“Good luck to all the pupils, teachers and librarians taking part in this year’s Premier League Reading Stars. I hope your school or library enjoy the tactics book and the classroom read story, The Danger Academy.
I wish I could have taken part in something like this when I was young. I wasn’t a keen reader, but thankfully my mum used my love of football to get me into reading. I’m now the author of fourteen children’s football novels for Puffin Books.
I am a proud supporter of the National Literacy Trust’s Premier League Reading Stars scheme.
It features an online quiz based on top footballers reading from their favourite books and other resources to encourage reading.
Read my short article about how I think Premier League Reading Stars would have changed my life here.
“Tom Palmer is a kind of missionary sent by the Premier League.” Daily Mirror
Try the Premier League Reading Star Foul Play challenge with Swansea City’s Nathan Dyer here.
Watch Liverpool FC player Adam Lallana talk about reading Over the Line for Premier League Reading Stars here.
“What a fantastic day! Tom informed and entertained the pupils in equal measure with his interactive assemblies. The children were inspired by his stories and motivated to follow in his footsteps-a MUST for every primary school!” Neil Homer, Primary School Teacher and Education Project Leader, Shrewsbury Town In The Community
Find out which is your favourite footballer’s top book here.
Read Danger Academy, Danny Harte’s latest investigation in eight five minute reads here.
Learn more about this fantastic scheme from the National Literacy Trust that uses the power of football to promote reading for pleasure here.