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Peppa Pig: Peppa Plays Football (2021)

If your little one is a football AND Peppa Pig fan, they’re going to love this sweet tale. Peppa has a brand-new ball, and she is super excited to play a game of football with all her friends. Once she has them all gathered, they split off into teams to begin the game. But who is going to referee to make sure they play fairly? Luckily, Daddy Pig is around to step in and act as the ref.

Busy Day: Athlete by Dan Green (2021)

Mini future Olympians can go for gold and experience a day in the life of a pro athlete with this book in the Busy Day series. From getting up early and warming up to competing in the long jump and diving in the pool, little readers can use the liftable flaps to help the athlete go about his day. A great interactive book to read together at playtime. 

Ned and the Great Garden Hamster Race by Kim Hillyard (2021)

Have you heard about the Great Garden Hamster Race? It’s a big deal. Hamsters from all over the world come to take part, and Ned has been training for a long time for this. The race starts and Ned is out in front! He’s so ready to win he doesn’t even stop to help some critters who need help. It’s only when Ned finds himself in trouble and is helped out by another that he rethinks whether it’s really THAT important to win...

Actiphons Level 1 Book 1 Swimming Sally (2021)

Phonics and sport? It’s a win-win! The Actiphons series is a brand new collection of books designed to help children who are learning to read. The series includes all 70 letter sounds and is in order of how children learn them at school. Each book features a lively story and character, including Swimming Sally, Yoga YasminRugby Robbie, and Archery Mark. Kids love to move, and the physical actions at the end of each book will help them practise the new sounds they have learnt, making them more confident readers in the long run.

Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Sport! Sticker Book (2021)

Just like us, Peppa Pig and her friends are super excited about the Olympic games. So, in preparation for the historic global sporting event, they’re practising some of their favourite sports themselves. There’s gymnastics, football, swimming, basketball – the list goes on. And Peppa fans can join in the fun with the 230 stickers and 13 different scenes in this activity book. Let the games begin! 

Topsy and Tim Sports Day by Jean & Gareth Adamson (2014)

Our favourite twins are taking part in their school’s sports day, and they can’t wait to take part in the races. Topsy and Tim both insist they are the faster runner out of the pair and end up falling out whilst practising. But now that the big day is here they can find out, once and for all, who is fast enough to win a gold medal.

Hey Duggee: The Football Badge (2021)

Another one for football lovers! Duggee has his football badge and is now teaching the Squirrels how to play the beloved game. With Duggee in the goal, the Squirrels need to try and kick the ball past him. Unfortunately, the enthusiastic Squirrels have got a bit carried away and are kicking the ball in the completely wrong direction! Will they ever learn how to score a goal? 

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