Knowing the Score

Knowing the Score

By Author / Illustrator

Ros Roberts


Family & Home

Age range(s)



Little Tiger




Paperback / softback




For as long as Gemma can remember it's been her and Mum against the world. They're as close as can be, but deep down she longs to get to know the rest of her family - Gran and Mum's brother Joe - the family Mum turned her back on around the time Gemma was born.

With the summer holidays approaching, Mum is invited on an adults-only holiday. Gemma spots a chance to uncover the story behind the family rift and convinces Mum to let her stay with Joe. He's the perfect uncle - fun, friendly and generous, and even signs her up for tennis camp. But Gemma can't shake the feeling that he and Gran are keeping secrets. As the truth emerges, can Gemma find a way to bring her family back together?

A heartfelt story of complex families, forgiveness and new beginnings, for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Lisa Thompson, Susin Nielsen and Cath Howe.  Find out more from author Ros Roberts:

Praise for Digger and Me by Ros Roberts: "A wonderful tale, told with heart, hope and a shiny wet nose." - Gill Lewis, author of Swan Song"A really special book." - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks War.  "A story full of humanity." - Cath Howe, author of Ella on the Outside.


Chloe - Age 10

Knowing the Score has a wonderful story line and touched my heart but I think it would've been even better if there was more suspense or action.  Also, there was very little difficult vocabulary and other than the story, I didn't learn any new words.  But in general the book was good so I would give it 4 stars.

Suggested Reading Age 9+


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