Sporting Stories Books - Children and Teenagers

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  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    The Crossover (Paperback) Kwame Alexander

    `With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . .The court is SIZZLING. They're kings of the court, star players for their school team.Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh's bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn't come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.

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  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
    Be Prepared (English, Paperback) Vera Brosgol

    A gripping and hilarious middle-grade summer camp memoir from the author of Anya's Ghost.

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  • Diary of a Basketball Hero by Shamini Flint
    Diary of a Basketball Hero (Paperback) Shamini Flint

    Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to ... with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

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  • Running On Empty by S. E. Durrant
    Running On Empty (English, Paperback) S. E. Durrant, Rob Biddulph

    AJ's grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges. Round and round the Olympic Park, aiming for the cross country trials, running to escape, AJ only seems to be heading ever closer to disaster.

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  • Frankie's Magic Football: Frankie Saves Christmas by Frank Lampard
    Frankie's Magic Football: Frankie Saves Christmas (Paperback) Frank Lampard, Luella Wright

    Publishing as a Christmas Special. Frankie and his friends go to Lapland on a football adventure in the snow. Will his magic football let him save the most important day of the year?

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  • Rainbow Magic: Gemma the Gymnastic Fairy by Daisy Meadows
    Rainbow Magic: Gemma the Gymnastic Fairy (Paperback) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

    Join Rachel and Kirsty, together with the Sporty Fairies, for lots of fun and magic!

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  • Drone Racer by Andy Briggs
    Drone Racer (English, Paperback) Andy Briggs

    An action-packed novel perfect for fans of drone racing! Carson, Trix and Eddie find a discarded drone that has a mind of its own - and a personality! And she's fast. Really fast. Soon they are winning races on the international circuit. But when the military takes notice, how can three kids protect their new friend?

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  • Missee Lee by Arthur Ransome
    Missee Lee (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    Nancy Blackett, the terror of the seas, has finally met a real pirate - the tiny, pistol-carrying Missee Lee, who has rescued them after their shipwreck off the coast of China. The only trouble is she wants to keep them. forever.

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  • Football Academy: Boys United by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: Boys United (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He's worried about his height though - what if he's too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores - he's made it! Jake can't wait to pull on his shirt and join the team. But someone at the club wants to make his life difficult.

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  • Foul Play: Dead Ball by Tom Palmer
    Foul Play: Dead Ball (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia's favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie, and Danny soon finds himself caught up with the criminals of the footballing underworld.

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  • Football Academy: Reading the Game by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: Reading the Game (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Ben is at his happiest playing for United and is getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial for Ben, as he struggles to hide a huge secret from his teachers and classmates. Ben's secret is starting to affect his game - can he swallow his pride and ask for help before he sidelines himself - for good?

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  • Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
    Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror (English, Paperback) Chris Priestley, David Roberts

    Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover!...

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  • Wings by Tom Palmer
    Wings (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Football meets fantasy in the final title of Tom Palmer's phenomenal Wings trilogy. High-end production includes perforated jacket-flaps with plane models to cut out, assemble and collect. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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  • Football Crazy by Tony Bradman
    Football Crazy (Paperback) Tony Bradman, Michael Broad

    Light-hearted, fun football story. Danny, Jamil and Lewis are delighted when a football legend agrees to coach their team, but he's not exactly what they expected... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

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  • Splash by Charli Howard
    Splash (English, Paperback) Charli Howard

    But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, willshe give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity? A hugely exciting debut with a classic underdog story, a wonderfully relatable protagonist, and an important message of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are.

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  • Rugby Flyer by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Flyer (English, Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    Eoin and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham to play & watch rugby. There, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

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  • The Palomino Pony Runs Free by Olivia Tuffin
    The Palomino Pony Runs Free (English, Paperback) Olivia Tuffin

    Georgia and her beautiful palomino pony, Lily, are hoping to make it to the Horse of the Year Show. It's a big dream and it'll take a lot of work from both of them. Georgia isn't sure she's good enough and it's affecting how she rides. How she feels about everything, in fact. Can Lily help her remember the joy of riding?

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  • Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg
    Kicking a Ball (English, Paperback) Allan Ahlberg, Sebastien Braun

    First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. This book takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship ...and football.

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  • Football Academy: The Real Thing by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: The Real Thing (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    United's under-twelves are in Poland for a tournament. Goal-keeper Tomasz is very excited to be playing in his home country, but team captain Ryan thinks Poland are rubbish. Ryan's behaviour causes trouble both on and off the pitch. Can Ryan and Tomasz tackle their differences - or will Ryan's bullying foul United's chance of success?

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  • Foul Play by Tom Palmer
    Foul Play (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Danny is obsessed with two things: football - especially City Football Club - and investigating crimes. So when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium late at night, he's determined to get to the bottom of it.

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