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A fun-filled junior fiction series written in partnership with Basketball Australia

A fun-filled junior fiction series written in partnership with Basketball Australia
After wiping the floor in the interschool comp, the Bench Warmers are back. Danny and his friends are now playing club basketball for the newly formed Robdale Raptors. The opposition is tough, but with a first-rate coach and some much improved players, these ballers could pose a real threat.


Can the gang make it to the grand final, or will Greg 'The Goat' McGriffin and the all-star Holesly Heat team ruin the Raptors' chances?


Embedded within the text are useful training tips for young basketballers and positive messages regarding involvement in sport. Designed for mid-Primary and reluctant readers in Upper Primary, the Ball Stars tales will appeal to both girls and boys, depicting cultural diversity and gender equity in a natural and non-didactic manner.

Allison Paterson, Magpies, Volume 32

This is a fabulous story about standing up for others, overcoming fears, making new friends and also realising that there is more to life than sitting in front of a computer screen! It is the first in new series that middle level readers will all enjoy. It has both humour and lessons to be learned.

Sam, Lamont Books

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 30, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    144 pages

    RRP $15.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

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  • EBook


    January 30, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    144 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ

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