Football School Season 4 Where Football Celebrates the World has finally hit the pitch. Written by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton and Illustrated by Spike Gerrell, this best-selling series filled with fascinating football facts goes from strength to strength.



So grab your passport and get ready to take a fascinating whistle-stop tour around the world with Football School season 4, packed with almost unbelievable true stories, real science, fascinating facts and it’s all about football! Discover when robots play football, where the highest ever football match took place, how referees keep time in matches and what llamas and professional footballers have in common. Exploring science, geography and magic amongst other subjects this series packs a fun-filled educational punch.

Illustrated throughout with Spike’s fantastically characterful spikey nosed creations Football School makes the perfect laugh-out-loud read for footie fans and reluctant readers keen to get into chapter books.

Here is a selection of our favourite illustrations from the latest Football School book.


The Football School series is published by Walker Books and has its very own website crammed with activities, videos, extracts and photos. You can visit the website HEREĀ 


You can find Spike and his fabulous work alongside some beautiful stone sculptures over on Twitter and Instagram. To view his online portfolio please click HERE or for more information about working with Spike please email