Calum's New Team

Danny Scott; Illustrated by Alice A. Morentorn


Quick Look

  • Football-mad six-book series for 6—8 year olds
  • Three books published each season to keep up momentum
  • Highly illustrated with at least 50 b/w illustrations per book
  • Collect the-- extras include football trivia and collectable trading cards

New boy Calum is determined to impress the coach and make it onto the school football team.

Floris Books
Young Kelpies
50 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 8 years
152 pages
Publication date:
26 May 2016
Scotland Stars FC


'There was only one thing for it. Calum took three massive steps forward and threw himself head first at the ball. At full stretch, he nodded the ball goalwards. It flew across the diving keeper and into the back of the net!
He lay for a second on the warm Astroturf smiling until a shadow appeared over him.
"I didn’t know you could head the ball!" Leo grinned down at Calum with his arm outstretched.
"I didn’t have much choice with a cross like that!" Calum laughed.'

Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games.

Calum has just moved to Caleytown from the Highlands and is worried he won't fit in. That is, until he finds out from football-mad new pals Leo and Erika that a new boys' football team is starting at school. Calum is determined to impress the coach and make it onto the team, but two things stand in his way: a pair of decent boots, and the coach's son, striker Jordan McPride. . .


'Nice writing style and no embarrassing stuff. You only need to like football. And to be able to sympathise with a boy who has to use his dog as goalie [not very good at defending the goal] when he plays all alone.'
-- Bookwitch

'... the love for the game and for literacy shines through the text. It's easy to read, with a manageable vocabulary and a plot that moves along quickly and realistically. Interspersed with zazzy illustrations from Alice A Morentorn and complete with trading cards inside, this is a young football fan's dream story.'

'The books are not only well-written but also superbly illustrated by Alice A. Morentorn... the stories themselves are also entertaining and substantial, ideal for parents to read to their kids or for young readers beginning to discover the joys of reading to discover
on their own.'
-- Celtic View

'This book is part of the Scotland Stars F.C. series and includes trading cards that fans will enjoy collecting.'
-- Crimson Review


Danny Scott, a die-hard football fan, is Digital Marketing Manager for Scottish Book Trust and goalie for Scotland Writers F.C.

Alice A. Morentorn is a children's book illustrator and a teacher at Emile Cohl School of Arts in Lyon, France.

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