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Here are some favorite books about football.

Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher by Juanita Havill

Houghton Mifflin Company Ages 5-7
The substitute teacher announces a spelling test and Jamaica forgot to study. She wants to do well, but she doesn't know the answers, so Jamaica needs to make an important choice.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day by Harry G. Allard

Houghton Mifflin Company Ages 5-8
The Smedley Tornadoes have a big football game coming up, so Miss Nelson calls in dreaded substitute teacher Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape.

The Dog That Stole Football Plays by Matt Christopher

Little, Brown and Company Ages 5-9
Trouble and struggle erupt on Mike's football team when Harry, his telepathic dog, is forced to remain home, unable to give the team his supernatural advice.

My Football Book by Gail Gibbons

HarperCollins Publishers Ages 5-9
Learn everything there is to know about football with this manual that describes all aspects of the game.

The Team That Couldn't Lose by Matt Christopher

Little, Brown and Company Ages 8-12
A young, inexperienced football team discovers its beginner's luck is due to a series of mysterious but successful plays anonymously sent to the coach.

NFL: Play Football! by Tim Polzer

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Ages 9-12
This how-to-book of football skills features easy-to-follow information about playing America's favorite game.

Yes I Can!: Struggles From Childhood to the NFL by Neil Smith

Brad Hamann Addax Publishing Group, Inc. Ages 11 and up
In his autobiography, Neil Smith tells about transcending the learning disability dyslexia to become a famous NFL athlete.

And here are some favorite books about other topics.

Junie B. Jones (Book Series) by Barbara Park

Random House Children's Books Ages 4-8
This humorous series of stories follows the adventures of Junie B. Jones. She's a spirited girl with her own way of dealing with life's problems.

The Magic Tree House (Book Series) by Mary Pope Osborne

Random House Children's Books Ages 6-9
The magic tree house that Jack and Annie find in the woods is a doorway to fantastic words beyond their imaginations. Stepping through it changes their lives forever.

Harry Potter (Book Series) by J.K. Rowling

Scholastic, Inc. Ages 7-13
Harry uses more than magic to meet the many challenges he faces in this series of books. Bravery, loyalty, and determination sometimes help him more than his magic wand. You don't want to miss the exciting Quidditch matches!

Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix

Aladdin Ages 9-12
As the third child in a society where families are only permitted to have two children, Luke must live in constant hiding. When new neighbors move in, Luke wonders if one of them is also a hidden child. Finding out may gain him a new friend — or cost him his life.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

HarperTrophy Ages 9-12
Just how do you live after being cursed with obedience? Find out in this story which is based on Cinderella.

Holes by Louis Sachar

Yearling Newbery Ages 9-12
When Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit, he finds himself part of the evil Warden's scheme to dig holes all over Camp Green Lake. Read Holes to find out how he perseveres through it all.