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Exciting Children’s Books About Sports

Hey there bookworms and sports fans! Are you ready to dive into a world where the thrill of sports meets the magic of storytelling? In this curated list, we’re going to explore a fantastic collection of children’s books about sports, blending the excitement of sports like football with the calmness of activities like yoga. Whether your child is a young reader looking for picture books or diving into chapter books, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy!

 

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Sports Day Chicken

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
Laugh-out-loud hilarity with two-colour illustrations from the incomparable Pamela Butchart - three stories of mayhem and chaos where pupils' imaginations run riot... Year 2 at Wigglesbottom Primary is never boring. They don't expect to run a race against a chicken at Sports Day, or eat green toxic slime at lunch…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Racers!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. King Viking is competing in the…
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Bizzy Bear: Football Player

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear is a football player today and it's time for the big game! Help him make passes to his teammates and score goals! A funny…
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How to Be a Footballer and Other Sports Jobs

Written by Rachel Yankey Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A book for children aged 6+ who want to know the score about football jobs, written by former Arsenal and England footballer and CBeebies TV presenter Rachel Yankey   Do you have what it takes to become a professional footballer, a manager or even to work in sports TV? Learn…
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A Pony Called Secret: A True Champion

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The sixth in a fantastic series of perfect pony stories about Alice and her spirited young pony, Secret, from Olivia Tuffin, author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series. Alice and her beloved pony are off to train at Devon's world-class yard - following in the footsteps of the British…
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On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold!

Written by Scott Allen Illustrated by Antoine Corbineau
5-7
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…
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Go Wild in the Mountains

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
A mountain guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the mountains: rock climbing, pitching a tent, tracking mountain animals and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not do,…
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Running On Empty

Written by S. E. Durrant Illustrated by Rob Biddulph
9-12
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…
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British Museum: Going for Gold (an Ancient Greek Puzzle Mystery)

Written by Andy Seed Illustrated by James Weston Lewis
7-9
Learn how to read and write ancient Greek in this gripping puzzle mystery story about the ancient Olympics, written by Blue Peter Award-winning author Andy Seed! When ancient Greek friends Phoebe and Leon discover that a pentathlon athlete is cheating in the Olympic Games, they decide that they must stop…
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National Trust: Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny

Written by Emily Ann Davison Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
2-5
A funny, reassuring picture book about yoga, mindfulness and finding calm, from debut author Emily Ann Davison and award-winning illustrator Deborah Allwright. Yo-Yo is a fidgety, bouncy, can't-sit-still-EVER type of bunny. Even Grandpa's yoga class won't stop her wiggling and giggling! But what will Yo-Yo do when she finds herself…
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Sunshine Stables: Willow and the Whizzy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Pony camp is the best thing Willow has ever done. She adores Luna, her chestnut pony, and just like her, Luna loves to run. Together, Willow feels they can do anything!…
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