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06.10.16: Frankie’s Magic Football:The Elf Express

It’s an exciting Thursday - the latest book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, The Elf Express, is out now in all good bookshops!

30.09.16:Frankie’s Magic Football: The Elf Express

Take a sneak peak at the Frankie’s Magic Football new website homepage design. The latest book release The Elf Express is available on 6th October 2016.

14.07.2016 FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL: OLYMPIC FLAME CHASE IS OUT NOW!

Great news Frankie fans – the latest exciting book in the series, Olympic Flame Chase, is out now in all good bookshops in time for the Rio Olympics!  Check out where you can purchase the books on our website. Happy reading!

07.04.2016 FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL: DEEP SEA DIVE IS OUT NOW!

It’s an exciting day - the latest book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Deep Sea Dive, is out now in all good bookshops!

11.02.2016 FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL: T.TREX is out now!

Great news Frankie fans – the latest book in the series, Team T. Rex, is out in all good bookshops!  Go to the website and download an extract of the book now.

05.02.2016 FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL: T.Trex Coming Soon!

Great news Frankie fans – the latest book in the series, Team T. Rex, is out on 11.02.2016 in all good bookshops. Visit the website and download an extract of the book today!

24.11.2015 Frank Lampard Christmas Signing!

Frank Lampard will be signing copies of his new book, The Great Santa Race, at WHSmith Kingston upon Thames, from 3.45pm – 5.15pm on Monday 14th December.

 This will be a wrist banded event. Wristbands and books are available from WHSmith Kingston upon Thames from Tuesday 1st December. Further restrictions apply. Ask in store for details or visit http://events.whsmith.co.uk/event/frank-lampard-the-great-santa-race/

WHSmith The Bentall Centre, Kingston Upon Thames: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/pws/StoreFinder.ice?country=GB&storedetails=true&findStore=findStore&page=store4280   

 

05.11.2015 The Great Santa Race is out online and in bookshops now!

Hi Frankie Fans!  We’re just sending you a quick message to let you know that Frank Lampard’s latest book The Great Santa Race is out online and in bookshops now.  

It looks like it’s not going to be a white Christmas for Frankie and his friends. But then the magic football accidentally awakens an evil penguin, who wants to create a snowy winter that will never end! 

Can Frankie and the team stop him before it’s too late for a very special Santa to enter the Great Santa Race?

Click here to read an extract from the book and to find out where you can get a copy.

25.09.2015 Frank Lampard to appear in Guinness World Records book 2016!

Frank Lampard will appear in the new Guinness World Records 2016 book after taking the title for the Most Premier League Teams Scored Against.
 
Frank incredibly scored against 39 clubs of 46 to ever feature in the league and, ironically, his 39th victim was former club Chelsea in a 1-1 draw while playing for Man City last season.
 
“It was a weird feeling when I scored,” he recalls. “But it did get me the record so I am also very happy with the goal!”
 
On making it into the book, he says: “I set goals throughout my career to break records and this is one I never imagined to get. I am a big fan of the books and always read the books with my daughters before bed so to feature in it is amazing”.

An extract from the latest book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series is available to buy now, and an extract can be read here

03.09.2015 Frankie’s Magic Football: Meteor Madness is out today!

METEOR MADNESS

The latest book in the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series, Meteor Madness, is available to buy today.  

When Frankie and his friends climb into a broken Galaxy Quest ride, the shuttle sends them flying beyond the stars! Can Frankie and his team win a game against aliens, and save their new friends from a meteor? Frankie needs to win like never before!

Click here to read an extract from the book and to find out where you can get a copy.

02.07.2015 Frankie Lampard takes over ’The Fun’!

This weekend, Saturday 4th July, grab a copy of The Sun, where author Frank Lampard has guest edited The Fun magazine! You’ll find a special ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ activity page, including an interview with Frank!  

02.07.2015 The Frankie’s Magic Football sticker activity book is out today!

Exciting news Frankie fans- the first ever Frankie’s Magic Football sticker activity book is out now! With puzzles, games and over 200 stickers, Frankie’s amazing activity book is packed with exciting things to do. 

