Bullfinch Books at Bologna Children's Book Fair by Kelly Parker

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We’re delighted to be attending Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019 — and we would love to see you there.

We’ll be at Bologna Fiere for the fair between April 1 and 4.

More than 26,000 people will be in attendance over the course of the event. If you’re among them and you think a children’s book that features beautiful illustrations of the world’s most popular sport, and that has proven successful in engaging reluctant readers would be suitable for your market, then we’ve got the perfect title for you.

You will be able to have a closer look at our football picture book World At Your Feet and see some of our plans for upcoming titles.

We'll be on the Ireland stand - Hall 25, Stand B90 - if you'd like to call in to see us. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch to arrange a meeting at a time that suits you during the fair.

World At Your Feet at your local library by Kelly Parker

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This week is Libraries Week, a celebration of the fantastic work done by the thousands of libraries across the UK and the role they fulfil within our communities.

It is a source of enormous pride that many of those libraries stock copies of our football picture book World At Your Feet.

Please take the time to visit your local library this week — and beyond — to show your support for the services they provide. Those services have already been dramatically reduced or limited in some parts of the country, so don’t take them for granted.

If having a closer look at World At Your Feet is inspiration enough to get you through the doors of a library, that would be brilliant.

It is hard to keep track of which libraries have got copies of World At Your Feet, so here’s a non-exhaustive list of local authorities that have our book in their libraries.

  • Bury

  • Camden

  • Cheshire West and Chester

  • Cheshire East

  • Darlington

  • Dudley

  • Ealing

  • East Lothian

  • Hampshire

  • Haringey

  • Hounslow

  • Islington

  • Lincolnshire

  • Liverpool

  • Medway

  • Newham

  • Northumberland

  • Redbridge

  • Somerset

  • Stockport

  • Stoke-on-Trent

  • Suffolk

  • Wigan

If your local authority isn’t on the list, you can search their online catalogue to see if they have World At Your Feet.

World At Your Feet author Rob Parker on the inspiration behind the book by Kelly Parker

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World At Your Feet author Rob Parker has been discussing the inspiration behind the book.

Rob says the arrival of his identical twin daughters shortly before the start of Euro 2016 was the spark for writing a football picture book.

Already accustomed to writing about the beautiful game for football websites Off The Post, Who Ate All The Pies and Soccerlens, he turned his attention to children’s books when he started reading to the new arrivals in his family.

Rob said: “My life changed pretty dramatically just before Euro 2016 kicked off. We welcomed identical twin daughters into the world. Although they had to spend some time in the neonatal unit, having been born at 33 weeks, they fought really hard and unexpectedly got themselves strong enough to come home before the start of the tournament.

“The result was a lot of time over the next couple of weeks spent watching international football, while nursing tiny babies, who took a surprisingly keen interest in the matches.

“They continued to show more interest in football matches that kids’ programmes over the first year of their lives. Of course, my wife and I also spent lots of time reading stories to them. Books by authors like Julia Donaldson, Andrea Beaty and Allan Ahlberg provided plenty of entertainment.

“At some point these two fledgling interests - football and picture books - became entwined and I got the idea for World At Your Feet.”

World At Your Feet is Bullfinch Books’ debut publication.


World At Your Feet football picture book published today by Kelly Parker

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World At Your Feet, the debut title from Bullfinch Books, is published today.

Ahead of the upcoming summer of football, our football picture book celebrates some of the most memorable goals ever scored at major international tournaments.

World At Your Feet features 16 goals. Each goal is brought to life by rhyming verse commentary and double-page spreads featuring vibrant illustrations.

The book is written by Rob Parker and illustrated by Lawerta.

Pre-order World At Your Feet by Kelly Parker

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Bullfinch Books’ first publication is now available to pre-order.

Our football picture book World At Your Feet is due to be published at the end of May.

You can now secure your copy by pre-order at worldatyourfeet.co.

What is World At Your Feet?

World At Your Feet is a children’s picture book celebrating 16 of the most iconic goals ever scored by international football teams.

Each of the goals is brought to life by rhyming commentary and double-page illustrations that capture the colour and drama of the beautiful game.

World At Your Feet is written by Rob Parker and illustrated by Lawerta.