American football is a sport and a pastime that is enjoyed by fans young and old. Even children who are too young to play it (or don’t wish to play it) can still have fun reading about the game, it’s players, and it’s history. These football books for kids include picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books, all about the game.
Football Books for Kids of All Ages
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Football Picture Books
My First Football Book is the perfect introduction to basic football vocabulary for toddlers.
Author Gail Gibbons teaches young readers all they need to know about football in My Football Book.
Is Mike’s dog helping him cheat? Readers can find out in The Dog That Stole Football Plays from Matt Christopher.
Goodnight Football from Michael Dahl is a brightly illustrated look at a day at a football game for one family.
A young boy has fun playing football with his dad every Sunday in Football With Dad from Frank Berrios.
The I Can Read books are perfect for new readers and in Kick, Pass, and Run, a group of animals learn all about the game of football.
Football Chapter Books
Authors and NFL superstars Tiki and Rhonde Barber have created a series of books inspired by their childhood love of football. Kickoff, Go Long!, and End Zone are just three of the titles in this popular series.
A Running Back Can’t Always Rush from Nate LeBoutillier features a school of super athletes that need to learn how to use their superpowers wisely.
Quarterback Rush from Carl Bowen is a football themed graphic novel from the creators of Sports Illustrated.
Football Non-Fiction Books
Football has changed a lot over the years and Sports Illustrated Kids Football: Then to WOW! gives readers a look back at everything from the uniforms to the rules.
What Is the Super Bowl? from Dina Anastasio is another book in the non-fiction Who Is?/Who Was?/What Is?/What Was? series and it gives readers a look at the history of the Super Bowl.
The Everything Kids’ series of books always include lots of information on real life topics and The Everything Kids’ Football Book is no exception.
Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Football from Howard Bryant looks back at some of the Super Bowl’s greatest moments.