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Football Stories for kids

  • 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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  • Frankie's Magic Football: Frankie vs the Pirate Pillagers

    Frank Lampard

    Product Code: AGZOQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. But when they win an old football at a carnival, they're going to be transported to a magical world of football they never knew existed! Can Frankie and his team beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?
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  • The Story of Football

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: ADWCZ
    Hardback 5 years +
    This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. It takes a lively and engaging look at football through the ages, from the Roman army to the modern day premiership, including when the first matches kicked off, why the first rules developed and how rugby and American Football were born. It is humorously illustrated throughout by Paddy Mounter. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-off

    Anthony McGowan

    Product Code: BITNI
    Paperback 7 years +
    Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fart bombs and other ingenious traps. The gang's new (and unwanted!) name is bad enough, but things are about to get much worse. Their number 1 enemies have challenged them to a football match, and the prize at stake is the gang den. And guess what - they're all completely rubbish at football! How can they save the den? How can they get back their pride? Find out in the first Bare Bum Gang adventure!
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  • Frankie's Magic Football: Game Over!

    Frank Lampard

    Product Code: BMCVM
    Paperback 5 years +
    Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up.Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - whether it's real or on-screen! When Frankie is injured just before a five-a-side tournament, he's worried his team will have to pull out. So, when the magic football brings Frankie's gaming avatar through into the real world, it seems like they've got a perfect substitute. But E-Frankie starts to cause lots of trouble on and off the pitch. What will it take to get him back into the game where he belongs? Have you discovered the rest of the series yet? Frankie and his team play football with pirates, dinosaurs, aliens and everything in between!
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  • Football Star

    Mina Javaherbin

    Product Code: AJLJH
    Paperback 5 years +
    Just in time for the World Cup, this is an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a football star - and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game. When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a football star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won't have to work long hours, and he won't have to work all day on a fishing boat. For now, Paulo takes care of his little sister Maria (she teaches him reading, he teaches her football moves) and walks her to school, stopping to give his team-mates cheese buns as they set out to shine people's shoes or perform for the tourist crowd. At the day's end, it's time to plan the game, where Givo will bounce, Carlos will kick - and Jose will fly! But when Jose falls on his wrist, will the team finally break the rules and let a girl show her stuff? Set in a country whose resilient football stars are often shaped by poverty, this uplifting tale of transcending the expected scores a big win for all. It is set in a favela in Brazil, host of the 2014 World Cup. It features a girl player, sure to appeal to young female fans of the game! It presents lyrical text by Mina Javaherbin and gorgeous illustrations by Brazilian illustrator Renato Alarcao.
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  • Frankie's Magic Football: Frankie vs the Mummy's Menace

    Frank Lampard

    Product Code: AIWXN
    Paperback 5 years +
    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! But when Frankie, Charlie, Louise and their dog pal, Max, get transported to ancient Egypt they're in for a surprise. Will they be able to beat the menacing mummies?
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  • Frankie's Magic Football: Frankie vs the Rowdy Romans

    Frank Lampard

    Product Code: AHMCK
    Paperback 5 years +
    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! When Frankie's football transports them to a Roman arena will his team be a roaring success or will the football battle be more than they bargained for?
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  • Football Academy: Free Kick

    Tom Palmer

    Product Code: ADBVA
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is the fifth book in the fast-paced "Football Academy" series. James has been a junior player at United for a long time. Everyone expects him to follow in his dad's footsteps and play for England one day. But James isn't so sure. He has something he wants to do even more than football. Something that means he would have to give up football. The problem is he doesn't want to disappoint his dad. At a tournament in London, where he is pitched against Arsenal and Chelsea players, James finally makes his mind up.
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