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christmas booksTo order a free signed bookplate or to buy signed and dedicated books – email me here or via my contact form here. R.R.P. plus postage (£1 for 1 book; FREE for 2 plus books for the same UK address; Outside UK at cost). Books come gift-wrapped and complete with a birthday or exclusive Christmas card from me.

“Just to let you know that the books and card arrived safely yesterday, complete with beautiful gift wrapping. Thanks so much ” Fiona

Buying Books

You can  Read my books for free at your local public library or buy them from your local independent bookshop and high street bookshops like Waterstone’s and WHSmith.  Outside the UK, try The Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery.

Rosie Hill is our recommended schools bookseller with 20% off for schools and free next day delivery (orders over £150).   More here.

Book list:

Read first chapters of all the books here find out more about each book by clicking on the covers below or click on the Amazon links for each book or visit my Amazon shop here.

NEW Defenders series

Spine-tingling, spooky football adventures. The past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think.

Great way into KS2 history :
Killing Ground out NOW! (Vikings and Anglo Saxons)
Dark Arena from August (Iron Age Celts)
Pitch Invasion from November (Roman Britain) 

from Amazon


Puffin : Football Academy series

The Football Academy books are about the boys in an under-twelve Premier League side:
Boys United cover Striking Out cover The Real Thing cover Reading the Game cover Free Kick cover Captain Fantastic cover

Football Academy 1: Boys United  Amazon
Football Academy 2: Striking Out  Amazon
Football Academy 3: The Real Thing  Amazon
Football Academy 4: Reading the Game  Amazon
Football Academy 5: Free Kick  Amazon
Football Academy 6: Captain Fantastic Amazon

Football Academy Set Amazon

Welsh translations, more here
Cyfres Academi Pêl-Droed 1: Gyda’n Gilydd Amazon
Cyfres Academi Pêl-Droed 2: Taro Nôl Amazon

Puffin : Foul Play series

The  Foul Play series feature a fourteen-year-old boy called Danny Harte who wants to solve football crimes:
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Foul Play 1 Amazon
Foul Play 2 :  Dead Ball Amazon
Foul Play 3 : Off Side Amazon
Foul Play 4 : Killer Pass  Amazon
Foul Play 5 : Own Goal  Amazon
Set Amazon

Barrington Stoke – Wings

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Wings 1: Flyboy     buy-from-amazon   Wings 3: Typhoon  buy-from-amazonWings 2: Spitfire    buy-from-amazon   Wings Set                   buy-from-amazon

Barrington Stoke : Rugby Academy

In the first book of the Rugby Academy series, Combat Zone, football-mad Woody finds himself stuck in a rugby-obsessed British boarding school, as his RAF dad is being deployed overseas.
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Combat Zone  –  Amazon
2 Surface to Air –  Amazon

Puffin : The Squad series

The Squad – kickass teenage spies with the perfect cover. They are also part of an England youth football team. Wherever trouble is kicking off, the Squad are sent in.
Black Op cover White Fear cover

The Squad 1 : Black Op Amazon
The Squad 2 : White Fear Amazon

 Barrington Stoke Books

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Over the Line Amazon
Scrum! Amazon
Ghost Stadium Amazon
Secret FC Amazon

Big Cat Books

Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading.
Big Cat books
The Penalty Amazon
Real Cricket Amazon
First Football Game Amazon

What’s a Bear to Wear and Haka Boy

  These stories were written for children to celebrate the RLWC 2013.

Published by Scratching Shed.

What’s a Bear to WearAmazon

Haka BoyAmazon

Personal Best

These stories are the result of careful collaboration between me and a large number of young people and adults on both Alderney and Guernsey. To kick off the writing process, I visited all of Guernsey’s High Schools and St Anne’s School in Alderney. I met with groups of Year 7s to discuss possible storylines. From these meetings grew the twelve stories.

More here.

The Last Try, Kingston Press.

ISBN 9781902039251
ISBN 978902039251

Commemorates the life of Jack Harrison, the Hull FC hero killed in the First World War. Illustrated by James Innerdale.


Contact Hull Libraries tel : 01482 300 300

Franklin Watts : Go Turbo series

GO TURBO is power-packed with MORE FACTS, MORE RECORDS and MORE WEBSITES than most books. From the Franklin Watts EDGE range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE – for books children want to read, and books children can read.





Go Turbo : Football Amazon
Go Turbo : Formula One Amazon

Large print books

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Foul Play is available in a large print edition.





Audio Books

Foul Play, Chivers.  Read by Mark Meadows  9781408434888 

Secret Football Club, Oakhill.  Part of the Read hear series read by Helen Ayres 9780857357724

Scrum!, Oakhill.  Part of the Read hear series read by Gareth Armstrong 9780857353368

Dyslexia Friendly books

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Email me here or use my contact form here for more information about any of my books.

Signed Books

Email me here to buy signed and dedicated books direct from me.  R.R.P. plus £1 P&P or FREE P&P for more than 1 book for the same UK address.   Delivery outside UK is at cost. Gift wrapped and complete with a birthday or special Christmas card from me.

“Jordan was so surprised to receive the books for his birthday and couldn’t believe that they were actually signed by Tom! The expression on his face was priceless. He was so rapt he took them to school to show his friends. They were definitely a gift he will long remember.” Kellie, Australia


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