Jump in for football fun with Frankie and his team: Louise, Charlie and Max the dog!

There’s even a sneak peek at where Frankie, Louise, Charlie and Max might be heading soon...

Click here to find out where you can get your hands on the new activity book.

04.06.2015 The Grizzly Games is available in bookshops now!

The latest book in the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series, The Grizzly Games, is available to buy today.  

In this Women’s World Cup special, Frankie and his friends are whisked to the Canadian Rockies, where they land with a splash- straight into a freezing river. Thank goodness for a giant rescue dog who turns up just in time. The dog’s owner, Danni, is playing in a football tournament that afternoon. Can Frankie and his team help their new friend win the game of her life?

Click here to read an extract from the book and to find out where you can get a copy.

02.04.2015 Kangaroo Caper is out now!

The latest book in the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series, Frankie’s Kangaroo Caper, is available to buy in bookshops now! 

In their latest adventure, Frankie’s FC find themselves halfway across the world when they visit a safari park, and a cheeky monkey steals the magic football, sending them all the way to Australia! The team must embark on a mission to reunite a baby kangaroo with its mother, rescue a dingo puppy...and get their football back! Can Frankie and his team track down a kangaroo on the loose?

01.04.2015 Interview and Competition in Kick! Magazine

The latest issue of Kick! magazine is on sale now and features an interview with author and footballer Frank Lampard!  

Pick up the latest edition of the footy mag to find out which of the ten ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ books is Frank’s favourite, where he finds the time to write as well as being a top footballer, and for a chance to win the latest book in the series, Frankie’s Kangaroo Caper!

05.03.2015 World Book Day Livestream Event

To celebrate World Book Day, on Thursday 5th March at 14.15, author and National Literacy Trust ambassador Frank Lampard will host a FREE event which will be streamed live into schools and libraries across the UK. Frank will visit a school in Manchester, appearing in front of a live audience of 240 children, and will talk to them and Jim Sells of the National Literacy Trust about reading, his role as a Premier League Reading Star and his inspriation behind the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series. The Live Stream event is suitable for KS1 and KS2 children. 

The event will be broadcast on the Hachette Children’s Group live streaming site www.childrensauthorslive.com 

In order to participate schools can sign up for free here, and tune in at 14.15 on 5th March to enjoy the event! 



03.03.2015 Kick! Magazine Competition

Kick! magazine is giving you the chance to win the latest book in the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series, Frankie’s New York Adventure! Pick up the latest copy of the magazine (on sale 4th March) to enter. Kick! features all the biggest stars and teams from the Premier League and beyond, as well as big-name interviews, brilliant posters, brain-twisting puzzles and amazing competitions! What’s more, every issue comes with a footy-tastic free gift.

Kick! magazine is available from all major supermarkets, WHSmith and independent newsagents. 

03.03.2015- CITV Share a Story Competition

CITV’s award-winning competition Share a Story returns on World Book Day! Last year author Frank Lampard chose the winning story to be transformed into an exciting Christmas animation, and now you get another chance to see your story come to life! The winning kids will visit CITV’s offices in Salford, peek behind the TV curtain to see how animated short films are made, and work with animators to direct their own film, and even record their own voiceover!

All you have to do is write a one-page story outline and draw an accompanying storyboard.

This year’s competition launches at 2pm on Thursday 5th March, visit itv.com/shareastory to find our more and to enter.

Let your imaginations run wild!

05.02.2015 Frankie’s New York Adventure is out now!

The new book in the ’Frankie’s Magic Football’ series, Frankie’s New York Adventure, is available to buy now in bookshops! 

During a PE game with a difference, Frankie and his friends are transported to meet a giant, green woman- the Statue of Liberty! They also meet an American boy whose ambition of baseball victory is about to be dashed. Can they race through New York in time to help someone’s sporting dream come true? 

Visit the Books section to read a sneak peek from this latest adventure, and enter the competition to win a Frankie’s Magic Football goodie bag!


