The most exciting sporting event in the world is about to start.

The 14th of June 2018 will mark the start of the 21st World Cup with the 32 best national teams from all the continents contending for the championship.

This is the most loved competition worldwide bringing together families and kids in a uniting and jubilant manner.

Get ready to support your favourite national team and cheer at every goal of the biggest football stars.

In order to be fully prepared and enjoy the competition, here are some of the best readings for parents and children:

1. It all starts with history… 

 To appreciate this competition, knowing as much as possible about its eighty-eight years history is the best way to go. Richard Brassey’s ‘The Story of the World Cup’ provides the perfect book to explore the history of the competition in an easy to understand way.

2. Stick ‘em and keep ‘em  

 The Panini sticker collection represents the ultimate collectable item for all the World Cup fans. For some is a longstanding tradition but you could start with your first album this year.

 3. The World Cup diary.  

 There are going to be a lot of games and goals to keep track of and you do not want to miss any of them. The World Cup 2018 Diary provided by ‘Match!’ is exactly what you want to record the results and progression of your favourite teams and players.

4. Colouring + Sports = Fun 

Mixing sports and colouring can be the perfect combination for kids. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Activity and Colouring Book are a must-have for all the creative children out there. Pick your pens and pencil and enjoy!

5. Football School!

Learn about the world through football! The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. 

6. Follow Robin on his journeys…

The diaries of Robin’s travels follow Robin and Grandad on their journeys around the world. When the two travel to Barcelona, they could not help but stop at one of the most famous stadiums in the world, the Camp Nou, and appreciate the history of Barcelona F.C. and its dozens of trophies. For all the parents out there who are looking for a way to have their kids read, this is the perfect solution.