Whether racing around a paved track, down a straight lane, or across a dirt course, all race cars have one thing in common. They are chasing the checkered flag! No matter their shape or color, race cars are designed for speed. This title revs readers up as it winds through information about the parts and purposes of race cars.
With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!
Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.
Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.
When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested “Falcons.” The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!
Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them play. Don’t wait to learn more about the Denver Broncos in this action-packed book.
When the Cleveland Browns joined the NFL, many of their opponents’ fans thought it was a joke. Little did they know that the Browns would crush the defending NFL champion in their first game, 35-10! When the Browns were scheduled to relocate, fans rallied to block the move. Find out more about the Cleveland Browns and their loyal fan base in this title for active minds.
In the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium fans sing the team fight song, “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” The Eagles have a long history, dating back to 1933. A notable player for the Eagles was Reggie White, one of the top sackers in professional football. Swoop up this book for young learners and discover more about the Philadelphia Eagles!
With four consecutive appearances at the Super Bowl from 1991-1994, the Buffalo Bills set a record that’s difficult to beat! Although they lost each Super Bowl game they played, the team continues to push forward to work their way back to the top. Learn about the Bills’ highlights and heartbreaks in this read about a team that knows giving up is not an option.
Multiple division and Super Bowl championship wins prove that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most accomplished NFL franchises in history. Originally known as the Pirates, this team was not successful until forty years after their debut! The Pittsburgh Steelers will steal many hearts in this action-filled book for young readers.
Led by coach Sid Gillman, the San Diego Chargers won division championships in five of their first six seasons! With their gold bolt proudly showing, the Chargers take the field and face off against the Oakland Raiders, a rival since 1960! Struggling readers can take charge and learn more about the San Diego Chargers in this fun title.
A dream became reality for North and South Carolina when they were granted an NFL expansion in 1993. Fireworks exploded over the city of Charlotte as the Panthers won their first game with a bang! Cheer alongside their mascot, Sir Purr, and find out what the Carolina Panthers are capable of in this title for beginning readers.
Since 1920, the Chicago Bears have played over 1,000 games! This resilient franchise also boasts the most players inaugurated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. George Halas, known as “Papa Bear,” has led the team into many victories not only as a player, but as a coach and team owner, too! Learn more about the Chicago Bears in this inspiring team profile for young audiences.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were left without a single win in their first season, but they did not lose hope. In 2003, the Bucs defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 claiming their first Super Bowl victory! Follow the Bucs’ highs and lows in this book about underdogs for beginning readers.
Although the Detroit Lions haven’t had much luck in championships, they show courage and spirit on the field. They have produced some amazing star power, including Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders! An interesting fact is that the Detroit Lions have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, with the exception of the years during WWII. Young readers will enjoy learning more about the Detroit Lions in this fascinating title.
Did you know the San Francisco 49ers are named after the miners from the California Gold Rush? The 49ers were home to Joe Montana for over ten years. He is considered one of the NFL’s most legendary quarterbacks. Discover the San Francisco 49ers’ rush to the top in this book for reluctant readers.
A perfect season is rare, but the Miami Dolphins did just that in 1972 ending with a Super Bowl VII win! Their name comes from the courage, intelligence, and swiftness of bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphins tackle, dive, and speed down the field at privately-owned Sun Life Stadium. Take a seat and learn more about the Miami Dolphins in this title for struggling readers.
The Baltimore Ravens are a young team, but they have a lot of heart! Standing strong and blocking opponents, their defensive linesmen are known as top-notch athletes in the league. Ravens fans, called the “flock,” cheer them on. This title will show what dedication and teamwork mean to the Baltimore Ravens.
After much anticipation, the Jacksonville Jaguars became an official team in 1993. A pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers demonstrated that they were ready for the big league. Appearing in multiple conference championships, the Jaguars have been successful considering their short time on the charts. Beginning readers will understand the importance of hard work and dedication in this title!
Packed in the stadium for opening night in 2002, Houston Texans’ fans twirled red bandanas and celebrated the win against the Dallas Cowboys. They won 19-10! That night, an expansion team had just won their first, regular season game the first time in over 40 years. Learn about the creation of the Houston Texans and their determination to make history in this high-low title.
Not shy of media attention, the Washington Redskins were the first to televise all of their games across the Southern United States. Previously, the Redskins broadcasted their games on the radio. Even though fans can watch or listen at home, the Redskins have been selling out game tickets since 1968! Tune in and discover the Washington Redskins’ traditions and history in this book for reluctant readers.
“The Greatest Game Ever Played” was in 1958 between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. This match is said to have popularized professional football! With Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Jim Parker, Raymond Berry, and Lenny Moore, the Colts beat the Giants 23-17. Today, the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility with a retractable roof. Readers can learn more fun facts about the Colts' history in this title packed with action.
One of the most successful franchises on and off the field, the Dallas Cowboys team is no stranger to the Super Bowl and division championships! The crowd loves cheering them on with the famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Young learners will admire the Cowboys’ accomplishments and find out why they are known as “America’s Team” in this fun read.
In 2013, fans of the Seattle Seahawks cheered at the top of their lungs, recording a 137.6-decibel reading. This is louder than a jet taking off! Extreme fans became known as “12s” when Seahawks president retired the number 12 jersey from game play in recognition of diehard Seahawks fans. Get pumped by reading this high-interest title on the Seattle Seahawks!
With sixteen seconds left and the Titans down 15-16, many fans thought the 1999 game against Buffalo was over. Suddenly, after a short kickoff, Frank Wycheck passed the ball to Kevin Dyson who sprinted down the line and scored a 75-yard touchdown! Having taken place in Nashville, this play was coined the “Music City Miracle.” Check out the Tennessee Titans’ heart-racing games in this exciting title.