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  • 5 stars across 49 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.
    6th September 2018

    Armistice Runner

    Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she's losing her gran to Alz... More

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    9th May 2016

    Over the Line

    It's 1914 and Jack is making his debut as a pro footballer. But his first match is marred by a demonstration demanding t... More

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    6th June 2017

    Killing Ground (Defenders #1)

    Everyone is freaked out when circles of scorched earth start appearing in Halifax - on the moors, the parks and even the... More

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    1st October 2014

    Rugby Academy: Combat Zone

    First title in a rugby trilogy. Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in... More

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    5th May 2011

    Foul Play: Own Goal

    Meet Danny Harte. Football fan and crime detective. Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So whe... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Football Academy: Striking Out

    Striking Out: the second book in the Football Academy series by Tom Palmer Yunis can't believe that he's Un... More

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    2nd July 2009

    Football Academy: Reading the Game

    Ben is at his happiest playing for United and is getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial ... More

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    1st August 2013

    Football Shorts

    Big match writing from the best in the game... Billy's telling tall stories about his "famous" grandfather, Raphael sus... More

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    7th April 2016

    The Penalty

    Football, corruption and dark secrets collide in the thrilling sequel to the award-winning Keeper by Carnegie Medal-winn... More

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    7th April 2014

    Formula 1

    Formula 1 races are world famous for being exciting and fast-paced, involving the most up-to-date cars. Find out how the... More

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