With fall comes Autumn leaves, back to school and (in some people’s opinions) the most important time of the year — football season! For kids who just can’t get enough of football, check out these 10 books about football for elementary students. They will surely spark your children’s incentive to get reading.
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The Dog That Stole Football Plays: Mike’s telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field, but Mike wonders–is it cheating? Can he win the game without Harry’s help?
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels): Tou Yang is the smallest kid on his football team, but he plays like a giant. Tou’s job is to dash down the field and smash the ball carrier on kickoffs and punts, and he does it well. When the Bandits come to town, an old enemy on the other side of the line goes out of his way to bring Tou down. Darren cuts corners and plays dirty. Will Tou be able to overcome his gridiron bully, or will Darren send him to the sidelines?
Goodnight Football: From the opening kick off to the final whistle, Goodnight Football will bring the excitement of a football game to the youngest fan. The rhyming text, vibrant illustrations, and gentle ending will capture the love of the game through a child’s eyes. A celebration of football, friendship, and family. This book is sure to be a touchdown for every football fan!
Sports Illustrated Kids 1st and 10: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football: Get everything you ever wanted to know about America’s most popular sport in 1st and 10. Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of the game. From the top Super Bowl moments to the best-looking uniforms, SI Kids ranks 50 different topics from the gridiron. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids book on football.
Kick, Pass, and Run (I Can Read Book 2): Young sports fans have cheered Kick, Pass, and Run for thirty years. Now Leonard Kessler has reillustrated his classic I Can Read Book in full color, bringing this popular tale to a new generation of beginning readers.
Dino-Football: The Greenblades and the Redscales face off in the Mega-Bowl! Sacks and hand-offs. Touchdowns and interceptions. When dinos don shoulder pads, the action is sure to be epic. But as the clock ticks down, will the Scales make a goal-line stand or will the Blades break through for the winning TD?
Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who: Football: From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes The Big Book of Who: Football, a 128-page collection of the brightest stars in America’s favorite sport, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro football history to life with all of the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for – terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Gridiron greats such as, from Sammy Baugh to Cam Newton, Jim Brown to Emmitt Smith, Dick Butkus to Ray Lewis will be profiled.
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day: The notorious Miss Swamp reappears at the Horace B. Smedley School, this time to shape up the football team and help them to win at least one game.
Two-Minute Drill (Comeback Kids): Chris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade?the golden-armed quarterback of the football team and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent.
The Everything KIDS’ Football Book, 3rd Edition: You’re sure to go from rookie to Pro Bowler in no time with this dynamic guide to the gridiron. Whether you’re new to the sport or have been a fan for a while, this book has it all! Filled with thirty sporty puzzles, this pass-rushing book gives you all the ins and outs of the game.
T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet: The sounds of autumn include the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the thump of the kickoff starting the first home football game. Sleeping Bear Press is proud to continue our bestselling sports series with Tis for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. Sports writer Brad Herzog’s easy-to-read-aloud rhymes engage even the youngest of readers, while hardcore fans can devour the detailed expository that covers the sport of the pigskin, from A-Z and end zone to end zone.
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