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Get sporty with these great new books for beginner readers.

Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can’t be happening, she thought.

Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can’t win first place?

Reviews

66 Felice Arena's new series is very approachable...First, in its subject matter – the series plans to cover all the most-loved sports in this country, and will feature girls as well as boys as the main characters. And secondly, in the just-right text for a reader starting chapter books, who still loves the reassurance of a few illustrations, larger font and manageable sentences.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143783183

    January 30, 2017

    Puffin (AU YR)

    80 pages

    RRP $9.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781760146580

    January 30, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Felice Arena

The Boy and the Spy
Sporty Kids: Netball!
Sporty Kids: Cricket!
Sporty Kids: Basketball!
Sporty Kids: Handball!
Sporty Kids: Soccer!
Sporty Kids: Tennis!
Sporty Kids: Footy!
Sporty Kids: Swimming!
Specky Magee
Andy Roid and the Avalanche of Evil
Andy Roid & the Missing Agent
Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death
Andy Roid and the Unexpected Mission
Andy Roid and the Turbine Runaways
Andy Roid and the Sinister Showdown
Andy Roid and the Camp Howl Crusaders
Andy Roid and the Heroes of the Night
Andy Roid and the Superhuman Secret
Andy Roid & the Field Trip Terror
Whippersnapper
Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
Specky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns
Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game

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