My Football Book (My Sports Book)

by Gail Gibbons (Author) Gail Gibbons (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: My Sports Book

Football is fun--but how does it work? Find all the basics in this lively guide for the youngest football fans from Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons!

In this illustrated picture book, young readers will learn about:

  • The markings on a football field
  • What football players wear
  • The positions, from quarterback to wide receiver
  • The excitement of the kickoff
  • The thrill of scoring a touchdown

Glossary for football terms included.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-What shines through in both of these books is Gibbons's dedication to presenting the games as fun. Each volume outlines all of the necessary equipment and rules and describes a fictitious game to demonstrate the facts. The illustrations, especially those of the players, clearly reflect the action. Both entries have a glossary with key terms, including important concepts such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Excellent choices for beginner players and readers.-Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA Copyright 2000 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"[reviewed with "My Basketball Book] Excellent choice for beginner players and readers.""— School Library Journal"
Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator, according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 20, 2000
My Sports Book
BISAC categories
JNF054050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Football
Library of Congress categories

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