If you’re a sporty person you’re probably in heaven right now with all the Olympic Games coverage on TV. There are heaps of different types of sport to watch, from swimming and rowing, to gymnastics and athletics.
We have heaps of sporty books in the library for you to enjoy. Why not try these:
We also have a great page all about the Olympics, where you can find out about Canterbury Olympic Athletes and visit some interesting websites with information about the Olympic Games.
With only 3 weeks to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off, we want to share some rugby reads with you. If you love rugby and reading, then these books are for you. This week’s Rugby Read is Sitting on the Fence by Christchurch author, Bill Nagelkerke.
It is 1981 and Martin senses big trouble brewing at home. The South African rugby team has been invited to tour New Zealand. Martin’s sister, Sarah, is out to stop the tour in protest against South Africa’s racist apartheid system. His rugby-mad dad is equally determined that the tour should go ahead. Martin wishes the whole thing would simply go away.
“You just fence-sit like a dumb bunny,” Sarah tells him. But Martin would just rather not take sides.
Then a new school leads to a new friendship, and Martin is faced with a choice. He can walk away, or he can become involved in something that will end up being bigger than anybody could have predicted. The story is based on the Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand in 1981 when the nation was divided between pro and anti tour supporters.
Recommended for 9+