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You Are Awesome: Matthew Syed on the Secret to Success

Journalist, two-time Olympian and bestselling author of Bounce, Matthew Syed is back with his first book for children, You Are Awesome, a guide to help inspire and empower young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential.

As we approach a frenetic summer of performace-testing activities from the World Cup to exam season, Syed offers his advice on the real keys to success.

Shocking Brazil

Shocking Brazil

Posted on 9th Jul, 2014 by Guest contributor

Fernando Duarte's book Shocking Brazil chronicles six crucial defeats suffered by the Brazillian national team. After last night's game, he's hard at work on another chapter. In the meantime, enjoy this extended extract where he all but predicts that a crushing defeat was on the horizon.

A reading antidote to World Cup fever

Couldn't care less about football? Read on to get all the Brazillian flavour without any mention of the off-side rule.

We're football (book) crazy, we're football (book) mad...

The World Cup is here! So Waterstones Not-All-That Athletic have had a quick team talk and pulled together our top book picks to read between games - and after England inevitably go out in penalties. We've even got some fantastic downloadable activities for young football fanatics.

A World Cup reading list

A World Cup reading list

Posted on 12th Jun, 2014 by Ian Plenderleith

Ian Plenderleith shares some recommended reading for World Cup fans as festivities get underway in Brazil.