Calum’s New Boots
Also available as: eBook
'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!'
Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games.
The Caleytown Primary football teams are going to a schools' tournament in Edinburgh. Calum has finally earned his dream pair of astroturf football boots -- bright yellow to match his strip -- and he can't wait to put them to good use scoring goals for Caleytown. But when Calum's new boots mysteriously go missing right before the match, will he be able to continue?
Praise for Calum's New Team (Book 1):
'Nice writing style and no embarrassing stuff. You only need to like football. And to be able to sympathise with a boy who has to use his dog as goalie [not very good at defending the goal] when he plays all alone.'
'... the love for the game and for literacy shines through the text. It's easy to read, with a manageable vocabulary and a plot that moves along quickly and realistically. Interspersed with zazzy illustrations from Alice A Morentorn and complete with trading cards inside, this is a young football fan's dream story.'
Danny Scott, a die-hard football fan, is digital marketing manager for children’s literacy organisation Scottish Book Trust and goalie for Scotland Writers F.C.read more >
Find a Kelpie
Kelpies’ Mouth Newsletter
Kelpies Prizes 2019: Now Closed!
Thank you to everyone who entered our all-new Kelpies Prizes for new Scottish writing and illustration! Submissions are now closed, and our judges are hard at work assessing the entries. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the shortlist announcement in June!
Goodbye plastic-filled party gift bags!
Tired of handing out party bags full of plastic toys? Give a book instead! Our 10-book party packs are perfect for use as high quality party gifts. And at only £3 per book, they're also excellent value. Find out more