Children's Sports Book of the Year

SHORTLIST 2023

Planet Football

Planet Football

By Michelle Robinson
Illustrator - Chris Mould

Jackson lives and breathes football – he knows all the players, the fixtures, the scores. Then, one grey stormy day, Jackson kicks his ball, and it goes up … and up … and UP! All the way to the moon! Overnight, Jackson becomes an international footballing sensation, and before you know it, he’s kicked ALL of the Earth’s footballs into space. The moon-folk – the aliens! – don’t know the rules of the game, but they become football mad all the same. It’s up to Jackson to bring football home…

Explore the rest of the Children's Sports Book of the Year Shortlist

The Funny Life of Football
All to Play For
Cricket Superstars
The Legend of Sparkhill
50 times football changed the world
You Can Do It Marcus Rashford
Strong and Tough