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My eldest has been football crazy since the World Cup in Russia last year – he loves anything football related and has managed to acquire quite the collection of football-related books over the last year. If you have a little football fan in your family then do take a look at the books here. There’s something for everyone from activity books, fiction and non-fiction. All with that important football theme.
Football Themed Activity Books
I like having activity books to hand, they’re useful for having in the bag on days out when we might be sat waiting somewhere, or in restaurants to keep the children occupied or when visiting family. Last year I came across a couple of self-published activity books on Amazon and bought them. I have been impressed, so much so that I’ve added others from the same author in different themes to the children’s wish lists.
The Football Activity Book has been a big hit with Daniel, there are lots of things to do from designing your own kit, colouring in trophies and pictures and quizzes etc. He’s enjoyed it so much that we bought the follow on, Football Activity Book: Extra Time for his birthday in October.
This football word search book is great, and there are word searches for each of the Premier League teams. The paper quality is good and Daniel’s enjoyed this so far. These are all great quality books that have really kept Daniel engaged
I also picked up an Usborne Football things to make and do book in a local charity shop. I was impressed with the ideas included and Daniel’s chosen some he wants to work on.
Football Themed Fiction
There are some superb fiction books out there that really help encourage children to read. One series that both Daniel and Emma really enjoy is the Frankie’s Magic Football books. These have totally captured their imaginations, and they are the first chapter books that I can remember Daniel sitting to read independently.
They include the right mix of adventure and football and they’re well written, lovely pictures and great engaging stories. We must have nearly all of them now; I think we are missing one or two. They’re well-read and well-loved books here and I’m sure when H is a little older he will enjoy them too.
Another great book is the Football Poetry book. This was a birthday gift for Daniel and there’s some great poems in there that have us chuckling away.
Football Non-Fiction Books
There are some great books out there about football, and one series that Daniel has enjoyed is the Football Heroes Books. These take one football star and detail all about them. Daniel’s got a lot of these now and has enjoyed reading them and learning about his favourite players.
Football annuals are a big hit, the Match and Shoot ones, in particular, are good and we love the 40 Fantastic Footballers book that we were gifted last year by the publisher. This is often out and being read.