Helena Pielichaty - Author

About the Author

Helena Pielichaty (Pierre-li-hatty) lives in Nottinghamshire. She has published over thirty books for children. Her book Simone's Letters was nominated for the Carnegie medal.

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Girls FC 3: Are All Brothers Foul?

Girls FC 3: Are All Brothers Foul?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Join Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play like a girl ! My name's Lucy Skidmore and I love football. But my brother Harry has been awful since our parents split up - and now he's even getting in the way of football practice... The under eleven girls' football league is well underway and Lucy Skidmore is her team's best defender. But since her parents' divorce, her brother Harry is acting out. Lucy overcompensates by trying to please both parents all the time; but with a dad living miles away, a mum stressed out and a sulky brother to contend with, she's feeling the pressure. This is the third in a twelve-book series about women's football, with each charmingly-written book focusing on a different member of the football team and a different issue - all building up to the final book, which explores the future of the team as the original Girls FC moves on to secondary school. This book ... will encourage girls to get involved in sport from an early age. -Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on Girls FC 1

Girls FC 4: Is An Own Goal Bad?

Girls FC 4: Is An Own Goal Bad?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Join Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play like a girl ! Hi! We're twins Dylan and Daisy McNeil. We're meant to write the match-reports for our football team, but we keep getting muddled - our granny says we're something called 'dyslexic'... Daisy and Dylan love playing football, but their captain Megan isn't very happy when they make a mess of the match-reports. The twins can't seem to arrive on time for their matches, either - though living in a chaotic household, which includes ballet-mad twin brothers and countless pets, certainly doesn't help. Luckily, their Scottish granny knows just how they can turn things around! This is the fourth in a twelve-book series about women's football, with each charmingly-written book focusing on a different member of the football team and a different issue - all building up to the final book, which explores the future of the team as the original Girls FC moves on to secondary school. This book ... will encourage girls to get involved in sport from an early age. -Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on Girls FC 1

Girls FC 1: Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?

Girls FC 1: Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play like a girl ! My name is Megan Fawcett and this is the story of how I set up the best football team in the world. Get ready for kick-off! Nine-year-old Megan Fawcett loves football and is desperate to be on her school team. She tries everything to get the coach to notice her (even wearing a tiara!), but nothing seems to do the trick. Then Megan has her big brainwave: she could start her own team. An all-girls team! Now she just needs a pitch, a coach - oh, and ten other players... This is the first in a series of fun, topical early readers; join the Girls FC as they take the world by storm! This book makes football a fun activity that isn't just for boys and I hope reading the series will encourage more girls to get involved in sport from an early age. - Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

Girls FC 2: Can Ponies Take Penalties?

Girls FC 2: Can Ponies Take Penalties?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join the Girls FC as they show the world what it really means to play like a girl ! Hey! Petra Ward here. I can't wait to play in my first football tournament, but it clashes with my sister's show-jumping event... And in our family, ponies ALWAYS come first. It's the Girls FC's first ever tournament and Petra can't wait to play. She's not exactly the best defender, but she loves being part of the team - and to spend time with her best friend Megan, the team captain. Then her mum delivers the bad news: the match falls on the same weekend as her older sister Charlotte's riding event. As usual, Charlotte (and the ponies) are her mum's number one priority... This is the second book in Helena Pielichaty's fun, topical early-reader series; join the Girls FC as they take the world by storm! This book makes football a fun activity that isn't just for boys and I hope reading the series will encourage more girls to get involved in sport from an early age. - Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on Girls FC 1

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: Stinky Street

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: Stinky Street

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Stinky Street Franklin loves his home, all his friends live in Stanley Street. But his mum and dad decide they need a bigger house. What can Franklin do to stop his parents selling the house and moving away? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Girls FC 10: Has Anyone Seen Our Striker?

Girls FC 10: Has Anyone Seen Our Striker?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

Girls FC: the best team for football and friendshipIn book 10, Eve's story, ten-year-old Eve Akboh is devastated when her friend Gemma drops out of the team. Playing isn't nearly as much fun without her. Plus, Eve's widowed mum is run ragged trying to get her and her two brothers to and from fixtures every weekend. Maybe Eve should quit too - unless there's a way to persuade Gemma to come back...

Girls FC 9: We're the Dream Team, Right?

Girls FC 9: We're the Dream Team, Right?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

Girls FC: the best team for football and friendship.Being the daughter of someone famous isn't easy, and as the kid of an ex-Premiership footballer, Gemma Hurst has had more than her fair share of the media spotlight. She worries constantly about inevitable fuss if he is recognized and so she tries to keep his identity a secret: she won't let him come to any of her football matches and he has never met her team-mates. But when Gemma's best friend Eve urgently needs a lift home after training one day, she is forced to overcome her fears and tell Eve the truth. Gemma can trust Eve of all people - can't she?

Girls FC 11: Do Shinpads Come in Pink?

Girls FC 11: Do Shinpads Come in Pink?

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

Twelve books. Twelve friends. One amazing game.In book 11, Amy's story, there is excitement as the girls plan an end of season party. Amy is delighted - finally something she is good at! She may not be a natural footballer but she was born to organize parties.

Girls FC 12: Here We Go!

Girls FC 12: Here We Go!

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

Twelve books. Twelve friends. One amazing game.The twelfth book in the series comes round full circle as Megan Fawcett, whose brilliant idea it was to set up the team in the first place, takes up the story again.

Here Come the Girls!

Here Come the Girls!

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2012

An incredible 29 million women and girls play football across the globe. But it wasn't always this way... Helena Pielichaty, author of the popular Girls FC series, traces the development of women's football from its ban by the FA in 1921 to its current status as the UK's number one team participation sport for women and girls. This lively history introduces the early pioneers of the game, from suffragette Netty Honeyball to the munitions workers whose teams competed during the First World War, alongside contemporary players from around the world. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with contemporary and historical photographs that bring the story of women's football to life. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

Girls FC 1

Girls FC 1

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2012

Nine-year-old Megan Fawcett loves football and is desperate to be on her school team. She tries everything to get the coach to notice her, even wearing a tiara! But nothing works... Then she has a brainwave - she'll set up her own team. An all-girls team! Now all she needs is a pitch, a coach ... and ten other players.

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