Football books for World Book Day 2019

Are you looking for football books for World Book Day 2019? If so, look no further than our very own World At Your Feet.

World Book Day is on Thursday, March 7, 2019. And whether you're a parent on the hunt for a book that will get your football mad child involved in the celebrations or a teacher who wants a book to engage the footie fanatics in your class, World At Your Feet fits the bill.

What is World At Your Feet?

World At Your Feet is a picture book celebrating 16 of the most memorable goals ever scored. Goals by Diego Maradona, Pele, Dennis Bergkamp, Robin van Perise and James Rodriguez are among those featured.

Each goal is brought to life by rhyming verse commentary, which puts the reader at the centre of the action, and vivid illustrations.

Football World Book Day costumes

If you're trying to think of a World Book Day costume for a football fan, there are plenty of option to choose from. How about Roger Milla dancing with a corner flag in his Cameroon kit? Or Robin van Persie diving to score his incredible header against Spain in 2014?

What is World Book Day?

World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. This year is the 22nd World Book Day and over the years it has become something of an institution, with children marking the occasion by enjoying their favourite books and often dressing for school as a character from a book.

If your child loves their football books, or if they are a football fan who is a reluctant reader you are trying to coax into exploring books, World At Your Feet is well suited to you.

What do people say about World At Your Feet?

“World At Your Feet has proved to be a massive hit with the boys and girls in my year 4 class. Certain boys who had previously been reluctant readers have been thoroughly engaged with the colourful illustrations and poems about famous football goals. It has promoted a love of poetry across the year group and has led to engaging conversations about the text.”

Mike Field, Year 4 teacher, Saint Nathaniel's Academy, Stoke-on-Trent

"My wife was a primary school teacher and mentioned to me that your books would be great for my football academy that I have in Guildford for kids aged 5 to 12.”

Matt Jarvis, Norwich City & England international footballer

"From a teacher's point of view, I think this would be hugely popular with the football mad 7/8 year olds I've taught in the past!"

Stephanie Burgess, Teacher & children's book blogger

"It's a really good way of getting them interested. He was asking if the goals were real as he was reading it. Even comparing the kits and numbers to the videos to make sure I wasn't lying to him."

Jamie Cottrell, Father

“Perfect bedtime reading.”


"A must for football aficionados and youngsters learning about the beautiful game.”


"This wicked illustrated book shows off some of the greatest goals from previous tournaments.”

Kickaround x When Saturday Comes

"A charming little book... The perfect way indoctrinate your younglings into football obsession-dom.”

Who Ate All The Pies

"Brilliant commentary and amazing illustrations, showing off some of the greatest goals ever scored.”

Kick! Magazine

Where can I get World At Your Feet?

You can buy a copy of World At Your Feet right here. Use the discount code WORLDBOOKDAY to get 20% off your order.

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