Football World Cup 2014 Football World Cup 2014

The World Cup 2014 kicks of in Brazil on 12 June - will you and your children be glued to the box or hiding in one?! For all those children who are football fans, Lovereading4kids has assembled a formidable line-up of football related books, for all ages, that will boost a love of reading, as well as a love of the game itself.

The Football Trials: Kick Off
John Hickman
In a nutshell: great football story, accessible to all readers The story told in Kick Off will be familiar to lots of kids from their daydreams. Jackson is a talented footballer and one day after a game in the park,... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Top Of The League
Andrea Mills
The 2018 World Cup is approaching but that still might not be enough football for some young fans; Top of the League will keep them happy until the season starts again! It's packed full of football facts and trivia covering... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
This spin-off from the best-selling Football School series is packed full of questions from quizmasters Alex and Ben, who really put your World Cup knowledge to the test. Along the way you'll also make a whole host of new... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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COPA90: Our World Cup A Fans' Guide to 2018
Copa90
Preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can begin right now with this handsome and thoroughly comprehensive guide to the tournament. Over 170 colour pages it details the teams and the players, not just today's but the best from the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Football Jokes Fantastically Funny Jokes for Football Fanatics

A fantastically funny collection of hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around! Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Up For The Cup
Simon Bartram
A brilliant story of the unbreakable football bond between father and son, interspersed with essential football facts - strips, goal-celebrations and more - plus famous footballers to spot. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
Fully revised and updated, this is the perfect gift book for the 2014 World Cup and beyond capturing the triumph and despair of pivotal moments in world football. Includes in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills;... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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My Football Buggy Buddy
Melusine Allirol
A young boy plays with his bouncy ball. How far will he kick it, and who will score a goal? With bright simple illustrations and a rhythmic bouncy rhyme this is the very first football book for the very youngest... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 08/05/2014
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Max the Champion
Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick
Sports-mad Max thinks about sport every minute of every day – and night! He dives into his cereal, scores a goal with his school artwork, imagines himself skiing down a fast slalom course on his way home and dreams of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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50 Football Skills

A handy pocket-sized paperback book packed with skills and tricks to improve technique on the pitch. Covers all areas of playing the 'beautiful game', from the basics of attacking and defending to the complexities of making a perfect corner kick... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and My World Cup
Dave Cousins
Charlie is the captain of the local youth team, North Star Galaxy. He eats, sleeps, and breathes football. But when Colts steal all of North Star's best players, it's up to Charlie and his friends to save the team... Told... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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One Nil
Tony Bradman
Interest Age - 8-12 / Reading Age 8+. A fun football story. When the England football team start training at Luke's local ground, he'll do anything to meet his heroes! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+ Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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Football Shorts
Tom Watt
Nick Hornby, Mal Peet and Tom Palmer are already well-known for their football stories. But this terrific anthology also includes stories by Tomáš Rosický, Vincent Kompany and Curtis Davies all of whom are better known on the field. All the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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The Football Trials: Dangerous Play
John Hickman
In a nutshell: football-set story, accessible to all readers Jackson Law is a talented footballer, newly signed to the United youth squad. Real life carries on though, and a budding romance with the girl he's always fancied brings him up... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Penalty
Mal Peet
This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino (the first was Keeper) South America's top sports journalist. It's a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author's passion for football shines through in the writing. If you're... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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You can keep up with all the World Cup news @FIFAWorldCup and on FIFA World Cup facebook page and don't forget to have a look at The Official FIFA World Cup 2014 website, which has everything your children will need to know in order to become a World Cup expert.

Download your own World Cup Chart to keep track of all the action!

And if you want to remind them about England's triumph in 1966 click here to read more about the epic final.

Finally, if you thought football was lacking in literary connections, consider the Mexico squad of 2002. Their defence included Gabriel, Garcia, and Marquez!


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