Junior Football Books In Fingal Libraries

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on July 4, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

There’s been a lot of excitement about the World Cup amongst all age groups. We have loads of football books for children throughout Fingal Libraries. The Big Book of the World Cup has a profile of all the stadiums and of every country taking part, a short history of the competition, and a look at […]

There’s been a lot of excitement about the World Cup amongst all age groups. We have loads of football books for children throughout Fingal Libraries.

The Big Book of the World Cup has a profile of all the stadiums and of every country taking part, a short history of the competition, and a look at records set in past tournaments. Find out who scored the fastest goal in World Cup history and which nation was the first to stage the tournament twice. The World Cup handbook is an easy-to-use guide with quizzes and stickers. We have many books about football skills and tactics, teamwork, books and annuals about famous clubs, and fun books about the history of the game.

David Beckham has a range of exciting short books set in his football academies, aimed at ages 6 – 8. Arsenal player Theo Walcott has 4 books for ages 7-9, based on his own time as a schoolboy footballer. The main character in the stories, TJ arrives at a new school, and though he’s never played football before, he soon finds he’s a natural on the field, playing with his new friends. Chelsea legand Frank Lampard has his series, Frankie’s Magic Football, for children over 5, which follow Frankie and friends and dog Max, and their adventures with a magic football. There have been 7 books so far.

In Ireland Peter Regan has written the Riverside series about an under-11s soccer team based in Bray. Peter only took up writing in his early 40s. He spent two decades working at local schoolboy soccer clubs, and uses some of his own experiences and background in the books. He’s also written for older readers: Urban Heroes, Teen Glory, and Young Champions are about Irish teenage life, which feature football too. And he’s written 3 books about a Gaelic football team, Shannon Harp

English author Bali Rai has written the very popular Soccer Squad series about a local youth club in Leicester putting a team together, having some success, and later finding themselves in a TV documentary, where they have to put the team before fame.

Rob Childs has written more than 50 books about football, including the Football Mad series about youth football, and the imaginative Time Rangers series of books where a football team find themselves transported through time from medieval games and Victorian mills to a deadly future.

Helena Pielichaty has written the highly successful Girls FC series. These 12 books tell the story of Megan Fawcett and her effort to set up an all-girls football team. Each book is narrated by a different team mate. Girls’ football is the fastest growing sport in the world, and these funny and absorbing books reflect that.

In the libraries there are also factual and fictional children’s books about other games, from team sports like Gaelic games and rugby, to individual pursuits like tennis, golf, and athletics.