Check this list of highly recommended children’s football books for kids of all ages. Find fun picture books for reading aloud with your football-loving little one. Beginner football chapter books are suitable for new readers to learn more about the game. Inspiring middle schooler books would help 10 to 13-year-olds to prepare better for the game on and off the field. There is so much to know about the history of football. Also, motivate teens and young adults with football biographies and autobiographies.
30 Fun Children’s Football Books For Little Footballers
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Here are the some of the best books on football for kids. Choose one as per your child interest and kick-start the fun time!
Football Picture Books | 0-5 Years
Introduce your child to the world of football with this picture book. The lift-the-flap board book version is ideal for toddlers. Read about cleats, safety gears, tackle, end zone, etc. Kids love the animal character pictures playing football. (Ages 1-3)
Read the adorable football story of father-son bonding over the game. Every Sunday, a father and son goes out and plays football. The book teaches about having fun while learning about the game and safety on the field. (Ages 2-5)
Introduce football vocabulary to beginners. Each page has one large colorful picture and the word associated with it. Receiver, Kicker, Jersey, Coach, Team – get ready to talk football with your child. (Ages 1-3)
A fun book for the mini football fans. Learn essential football terminologies with simple wordings and humor. The pictures are big and bright. Get ready for some parent-child bonding time over football. (Ages 2-7)
Test your child’s football knowledge. Solve fun rhyme and find out the answer. It is always a football-related word. The artwork is beautiful. An entertaining read for preschool and kindergarten classrooms. (Ages 3-5)
A children’s football book about having a dream and working towards achieving it. Kids can easily relate to Max and his belief in his football dream. A good football book for 5-year-old beginner readers. (Ages 2-7)
Check out the Wildcats and the Mustangs competing in this fabulous football picture book. Play-by-play action is covered, along with simple narration. (Ages 3-7)
Football Chapter Books & Beginner Books | 6-9 years
Read this football-themed chapter book by Mike Lupica. 8-year-old twins Zach and Zoe discover that their football is deflated. Thus starts the unraveling of the mystery. A fun and easy read for beginning readers. (Ages 6-9)
Give this inspirational football book to a young girl. Jayah loves to play football, which is perceived to be a boy’s game. Now she is determined to show others that girls play football too. The illustrations are lovely and spot on. (Ages 4-9)
Young Danny is fast on the football field. And he carries his speed to other day-to-day activities. But he also makes mistakes hurrying through things. Kids love this great football story with lessons on and off the field. The chapters are small and easy to read for new readers. (Ages 6-8)
A football fell in the middle of a jungle. The animals wonder what it is. A boy picks up the object and starts playing with it. Now the animals want to play football too. But where do they get one! An interesting and fun read for a beginner reader and read-aloud. (Ages 4-8)
12. NFL Legends
Learn interesting football facts. Read stats of today’s stars against pre-Super Bowl time. It is a 100 pages jumbo coloring and activity book for football-loving kids. A good choice for kids 6 and above. (Ages 4-8)
A football fiction book about the spirit of the game for kids. Mike’s dog Harry is telepathic and can tell Mike what the opposite team is thinking. Mike has to decide if he should take Harry’s help to win games. (Ages 6-9)
Which player had collected an MVP and Super Bowl trophy in the same season? What 2010 Pro Bowl quarterback never started a game in college? Get the answers to these and many more interesting questions. Pretty soon your little one would be ready to flaunt his or her football knowledge. (Ages 9-14)
Find every activity possible for a football-loving child. Word searches, football anagrams, football math, mazes, football geography. This fun book has a total of 70 pages. (Ages 4-11 Years)
Football Books For Middle Schoolers | 10-13 Years
7th grader Cole Patterson is confident of making it big in his middle school football tournament. But his father is the coach and would not even put him in the game. How does Cole achieve his dream while also doing what is best for his team. (Ages 7-13)
Read this middle-school football fiction story from Sports Illustrated Kids. Ben Paulson is the backup quarterback for the Hawks and is happy to spend his time on the bench hanging out with others. But when the star quarterback’s unavailability puts Ben in the field, can he rise to the occasion and deliver? (Ages 8-14)
This book has everything for a football-crazy kid. It introduces football rules, positions, tips along with puzzles. Also, find information about famous players and teams.
20. Odell Beckham Jr
Read the inspiring story of one of the football’s greatest wide receivers – Cleveland Browns’ Star – Odell Beckham Jr. Starting with early life to his present-day legacy – it is an exciting read for middle schoolers. (Ages 8-12)
Know about some of the best and most well-known football teams of all time over the past few decades. Kids will learn about team building, strategy, player selection, match-winning combination, and more. Amazing real pictures and fun facts about the game make it an enjoyable read. (Ages 8-12 Years)
One of the best football books to learn the players’ role in the game. Know about the positions of players on the football field. Cornerbacks, quarterback – all the 11 players cover a particular part of the field and have a defined job to do. (Ages 8-12)
23. Football Genius
12-year-old Troy can predict football games in advance. When his mom gets a job with Atlanta Falcons, Troy sees this as an opportunity. But can he make it? Read on to find out.
Read how the football game has evolved over the years. From a melon-like ball crudely stitched together to the current day aerodynamic pigskin. Learn about the history, rules, equipment and small tidbits about the game. (Ages 8-12)
25. Russell Wilson
The story of football star, Russell Wilson is sure to inspire Children. Starting with his early life, this book covers Russell’s football journey through high school, college years, and then at NFL. It even contains parts of his personal life. A good football book for 10-year-olds and above. (Age 10+)
Footballer Autobiographies For Teens & YA
Read the memoir of one of the most reliable players of NFL games, Julian Edelman. Filled with growing-up memories, his rise, friendship with other players, it is an inspiring and unapologetic tale.
Get a sneak-peek into the College GameDay set. Read about the formative years that shaped Herbstreit into the young man who followed his dream of a career in broadcasting.
Read how a positive mindset and determination helped achieve his dream. He also provides valuable tips on setting goals and managing the journey. An inspiring story in young football.