Best Football Books for Children

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Football is a great way to introduce your child to the world of books. So we decided to list down some of best football books for children.

Sean wants to be Messi: A fun picture book about soccer and inspiration. US edition by [Preminger, Tanya]

Sean, a whimsical 2nd grader, wants to be the great Leo Messi, and he’s working hard for his cause. He battles fears, bullies, nagging parents, and tiresome teachers in pursuit of his dream to become the best soccer player in the world.
A children’s book about soccer, math, and practice. Not necessarily in this order.

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This is a colourful history of the World Cup from the author of THE STORY OF THE OLYMPICS.

From the first tournament in Uruguay to England’s legendary 1966 win and beyond, with red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals galore, there are fun facts football fans can use to impress their family and friends.

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A wonderful rhyming story to read aloud, Kicking A Ball will not disappoint fans of Allan Ahlberg. First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. Every parent will be able to immediately relate to the simple joy felt by a boy simply kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it.

The incomparable Allan Ahlberg takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship . . . and football.

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The Football Maths book is a fun way for children to improve both their maths skills and their soccer knowledge. They will learn about player positions, formations, cup competitions, penalty shoot-outs, own goals, hat-tricks and many more football terms. At the same time they will be counting, adding, subtracting, halving, doubling and learning odds and evens. The Football Maths Book is a Key Stage 1 maths teaching aid for 4-7 year old football fans.

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Millions of boys’ comics were sold in the ‘golden age’ in the 1920s and ’30s. The introduction of football stories in cartoon-strip format proved immensely popular, and during the 1950s and ’60s comics enjoyed a renaissance, with The Rover, Tiger and The Hotspur among the top titles. The 1970s saw the launch of dedicated football comics such as Scorcher and Score ‘n’ Roar. Within the pages of these titles, legends were born, but for every ‘Hot Shot’ Hamish there were dozens of other footballing heroes, and this book tells their stories, too.

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Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He’s worried about his height though – what if he’s too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores – he’s made it! Jake can’t wait to pull on his shirt and join the team. But someone at the club wants to make his life difficult. Can Jake face up to the bullies and become man of the match again?

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This international guide gives footie fans the coolest commentary on the brilliant Brazilians, the awesome Argentinians, the invincible Italians and the fantastic French. PLUS discover the secrets of wicked wonders Pele, Beckham, and the English heroes of 1966. This up-to-the-minute guide is packed with enough fantastic footie facts to fill a stadium.

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A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. 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.

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