Awards and Selections
2008 Foul Play chosen for Booked Up
2008 Foul Play shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Award
2009 Foul Play shortlisted for Stockton Children’s Book of the Year
Emily Palmer (no relation!) from St Michaels RC School was the winner in the Highly Commended category for her review of Foul Play by Tom Palmer.
2009 Foul Play shortlisted for Calderdale Book of the Year Primary Section
2009 Foul Play 2 : Dead Ball shortlisted for Rotherham Children’s Book Award
2009 Football Academy 1 : Boys United shortlisted for Doncaster Book Award
2009 Football Academy 3 : The Real Thing longlisted for The Fantastic Book Awards (F.B.A), organised by Lancashire School Library Service
2011 Foul Play 3 : Offside shortlisted for Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Awards
2011 Foul Play 4 : Killer Pass longlisted for Doncaster Book Award
2012 The Secret Football Club longlisted for The Fantastic Book Awards (F.B.A), organised by Lancashire School Library Service
2012 Foul Play 5 : Own Goal longlisted for Red House Children’s Book Award for Younger Readers
2012 Scrum! shortlisted for Sheffield Children’s Book Award
2013 The Squad : Black Op wins the Solihull Children’s Book Award thanks to voting by children in the borough’s schools.
2013 The Squad : Black Op shortlisted for the Leicester Libraries Our Best Book Award
2013 Secret FC selected by the Book Trust for inclusion in their School Library Pack! Around 4000 English schools will receive this pack, funded by the Department of Education, as a way to encourage reading with the students.
2014 Ghost Stadium wins Leicester Libraries Our Best Book Award thanks to the votes from children at the city’s primary schools.
2014 Foul Play chosen as one the 100 readformyschool titles.
2014 Over the Line selected for Exeter’s City Read for the year.
2014 Over the Line is longlisted for the 2015 Portsmouth Book Award.
2015 Ghost Stadium is awarded the Birmingham Catholic Diocese Schools Book Award.
2015 Over the Line is shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award.
2017 Defenders 1: Killing Ground is on the long list for the 2018 Leicester Libraries Our Best Book Award!
2013 The Squad : White Fear listed in Chris Bradford’s “Top 5 books Every Child Should Read Before They’re 12″
2013 Scrum! listed as one of New Zealand School Librarian Ali Hewett’s “100 Great Books Before Lunch”
2013 Ghost Stadium is nominated one of the “Ten of the Best Books to Make Reading Irresistible” by Marilyn Brocklehurst from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre.
Marilyn said, “This book allows you to access a great story and at the same time offers the opportunity to read more fluently. Tom Palmer is a champion for reluctant readers and works tirelessly to attract children – and particularly boys – to pick up a book. Ghost Stadium is thrilling from the very first paragraph. The combination of Tom and Barrington Stoke is perfect since this publisher has provided an excellent range of books to encourage children who are reluctant readers simply because they struggle with the practicalities of reading.”