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Tom Palmer

  • 5 stars across 51 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

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

    (24 reviews)
    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... More

    (13 reviews)
    6th June 2017

    Killing Ground

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

    (11 reviews)
    6th August 2020

    After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

    " The best children's fiction book I've yet read about the Holocaust " - Tim Robertson, CEO Anne Frank Trust ... More

    (7 reviews)
    1st October 2014

    Combat Zone

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

    (5 reviews)
    2nd May 2019

    D-Day Dog

    Jack can't wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It's his chance to learn more about the war heroes h... More

    (5 reviews)
    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

    (4 reviews)
    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

    (3 reviews)
    3rd August 2017


    The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING... except Penguin. "I wish I could fly!" says P... More

    (2 reviews)
    2nd August 2017

    Dark Arena

    It's meant to be a stress-free holiday in London, but suddenly Seth and Nadiya will need all their skills asDefenders.... More

    (2 reviews)
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