Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Postby JuggernautJ » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:07 pm

Hi all.
I have a nephew who is turning eight.
He loves football (his team won their pee wee league) and reads every day so I was hoping to give him a couple of football (history) books for youngsters for his birthday.
Sadly, those with which I might be familiar have been out of print for decades.

Any recommendations for an 8 year old?
Specifically, any football history books for that age group? It is never too early to kindle an interest in our favorite sport!

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Postby JeffreyMiller » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:48 am

I grew up on the Punt, Pass & Kick books, but sadly I don't think there will anything comparable in the modern NFL. A good primer for a teen would be Pigskin by Robert Peterson, but that is probably too advanced for an eight year old.
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Re: Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Postby TanksAndSpartans » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:28 am

My daughter really likes the Who is/What is, etc. books. Unfortunately, there isn't much football. A quick search shows these two:

She didn't read either of these, but she actually read an Olympics one that touched on Jim Thorpe.
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Re: Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Postby RyanChristiansen » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:51 pm

The Creative Company has been publishing a series of books about each of the NFL teams for several years now, with regular updates. At 48 pages with lots of photos and graphics, they appear to be perfect for an 8-year-old. Here is a link to their latest collection.
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Re: Young Readers' Book Recommendation?

Postby GameBeforeTheMoney » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:27 pm

Capstone has a few that seem similar to the books we grew up with. Biographies of some current players, books about "Football's Greatest Quarterbacks/Receivers/Defenders", etc.

We've found a few good books for kids on Amazon as well. Sports Illustrated for Kids has a series. There are some good ones out there.
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