21.01.2015 Frank speaks about literacy with National Literacy Trust and Reading Stars

Author Frank Lampard has been appointed as an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity tackling low literacy in disadvantaged areas of the UK. Frank will be supporting their work to raise the profile of literacy in the UK and motivate disadvantaged children to read- an ambition that he shares.

Frank has also renewed his role as a Premier League Reading Star for 2015, representing Manchester City FC. The National Literacy Trust’s Premier League Reading Stars programme uses children’s passion for football to motivate them to enjoy reading and improve their reading levels. To watch Frank talk about his favourite books of the moment, and to take the fun reading challenges that he has set, click here. These challenges are used to support over 30,000 children in 1,000 schools and libraries who are taking part in a 10 week reading intervention.

10.12.2014 Frank Lampard Meets Text Santa Share a Story Winner!

As part of ITV’s Text Santa, and CITV’s Share a Story, author Frank Lampard joined the final judging panel of a fantastic competition which asked youngsters to write a short story involving Santa and the theme of sharing at Christmas. The panel looked at hundreds of entries, and eventually chose Niamh McManus as the winner whose story titled “Santa’s Surprise” has now been animated as a hilarious short story video. 

Click here to see what happened when Niamh met Frank Lampard to receive her prize, and click here to see the winning animation.

Don’t forget to watch Text Santa on December 19th from 8pm on ITV for more fun from this charity appeal extravaganza! 

7.11.2014 Meet Frank Lampard this Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas, Frank Lampard, author of the Frankie’s Magic Football series, will be signing copies of his books at Waterstone’s Trafford Centre!

Get down to Waterstone’s on Thursday 27th November at 5pm and get your copy of the latest book, Frankie Saves Christmas, signed by the author and football superstar himself! 

Waterstone’s Trafford Centre Manchester M4 3AQ For further details, please call 0161 749 8623. - See more at: http://www.lbkids.co.uk/meet-frank-lampard-this-christmas/#sthash.Ca9FNJPN.dpuf

16.10.14 Frank Lampard on BBC News and Radio 5 Live

Following the publication of Frankie Saves Christmas, Frank Lampard spoke to BBC Breakfast about the Frankie’s Magic Football series, his inspiration behind the books and getting kids reading, and a naughty reindeer called Maradona…

Click here to watch a clip of the interview.

Frank also talked about the books and about football on BBC Radio 5 live- you can listen here (1:11:00 minutes).

02.10.14 Frankie Saves Christmas is in bookshops now!

The eighth book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie Saves Christmas, is in bookshops from today! 

It’s two night before Christmas and Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max are having a sleepover. But in the middle of the night they are magicked away to Lapland, where Santa tells them that a sack of Christmas presents has been stolen! The team set off to find them, but first have to face challenges from a naughty elf, a rogue reindeer and an abominable snowman…

Can Frankie find the presents – and save Christmas?

To read a sample of this Christmas special, visit the books page and click on the new addition to the bookshelf!  Also, look out for a competition in the back of the book, and come back to the website to enter for the chance to win an exciting prize!

07.08.2014 - Frankie and the Dragon curse in bookshops now!

The latest book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie and the Dragon Curse is out now in the bookshops! In this latest adventure, Frankie’s FC find themselves trying to defend the Great Wall of China from an ancient warrior! Can they save this wonder of the world from destruction? 

Click here to find out more about the book and where you can get this latest instalment, and visit our Fun Stuff page to find new activities from this book!

01.05.2014 - Frankie and the World Cup Carnival is out now!

Frankie and the World Cup Carnival, the sixth book in the series, hits bookshops this week!

Frankie and his team love playing football. There’s always time for a game- especially when it’s the World Cup!

But teams from around the world are playing disastrously so Frankie is transported to Brazil in order to save the tournament from ruin. He and his friends have to face up to jungle alligators, a Rio carnival and cheating opponents in order to help football superstar, Ricardo, rescue the trophy. Can Frankie and his team save the World Cup in time for the final?

