Month: June 2020

‘A really lovely book for children to read and learn from!’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 10

We’ve made it! It’s day 10 of the Trailblazer Blog Tour and to wrap things up we’ve headed over to the Teacher Bookworm, also known as Emily Weston; Trailblazer is a non-fiction picture book which depicts the life of Lily Parr. She is one of the most famous female football players of ALL TIME who, along …

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‘So whether you already have a budding little footballer in the house or a child that thinks “football is for boys” this is a book they should read.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 9

We’ve checked in to our penultimate stop, thanks to David over at What’s Good to Read for this review! Trailblazer follows the true story of Lily Parr, one of the countries most successful footballers and, so far, the only women player to have been commemorated with a statue in the National Football Museum in Manchester. It is not just …

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‘The book opens the door to age-appropriate conversations about inequality and prejudice.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 8

We’ve made it to stop 8 on our blog tour, and today we are joined by Lorraine, AKA The Merry Bookworm, and her football-mad son, Harvey; Imagine being an extremely talented football player, scoring 43 goals in your first season at age 14, being head-hunted to play for one of the country’s best teams and playing …

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‘It is not only a story about football. It is a story about tenacity, perseverance and determination.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 7

We’re on stop 7 on our Trailblazer Blog Tour, today’s review is by Tracy, over at The Breadcrumb Forest;  Lily Parr, what a star! A world class female footballer!Born in 1905, Lily grew up playing football in the street with her brothers. By the time she was 14, her exceptional skills were turning heads and she …

‘It is not only a story about football. It is a story about tenacity, perseverance and determination.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 7Read More »

‘I love that this title tells Lily’s story in such an engaging way.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 6

Day 6 of our Trailblazer Blog Tour is underway with a great post from Library Girl and Book Boy; Nowadays, women’s football is shown on the television and some of its star players are household names.  It seems difficult to believe that in 1921, the Football Association decided to ban women’s football. But who was playing? …

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‘This should be read by all young football fans, regardless of gender.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 5

Lexi Rees, AKA Mums Book Blast, is our next stop on our Trailblazer Blog Tour. Lexi joins us on Day 5 with a Q&A with Carolina Coroa, illustrator of Lily’s journey;  Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while will know that as a former rugby player myself, I’m passionate about encouraging girls into …

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Audrey Orr and the Amazon Reviews – Moore Delivers More With Her Comedic Middle Grade

Jenny Moore Continues To Deliver The Punchlines When Audrey Orr’s mum wins a luxury cruise to Norway, Audrey thinks she’s won the jackpot — until she realises it’s during term-time. With her no-nonsense headteacher, Mr Stickler, on her case, she has to resort to something a bit unusual: a robot clone! But can she trust …

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‘Perfect for teaching children about the importance of fighting for what you believe in.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 4

Kate Poels is leading day four of our Trailblazer Blog Tour, take a look to see what she thought of our newst narrative non-fiction book; This fascinating non-fiction picture book tells the story of Lily Parr, one of the pioneering women’s football players of the early 20th century. Full of incredible facts about the history of women’s …

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