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Pibplob Thu 22-Jun-17 16:41:53

Frankish magic football. He reads these to himself at bedtime and it's really helping his reading. He also enjoys David Williams and Ronald Dahl but prefers me to read them to him.
Could anyone recommend some more books he may enjoy reading by himself? Especially if they are football ones!

FakePlasticTeaLeaves Thu 22-Jun-17 17:21:40

You know, I just typed 'books for eight year old boys' in Amazon, and some crotchless knickers appeared! Outrageous!

Anyhow, what about Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Harry Potters? Sorry, I don't know any football related apart from autobiographies!

Pibplob Thu 22-Jun-17 17:24:56

Yeah I've had a google (didn't see the crotchless knickers tho!!) and didn't find much. Someone recommended the frankie books a while back and hoped someone else would know of something else similar. He's not quite where he should be with his reading so want to encourage it! I may try the wimpy kid books. Thanks. I think Harry Potter would be a bit beyond him at the moment really but may take a second look at them.

DermotTheSprog Thu 22-Jun-17 17:27:38

Michael murpurgo books

DermotTheSprog Thu 22-Jun-17 17:28:07

The first three harry potter books are aimed at slightly younger kids I think

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 22-Jun-17 17:36:12

My DS loves the Captain Underpants series, they're a bit silly and archaic but I'm just delighted he wants to read something.

Pibplob Thu 22-Jun-17 17:40:40

Thanks. Will look at Michael murpurgo and captain underpants. How old is your son Lonny?**

Pibplob Thu 22-Jun-17 17:41:08

And will look up the first three Harry Potter ones too.

SenseiWoo Thu 22-Jun-17 18:04:04

The captain underpants film is out soon. The trailer is hilarious so you could get a book and tie it in with going to see the film.

sadeyedladyofthelowlands63 Thu 22-Jun-17 18:09:55

Tom Palmer writes children's books about football, amongst other things. "Foul Play" is football/crime, "The Squad" is football/spies, and "Defenders" is football/ghosts, to name but three. He came to the school I work at a couple of years ago and was brilliant.

This is his website:

Lauren1983 Thu 22-Jun-17 18:18:28

The TJ series by Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott might be worth checking out.

Pibplob Thu 22-Jun-17 19:36:57

Wow thanks everyone! Will check them out

BWatchWatcher Thu 22-Jun-17 19:39:21

Tom Gates and Captain Underpants.
Michael More Purgatory we called him here, so dull.

Allthebestnamesareused Thu 22-Jun-17 19:40:14

Percy Jackson and The LIghtening Thief is easier reading than Harry Potter to start.

There was a series called Power of Five that my son enjoyed at that age. Also The Roman Mysteries (I think it was called) was another series of 15! I liked series because we kept running out of books!

Pancaker Thu 22-Jun-17 19:43:07

Not football but my DS enjoys the Andrew Cope Spy Dog books.

DilysMoon Thu 22-Jun-17 19:43:19

My 8 year old has just discovered The 13 Story Tree house books and loves them, he's even writing his own stories based on them! This is a big step for him, although he's an excellent reader these are the first books that have really caught his imagination, despite my best efforts with Harry Potter....

Supersoaryflappypigeon Thu 22-Jun-17 19:44:00

Adam Blade is very popular. Tom Palmer (as a PL has suggested) writes football and rugby stories. Look on and for more ideas

Supersoaryflappypigeon Thu 22-Jun-17 19:44:22

PP not pl

Supersoaryflappypigeon Thu 22-Jun-17 19:46:35

Also-your local library may be doing a summer reading challenge. It's a great incentive for him to read more and they get a medal at the end of the holidays if they read 6 books.

squoosh Thu 22-Jun-17 19:48:58

Phil Earle - Demolition Dad

Leanback Thu 22-Jun-17 19:49:36

I liked Artemis fowl at around that age - very funny

thetemptationofchocolate Thu 22-Jun-17 19:52:00

Dan Freedman's Jamie Johnson books (about football) might be worth a look.

OhMrBadger Thu 22-Jun-17 19:52:29

Mine enjoyed the Sir Chris Hoy Flying Fergus series.

EB123 Thu 22-Jun-17 19:53:44

My ds1 loves the 13 Storey Treehouse Books he will read them in an afternoon.

Pixie2015 Thu 22-Jun-17 19:55:01

We read all the lampard book - now into wimpy kid and Barry loser

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