The bumper edition is longer than any previous Frankie’s Magic Football story PLUS it contains exclusive holographic collector cards in the back!

04.04.2014 - Frankie vs the Knight’s Nasties Out Now!

The fifth book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series has been published this week by Little, Brown. Frankie’s FC are whisked away on another whirlwind football adventure as they are transported back to medieval times! This time they will have to beat the nastiest knights if they want to get home.

To celebrate the release of Frankie’s latest adventure, Little, Brown have got three brand new activity sheets for you to download. Fantastic fun for after school, the Easter holidays or sharing with your friends! – Find these activities here.

04.04.2014 - New Series to Be Published

Little, Brown have signed five more titles for the Frankie’s Magic Football series, including a special in time for the World Cup this year!

Author Frank Lampard has said “I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a continuation of the Frankie’s Magic Football books, having enjoyed the experience so much the first time round. I hope that kids will enjoy this next series of adventures, particularly in this exciting World Cup year, and that parents will enjoy reading the stories to their children.”

The five books will follow Frankie on geographically-themed stories around the globe, starting with a visit to Brazil in Frankie and the World Cup Carnival, published 1st May, and including a winter trip to Lapland.

10.02.2014 - Frank Lampard book signing at Foyles Westfield

On Wednesday 19th February Frank Lampard will be signing books from his children’s series Frankie’s Magic Football at Westfield London. The signing will take place in The Atrium from 3-4.30 pm.

To book a free space for an exciting chance to meet Frank, and for more information, please visit www.foyles.co.uk/frank-lampard

10.10.2013 - Frankie vs the Cowboy’s Crew Out Now!

The third book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie vs the Cowboy’s Crew is published today (Little, Brown).

The Frankie’s Magic Football series has been a storming success so far and this third book in the series follows Frankie and the gang as they are transported back to the Wild West. Frankie’s team have to go head to head with a crew of crabby cowboys. Will they win the penalty shoot out at High Noon?

To see Frank talk about his series on NewsRound click here

More exciting interviews are lined up across TV, national press and magazines so watch this space!

08.10.2013 - Meet Frank Lampard this half term!

England football superstar Frank Lampard will be signing books from his Frankie’s Magic Football series. Come along for your chance to meet Frank, pick up copies of all three books in the series and have them signed!

When: Thursday 31st October, 3pm – 4:30pm
Where: Giraffe Restaurant, 6-8 Blandford Street, London, W1U 4AU

15.08.2013 - Frankie vs The Rowdy Romans Hits Bookstores Today

Book two in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie vs The Rowdy Romans, hits bookstores today and is available widely.

Now that Frankie and his mates have their magical football they’re playing against teams they never imagined! This book sees Frankie and his team transported to a Roman arena. Will his team be a roaring success or will the football battle be more than they bargained for?

“Fun and easy to read.” The Sun

19.07.2013 - Summer Reading Challenge!

Frank Lampard has teamed up with The Summer Reading Challenge to create an exciting competition called ‘Into the Unknown’. To take part entries must read the openers of six stories and pick the one that they would like to finish, writing the ending in their own unique style. Other authors who have written openers for the competition include Charlie Higson, author of The Wrong Door, Chris Riddell author of The Visitor and Liz Pichon author of The Competition Kid.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children can sign up at their local library, and are challenged to read six library books of their choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way.

The ‘Into the Unknown’ competition closes on the 1st September 2013 and the fantastic prizes include £100 worth of books and a laptop!

To find out more, click here.

06.06.2013 - Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers Out Now!

We are happy to announce that the first book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers is published today and is available widely.

“Fun and easy to read.” The Sun

Listen to Frank talk more about the series today at 12.15 on ITV’s This Morning, or on Match of the Day.

He will be signing copies of Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers at Harrods on the 22nd June, to find out more click here.

05.06.2013 - Win a Signed Football by Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There’s always time for a game.

But when they win an old football at a carnival, they’re transported to a magical world of football that they never knew existed!

