The Champion Charlies
Random House, 2018
152pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Charles was the best player in the boys’ football team and Charlotte was the best player in the girls’ side. But this season they’re both playing in the same mixed team.
Is there room for two champion Charlies on the one side? Can they get past their rivalry to help form the greatest football team Jindaberg Primary has ever seen?
Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia and released in time for the FIFA World Cup, soccer fans will enjoy this new series, particularly those who are newly independent readers as there is a lot of textual and graphic support to sustain their efforts. With characters the reader can relate to, familiar obstacles to overcome and an in-built rivalry as well as the external one of playing another team, each episode builds up into a page-turning climax that makes you want to find out what happened.
Another great series focusing on Australian sports and familiar names that not only encourages our children to read but also get outdoors and play.