The Champion Charlies
Random House, 2018
152pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
The Knockout Cup
The Grand Finale
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.
There are four in the series – The Mix Up, Boot It, The Knockout Cup and The Grand Finale – each leading on from the other and fans will be happy that the final two have now been released!
Currently soccer-mad Miss 7’s favourite series, they have been the perfect bridge into novels for her and she is eagerly waiting for these new ones to be in her mailbox so she can find out what happens and put what she learns into practice on the field!
Another great series focusing on Australian sports and familiar names that not only encourages our children to read but also get outdoors and play.