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Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8 Football never dies – even during the darkest days of the First World War. Tom Palmer tells the true story of the Footballers’ Battalion. Accused of cowardice because they are out playing football instead of fighting, Jack and his friends sign up to fight – and to play football. They have been promised the excitement of a Cup but the boys have to survive all the horror of the fighting too. Best-selling Tom Palmer’s young heroes show their courage in the midst of the conflict. ~ Julia Eccleshare This book is also available to read via the Barrington Stoke 'Tints' App. Find out more here. There is also a great website to support this title full of background information and a Teachers’ Area with invaluable discussion guides, play scripts and Q&As. Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers. Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category. Click here to view our current selection which is broken down by age range.
When did the Olympic Games begin? Who are the greatest athletes? With 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill, and photos and illustrations telling the story of the biggest multi-sport event in the world. The perfect activity book for the Olympic Games, produced in association with the International Olympic Committee. You might also like The Olympic Games Picture Book by the same author & illustrator team!
It’s four years since the National Trust challenged young children to get off their sofas and do something more exciting outside, and this handy guide/scrapbook is just the thing to encourage exactly that this summer. Most of the fifty things can be accomplished close to home in gardens or parks, though they’re no less rewarding for that, and as each one is accomplished, children can record it in the book with a date and signature. There are tips and extra suggestions on every page and the inclusion of three characters created by illustrator Tom Percival make it all seem more friendly and fun. Sturdy enough to withstand being taken on expeditions, this is a very good buy as the summer holidays approach. ~ Andrea Reece The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “This handy little book has everything you could want to see you through the holidays, a sunny weekend, or even a rainy day in the house. And with plenty of pages to personalise and memories to make, it’s a book you’re sure to treasure for years to come.”
Ernest Hemingway might have said there are only three real sports – motor racing, bull-fighting and mountaineering – but even he might have been forced to reconsider had he been presented with The Wallbook Timeline of Sport. This unique history book covers more than 100 different sports played by humans through the centuries and around the globe, including our own great national pastimes football, rugby and cricket all of which are shown to have origins that will surprise readers. In What On Earth? style all the different sports are illustrated in a timeline that begins two hundred years BC and ends in the current day, providing readers with a unique view of sport throughout human history. A 2 metre long poster will provide hours of entertainment and there’s longer reading too in fun newspaper style reports as well as a quiz. Fascinating and revealing stuff for readers of all ages. ~ Andrea Reece Everything you want to know about all sports from the original Olympics to the present day is crammed into the attractively busy pages of this vast wall chart. Fun to browse but also hugely informative, this chart deserves a place on all walls. Terrifically original publishing. The wallbooks are an amazing feat of publishing. In addition to the Wallbook, The Timeline of Sport also includes a Chronicle which features more than 35 newspaper stories and a quiz.
Features profiles of over 40 players, including members of the current men's, women's, Under-20 and Sevens teams, as well as some of England's greatest rugby legends. Relive England's most memorable matches, from the men's victory at Rugby World Cup 2003 to the women's at Rugby World Cup 2014. Crammed full of fun activities such as number puzzles, spot the difference and quizzes, this exciting and activity-filled book is the perfect gift for any young rugby fan.
A great book for boys and girls, experienced cyclists and relative beginners. It is full of fun activities and interesting biking facts - longest bike, fastest bike and much more - as well as practical tips on getting to grips with bike tricks and mending a puncture for instance. Whether you have a BMX (Bicycle Motocross), an MTB (Mountain Bike) or the latest cool Velodrome racer there is something everyone in this great value activity book. It really is a Wheelie Good Book. The puzzles, games, colouring and drawing will keep youngsters happy for hours...when they’re not out on their bikes, of course! Review from Mum Friendly, parent blogger On seeing My Book of Bike Activities H exclaimed “WOW! Is this for me?” and then sat in silence doing several of the puzzles – not completing them all, but just a little bit of each one, or using her finger to trace the bike race, so as not to spoil it a second time. It’s a book she enjoys going back to. As a parent, I like to think of My Book of Bike Activities as being like an issue of a good children's magazine – lots of small activities and articles that will keep a child entertained, plus they’ll learn loads about bikes too. Highly recommended!
The joy that football brings around the world and its very special ability to link communities is celebrated in the beautiful photographic illustrations to this book. Wherever there is a ball – of any kind from simple and home-made to shop manufactured, someone will love to play football with it. And, just as quality of the ball doesn’t matter, neither does the surface of the ground the game is played on. Across beaches, fields, streets or anywhere else where the ground is mostly flat, football joins people around the world together. Translated by Sean Taylor.
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.
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 and obeying the offside rule.
101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag.
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts In personal jottings, photos and pictures, this scrapbook brings alive a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War who lived outside the limitations of his age - from Walter's childhood in an orphanage through his footballing years at Spurs and Northampton to the Western Front, highlighting the Christmas Day Truce of 1914, Walter's officer training - pipe, moustache and all! - ending with his death on the Somme, his memorials and his legacy.
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