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Football World Cup 2018

The World Cup 2018 kicks of in Russia on 14 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.

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Atlas of Football

Atlas of Football

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Clive Gifford Illustrator: Tracy Worrall Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Grab your football boots and get ready for the 2018 World Cup in this incredible journey around the globe! Football is enjoyed in every nation of the world by millions and millions of different people. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure is a celebration of the beautiful game that will take you through all of the planet's continents.

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jim Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Everyone at Barry's school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker - so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky's getting carried away with his football fame - can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone's favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017.

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The New Football Coach

The New Football Coach

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Dominique Demers Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Miss Charlotte - the new coach of a children's football team - has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match. She decides to teach them to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work, as the kid who was always useless on the pitch suddenly scores a screamer in practice. But will their hopes of victory be dashed when the ambitious star player decides to join the other team? 

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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 2018 website, which has everything your children will need to know in order to become a World Cup expert.


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!