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Football Themed Recommended Reads

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Here's a selection of football-themed books inspired by the Euro Championships!

The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the World
By Priscilla Mante
Published by Puffin Books
RRP £6.99 (softback)
ISBN 9780241482001

Jasmina Santos-Campbell, or Jaz as she's known created the football team the Bramrock Stars. Seven very different girls have formed a team to help show Jaz's mum she's a football star so she'll come back home.

Read about this empowering dream team who are breaking stereotypes and want to show the world the girls can play football.

A great read for kids aged 9+.


Sports Legends: 50 Inspiring People to Help You Reach the Top of Your Game
By Rick Broadbent
Published by Walker Books
RRP £7.99 (paperback)
ISBN 9781406397123

Award-winning journalist Rick Broadbent has interviewed some of the greatest sporting legends of our time. Read about the likes of Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt and Serena Williams and their stories of how they became champions of their sport. These amazing accounts will help young sports fans aspire to be the next great sporting hero.


Kane Rules: 3 (Football Superstars)
By Simon Mugford (Author) & Dan Green (Illustrator)
Published by Wellbeck Publishing
RRP £7.99 (paperback)
ISBN 9781783125364

Filled with quizzes, stats and little-known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, this book is perfect for football fans!

There are other books available in the series including Marcus Rashford & Lionel Messi.


Frankie's Magic Football: Team T. Rex
By Frank Lampard
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
RRP £6.99 (paperback)
ISBN 9780349132112

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!

While on holiday at a summer camp, Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max the dog are transported to a prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Can they reunite a baby pterodactyl with its mum, and avoid being eaten by a hungry T-Rex? The friends will need to use all their football skills to get home in one piece!


Game Changer
By Neal Shusterman
Published by Walker Books
RRP £7.99 (paperback)
ISBN 9781406398632

A fantastic new novel for YA aged 14+, read about a teenage American football player forced into a series of parallel lives.

As a star player on his high school American football team, Ash is used to taking some hard hits. But that one run in his last game must have knocked him a little loose because suddenly his life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it.

As Ash bounces into worlds that are almost but not really his own, he starts to question everything, including his own perceptions and place in his own reality. But can he even work out how to get back there?


Fantastic Football Poems
by John Foster (Editor) & Korky Paul (Illustrator)
Published by OUP Children's Books
RRP £6.99 (paperback)
ISBN 9780192767479

We love a bit of poetry here at Young Writers and here is a funny collection of poems all inspired by football matches. From meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match to the goalie with expanding hands and the Stone Age man who invented football.

A fantastic book for all the family!


Goal!: Football As You've Never Seen It Before
By DK Books
Published by DK Books
RRP £12.99 (hardback)
ISBN 9780241228227

Goal! is packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding stats, and history of the sport, This vibrant, visual guide to everything you need to know about the world's most popular game.

Amazing CGI images show you everything from fouls to free kicks and everything in between. Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn't just tell you the answers - it shows you.

Whether you're a football fanatic looking to brush up on your knowledge or you're going to be the next superstar striker or manager, you'll enjoy the visual stats and facts in this ultimate football guide.

 

 

Published: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 9:00am