TweensRecommended Reading: Football


Football!

Fiction

Nonfiction

Movies and games

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The dog that stole football plays
JPB CHR
A boy and his psychic dog are able to steal plays from the opposing football team.

Fighting tackle
JF CHR
When he becomes stronger but slower, Terry must deal with being moved from defensive safety to offensive tackle on his football team and with the fact that his younger brother, who was born with Down's Syndrome, is becoming a faster run

Quarterback season
JPB BOW
As a school assignment, eighth-grader Matt Monroe keeps a journal about his team's football season.

Touchdown trouble
JPB BOW
Sam is proud that his touchdown in the final play of a game left his football team undefeated, but when a videorecording of the game reveals that the touchdown was scored illegally, he and the other Cowboys must decide whether to reveal the truth.

Tough to tackle
JPB CHR
Disappointed at first by not being large enough to make quarterback, Boots discovers that there is as much challenge in playing tackle.

Love of the game
JF COY
Sixth-grader Jackson has a rough start in middle school, with bullies on the bus, few classes with his friends, and changes at home but some good teachers, meeting a girl, joining a club, and playing football soon turn things around.

The big time
JF GRE
Twelve-year-old Troy always dreamed of meeting his father, but when the man finally appears, his mother's anger, his father's shady business dealings, and Troy's own feelings make the reunion difficult and confusing.

Deep Zone
JF GRE
Twelve-year-old football stars Troy White and Ty Lewis are eager to face each other in a seven-on-seven tournament being held at the Super Bowl in Miami, unaware that bad choices made by members of their families will put both boys in danger.

Football champ (book) and (audio)
JF GRE and JAUD CD GRE
Twelve-year-old Troy's uncanny gift for predicting football plays proves a powerful secret weapon for the Atlanta Falcons, but a seedy reporter with a vendetta suspects something is going on and sets out to shred the reputations of Troy and star linebacker Seth Halloway.

Football genius (book), (Audio) and (eAudio)
JF GRE and JAUD CD GRE
Troy White's middle school football team doesn't see that he has an unusual gift of predicting future plays with an almost supernatural accuracy. But as a second-string quarterback, Troy can only watch from the bench as the coach's son plays. To make matters worse, his beloved team, the Atlanta Falcons, is tanking. When Troy's mother is hired to work for the Falcons, Troy's fortunes, both on and off the field, begin to change.

Football hero (book) and (audio)
JF GRE and JAUD CD GRE
When twelve-year-old Ty's brother Thane is recruited out of college to play for the New York Jets, their Uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing Ty and Thane in trouble with the mafia.

Million-dollar throw
JF LUP
Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind. When he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriots' game, he nearly is overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

Pop
JF LUP
Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker whose erratic behavior confuses him, until Marcus discovers that the player is actually suffering from a neurological disease.

Two-minute drill
JF LUP
Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school.

The underdogs
JF LUP
Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city's football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.

A running back can't always rush
JPB SPO
Danny loves to go fast. With his super speed, he can rush down the football field in seconds. The trouble is he forgets to slow down off of the field. When he zips through his homework, he makes mistakes. When he eats too fast, he feels sick. How will Danny learn that a running back can't always rush?

Emergency quarterback
JF WAL
When the Hornets lose their quarterback for the season and the replacement lacks the talent to take charge, the coach picks a solid receiver as emergency quarterback.

The roar of the crowd
JF WAL
After years of playing nothing but soccer in Hudson City, New Jersey, Manny has to work very hard to play on the middle school football team, using determination, speed, and smarts to make up for being small and inexperienced.

 

 

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Nonfiction

Super Bowl
J 796.332 BUC
A history of the Super Bowl, including chapters on stadiums, television broadcasts, and notable plays.

The best of everything football book
J 796.332 FRE
Statistics, records and more from the history of the NFL.

Football
J 796.332 JOS
Explains how to play football including discussion of the basic rules, the various positions, special teams, and required equipment.

Football. The fundamentals
J 796.332 LLO
Describes the fundamental aspects of football, including the coaching, the teams, and such moves as blocking, passing, tackling, and kicking.

 

Movies and games

Air Bud. Golden Receiver
JDVD AIR
This time out, Buddy tackles a new sport - football. He and his owner lead the team to the state championship. But victory hopes are sidelined when two Russian circus owners dognap Buddy to be their star attraction.

Gift of love
JDVD GIF
Daniel is 15 years old and has a passion for football, with hopes for a college football scholarship. Raised by his grandmother since he was four, he is very close to her. Then he must make a life-altering decision, sacrificing one of his loves.

Madden NFL 10
J WII MAD

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