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Description: Football inspired resources - both accessible images and titles - both fiction and non fiction! Aimed at children and young people reading.


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Steven Gerrard and Theo Walcott

by Rory Callan

Steven Gerrard is a football superstar - a no-nonsense midfielder with an incredible goal-scoring record. He has shared the joy of winning and losing with both club and country. Now you can read Steven's sensational story, from his first club appearance to his World Cup performances, inside.Theo Walcott is one of the fastest midfielders in the league, with breathtaking pace. Now you can catch up with his rise through the ranks of club and country to first-team football."Football All-Stars is an essential read for every football fan!"

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend (PDF)

by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it. He goes clothes shopping with Mum and tries to make her buy him some Rootatoot trainers. He is horrified when his old enemy Bossy Bill turns up at school. And he tries by any means, fair or foul, to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Meteor Madness

by Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially in space!When Frankie and his friends climb into a broken Galaxy Quest ride, the shuttle sends them flying beyond the stars! Can Frankie and his team win a game against aliens, and save their new friends from a meteor? Frankie needs to win like never before!

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Football

by Clive Gifford

Whether you are taking part or just watching, football is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Game Over!

by Frank Lampard

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!

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Mammoth Mayhem

by Frank Lampard

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 and his frineds go camping with their dads for Father's Day, the magic football transports them to the Stone Age. The team meet a boy whose dad has gone missing - and there's a woolly mammoth on the loose! Can Frankie and his team reunite father and son, and save their holiday from mammoth mayhem?

Date Added: 10/17/2019


World Cup

by Clive Gifford

From its long history to the preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this fascinating book is an essential guide for players and spectators. Find out how qualifying rounds work, see where the matches will be held in 2014 and read about previous winners. The series is aimed at readers with an interest in the sport - whether they play the game, are an avid fan, or are just an armchair enthusiast.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


The Mammoth Football Quiz Book

by Nick Holt

A truly mammoth football quiz book covering over twenty years of the Premier League and the entire history of the beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) game. All the major international tournaments are covered, as well as the full history of the domestic game, both recent and historical - even grandad can show off!Nick Holt has compiled a satisfyingly hefty and wonderfully challenging collection of 3,000 questions, arranged in quizzes of varying difficulty and subject matter covering the games that mattered, the personalities, the controversies, the goals and the glory. SAMPLE QUESTIONSIt wasn't until 2007 that a South American player scored a Premier League hat-trick; who scored three in a 5-3 derby win over Wigan Athletic in December that year?There have been some noticeably bad-tempered Merseyside derbies in the Premier League era; which Everton player saw red at Goodison Park in December 2005, and again in October, 2007?Which two uncapped overseas players were the captains of Manchester City and Portsmouth respectively for the 2004-05 season?Germany 1, England 5: Who let in five goals for the only time in his international career?Italia 90: Who was the unlikely scorer of the game's only goal when England beat Egypt 1-0 in a group match of bewildering tedium?Italia 90: Defeat by which country in their opening match cost Scotland a chance of progressing past the group stage for the first time?

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Paralympic 7-a-side football (UEB Uncontracted)

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This page has three images on it: a player trying win the ball from an opponent, a goalkeeper attempting to save a ball, and a diagram showing the layout of a 7-a-side pitch. Players have cerebral palsy or stroke damage of varying severity. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.A player trying win the ball from an opponent - The image on the top left of the page shows two players and a ball. The player on the left of the image is seen from the side and facing right, so only one eye can be found. He has his arms stretched out to the left and right. He is running, and one leg extends straight to the left. On the right, his other leg is bent with the ball on the ground, just to the right of his foot. The player to the right of the image is seen from the side facing to the left so that only one eye can be found. He has his arms stretched out left and right. His leg to the left is controlling the ball to the left of his foot. To the right his other leg is bent to the right, ready to swing left and kick the ball away from his opponent.A goalkeeper attempting to save a ball - This image, at the bottom left of the page, shows a goalkeeper, a ball and part of the goal net. The goalkeeper has leapt towards the ball, which is in the top left of the image. He has his arms outstretched and his hands are near the ball, ready to catch it. The rest of the keepers body extends diagonally down across the page with both of his legs stretched out in the bottom right of the image. The square grid of the goal net can be found filling the remainder of the image border.Diagram of 7-a-side football pitch - This diagram on the right of the page shows the football pitch and seven members of each team. The players are represented here by large dots and crosses. The pitch is 40 metres wide by 60 metres long. At the top centre of the page there is a small rectangle representing a goal. Down the page from this are the goal area with a goalkeeper, and the penalty area with the penalty spot. Down again is the penalty arc; all players must stay outside of this area when a penalty is being taken. Further down the page are the centre circle, the centre spot, and the centre line going across the image horizontally. At the bottom of the image is the opposing team's goal and penalty area.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Paralympic 5-a-side football (Large Print)

