Jamie Johnson Series

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A story about a boy with a dream – to be the greatest footballer in the world. Jamie Johnson is a normal kid. At school he has to deal with bullying. At home, he has to deal with the absence of his dad. And, within himself, he has to deal with his temper problems. But put him on that pitch and he has something extraordinary. With the help of his granddad Mike and his friends, including his best friend Jack (Jacqueline) who is an inspirational leader, who knows, he might just get there..
 
The series of eight books have now been adapted for TV by the BBC. Find all the info about the TV show here.

Praise for Jamie Johnson Book & TV series
'An inspiring read for all football fans’
Gary Lineker
 
‘It’s about football, it’s about growing up. It’s unbelievable’
Blue Peter
 
‘You'll read this and want to get out there and play’
Steven Gerrard
 
‘A classic school drama about friendship, identity and fitting in’
The Sunday Times

All the Jamie Johnson books in order:

Book 1: The Kick Off (2007)
Book 2: Shoot to Win (2008)
Book 3: Golden Goal (2009)
Book 4: Man of the Match (2010)
Book 5: World Class (2011)
Book 6: Final Whistle (2012)
Book 7: Skills from Brazil (2014)

Book 1
Book 1

The Kick Off (2021 edition)

  The first book to kick off the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! An epic tale of dr... MoreThe Kick Off (2021 edition)

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Book 2
Book 2

Shoot to Win (2021 edition)

  The second book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! Jamie Johnson can't believ... MoreShoot to Win (2021 edition)

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Book 3
Book 3

Golden Goal (2021 edition)

  The third book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! Jamie's dreams of becoming ... MoreGolden Goal (2021 edition)

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Book 4
Book 4

Man of the Match (2022 edition)

  The fourth book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! Jamie Johnson starts the s... MoreMan of the Match (2022 edition)

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Book 5
Book 5

World Class (2022 edition)

  The fifth book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! It's the big one! ... MoreWorld Class (2022 edition)

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Book 6
Book 6

Final Whistle (2022 edition)

  The sixth and final book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! "This was the tea... MoreFinal Whistle (2022 edition)

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Book 7
Book 7

Skills from Brazil

  The seventh book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! Before the packed stadium... MoreSkills from Brazil

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  • Skills from Brazil

    Skills from Brazil

    This book is about Jamie Johnson travelling to Brazil to learn their language and football skills. My favourite character is Rafael who was a brillian...

  • Golden Goal (2021 edition)

    Golden Goal (2021 edition)

    My Son loved the TV show, now he is also reading the books. Jamie has always dreamed of becoming a professional and playing for his favourite club. In...