July 1, 2024

Another summer has arrived, and so too has another thrilling football tournament! Euro 2024 is underway, and nations across Europe are enjoying goals, drama and great football.

There are over 36 matches to watch in this summer’s tournament. In between the action, try reading and quizzing some of these great books highlighting Euro heroes from the past and present.

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Bellingham: From the Playground to the Pitch by Matt and Tom Oldfield tells the story of Jude Bellingham, who has already made himself a name in this year’s tournament by scoring in the 1-0 win against Serbia, and saving England from defeat with a stunning overhead kick against Slovakia. Read this to learn about the early years in this promising young player’s career.

Another player people are keeping their eyes on at this year’s tournament is French hero Kylian Mbappé. In Harry Coninx’s biography Mbappé, readers can learn fun facts about this goal-scoring maverick.

It seems unreal that the Lionesses won the Women’s Euro two years ago already! Relive the excitement of the final match by reading the biography of Chloe Kelly, who scored the winning goal in the final against Germany. Harry Meredith’s Chloe Kelly tells readers all they need to know about this English hero.

For readers who prefer fiction, Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga’s book Striking Out is the perfect fit. Wright, who helped England reach the finals of Euro 1992, tells a story about Jerome, who wants to become a footballer. Home life is difficult for Jerome, but when he meets the right mentor, he sees that he can achieve his dreams. Contains themes of domestic abuse.

Young readers can enjoy Simon Mugford’s England Rule, which includes plenty of fun facts, charts and illustrations by Dan Green. This book covers the history of the England men’s national team, including Euro 2020, the tournament when football almost came home!

Bellingham: From the Playground to the Pitch by Matt and Tom Oldfield
MY | Quiz # 244357 | BL 6.1 | Dino Books

Mbappé by Harry Coninx
MY | Quiz # 238855 | BL 5.8 | Ransom Books

Chloe Kelly by Harry Meredith
MY | Quiz # 244557 | BL 6.6 | Sweet Cherry Publishing

Striking Out by Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga
MY | Quiz # 241932 | BL 4.6 | Scholastic Children’s Books

England Rule by Simon Mugford, illustrated by Dan Green
LY | Quiz # 244527 | BL 5.6 | Welbeck

Krista Culbertson
Senior Editor

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