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This page has three images on it: a player trying to stop an opponent passing the ball, two players trying to gain possession of the ball, and a diagram showing the layout of a 5-a-side pitch. All players have sight problems and wear blindfolds. The ball makes a noise to help players locate it and sighted goalkeepers are allowed to shout instructions to players. Each image has a dashed line image border. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. Player trying to stop an opponent passing the ball. - The image on the top left of the page shows two players and a football. The player to the left is facing to the right, his face in profile and his body twisted so it is facing you. He has his arms extended out to the left and right. One leg is going down the page and left, the other is reaching out to the right and almost touching the ball further right. On the right of the image, an opposing player is facing left with his face in profile and his body turned to face you. His arms reach out to the left and right. He has his foot to the right lifted up, ready to kick the ball and pass it to a teammate.Two players trying to gain possession of the ball - This image, at the bottom left of the page, shows two players and a football. On the left of the image, a player is seen from the side facing right. He has his arms stretched out to the left and right and he is supported on one leg, while his other leg extends out to the right trying to make contact with the ball above. The opposing player on the right of the image is facing left and seen from the side. With his arms stretched out to the left and right, he is running towards the other player to tackle him and try to take possession of the ball.Diagram of a 5-a-side football pitc: This diagram is on the right of the page. The two teams are represented by large dots and crosses. At the top of the image is a goal shown as a small rectangle. Down the page from this is the penalty area and penalty spot. Going across horizontally in the centre of the image, is the halfway line, with the centre spot and centre circle in the middle. The layout in the top of the diagram is mirrored in the bottom. The playing area is 140 feet x 85 feet. The two teams, dots and crosses, have adopted different playing positions. Apart from the last man's in defence near the goal, many teams do not have fixed roles for players. This allows a more fluid game with players reacting to the game as it progresses.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Football Daft

by Rob Childs

Brain Draper is the butt of many jokes at school about his difficulties with reading, but Luke knows he's also a talented goal-scorer. Can Luke persuade his friend to pluck up his confidence and show everyone his skill on the pitch?Another football feast from today's best-known writer of soccer fiction.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Football Flukes

by Rob Childs

The next in the successful soccer SOCCER MAD series sees Luke facing a tough challenge - can he prove that the Swifts' first-round victory in the cup wasn't simply a fluke?

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Peppa Pig

by Mark Baker and Neville Astley

Peppa Plays Football is a colourful storybook based on the award-winning television series Peppa Pig.Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep like playing tennis, but when all their friends arrive and they don't have enough racquets Daddy Dog suggests they play football instead. But what will happen when they decide to play girls against boys? Find out in this delightful piggy tale.The Peppa Pig range of books are fun, interactive and educational, ideal for encouraging children to start to read by themselves. Titles available from Ladybird include: Peppa Pig Little Library, Dentist Trip, Peppa's First Glasses, Peppa Goes Camping and many more.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


¡Golazo!

by Andreas Campomar

'Striking . . . extraordinarily ambitious' JONATHAN WILSON, NEW STATESMAN'A compelling account of how football became a force in Latin America with an impact far beyond the pitch, helping forge national identity and fuelling regional rivalries' INDEPENDENT¡Golazo! recounts the story of Latin American football: the extravagantly talented players; pistol-toting referees; bloody coup d'états; breathtaking goals; invidious conspiracies; strikers with matinee idol looks and a taste for tango dancers; alcoholism; suicide and some of the most exhilarating teams ever to take the field.And yet it is gripping social history. Andreas Campomar shows how the sport that started as the eccentric pastime of a few expat cricket players has become a defining force, the architect of national identity and a reflection of the region's soul.Including not only the well-known heroes of 'the beautiful game', but also the numerous forgotten gems of Latin American football, ¡Golazo! is the extraordinary tale of how football came to define a continent.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Shooting and Scoring

