It’s coming home! And by it, we mean these football-themed books…

Huddle up, it’s time to chat football! If the Euros means footy-fever has taken over your house, then we’re here to help take it off-screen and into your TBR pile instead. Teamwork, playing by the rules, and good role models, there’s plenty to learn from football, so we’ve gathered our top 6 books for kids of all ages.

It’s game day on Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine!

It’s the biggest football match of the year on Sodor, and Thomas and James are having a competition. The two engines play reds vs blues and race to deliver their football fans to the game on time.

A Day at the Football for Thomas is a great way to introduce the little blue engine to children aged 2 and up.


Grab your football boots and enjoy the UEFA European Championship with this incredible journey around the globe!

An absorbing gift for avid football fans aged 7+ years, perfect for the next Marcus Rashford.

Discover fascinating facts and stats – from record-breaking goals to famous football mascots – and learn about the funny and extraordinary moments that make football such a beautiful game.


Settle the score with no. 1 bestselling football and counting story from Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo!

Spinderella the spider has a passion for football. She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan …

Football, spiders and counting – what’s not to love!


Learn everything you need to know about top striker Harry Kane

An icon of English football, Harry Kane has been tearing up the Premier League for years.

Discover everything there is to know about Tottenham’s strike sensation, from his early days in Spurs’ academy and loan spells playing with Jamie Vardy at Leicester, to his heroics for the national team at the 2018 World Cup.


The Mr. Men prepare for a match as tense as an England penalty shoot-out

When the Mr Men and Little Miss decide to stage their own version of the World Cup, Mr Small is desperate to join in – but will he be just too small to make it into the team?

With legendary saves from Mr Tickle, plenty of injury time from Mr Bump and Mr Noisy as the loudest referee around, this game of football is like no other!


Barry Loser is the best at football, NOT!

Everyone at Barry’s school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team for being completely rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker – so Barry becomes his manager.

The cup final match is approaching and Bunky’s getting carried away with his football fame – can Barry keep his head in the game?


Take the football fun to extra-time with this action-packed puzzle book!

Help footballers dribble through mazy defences, pick the perfect spot for strikers to aim at and help the manager work out the difference between her 4-4-2 and 3-5-1 formations.

With over 60 activities over a variety of different difficulty levels, this book will keep budding Messi and Ronaldos busy right up until the final whistle.


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