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We are thrilled to be supporting the author Ben Lyttleton's visit to Grove Wood Primary School! Ben is the co-author of the fantastic and funny  Football School series of books, which use football to think about the world in fun and creative ways and have been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize.


We know that author visits are always fun and inspiring, and that the children often want to read and share the author's books afterwards. Following the event there will be an opportunity for the children to meet Ben and purchase copies of his books, which Ben will personalise and sign to make them extra special.


There will be an after school book signing on each day of the visit, but you can also pre-order books to guarantee availability by using the links below. Pre-orders need to be with us by 5pm on Monday 6th May, and please choose School Event as the delivery option from the drop down menu at the checkout, which will give you free delivery into school. All books that are pre-ordered will be brought into school  to be signed by the author at the event.

You will also be able to purchase books at the after school book signings on both the 7th and 8th May, but we cannot guarentee availability of popular titles.


The following books are available to order:

Football School! Season 1 by Ben Lyttleton & Alex Bellos, illustrated by Spike Gerrell

The first book in a groundbreaking series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. Football School Season 1 is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge?


You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags.


Football School! Star Players by Ben Lyttleton & Alex Bellos, illus. by Spike Gerrell

Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football.

What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Harry Kane overcome the odds to win the Golden Boot? What is the secret behind Lionel Messi's outstanding success? And why is Megan Rapinoe so fearless in her beliefs? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.


Football School! Amazing Quiz Book by Ben Lyttleton, Alex Bellos, illus. Spike Gerrell

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The Amazing Quiz Book is part of the bestselling Football School series, which teaches you about the world through football, packed with superstar stories, fun facts and laugh-out-loud illustrations.

How much do you know about the World Cup and the world? Test yourself and your friends with over 300 brain-busting questions from Football School. Why are England called the Three Lions? What is Lionel Messi's creepy-crawly nickname? Which World Cup player wore a wig? Discover the answers to these questions and much, much more. Packed with hilarious cartoons and fascinating trivia.


The Football School Bundle by Ben Lyttleton & Alex Bellos, illus. Spike Gerrell

A copy of each of the three Football School books detailed above, at a special event price.


All books will be delivered into school on the day of the visit and personalised and signed by Ben Lyttleton with the children. 

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