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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summer Holiday Showdown

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up.Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially during the summer holidays!So Frankie and his friends can't believe it when the magic football sends them back in time to a boarding school . . . they're supposed to be on holiday! But there they meet George - the previous owner of their magic football. His brother got lost when they were on a desert island adventure. Can Frankie help to find him - and some buried treasure?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Mammoth Mayhem

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!When Frankie and his frineds go camping with their dads for Father's Day, the magic football transports them to the Stone Age. The team meet a boy whose dad has gone missing - and there's a woolly mammoth on the loose! Can Frankie and his team reunite father and son, and save their holiday from mammoth mayhem?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Elf Express

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Olympic Flame Chase

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Deep Sea Dive

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Team T. Rex

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Great Santa Race

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Meteor Madness

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sticker Activity Book

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

The first activity book from Frank Lampard's Frankie's Magic Football will keep young fans entertained for hours!Includes: mazes, spot-the-difference, games to play with friends and hundreds of stickers to place in your favourite scenes from the series.You might even get a sneak peek at where Frankie, Louise, Charlie and Max are heading on an adventure soon . . .

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie's Kangaroo Caper

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie's New York Adventure

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!During a PE game with a difference, Frankie and his friends are transported to meet a giant, green woman - the Statue of Liberty! They also meet an American boy whose ambition of baseball victory is about to be dashed. Can they race through New York in time to help someone's sporting dream come true?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie Saves Christmas

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - even at Christmas!It's two nights before Christmas and Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max are having a sleepover. But in the middle of the night they are magicked away to Lapland, where Santa tells them that a sack of Christmas presents has been stolen! The team set off to find them, but first have to face challenges from a naughty elf, a rogue reindeer and an abominable snowman...Can Frankie find the presents - and save Christmas?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie and the Dragon Curse

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie and the World Cup Carnival

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his friends and their dog, Max, are magic-ed to Brazil where they must track down three key items to help England win the World Cup: the referee's whistle, a football and the trophy. Their adventures take them through a jungle, a Rio carnival and onto the beach for a game that could change the history of the tournament.

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Frankie vs The Knight's Nasties

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magic football they're playing against teams they never imagined!So when Frankie, Louise, Charlie and trusty Max get sent back to medieval times they're going to have to beat the nastiest knights to get home.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Mummy's Menace

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Cowboy's Crew

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!When they're transported back into the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shoot out at high noon?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Rowdy Romans

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!When Frankie's football transports them to a Roman arena will his team be a roaring success or will the football battle be more than they bargained for?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game.But when they win an old football at a carnival, they're going to be transported to a magical world of football they never knew existed!Can Frankie and his team beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.