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Alan Gibbons

  • 4 stars across 93 books
Alan Gibbons' other titles include "Charles Darwin" and "Shadow of the Minotaur," for which he won" "the Blue Peter Book Award. He has also been short-listed twice for the Carnegie Medal.
3rd February 2022

Super Sub

New boy Smithy can’t understand why everyone is so excited about a player on the football team called “Bengo.” He’s been... MoreSuper Sub

(13 reviews) Review
6th April 2018

Dream Team

East End United are struggling to make this season work. Cairo is their best shot but as Captain he just can't seem to m... MoreDream Team

(12 reviews) Review
1st April 2019

Home Ground

Sam's team are edging closer to the bottom of the league this season and team captain Jordan's bad attitude isn't helpin... MoreHome Ground

(12 reviews) Review
6th May 2021


New boy Shane Logan has a temper, but he’s also a talented goalie. When Peter and his friends invite Shane to join their... MoreKeeper

(12 reviews) Review
8th March 2018

They Saw Too Much

Two teenagers witness a murder - and now they're the next targets. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat YA thriller from ... MoreThey Saw Too Much

(1 review) Review
5th February 2004

The Lost Boys' Appreciation Society

Gary was flicking beany gunge on my flawless new Ellesse top - I was yelling at him. What a pillock! Mum was dead, ... MoreThe Lost Boys' Appreciation Society

(0 reviews) Review
19th April 2001

The Legendeer: Warriors of the Raven

The Legendeer opens the gateway between our world and the world of the myths, between triumph and tragedy. The Gamesmast... MoreThe Legendeer: Warriors of the Raven

(0 reviews) Review
2nd February 2012

An Act of Love

Childhood friends Chris and Imran celebrate the Millenium as inseparable blood brothers, they are both seven years old. ... MoreAn Act of Love

(0 reviews) Review
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    by Wilsy

    I liked how this book was part story and part facts. It was good to read about how the football team got on. I also liked the facts about different go...

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    As soon as I saw that there was a Alan Gibbons' book in my teacher's hands, I jumped up and down in my seat for my teacher to pick me first to read it...

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    This book was great for any goalie to read. It is full of interesting facts. Ways to handle anger is great as football can be hard. The big text and l...