Premier League stars choose favourite books for initiative

Chelsea´s Frank Lampard celebrates after during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 22, 2013
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A number of Premier League stars pick their favourite books for an initiative fronted by Chelsea's Frank Lampard encouraging children to read more.

A handful of Premier League players have chosen their favourite books for an initiative encouraging children to read more.

The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme is being fronted by Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

Players from teams up and down the league were asked to pick their favourite children's book as well as an adult one, with Lampard choosing Ratburger by David Walliams and The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Other top-flight players included Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who chose The Glass Mountain and other Polish Fairy Tales by Elsie Byrde and How Not to Be a Professional Footballer by Paul Merson.

Liverpool teen Raheem Sterling opted for Holes by Louis Sachar and I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Lampard has got involved in the initiative after writing his own series of children's books.

Chelsea´s Frank Lampard celebrates after during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 22, 2013
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