Are you football mad?
Want to find out how to improve your footie skills or read some stories and poems about the great game?
Here are some books to keep you going in between matches.
(You can find them all in Birmingham Libraries. You can reserve them through the Catalogue).
There's something for every football fan in this list, including stories...
Bradman, Tony - The Dirty Dozen
Dhami, Narinder - Bend It Like Beckham
Gatti, Will - Abe's Team
Morpurgo, Michael - Billy the Kid
Palmer, Tom - Shaking Hands with Michael Rooney
Palmer, Tom - Foul Play
Pielichaty, Helena - There's Only One Danny Ogle
Rigby, Robert - Goal!
Smiley, Sophie - Bobby, Charlton and the Mountain
Waddell, Martin - Cup Run
Some children's authors like football so much they've written lots of stories about the game. Why not try some of the books by:
- Neil Arksey
- Rob Childs
- Alan Gibbons (Total Football series)
- Alan Durant (Leggs Utd series and The Phantom Footballer)
- Michael Hardcastle
... plus jokes, real-life footie tales ... and help with skills and tactics
Harvey, Gill - Defending
Harvey, Gill - Passing and Shooting
Kelman, Jim - Players and Tactics
Kelman, Jim - Teamwork!
Ransford, Sandy - Football Jokes
Riordan, James - The Young Oxford Book of Football Stories
Are you bored with the usual football chants? Here's some poetry to give you inspiration.
Toczek, Nick - Kick It! Football Poems
Foster, John - Football Fever: Poems About Football
Foster, John - Fantastic Football Poems
Orme, David - ‘Ere We Go
Orme, David - They Think It’s All Over
Orme, David - We Was Robbed
Want to know more Facts about Football? Try these for size:
Coleman, Michael - Foul Football
Coleman, Michael - Wicked World Cup 2006
Gifford, Clive - The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Locke, Ian - Fantastic Football
And then you could try our dastardly World Cup Quiz!
Still want more? Why not have a look at our list of Football Websites.
You'll find plenty of other football books at your local library. Just ask the staff if you need help finding them.