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Football fans will love the facts and information included in Book People's hand-picked children's football books. These football books for kids are great for younger readers before they move onto our adult football books!

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Football Books for Kids

  • Football Superstars: Messi Rules

    Product Code: FSMR
    Paperback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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.

    Is Lionel Messi your ultimate football hero? Messi was the youngest player to score 50 goals in the Champions League, won the Ballon d'Or five times and once entertained the crowd by doing 1,200 keepy-uppies! Discover how he went from being the smallest player on the field (as a young boy he was so tiny all the other players called him 'Titch') to being widely known as the 'Greatest of All Time'. Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.
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  • The Arsenal ABC

    Product Code: RSNL
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    Gunnersaurus is here to talk young Gunners fans through the ABC of Arsenal Football Club! He looks over the North London team's greatest players, best wins and unbelievable trophy successes. Who can forget skill of Thierry Henry, the goalscoring prowess of Ian Wright of the unbeatable talent of 2004's Invincibles team?
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  • Salah

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BSWLI
    Paperback
    Meet Mohamed Salah - Ultimate Football Hero Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's superstar forward, and he is on a mission to become the best player in the world. This exciting book follows his adventures across the world - from the heat of Egypt to the magic of Rome, the roar of Anfield stadium and - finally - his big chance in a Champions League Final. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Messi (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!

    Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BYMTJ
    Paperback
    Meet Messi - Ultimate Football Hero. . . 'The Barcelona fans were already standing - they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.' Lionel Messi is a legend - Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But when was young, he was so small that his friends called him 'Little Leo' and coaches worried he wasn't big enough. Yet through bravery, talent and hard work, he proved them wrong. Messi tells the magical story of how the tiniest boy in South America grew up to become the greatest player on earth. Have you read them all?
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  • Van Dijk

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: CCYBP
    Paperback
    Meet Virgil Van Dijk - Ultimate Football Hero Virgil van Dijk is Liverpool FC's superstar centre-back and he's going from strength to strength. From washing dishes to pay his way during his early career to becoming one of the best defenders in the world, this is the story of how Virgil became a true Liverpool legend. Follow his journey as he fights adversity and works his way up to become an ultimate football hero. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Ronaldo (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BYMTI
    Paperback
    Meet Ronaldo - Ultimate Football Hero. . . 'As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again.' Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty and childhood illness to become one of the best football players ever. Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team-player and a legend. Have you read them all?
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  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Kane

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BMFEH
    Paperback 7 years +
    Meet Harry Kane - Ultimate Football Hero. When Harry Kane was released by Arsenal at nine years old for being too small, he had to use all his self-belief to prove that he could make it as a footballer. Now a superstar striker for Tottenham Hotspur and England, his hard work and determination have paid off. Kane is the amazing story of how the boy from North London became the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Mbappe

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BUSHN
    Paperback
    Meet Kylian Mbappe - Ultimate Football Hero. Kylian Mbappe has the world at his feet. The young French striker's goals, skills and fearless attacking spirit earned him a GBP166 million transfer to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, to take on the best teams in Europe with new teammate Neymar. And at the 2018 World Cup, Kylian was the star player, his goals firing France to victory in the final. Now as a world champion, he has just one goal left - to become the best player ever. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Mane

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BYYVC
    Paperback
    Meet Sadio Mane - Ultimate Football Hero Sadio Mane is one of Liverpool FC's 'Fab Four'. Along with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shakiri, Sadio's goals have helped make Liverpool the deadliest attacking team in the Premier League. Since he moved to the Premier League, Sadio has been setting the bar to new heights - from scoring the fastest hat-trick in history to becoming the most expensive African footballer ever. There is no stopping the Fab Four, and the sky is the limit for Sadio Mane. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • De Bruyne - Collect Them All! (Ultimate Football Heroes)

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BUYXI
    Paperback
    Meet Kevin de Bruyne - Ultimate Football Hero. Kevin de Bruyne is arguably Manchester City's best player. This is the story of how the young Belgian rose through the ranks, worked hard despite the difficulties he faced along the way, and showed courage and determination to prove his skill in the world's toughest league. His versatility, technique and goal-scoring ability to have allowed him to become a midfielder like no other this season. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Gerrard

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: BNGBD
    Paperback
    'Liverpool Champions of Europe. Stevie was on top of the world.' Gerrard tells of how a young boy from Merseyside would go on to captain his club for over a decade, inspiring their legendary Champions League and FA Cup wins along the way. This is the story of Steven Gerrard, Liverpool s greatest ever player. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: AZMXB
    Paperback 9 years +
    A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of 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 answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.
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  • Neymar

