Topic Books about Sports, Sport's Day and the Olympics for Children

Ready, Steady Mo! 

by Mo Farah and Kes Grey

From Olympic winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and running too! Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.

Hare and the Tortoise 

by Alison Murray

Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win...isn't he? The well-loved Aesop's Fables has been made all the more enchanting with a sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm.

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Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg

For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! Relate to the simple joy felt by a boy kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it. The story takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship... and football.

World At Your Feet

by Rob Parker

Perfect for young football fanatics! World At Your Feet is a charming little book aimed at kids which features illustrations of 16 famous World Cup goals and 16 miniature poems to go alongside them.

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I Really Want to Win! 

by Simon Philip

Our heroine is determined that she's going to win at school sports day. The problem is that winning isn't as easy as it looks. She doesn't win the running race or the tug of war - and she can't even win a game of hide-and-seek. But maybe winning isn't really the point?


by Rob Biddulph

Fred is the Best Bear in the Wood – and he’s got the medals to prove it. Until a new bear moves to town, and Fred’s champion GRRRRR goes missing… How will he ever win now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?


Football Fever 

by Alan Durant

William has caught soccer fever. He doesn't have a rash or spots, but he can't stop kicking things—and he's driving his sister crazy! Then Dad takes them both to the local soccer club. Who will be next to catch the fever?


by Julia Donaldson

Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match  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.