Tom Palmer

  • 5 stars across 61 books
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He draws on this experience in his top-selling sports fiction for children, including the series Football Academy and Foul Play. Tom has a background in reader development and today travels all over the UK with his immensely popular rugby and football reading games. Tom lives in Halifax.

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6th September 2018

Armistice Runner

Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful tale of the fell-running messengers on t... MoreArmistice Runner

(45 reviews) Review
6th May 2021

Arctic Star

Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the... MoreArctic Star

(31 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

Master storyteller Tom Palmer returns with a deeply moving and beautifully told novel of friendship and belonging, inspi... MoreAfter the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

(25 reviews) Review
9th May 2016

Over the Line

It's the proudest moment of Jack's life - his debut as a professional footballer. Now he has a chance to achieve his d... MoreOver the Line

(24 reviews) Review
4th August 2022

Resist: One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis

Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer shines a light on life under wartime occupation, in a beautifully tol... MoreResist: One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis

(24 reviews) Review
1st May 2019

D-Day Dog

Master storyteller Tom Palmer returns with a touching celebration of the heroic paratroopers of WWII and their parachuti... MoreD-Day Dog

(19 reviews) Review
6th June 2017

Killing Ground

Breathtaking first book in an new trilogy of spine-tingling historical adventures with a football twist from the top sel... MoreKilling Ground

(12 reviews) Review
5th October 2018

Roy of the Rovers: Scouted

A NEW ERA KICKS OFF! Scouted is the first book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers fiction series. Part of the firs... MoreRoy of the Rovers: Scouted

(12 reviews) Review
26th September 2023

The Soccer Diaries Book 1: Rocky Takes L.A.

Rocky Race is going to be the best soccer player in the world!Rocky Race is not your average fourteen year old. She’s de... MoreThe Soccer Diaries Book 1: Rocky Takes L.A.

(9 reviews) Review
30th September 2021

Roy of the Rovers: Sudden Death

MADE IN MELCHESTER! Sudden Death is the seventh book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers fiction series. Part of th... MoreRoy of the Rovers: Sudden Death

(7 reviews) Review
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