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BPMAF
    Paperback
    Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is the boy with the big smile who carries the hopes of Brazil on his shoulders. Neymar now stands alongside Pele and Ronaldinho as a Brazilian footballing hero. Bidding a fond farewell to his home in Sao Paolo, Neymar's dreams finally came true when he joined Barcelona. Now, alongside Messi and Suarez, he is part of the most feared attacking trident in the game. This is the heart-warming true story of Neymar's road to glory.
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  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Bale

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BLYEY
    Paperback 7 years +
    `And then came the moment Gareth had been waiting for. He'd imagined it so many times. The President of Real Madrid held up the famous white shirt with his name on the back.' Bale tracks the Welsh wizard's impressive rise from talented schoolboy to Real Madrid star. This is the inspiring story of how Bale beat the odds and became the most expensive player in football history.
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  • Unbelievable Football

    Matt Oldfield

    Product Code: CAXAT
    Paperback
    The perfect gift for the football-mad kid in your life. Football is the world's favourite game where there's everything to play for and anything can happen. Like, a dog walking on the pitch in injury time and saving your team from relegation... A goal keeper saving two crucial goals with a broken neck... Or even a game erupting in no man's land between the British and German soldiers during the Christmas Truce. From great events to the completely unknown and down-right ridiculous, these are the best stories from the beautiful game. Compiled by bestselling author Matt Oldfield, Unbelievable Football will keep young fans entertained for hours.
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  • Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: BOILD
    Paperback
    Test your football knowledge with over 300 funny and fascinating questions about international games. How much do you know about the World Cup - and the world? Test yourself and your friends with over 300 brain-busting questions from Football School. Why are England called the Three Lions? What is Lionel Messi's creepy-crawly nickname? Which World Cup player wore a wig? Discover the answers to these questions and much, much more. Packed with hilarious cartoons and fascinating trivia, this spin-off from the bestselling series is the perfect way for fans to learn more about the beautiful game.
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  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Aguero

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BKWLH
    Paperback 7 years +
    Meet Sergio Aguero, Ultimate Football Hero. . . 'Balotelli...Aguerooooo! I swear you'll never see anything like this ever again!' Aguero is the tale of the boy who would go on to re-write football history forever. His dramatic 94th minute goal on the final day of the 2011/12 season, to snatch the title from under rivals Manchester United's noses, was the most electric moment in Premier League history. This is how the small boy from Argentina became the biggest hero of all. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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  • Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: BUONV
    Paperback
    The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.
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  • Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

    Spike Gerrell

    Product Code: BPMLY
    Paperback
    The second book in the groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What is a vomitory? When do footballers wee? Where do goalkeepers let in chickens? When did women start playing football? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as biology, maths and history. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.
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  • Football Academy

    Tom Palmer

    Product Code: BHVWW
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ben is at his happiest playing for United and is getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial for Ben, as he struggles to hide a huge secret from his teachers and classmates. Ben's secret is starting to affect his game - can he swallow his pride and ask for help before he sidelines himself - for good?
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  • Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: CBQWD
    Paperback
    Get ready to laugh your football socks off with this side-splitting joke book from the creators of the bestselling Football School series. What's a striker's favourite magic routine? A hat trick! Why was the peacock sent off? It was a professional fowl What's a chip-lover's top footie show? Catch of the Day, with Gary Vinegar Packed with great gags about silly stars, team titters and naughty nicknames, this is the perfect gift to give any football fan the giggles.
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  • Pogba

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BPKHW
    Paperback
    Pogba tells the exciting story of how French wonder-kid Paul Pogba became Europe's best young player, and finally fulfilled his dream of returning to his boyhood club Manchester United in a world-record transfer. The sky is the limit for United's new star.
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  • Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

    Jim Smith

    Product Code: BPMNC
    Paperback
    The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry's school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker - so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky's getting carried away with his football fame - can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone's favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Coutinho

    Matt & Tom Oldfield

    Product Code: BHBAC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Meet Philippe Coutinho, Ultimate Football Hero. 'Philippe took a deep breath, shut his eyes and listened to the Anfield roar. The Liverpool stadium had the best atmosphere in the whole world.' Coutinho follows the Brazilian football wonder on his stunning path from the backyards of Rio de Janeiro to the bright lights of Milan and the historic city of Liverpool. This is a truly inspiring story of a playmaker that constantly pushes his team towards success, with his fast pace, silky skills and incredible agility as Liverpool's Number 10. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
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Football books for boys, girls, 6-year-olds and 9-year-olds

  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Harry Kane
  • The Arsenal ABC
  • i-Spy Football Grounds: What Can You Spot?
  • Match! Football Puzzles
  • Match! Build Your Own Club
  • Football Jokes
  • Usborne 50 Football Skills
  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Mo Salah
  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ultimate Football Heroes: Lionel Messi

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