Football Books

Find out more about my books for children by clicking on the covers below, try a chapter at Free Reads or watch videos of me reading here.

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.

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Football Academy series

The Puffin 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

Foul Play series

The Puffin Foul Play series feature a fourteen-year-old boy called Danny Harte who wants to solve football crimes:
 foul play 130DeadBall 130  offside 130 Killer pass less spine 130 owngoal 130

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.
Black Op cover White Fear cover

Other Books

Click on the covers for more about these stories published by Barrington Stoke:
  Ghost Stadium cover   Secret FC cover   

Shaking Hands With Michael RooneyShaking 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

Download my free Football Academy quizzes, posters, packs from here.

Download my free Foul Play quizzes, posters, packs from here.

Football Reading Game

St Peter’s School

about my Football Reading Game author visits here.





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