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One of our 2018 Books of the Year
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!
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.
With more than 75,000 copies of Football Season books in print, this series has quickly established itself as a leading non-fiction, interactive brand which explains the world through the paradigm of football for children aged 6 – 12 years old. The first book was an Amazon number 1 bestseller and short-listed for the prestigious Blue Peter award. The second title is on the shortlist for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards. The series has also been given the seal of approval from the Premier League and included in their Primary Stars campaign.
This third title is packed with brain-busting funny and fascinating facts, true stories, real science, hilarious cartoons and tantalising trivia. And it’s all about football!
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
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Author:||Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Knowledge / Trivia, Sports|
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 ...More About Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton