Author(s): Tom Palmer
The new headteacher is very strict about health and safety - and bans football from the playground. Lily, Zack and their friends are devastated, but when they find an old tennis court hidden away in the woods behind the school, they decide to keep playing as a brand new team - the Secret FC! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
Originally from Leeds, and previously shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize, Tom is best known for his 'Football Academy' and 'Foul Play' series. He credits articles about football with getting him into reading and libraries across the country attest to the fact that he is one of the main motivating factors for boys getting into books today. Tom lives in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.