Glue Fingers

Billy Joe was a fine football player.  His brother told him he could catch a pass just as if he had glue on his fingers.  But Billy Joe wouldn’t play on any team.  He knew he was good but he also was afraid that the other boys would make fun of him because he stuttered. …

Man Out at First: A Peach Street Mudders Story

After first baseman Turtleneck Jones takes a fast-moving throw from his team’s shortstop right in the chest, he starts shying away from the ball and missing easy plays because he’s afraid of being hit again. Coach Parker has no choice but to replace Turtleneck with the Mudders’ substitute player. Will Turtleneck be able to find …

Jackrabbit Goalie

Pepper Pride was new to town and wanted to make friends fast.  So when some local kids told him they needed a goalie for their soccer team, he lied and said he had played goalie in his old town.  It isn’t easy to play goalie when you’re short and new to the position.  What Pepper …

The Dog That Called the Signals

Mike suddenly becomes starting quarterback for his team, and he’s got a problem.  Everything is fine as long as the coach gives him the plays from the bench, but what happens the day the coach sprains an ankle and has to leave the game?  Will Mike ruin things for the whole team? Hardly! Not while …

Football Jokes and Riddles

Football bloopers, puzzlers, fun facts, and wacky stories — Matt Christopher, the number-one sports writer for kids, scores a touchdown with this zany collection for fans of pigskin-tossing, gridiron-hitting action! Packed with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book will make even the toughest linebacker smile.