Ronaldo Rules

ronaldo rules

Filled with quizzes, stats and little known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. Is Cristiano Ronaldo your ultimate football hero? He has scored over 700 goals, won the Champions League five times and was the […]

The Most Incredible True Football Stories: The England Edition

The Most Incredible True Football Stories The England Edition

Think you know everything about the Three Lions and the Lionesses? Have you heard of . . . *The naughty pitch-invading dog that stole the show at the 1962 World Cup? *The English amateurs who achieved Olympic gold? *The spy who snuck into training? *The incredible comeback of the England women’s team? *The infamous World […]

Football Atlas: A journey across the world and onto the pitch

Football Atlas

A comprehensive exploration of football, covering players, teams, stadiums and competitions through a mix of illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams. Follow the story of how football began, learn about World Cup winners, meet some of the top players and discover amazing facts and figures in this action-packed atlas.

Planet Football

planet football

Jackson lives and breathes football – he knows all the players, the fixtures, the scores. Then, one grey stormy day, Jackson kicks his ball, and it goes up … and up … and UP! All the way to the moon! Overnight, Jackson becomes an international footballing sensation, and before you know it, he’s kicked ALL […]

Bronze Rules

bronze rules

Filled with quizzes, stats and little-known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. Is Lucy Bronze your ultimate football heroine? The current England lionesses vice-captain is a three-time Women’s Champions League champion with superclub Lyon. She […]

Haaland (Ultimate Football Heroes – The No.1 football series)

haaland book

Norwegian international Erling Haaland is the rising star of Europe. Having already smashed Messi, Ronaldo and Harry Kane’s record of quickest player to twenty Champions League goals, ‘The Terminator’ is proving to be a ruthless, efficient, goalscoring machine. At such a young age, the world is his playground. Discover how he’s caught the eye of […]

World of Football

World of Football

Discover a world of fascinating facts and stats about the beautiful game!   From record-breaking goals to famous football mascots – learn about the funny and extraordinary moments that make football fantastic. This fully illustrated book of trivia takes footie fans on a breathtaking round-the-world tour, visiting every continent to discover incredible football stories, from […]

Books About The Football World Cup

10 recommendations for World Cup themed books

As the football World Cup approaches, we are delighted to host a guest post from best selling author Tom Palmer. In this guest booklist, Tom discusses his top 10 recommendations for World Cup themed books to inspire reading among young football fans. Reading for pleasure often begins with what the reader is passionate about. For […]

Football

Children’s Books About Football Football books are hugely popular with young readers from the earliest years all through primary school. From soccer superstars to famous fouls, there’s no end of football facts and figures to absorb in our collection of non-fiction and fiction books about the beautiful game. We’ve put together a list of the best […]

Football School

A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the […]

Football Crazy

Danny and his mates Jamil and Lewis are over the moon when football legend Jock Ramsey agrees to coach their team. For the first time ever the Rovers might have a chance of winning something! But Ramsey’s a tough coach. They train every night, and Saturdays too. It’s a lot of pressure for lads who […]

Girls FC

Join the Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play “like a girl”! “My name is Megan Fawcett and this is the story of how I set up the best football team in the world. Get ready for kick-off!” Nine-year-old Megan Fawcett loves football and is desperate to be on […]

Football Academy

football academy

Boys United: the first book in the Football Academy series by Tom Palmer Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He’s worried about his height though – what if he’s too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores – he’s made […]

Macbeth United

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 CHILDREN’S TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARD! This season, get ready for a striking reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic tale, Macbeth. 12-year-old striker Macbeth has a promising talent on the field. He also has a burning desire to become captain of Shotfield football team, and he is prepared to do whatever it takes. […]

The Kick Off

The first book to kick off the Jamie Johnson football series – as seen on CBBC! An epic tale of dreaming big and chasing glory. Jamie’s desperate to become Highwood School’s star football player (and in his dreams, Hawkstone United’s, too). But after he wrecks his chances at the trials, the pressure’s on to prove […]

