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This in-depth guide for younger readers contains everything they need to become true 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia experts. There are team and star-player profiles, complemented by outstanding big-match photographs, as well as a results chart to fill in after each match.
Illustrated with over 120 amazing images, all 32 teams are featured together with profiles of 36 star players who will light up the tournament, including Thomas Muller, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more.
Read special features on the teams and complete the fill-in match schedule as the drama of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) unfolds.
As excitement builds in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup 2019, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for one-day cricket fans aged 7+.
The book is bursting with information about the hosts, England and Wales, plus the grounds, teams profiles, superstar players, Cricket World Cup facts, stats and record breakers, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.
Pick up your pens and pencils and get creative - the biggest ever FIFA World Cup is here!
The Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Activity and Colouring Book is packed with star players to colour in, plus spot the difference games, dot to dots and word searches, all based on 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia!
Includes amazing football facts and more than 150 colourful football stickers to use with the activities.
Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tin skills are channeled.
Into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.
Percy Tau grew up with seven siblings and a single mom in the mining town of Witbank. For Percy and his family, life is tough as their mother struggles to make ends meet. But there is one thing that brings the Tau boys together: soccer. At the Mmagobana Primary School, they quickly make a name for themselves on the soccer team.
Despite the boys’ enthusiasm for the game, Percy’s mom is against him playing soccer. She wants him to get a ‘real job’ – after all, she doesn’t want to see her son struggle in life. But Percy persists, and is invited to join the Sundowns Youth Academy. Here he meets Pitso Mosimane, the Sundowns coach who will teach him all about what it takes to become a professional footballer.
In March 2017 Percy’s life changes forever: he is called up to play for Bafana Bafana and is named as the leading goal-scorer of the season. But just when all is going so well … heartbreak: Percy’s brother is killed in a car crash. Old fears from his childhood come rushing back as his mother blames their misfortune on soccer. But, through it all, the family pull together in their support for one another.
Then, one day, a call comes: Percy is offered a position to play for Brighton – one of the biggest deals ever offered a South African footballer. What will the future hold for one of the brightest stars in South African soccer? Join us on this action-packed adventure in the Road to Glory series.
Dip into this fun, fact-packed book to discover the best of women's football, from the world's top leagues, players and competitions to awe-inspiring goals, dazzling skills and memorable celebrations. Football is fast becoming the top participation sport for women in the UK, with almost three million active players. With the next Women's World Cup just around the corner in June 2019, The Ultimate Guide to Women's Football offers young readers a great way into the game and provides practical advice on how they can start playing the beautiful game themselves. A perfect read for football fans aged 8 and up.
Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football. What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester City? Who was the Liverpool player who invented the world's most popular football boot? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.
The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.
Exactly one thousand stickers with which to decorate not only the scenes in the book, but anything else you so wish, from homemade cards to bedrooms. Packed full of footballs, players, kits, football matches and much more.
The Book That Inspired The Smash-Hit TV Series! WITH THE BALL AT HIS FEET, JAMIE'S BRAIN WAS CLEAR AND FREE. PROGRAMMED TO PLAY. SET TO SCORE. The bullies at school and big problems at home are threatening to destroy Jamie's dream of becoming a top Premier League footballer. Jamie knows that the time has come to show everyone his true talent and prove, once and for all, that he was...Born to Play "You'll read this and want to get out there and play" Steven Gerrard
Get ready to learn loads of awesome football facts in this full-colour Football Handbook. Find out how football kicked off, the wicked rules of the game and the players who are the best of the best. With tons of lists, quizzes, facts and stats, this is the book which footy fans everywhere will just have to have.
Young rugby fans can add more than 300 stickers to the pages of this exciting activity book. Children will love to organise the players on the training pitch, help them into the right kit in the changing rooms, line up the New Zealand All Blacks for their traditional Haka, and get their team into the perfect formation for a match-winning try.
