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Football

Fiction

Football Genius Green, Tim
Football Genius
Former NFL player Tim Green describes the world of professional football through the eyes of Troy, a sixth grader who has the uncanny ability to predict football plays before they happen. Troy is eager to help his struggling favorite team, but must first prove himself to the coach and players.
Jordan, Brian
I Told You I can Play!
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Wing-Hwa Hu
Six-year-old little Brian is determined to play football with his older brother and his friends, even though they say he is too small. This picture book is based on the childhood experience of professional football and baseball player Brian Jordan.
Tackling Dad Levy, Elizabeth
Tackling Dad
When Cassie joins the middle school football team, she faces physical pain on the field as well as unexpected opposition from her father, an ex-professional football player. Realistic dialogue and a determined protagonist make this an appealing book for girls.

Non-Fiction

T is for Touchdown Herzog, Brad
T is for Touchdown: a Football Alphabet
Illustrated by Mark Braught
Rhymes ("D is for the defense,/ refusing to give ground/ and stopping the opposing team/ from making a first down."), facts and realistic illustrations help readers of all ages understand the game in this attractive picture book from sports writer, Brad Herzog.
John Madden's Heroes of Football Madden, John
John Madden's Heroes of Football: The Story of America's Game
Football fans will enjoy this comprehensive, fact-filled, chronological guide to the great players of the game written by a well-known former professional football player, coach and sportscaster.
Let's Play Football Mader, Jan
Let's Play Football
Photographs of children playing football and simple text introduce young readers to the game. The author provides definitions of football terms and instructions on how to search for age-appropriate websites using FactHound.

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