With the Women’s World Cup dominating our screens, we’ve put together a list of fantastic football books for any child who loves a kick about!
The Ultimate Guide to Women’s Football by Emily Stead
The ultimate guide to women’s football! This epic guide to the glorious game covers everything from player profiles to top tournaments and super skills – and a million things in between!
This guide is an amazing tool for fans of the game, including, history and facts about the game and players. Test your knowledge with the ultimate fan quiz!
The Breakfast Club Adventures by Marcus Rashford
When twelve-year-old Marcus kicks his favourite football over the school fence, he knows he’s never getting it back. But when Marcus gets a mysterious note inviting him to join the Breakfast Club Investigators, he is soon pulled into an exciting adventure with his new mates Stacey, Lise and Asim to solve the mystery and get his football back!
An exciting and mysterious story full of twists and turns, written by England footballer Marcus Rashford – a must read for young football fans!
Macbeth United by Michael Rosen
Twelve-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.
For young football fans everywhere, this book is a great introduction to Shakespeare’s famous play!
Spinderella by Julia Donaldson
Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan…
A fantastic football story perfect for children learning to read, written by beloved author Julia Donaldson.
A Different Kind of Freedom: A Romani Story by Richard O’Neill
Quick history of Rab Howell: born in a wagon on a camp like yours about thirty years ago. He played for United and England, and was one of the best players I ever saw.
This blood-pumping adventure based on real historical events introduces young children to England’s first ever professional Romani football player.
50 Times Football Changed the World by Gary Lineker and Ivor Baddiel
Have you heard about the most controversial goal in world cup history? Or about the women’s team who showed the world that football truly is for everyone? And I bet you didn’t know about the team that won a match without scoring a single goal?
From football legend Gary Lineker comes a collection of fascinating, heartwarming and all true football moments that changed not just the game – but the world.
Tom Vaughan tells us all about his new book, BIN BOY, a story of friendship, pizza, fizzy drinks, a volcano secret-lair, a platinum-toothed crocodile… & a superhero sensation! Illustrated by Emma McCann.