Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Written by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

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LoveReading View on Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

These books hit the back of the net every time as far as I’m concerned. Packed full of facts, information and insight on a range of school topics, but all of them explained through football.  Subjects covered include biology, via close-ups on footballers’ feet (not nearly as nice as you’d think apparently); physics – why it pays to be small when you’re dribbling (Lionel Messi anyone?); history, includes a look at the creation of the rules of football, something that took place in Sheffield in 1857; while the chapter on English is all about how to be a successful commentator.  It’s fascinating stuff, and really memorable too. Anyone who reads this will learn a lot, no matter their age, and they’ll laugh a lot too – much of it is very funny, and cartoons by Spike Gerrell add to the entertainment value. Top of the league reading! 

 

Andrea Reece

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World Synopsis

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. Learn the maths behind the coin toss, how a good night's sleep helps you perform better on the pitch, the history of trophies, the biology of the foot and about animal mascots from around the world. 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.

For quizzes, activities, downloads and more visit www.footballschool.co  find out how to take the perfect penalty and other top tips on the Football School youtube channel.

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in the Football School series. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'A fantastic book full of informative, interesting facts, jokes and quizzes all about football but based around school topics. A book for football loving kids, and parents!'
  • Rob, age 7 - 'An incredibly informative book for football mad readers.'
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 9 - 'Fab book, easy to read, lots of funny facts and info. Loved it.'
  • Prisha Yadav, age 7 - 'An amazing and interesting book.'
  • Callum in Year 7 - Great Torrington School - 'Good and fun!'
  • Oliver Corlett, age 9 - 'I love the way the book is humorous and I learned lots of new football facts to share with my friends. I also found the cartoons very appealing and made it even more fun.'
  • Josh Parcell, age 9 - 'Football School is a really good book based on every single lesson you would have at school but with a football theme!  I really enjoyed the mixture of football facts and the funny comic strips.'

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World Press Reviews

Praise for the series;

Packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain.  The Week Junior

We love this book series!  Match of the Day Weekly

The hilarious follow-up to the first Football School book I packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain.  The Week Junior

A mix of cheeky text and fun cartoons [...] Perfect for getting kids to not just pick up a book but get hooked on subjects the might find a bore in class.  The Irish Sun

Innovative, entertaining   The Bookseller

This book will spark a love of learning in any child who reads it. It is intelligent, inspiring, funny, and deserves a large audience!  Martyn Heather, Head of Education and Welfare, Premier League

The perfect book to get football-mad kids enthusiastic about reading   Paul Brackwell, Head of Education, Aston Villa Football Club

Am very jealous of Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton I fear they have a bestseller here. Section on poo is especially good.  Simon Kuper, Financial Times

This book is superb way for children to learn about such diverse subjects as geography, maths and psychology. I have really enjoyed reading it with my seven-year-old son - and he's not the only one who has been learning a lot   Marcus Christenson, Football Editor, The Guardian

Have you got football-loving kids? This got a massive thumbs-up from mine. Recommended reading.   Amy Lawrence, The Observer

My 8-year-old daughter can't put this down. It's brilliant! Raphael Honigstein, The Guardian

This brilliant new book is a treasure trove of fascinating football facts and trivia The Week Junior

A veritable treasure trove for footie mad kids (and adults) Justine Roberts, CEO and Founder, Mumsnet

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 781406386400
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406379563
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 781406386400
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrator: Spike Gerrell
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Knowledge / Trivia, Sports
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

Alex Bellos is a bestselling writer and broadcaster. He writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and he ghost-wrote Pele's Number 1 bestselling autobiography. He lives in North London. Explore Alex Bellos' website here. Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author ...

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