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Friday 19 July 2013

Shout Out: AFL Books for Young Children

Are you an AFL fan? Looking for a way to help your young children connect with your passion for Aussie Rules?

Penguin, under their Puffin imprint, have recently released four books, two board books and two activity books, focused on AFL teams and games.

My First Words Book and My First Numbers Book
Introduce little ones to simple – and football-related! – first words and numbers, accompanied by fun and colourful pictures. Both books are in board book format with sturdy pages suitable for toddlers.

My First Words Book includes themed pages on AFL-related topics such as Getting There, The Ground, People, Food, Clothes, Equipment, Positions and Plays. My First Numbers Book includes groups featuring from 1-15 of AFL-related items such as sports socks, water bottles, team logos and footballs.

My First Words Book (Puffin, 9780143505785, $9.99)
My First Numbers Book (Puffin, 9780143505792, $9.99)

AFL Sticker Activity Book
With over 200 stickers including club logos and jerseys, the AFL Sticker Activity Book includes puzzles and footy facts as well as sticker fun. Children can see how much they (or their older siblings and/or parents) know about the game and reward themselves with Brownlow medal stickers. AFL Sticker Activity Book (Puffin, 9780143505815, $7.99)

AFL Mascot Manor Colouring Book
48 pages of AFL mascot colouring fun, this book features pictures with enough detail to appeal to young AFL fans up to early primary school age. AFL Mascot Manor Colouring Book (Puffin, 9780143505808, $4.99)

All books listed above are available from 26th June 2013. The following additional books will be released in mid-August 2013:
AFL Game Day: A Touch-and-Feel Book
AFL Doodlepedia
AFL My Little Library: Words, Numbers, Shapes, Colours
AFL Ultimate Sticker Book