SPORTS & OLYMPICS BOOKS
Topic Books about Sports, Sport's Day and the Olympics for Children
Ready, Steady Mo!
by Mo Farah and Kes Grey
From Olympic 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! Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.
Hare and the Tortoise
by Alison Murray
Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win...isn't he? The well-loved Aesop's Fables has been made all the more enchanting with a sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm.
Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg
For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! Relate to the simple joy felt by a boy kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it. The story takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship... and football.
I Really Want to Win!
by Simon Philip
Our heroine is determined that she's going to win at school sports day. The problem is that winning isn't as easy as it looks. She doesn't win the running race or the tug of war - and she can't even win a game of hide-and-seek. But maybe winning isn't really the point?
by Rob Biddulph
Fred is the Best Bear in the Wood – and he’s got the medals to prove it. Until a new bear moves to town, and Fred’s champion GRRRRR goes missing… How will he ever win now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?
by Julia Donaldson
Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan.
Max the Champion
Max is mad about sport. In his real day, he and his class win the school football match and, in his imagination, he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This inclusive book shows disabled children and children without disabilities enjoying different sports together in a natural way.
Ambrose Goes for Gold
by Tor Freeman
It's the day of the Great Insect Games and Ambrose is desperate to win a medal. But when the grasshopper jumps further, it looks as though Ambrose will never win anything. But with a little determination and the help of his friends, Ambrose soon discovers that everyone is good at something.
The Frog Olympics
by Brian Moses
Laugh out loud with this charming story about frogs coming together from around the world to participate in and celebrate their 'Frog Olympics'. Great for discussion starters about the Olympics and to talk about inclusion and how people, or frogs, of every size and ability can take part in the Olympics.
The Story of the Olympics
by Richard Brassey
Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues - here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games. From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere.
Women in Sport
Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. This richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today.
Sam is Not a Loser
When his football team is playing against the bigger kids, Sam, who hates to lose, refuses to participate in the game until he learns a valuable lesson. A book that teaches young children the importance of sportsmanship, and the fun of playing games rather than winning them.