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AGE 5-8

Friendship books

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BALLER BOYS by Venessa Taylor, illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Meet Shay, Frankie and AC United!

Number 1 bestseller Amazon Sports Fiction for young people.

Winner of the People's Book Prize 2021 'Best Children's Book.' 

Shortlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2021

Amazon Teachers' Pick 2021

'A fantastic read'

Alex Wheatle MBE, author of Home Girl 


Shay and Frankie are best friends and football crazy! They eat, sleep and breathe football all day (even when they're at school!). They dream about playing football, love a kick-about in the park, watch all the big games on TV... all that's missing in their lives is the chance to play for a real football team. All Cultures United is the best club around for miles and all the footie fans want to play for them... including Shay and Frankie.

Are they good enough to impress Coach Reece at the AC United trials?

Can their friendship survive the competitiveness of football?

Will they ultimately fulfil their goal to become Baller Boys?



BALLER BOYS vs The Bulldozers by Venessa Taylor, illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Shay, Frankie and AC United are back for another football adventure!

Number 2 bestseller Amazon Sports Fiction for young people.

Winner of the People's Book Prize 2024 'Best Children's Book.' 

Longlisted for the 2024 Berkshire Book Award.

Best friends Shay and Frankie, and their team AC United, are back for another football season, another year older, and eager for a win… The duo soon realise that nothing ever stays the same, and change is a part of life whether they like it or not – both on and off the pitch. With new team members, the threat of losing their precious home turf, and changes afoot in their family lives too, can the boys work together to stay on track… and keep winning? And, of course, who will be crowned Baller Boy this season?



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THE ORIGINALS by Various Authors

From fantasy to love -  a story for everyone

'So much talent in these short stories, it should inspire all children to have a go at writing'

Amazon review 



27 Original short stories from young writers aged 5-20. These young writers entered The little BIG Book Competition and have either won or their story was chosen as a feature. Hundreds of submissions were sent in from around the world!


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GEN ALPHA-Z by Various Authors

Thriller, Coming of Age, Magic - dive into a collection of fantastic stories

'It has a fantastic array of stories from children as young as six, to teenagers'

Jaytay book reviews 


Gen Alpha-Z is a powerful little book that packs a massive literary punch. The sequel to the successful debut, The Originals, Gen Alpha-Z is a breath-taking collection of incredible short stories written by talented young writers aged between six and 21 years around the world. 


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DAYDREAMERS by Various Authors

For every young person who dares to dream...

'Brilliant storytellers!'

Abiola Bello, author of Love In Winter Wonderland 


Daydreamers is a unique collection of 28 incredible short stories written by talented young writers during lockdown from around the world, aged 6 to 19, showcases the astounding talent of today's children and young adults. 

Be transported to the distant islands and mystical lands. 

Meet fairies, mermaids, dragons, the three little pigs and experience fierce storms, brutal battles, and forbidden love. 


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