World of Football

An absorbing gift for avid football fans aged 7+ years, perfect for the next David Beckham. Kick off your footballing journey and see the world in a whole new light! Discover fascinating facts and stats – from record-breaking goals to famous football mascots – and learn about the funny and extraordinary moments that make football […]

The Big Book of Football

Dive into the world of football with this mega book of everything to do with the beautiful game. Learn all the lingo; meet the greatest players, managers and teams from both the men’s and women’s games; take masterclasses with the pros; wander through the haircut hall of fame; learn the most iconic goal celebrations and […]

50 Ways to Score a Goal

50 Ways to Score a Goal

A funny collection of football poems by Brian Bilston, the unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter. Perfect for football fans of all ages – from the young footie fanatic to a been-to-every-game-grandma, and every ‘I could’ve been a pro’ in between. Full of poems that will make you giggle about all things football, including being left […]

Jaz Santos vs The World

A relatable, inclusive story about families, unlikely friendships and girl power. Ola! I’m Jasmina Santos-Campbell (but you can call me Jaz). You’ve probably heard of me and my football team the Bramrock Stars before. No? Well, you will soon because we’re almost famous! Forming the Stars was my genius idea – you see I need […]

Foul Play

Danny is obsessed with two things: football – especially City Football Club – and investigating crimes. So when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium late at night, he’s determined to get to the bottom […]

Over the Line

It’s the proudest moment of Jack’s life – his debut as a professional footballer. Now he has a chance to achieve his dream of playing for his country. But it’s 1914 and the world is at war. Talk of sportsmen’s cowardice leads to the formation of a Footballers’ Battalion and Jack has little choice but […]

Kick

Winner of the Branford Boase Award. Budi’s plan is simple. He’s going to be a star. Budi’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most […]

Bizzy Bear Football Player

Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear is a football player today and it’s time for the big game! Help him make passes to his teammates and score goals! A funny little story with loads of […]

Spot Plays Football

It’s a lovely day and Spot and his friends are ready to play football together. Spot and Helen are captains of the red and blue teams, but who will score the most goals? Join the group of animal friends and the much-loved Spot as they learn it’s the taking part that counts – and, most […]

Topsy and Tim Play Football

Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. Topsy and Tim join the local football club. Along with their friends, they practice their skills, including dribbling a ball around cones. Then they play a proper game. It’s […]

Harry and the Dinosaurs United

Harry’s football team are trying their best, but they just keep getting in each other’s way. But, luckily, Harry soon learns the best trick of all… teamwork! So together Harry, his friends and their mascotauruses win the best prize ever…

Kicking a Ball

For anyone who can’t see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! ‘Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No – kicking a ball Is what I like.’ ‘What I like best, yes, most of all in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. […]

Get the Ball

Tom and his gran are playing penalty shoot-out when things go wrong and the football escapes… Now, wherever it leads them, from the park to the highstreet and beyond to the depths of the ocean and way up high in the sky, Tom and Gran must “Get that ball!”

Look Inside Football

This fun-filled book celebrates the world’s most popular sport played by women, men, boys and girls all over the world. Learn about the history of the game, how footballs are made, and how YOU can become a top professional player. Find out how your local club is run, visit a team’s training ground, and pick […]

Wonder Goal!

Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you’ve done that, who knows what the future might hold?

The Unlucky Eleven

Ridiculous injuries … strange illnesses … cancelled games … Everything’s going wrong for the Saints this season, and Stanley’s team-mates believe they finally know why. Their football kit is cursed! But the team’s attempts to break the curse take things from bad to worse. Soon, they’re ready to call it quits. Stanley’s still got some […]

Own Goal: Football Mad

2-1 with minutes to go: Dale Juniors are about to win the schools’ cup final – until Scott foots the ball into his own team’s goal. But letting down the team is the least of Scott’s problems. After the match, someone leaves him a nasty message on the wall – and the suspect? His best […]

Rashford Rules

Filled with quizzes, stats and little known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. Is Marcus Rashford your ultimate football hero? His rise to the top has already seen him win The FA Cup, EFL Cup […]