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Or order direct from me FREE signed bookplates for your books or buy signed books.  Email me here or use admin (at) tompalmer (dot) co (dot) uk or use the form below.   RRP plus £1.50 per book to cover post & packing) outside UK at cost).  Gift-wrapped with a birthday or 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

Schools Book Pack

Tom Palmer book pack – 31 books with 20% discount and free delivery for £160. Save £55 off the RRP!

Contact Rosie Hill via her website here or email rosie at rosemaryhillbooks dot co dot uk

NEW Kindle books

Free to Kindle Unlimited, RRP 99p

Football Academy : Teamwork
Foul Play : The Danger Academy


Book list:

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

D-Day Dog

Jack can’t wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches – his chance to learn about his war heroes – brave men like his own reserve soldier dad.  But when his dad is called up to action and things at home spiral out of control,  Jack questions everything he believes in.  Finding comfort only in his loyal dog, Finn, Jack is drawn to the true story of one particular D-Day paratrooper.   On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen – and Jack is determined to discover their fate …

Buy D-Day Dog

NEW Roy of the Rovers

Sixteen-year-old Roy Race always dreamed of playing up front for Rovers. Oozing with natural talent and possessing a powerful left foot, Roy may just be the answer to all of Melchester’s prayers.

Buy Fiction 1 : Scouted here
Buy Fiction 2 : Teamwork here
Buy Fiction 3 : Playoffs here

Armistice Runner

Lily is struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she’s losing her gran to Alzheimer’s. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather’s diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?

Buy Armistice Runner 

Defenders series, great way into KS2 history.


Defenders 1: Killing Ground (Vikings & Anglo Saxons) 
Defenders 2: Dark Arena  (Roman Britain) 
Defenders 3: Pitch Invasion  (Iron Age Celts)

Football Academy series (Puffin) follow 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

Foul Play series (Puffin) Danny Harte solves football crimes:
 foul play 130 DeadBall 130  offside 130 Killer pass less spine 130 owngoal 130

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

Wings (Barrington Stoke)

Wings-Flyboy-03  Wings-Spitfire-03  Wings-Typhoon-02

Wings 1: Flyboy        Wings 3: Typhoon  

Wings 2: Spitfire       Wings Set                   

Rugby Academy (Barrington Stoke)

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.

Combat Zone Surface to air Dead Locked

Combat Zone  –  Amazon
2 Surface to Air –  Amazon
NEW Rugby Academy compilation of all 3 books – AMAZON

The Squad series (Puffin)- kickass teenage spies with the perfect cover.
Black Op cover White Fear cover

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

Barrington Stoke Books

OTL-new cover    Ghost Stadium cover    Scrum! cover   
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

More here

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


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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