by James Nixon

Learn how to become a top goalscorer. The book shows you how to improve skills, such as long-range shooting, heading, poaching, volleying and much more!The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Rules of The Game

by James Nixon

Learn about each law in the football rulebook and gain an edge over your opponents. The book explains the equipment you will need, the job of the referee, the offside law, the different types of fouls and much more!The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Passing and Dribbling

by James Nixon

Learn how to keep possession of the ball and become a midfield maestro. The books shows you how to improve skills, such as ball control, long passing, team play, dribbling tricks and much more!The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Defending and Goalkeeping

by James Nixon

Learn how to become a top defender or goalkeeper. The book shows you how to improve skills, such as slide tackling, marking, jockeying, diving saves and much more! The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Street Sports: Street Football

by Paul Mason and Sarah Eason

The awesome creativity of street football is taking the world of urban street sports by storm - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find a real life story of a young, talented street footballer, a start story featuring a world class professional street footballing duo and a 5-minute interview with an expert in the street football scene. Are you on the radar?

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Complete eBook Collection

by Alan Gibbons

An action packed complete collection of the eight book Total Football series from bestselling writer Alan Gibbons.This collection contains the following stories:1. Some You Win . . .2. Under Pressure3. Divided We Fall4. Injury Time5. Last Man Standing6. Power Play7. Twin Strikers8. Final Countdown

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Unbelievable Football

by Matt Oldfield

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.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Driving Force

by Jonny Zucker

Leo's football skills are...well let's just say he's not his team's star player. But when he visits a football museum everything changes in a flash. He can talk to football superstars - and they help to coach him!In Driving Force, Leo is transported to Steven Gerrard's childhood home in Liverpool where he is given tips on how to drive an attack forward. Leo has to learn fast, because before he's ready he has to help Steven fight back against Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final - and Liverpool are 3-0 down! A fantasy football tale from another dimension!This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Hottest Shot

by Jonny Zucker

Leo's football skills are...well let's just say he's not his team's star player. But when he visits a football museum everything changes in a flash. He can talk to football superstars - and they help to coach him!In Hottest Shot, Leo is transported to Geoff Hurst's past where he is given shooting tips by the England World Cup winner himself! Leo has to learn fast, because before he's ready he has to help Geoff beat West Germany at the 1966 World Cup Final.A fantasy football tale from another dimension!This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


Do You Speak Football?

by Tom Williams

'At last, the definitive guide to football phraseology across the world... Sparky and very funny.' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph''Amusing and informative in equal measure.' Oliver Kay, The TimesAn expertly compiled and utterly fascinating compendium of the weird and wonderful words and phrases used to describe football around the world.To speak football is to speak a language of a thousand tongues…In this ground-breaking global glossary of football words and phrases, you'll discover the rich, quirky and joyously creative language used by fans, commentators and players across the world.From placing a shot 'where the owl sleeps' in Brazil, to what it means to use your 'chocolate leg' in the Netherlands, via Wembley-Tor – a phrase adopted by Germans to describe a dubious goal – this comprehensively researched book will entertain and inform in equal measure.Discover the unfortunate Finnish term for a holding midfielder, what it means when South Korean fans get nostalgic about a 'Leeds season' and why Dundee United supporters should keep their heads down in Nigeria.With over 700 terms from 89 countries (including 29 ways to describe a nutmeg), this is the definitive guide to the global language of football.

Date Added: 10/17/2019


The Secret Footballer

by The Secret Footballer

Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the reader behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been able, or will ever be able, to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more...From Marbella and Ibiza to Dubai and Las Vegas, The Secret Footballer lays bare the worst, most embarrassing and most hilarious excesses of these fit and mostly fickle young men whose million-pound salaries, to use his own words, 'open up a host of recreational opportunities'. Fuelled by rampaging desires for sex, drugs, booze and rock'n'roll, these footballers think up ever more extreme ways of splashing the cash, and needless to say, it doesn't always end well...

Date Added: 10/17/2019



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