By Paul Mason
Football can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of football's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From a match halted by bees, to a player being sent off for farting, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of the sport. It's a great fun read for any football fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Sport.
By Kevin Pettman
Football is the most popular sport in the world, and this infographic guide is the perfect way to take children's love of the sport beyond the pitch. Whether they want to know who the referee is who has given the most red cards, the name of the most successful international goal scorer, or more about the father of modern football, then it's all here! Opening with the history of the game and the major European leagues, including Serie A, Bundesliga and the FA Cup, then moving on to the larger competitions, from the Africa Cup of Nations, Copa América and Champions League, to the ultimate decider - the World Cup, this book has it all! Then take a closer look at the stadiums, players, money, fans, technology and emerging game in Asia to round off your knowledge of all aspects of the sport. Using vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings football to life on the page with a modern and engaging approach to information.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Clive Gifford
Whether you are taking part or just watching, football is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.
Formula 1 Driver - Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg
By Paul Mason
INSIDE TRACK: FORMULA 1 DRIVER - HAMILTON VS ROSBERGUsing a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to qualifying, grid line-up to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By James Nixon
Are you mad about football and want to start playing yourself? First Sport: Football explores how to play the world's most popular team sport, from the most basic moves to tackling, dribbling and taking corners and free kicks.First Sport is a simple, fun series that gives young readers a first look at popular sports and pastimes. Equipment, basic rules and keeping safe are all looked at, as well as learning more advanced skills and taking part in competitions. Pictures show the sport step-by-step with friendly simple text. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
Find out how to perfect your skills, from dribbling and passing to scoring and saving goals, play competitively for a club and expand your abilities into captaining a team. Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a champion footballer.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about football you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartoons to football and gymnastics.
A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Let your imagination run wild as you create colourful prints, patterns and accessories worthy of the most fashionable catwalk.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
By James Nixon
This series is all about the exhilarating world of extreme sports and what it takes to become a top professional. Each title lists the essential equipment you need and examines the basic skills, before going on to look at the more demanding tricks and stunts. There are also profiles of some of the greatest names in the sport, the biggest competitions in the world and the most fearsome locations that these daring competitors come up against.Freerunning Champion opens up the world of parkour for young readers. Techniques, moves, facts, stats and pro profiles grab young readers' attention and ensure a thrilling read from cover to cover.
By Jane Bingham
Welcome to the world of fairgrounds! Learn about the history of fairgrounds around the world, their art and music, and the people who run them. Find out about the science behind fairground rides, read an interview with a girl who grew up in a showman community, make your own fairground ride and discover amazing fairground facts and stats.
By Annabelle Lynch
Read all about the world's favourite game - football - in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
The Fact or Fiction Behind Football
By Adam Sutherland
This fact-filled book takes popular notions and ideas about football and examines where the myth came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false! It looks at statements like: 'World War One was stopped for a game of football' or 'A player was murdered for scoring an own goal'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry. The title also has fascinating features such as highest transfer fees around the world or cool David Beckham facts, as well as a mini quiz on football teams and their grounds!
Football Joke Book
By Clive Gifford, Alan Rowe
Have a laugh with this fantastically hilarious collection of football jokes. With puns, one liners, visual gags and plays on words, this book will have your friends, family and even pets laughing! Hilarious illustrations add to the fun. Contains over 100 good clean jokes for all the family to enjoy.
The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills
By Kay Barnham
Truth or Busted: Survival Skills takes popular notions and ideas about how to survive in urban and wilderness environments and examines where the ideas came from, how or why they have become well known, and finally whether they are really true or false! This hilarious book looks at statements like: 'You can drink your own wee to survive!' or 'Cows are more deadly than great white sharks!' Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.
By Martin Ford
Using step-by-step photographs, this book will show you how to prepare your tackle, the different fishing techniques that you can try and the best places to go fishing - in fact, everything you need to know to catch that fish!
By Clive Gifford
Learn all about football - the rules, the techniques and the ideal training and drills. This book uses specially comissioned photography to illustrate all you need to know in order to perform well at your favourite sport.
By Rebecca Hunter
By Tom Palmer
GO TURBO is power-packed with MORE FACTS, MORE RECORDS and MORE WEBSITES than most books. This book is about Formula 1, featuring everything from the top drivers to the best circuits. It includes a story called 'Commentator's Curse'.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.