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.
Barrington Stoke books:
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.
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.
My story Murder at Manor Park! is included in this great collection of short football stories available here.
The royalties from the sale of this book go to the National Literacy Trust.
Read more about my 2013 Rugby World Cup stories here.
The Last Try
Commemorates the life of Jack Harrison, the Hull FC hero killed in the First World War.
Illustrated by James Innerdale.
Published by Kingston Press.
Copies available from Hull Librariestelephone 01482 210000 , tweet@ or email lending.library @ hullcc.gov.uk, facebook mesasage https://www.facebook.com/hulllibraries/
FREE SCHOOLS PACK produced by Hull Libraries here.
Incredible Edible Story
Read a pdf version of this special story, illustrated by Juliet Breese here.
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.
Wings is about four children at a football summer camp, 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 back to the present.
Only One Game
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: