The Best Books About Football for Kids and Teens (part 1)

Like any other sport, football provides great opportunities to teach kids to be active, develop confidence, and learn the value of teamwork. It is also a great way to have fun and make new friends. If you have a football-obsessed kid at home, the best way to encourage them to read than introducing them to some books about the sport they love. There are a lot of fantastic stories ranging from picture books to young adult reads that not only tap into the love of the sport, but also help your kids understand the importance of playing by the rules and being safe.

Here are some of the most favorite books about football for kids and teens.

Football With Dad

  • Written by Frank Berrios
  • Illustrated by Brian Biggs
  • Ages 2 – 5

After watching the big game on TV every Sunday, a boy and his dad head outside to throw around a football like their favorite players. With its emphasis on playing safe and having fun, Football With Dad is the perfect way to introduce your little reader to the game of football.

Don’t Throw It to Mo!

  • Written by David A. Adler
  • Illustrated by Sam Ricks
  • Ages 6 – 7

This award-winning picture book centers on Mo, the youngest and smallest kid on his football team. While his teammates don’t mind Mo’s size and age, the other teams constantly taunt him for being too small to catch the ball. Fortunately, his coach has big plans for Mo in the next game.

Bones and the Football Mystery

  • Written by David A. Adler
  • Ages 6 – 8

Jeffrey Bones – Detective Jeffrey Bones, that is thrilled to spend the day at a football game with his grandpa and Grandpa’s friend Sally. But when Grandpa loses his lucky hat, will Bones be able to track it down in time to save the game?