs, the book charts the story of this famous global event, beginning in 776 BC in ancient Greece through to […]

Olympic Sport

From the bestselling author of Why is Snot Green comes another hilarious, bonkers and brilliant science book – f ind out the answers to all the questions you’ve ever had about the Olympics and sport! Are Olympic athletes born stronger and faster than the rest of us? Why do tennis rackets have strings? How do […]

On Your Marks Gets Set Gold

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An exciting, laugh-a-minute guide to every Olympic and Paralympic sport From boxing to boccia, find out just what it takes to become an Olympic and Paralympic star in this hilariously informative guide to the games. For each sport you’ll discover why it’s great, why it’s not so great, what skills and equipment you’ll need to […]

When I Grow Up I Want to Play…

This fun, dynamic book introduces children to the world of competitive sports! It covers some of the world’s most popular games, including football, tennis and volleyball. Packed with action flaps and simple facts, this book is perfect for curious minds.