Latest series – Wings
Wings is about four children at a football summer camp near an old airfield, who find themselves propelled back in time. If they can learn how to fly the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon, history will lead them on a flightpath home to the present.
Football Academy series
Foul Play series
The Puffin Foul Play series feature a fourteen-year-old boy called Danny Harte who wants to solve football crimes:
The Squad series
International espionage and football action combine when these teenage spies are sent to the world’s toughest trouble spots, going undercover with the England youth team. The world’s in danger and only The Squad can save us.
Shaking Hands with Michael Rooney
My first book for children was commissioned by Leeds Libraries. I called it originally Shaking Hands with Alan Smith. It was later published by Grassroots as Shaking Hands with Michael Rooney. Can you guess why and how the name changed?
Its out of print now, which is a shame as it has beautiful illustrations by artist James Innerdale. Its worth looking out for, especially as it has a good section on encouraging children to be football readers and writers.
Football Literacy Resources
Football Reading Game