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Sporty Kids: Cricket

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About the Story

Pete dropped to his knees, knowing he wouldn’t reach the ball in time.

He was devastated. It was all over!

Pete’s family is crazy for cricket. But can his team take home the Jacaranda Cup?


Come on a heart-stopping adventure as author Felice Arena reads his very own book, Sporty Kids: Cricket.

Tom Jellett's trademark illustrations add to the humour and are a perfectly delightful accompaniment to the story.

This is a ripper of a tale, with a wonderful underlying message of positivity and determination. Felice's enthusiastic reading perfectly captures the excitement of the story, with all the highs and lows you would expect and plenty of comical fun to boot.

Sporty Kids: Cricket is a fantastic story for children who love sport (and even those who don't!)


*captions available.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge P-2 list.

Story Details



Adventure, Emotions, Family Life, Grandparents, Hope, Humour, NSW PRC, Sport, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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