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Tom Palmer

  • 5 stars across 56 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 Alz... More

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    6th May 2021

    Arctic Star

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

    (29 reviews)
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    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 Summer 1... More

    (24 reviews)
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    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

    (23 reviews)
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    4th August 2022

    Resist: One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis

    As the brutal Second World War stretches on with no end in sight, life for ordinary Dutch people in the Nazi-occupied Ne... More

    (20 reviews)
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    1st 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 he ... More

    (14 reviews)
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    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 the... More

    (12 reviews)
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    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... More

    (12 reviews)
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    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... More

    (7 reviews)
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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 fo... More

    (5 reviews)
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