Eve Ainsworth

Finding Her Feet by Eve Ainsworth published today by Barrington Stoke


Congratulations to Eve Ainsworth on the publication of Finding Her Feet, out today from Barrington Stoke. Illustrations and front cover are by Luna Valentine.

A shy but talented footballer navigates challenging friendships and anxiety at school in this touching tale packed with fascinating facts about the history of women’s football.

Lily always feels a little bit left out. Shy and anxious, she finds school really hard, particularly as most of the other girls all seem so confident. Most of the time, Lily wishes that she could just disappear.

But during a game of football in PE, Lily’s teacher spots her natural talent and invites Lily to join the local girls’ team, where she starts to make friends with some of the other players. Finally, she thinks she’s found a place where she fits in but will a vicious argument with one of her teammates put all her progress in jeopardy?

Praise for All to Play For:

Shortlisted for the UKLA 2023

Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sports Book Award

Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award: Rapid Reads Category

‘A moving, engaging story for 7+ football fans’ – The Guardian

‘A perfectly pitched, top of the league triumph … Readers will be on the edge of their seat’ – LoveReading4Kids

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