Frankie's Magic Football

LBKids to publish 5 new titles


Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of five more titles in Frank Lampard’s Frankie’s Magic Football series, including a Special in time for the World Cup – Frankie and the World Cup Carnival

Karen Ball, Publisher at Atom and LBYR, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Zoe King at The Blair Partnership.

Frankie’s Magic Football is aimed at the 5+ audience. The first set of five books saw Frankie explore historical fantasy adventures, from pirates to Romans. The latest cluster of books will follow him on geographically-themed stories around the globe, starting with a visit to Brazil and including a winter visit to Lapland.

This is a key set of acquisitions for Little, Brown Young Readers, a new UK children’s imprint that celebrated its first birthday at the start of 2014. Karen said, ‘Frankie’s Magic Football has been launched with confidence by this fledgling list, working with an extremely dedicated author. I am delighted to bring my experience in growing key brands to one of the most exciting young series to hit the bookshelves – and we are particularly thrilled to further build Frankie’s Magic Football in the year of the World Cup.’ 

Frank Lampard said, 'I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a continuation of Frankie's Magic Football books, having enjoyed the experience so much 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.'



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