Little football fans will enjoy bringing the game to life in this colouring book full of fans, players and exciting match action. Scenes to colour include a corner kick, training session and victory parade. The backgrounds are already coloured, so children can focus on the fun parts.
As excitement builds in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for younger football fans. Featuring Zabivaka, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) mascot, this book is bursting with information about the host country (Russia), plus the stadiums, star players, teams, FIFA World Cup facts and stats, as well as loads of games and quizzes. Reusable football stickers are included, as is a chart to let fans record match results as the tournament progresses.
Search for over 140 football teams with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to learn about the top clubs, strips and stadiums in England and Scotland in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant photographs * Fact file on each football team, with ground name, year founded, nickname and strip * Points to score from common spots like Arsenal (5 points) to top spots such as Ross County (35 points) Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
It's a lovely day and Spot and his friends are ready to play football together. Spot and Helen are captains of the red and blue teams, but who will score the most goals?
Join the group of animal friends and the much-loved Spot as they learn it's the taking part that counts - and, most importantly, have fun!
Longest unbeaten runs, goal-scoring streaks, record attendances, head-to-head player match-ups... every page of Football Number Crunch is a treasure trove of figures, facts and world football stats, from the biggest leagues to the most exciting tournaments on the planet. Football Number Crunch! is a snappily written, fact-packed overview of world football, bursting with colourful, punchy data graphics and action photographs - it's guaranteed to contain all the essential info that football fans aged 8 and up need to know. Each piece of data is based on a number, creating an entire book of easy-to-digest information that will hook the most reluctant of readers.
A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.
Young football fanatics will have great fun using the stickers provided to fill the pictures with all the goals and glory of the beautiful game. With over 150 stickers of footballers, footballs and football fans to add to the busy scenes, this title helps children to develop their manual dexterity whilst having fun.
Get the lowdown on the most exciting annual football tournament on the planet - the UEFA Champions League. This action-packed book is bursting with eye-popping stats about the greatest teams and players in world football. Read all about the early years of the European Cup, discover what it takes to progress through the rounds to the final, then get all the need-to-know facts and figures about the tournament's legendary players, from Antoine Griezmann to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Louba o dula karolong e nngwe ya N'Djamela e betswang Doumpa. Bophelo ba moo ha bo bonolo ka nako tsohle, impa o na le metswalle, bolo ya hae le toro ya hae Louba lives in a part of N'Djamena called Doumpa. Life there is not always easy, but he has his friends, his soccer and his dream.
What were the world's greatest players like when they were your age? Learn how the top soccer stars of all time grew up and conquered the sport. This exciting book follows twenty-eight of the best men's and women's players from their first childhood encounter with association football--whether at the school gym or a pickup game in a vacant lot--to their first appearance in a top-division match or their first international cap. For every one of them, it was a journey with its share of both tragedy and triumph. Did you know that . . . . . . as a boy, Pel practiced with a newspaper-stuffed sock or a grapefruit, because he couldn't afford a proper football? . . . Mia Hamm discovered the sport of soccer as a toddler in Florence, Italy, where her father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was stationed? . . . at age ten, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that threatened to end his soccer career--until Bar a offered to pay for his treatment? Illustrated with rare photos of stars-to-be on and off the field, Before They Were Stars is sure to entertain and inspire any budding soccer legend.
A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best players in World Cup history, from Maradona to Manuel Neuer, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best teams in World Cup history, from Brazil in 1970 to Germany in 2014, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
What makes the ultimate Sunday League footballer? YouTube star ChrisMD has turned amateur Sunday afternoon kick-arounds into a social media event - and now, for the first time, he's sharing all of his secrets. Join Chris as he reveals the characters, training tricks and top-level dietary regime (greasy sausage roll from the village café) that has got him where he is today.
Chris's debut book also includes behind-the-scenes photos from his life as a YouTuber, plus his proudest moments, biggest embarrassments and favourite memories from his years of making videos with everyone from the Sidemen to his own family.
Includes links to exclusive, never-before-seen ChrisMD videos.
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