Karate Kids

By Holly Sterling
Illustrated by Holly Sterling

Gi? Ready! Belt? Ready! Let’s go! It’s karate time.

Join Maya and all her friends as they get together at the dojo for their Saturday karate class! There are moves to remember, blocks to practise, and punches to perfect! Maya is a white belt, which means she’s still a beginner, but with focus, balance and determination – and a little helping hand from her friends – can she show Sensei what she’s got? Written and illustrated by Holly Sterling, a karate champion and teacher, this is a joyful and uplifting celebration of the sport, and a must-have primer for any child hoping to be a karate kid one day, too!

  • Written and illustrated by a world-class karate athlete and Sensei. The children in the book are inspired by her own students.
  • There is an inspiring author's note on the back page.
  • Publishing in Summer 2020 in time for the Tokyo Olympics – where karate will be part of the games for the very first time!

About the author

Holly Sterling is a children's book author and illustrator whose titles include Hiccups!, the 15 Things Not To Do With a... series, written by Margaret McAllister, and the Everybody Feels... series, written by Moira Butterfield. Alongside making books, Holly is also passionate about karate and, from a young age, has competed and won individual and team medals at both European and World level. Holly is now retired from competitive karate but teaches at her own dojos in Durham and Sunderland. Find her online at, on Twitter as @holly_sterling and on Instagram as @hollysterling87.

ISBN: 9781406386233
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 270 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 15/06/20 at 02:22:56
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