By Courtney Runn
Whether you and your family root for your college team or love to watch your favorite NFL players, you’ll all be a fan of these football picture books! These sweet reads capture the magic of a fall day in the stadium: the excitement in the stands, the heartbreaking losses, the underdog victories, the athletic feats, and the inspiring stories of the players themselves.
Aspiring football players and all sports fans—kids and adults alike—will enjoy learning about legendary players and the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and chasing your dreams. Kick off story time with these 10 inspiring reads, and then let us know your favorite titles.
To learn more about Ernie Barnes, try Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery, an award-winning picture book by Sandra Neil Wallace.
For fans of By My Brother’s Side, explore seven other books by the Barber brothers, including Kickoff!, Go Long!, and Red Zone.
Read more: If the little fans in your life enjoy these football picture books, try reading our other lists of sports books, too.
What are your favorite sports reads for kids?