Can Frankie, best friends Louise and Charlie and dog Max beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?

To celebrate the publication of Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers Little, Brown have teamed up with Morrisons to offer you the chance to win one of 50 footballs signed by Frank Lampard.

To be in with a chance of winning a football signed by Frank Lampard, click here.

04.06.2013 - Harrods Announce Signing Event!

On Saturday 22nd June at 2pm Frank Lampard will be visiting the Toy Kingdom in Harrods to sign copies of Frankie vs the Pirate Pillagers.

To find out more about the event click here.

31.05.2013 - Join the Summer Reading Challenge!

Children’s author, England international footballer and champion of The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2013, Frank Lampard, calls for all children aged between 4-11 to join in by heading down to their local library this summer. This year’s theme is ‘Creepy House’. To complete the challenge they must read 6 spine-tingling library books – and Frank’s own book Frankie vs the Pirate Pillagers, appears on the book list.

The Reading Agency is a charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life, by helping people to become confident and enthusiastic readers. Their yearly Summer Reading Challenge partners up with public libraries throughout England, Wales and Scotland and challenges over 750,000 children aged 4-11 to read six library books over the long summer holidays. The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge, starts on 13th July and aims to encourage young girls and boys to read.

Frank says: “I’m proud to be a Reading Champion for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and that Frankie’s Magic Football is included on the books to read list. Reading with my daughters is incredibly important to me and a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, exploring magical worlds, through books and stories. I hope that many boys, and girls, will be inspired this summer to take up the challenge and enjoy all of the brilliant books available to them at their local library.”

Find out more about the Reading Agency and their Summer Reading Challenge here.

23.05.2013 - Frank Lampard Teams Up With Tesco Books!

Frank Lampard Teams Up With Tesco Books To Give A Winning School A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity.

To celebrate the publication of Frankie vs the Pirate Pillagers, (Little, Brown: June 6th, 2013) Frank Lampard has teamed up with Tesco Books to offer a school the chance of a lifetime. One lucky reader can win the chance for Frank to come to their school and give their class a two hour training session.

“Frankie and his friends know that they need to stick together to beat their opponents and come out on top in the fantastic fantasy football league. They also need the skills: when it comes to football, practice makes perfect. Which is why I’m offering one Tesco reader in primary education the chance to win a training session for their class at school.” Frank Lampard.

08.04.2013 - Bringing Frankie To Life

08.04.2012 – "MY FAVOURITE BOOK AS A CHILD"

12.02.2013 - Brand new book series for children from Frank Lampard

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and The Blair Partnership are delighted to announce an exciting new children’s book project with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

Frankie’s Magic Football follows the adventures of school boy Frankie, his football-loving friends and trusty pet dog Max as they battle baddies from fantasy worlds and learn valuable lessons, both on the pitch and off.

“I first had the idea of Frankie and his Magic Football when reading stories to my own children. Sport and reading are two essentials for us at home, so I decided to make up my own football stories and adventures. The characters are loosely based on friends and team mates I’ve played with over the years. I am delighted that Little Brown liked the stories as much as my children and will be publishing the Frankie’s Magic Football series.”
Frank Lampard

The first book in the Frankie’s Magic Football series, Frankie versus the Pirate Pillagers, will debut in June 2013. Two more titles, Frankie versus the Rowdy Romans and Frankie versus the Mummy’s Menace are scheduled for 2013 with a further two slated for early 2014.

Editorial Director Samantha Smith says, ‘We couldn’t imagine a better fit for this developmentally important area of children’s publishing than Frank. It’s crucial to get kids excited about reading at an early age and Frank’s vision for a series about friendship, football and fun will do just that. We think it’s brilliant and we’re sure readers – and parents – will agree’.

The Blair Partnership Agents Neil Blair and Zoe King say: ‘The Frankie’s Magic Football stories are hugely fun and entertaining; full of loveable characters on wacky adventures. Great things are destined for this series.’

The series will be illustrated by acclaimed children’s illustrator Mike Jackson (who was also an animator for Shrek).

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