Today, I want to share a list of 19 soccer books for kids with you. These books are the best soccer books for kids.
Most of them are basically picture soccer stories written for kids.
This list is a very extensive list, so l have organized it by age groups.
If your soccer star learns by reading, the following soccer books for kids will help him/her to learn more about soccer.
Best soccer books for kids 0 to 4-year-olds (toddlers)
1. Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London.
One of the series, this illustrated book takes you through Froggy’s adventures in a playful, comical way.
It also introduces your child to some of the most important soccer rules and terms.
2. Little Soccer (Little Sports) by Brad Herzog.
In a rhyming riddle, this book for small fans introduces easy parts of the game for your children to understand.
It is also illustrated, to bring in and hold your child’s attention a little bit longer.
Best soccer books for 4 to 8-year-olds (preschoolers and grade schoolers)
1. Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm.
Written like the true original winner herself, Mia Hamm releases a book that shows what is really important.
On the contrary to the actual title, the book focuses on teamwork and how important it is.
2. My Soccer Book by Gail Gibbons.
This book takes your child and you through the pure basics of soccer, from what players wear to positions and what the field looks like.
3. For the Love of Soccer! by Pele.
Spoken and written from one of the best soccer players of all time, this book is an illustrated short biography of Pele’s rise to fame.
For the Love of Soccer will inspire your child and at the same time educate them about THE iconic player.
With a pretty self-explanatory title that describes what you will find within its pages, this book offers your child or you as a soccer parent, and maybe even coach some insight on coaching your child to be the best player they can be.
5. Goal! by Mina Javaherbin by Mina Javaherbin
This book is an opportunity for you to teach your children a little about crossing borders and travel to the country of South Africa within its pages.
The heartfelt story ties in a lesson of friendship with the beauty of soccer.
6. Soccer ‘Cats: The Captain Contest (Passport to Reading Level 3) by Matt Christopher
Teaching your children about how to make the best decisions, especially when it comes to doing what’s morally correct is so very important.
In this book by Matt Christopher, the main character is introduced with a dilemma that maybe your child can relate to.
7. Sean wants to be Messi: A fun picture book about soccer and inspiration by Tanya Preminger
As the title speaks for itself, a second grader Sean can give your kid something to relate to when he shows everyone, to parents, teachers, and bullies how badly he wants to be the best soccer player in the world.
8. Dino-Soccer by Lisa Wheeler.
This fun and creatively illustrated picture book, Dino-Soccer, gives your child the opportunity to imagine and follow the story of prehistoric creatures competing in his or her favorite sport.
This short story takes a different role in showing a narrative about how with sports, naturally comes injuries.
The main character has to learn to take a step back after an injury and cheer on his team.
This is a great easy read for parents who want to tell and show their kids about how soccer can cross borders and be an international language.
Best soccer books for 9 to 12-year-olds (grade schoolers)
1. A Little Piece of Ground Paperback by Elizabeth Laird
In a book for our older readers that takes a little bit more of a serious note, A Little Piece of Ground will introduce your child to worldly conflicts in a real way that they can relate to.
For an instructive and fun book all about soccer, National Geographic gives us a great chance to teach our children about the many different aspects of soccer all around the world.
3. Saving the Team (The Kicks Book 1) by Alex Morgan.
In the first book of a series, Alex Morgan gives our readers something to look up to when they follow Devin, a budding soccer star, through challenges your child may face as well.
4. For Soccer-Crazy Girls by Erin Downing.
As the title suggests, this book is for soccer-crazy girls ONLY.
It takes your daughter through the passion they feel for soccer and gives her new ways to improve her own game.
5. Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne.
This classic Magic Tree House edition takes us back in time to the 1970 World Cup and on a special mission to find the world’s greatest soccer player in history, Pelé.
6. Soccer Hero (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction) by Matt Christopher.
Take your child through a story about moral values and that fame isn’t everything.
They will see through the story of Rob Lasher and his dilemma how and when to do the right thing.
7. The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book: Rules, techniques, and more about your favorite sport! by Deborah W Crisfield.
This Everything Kids Series takes you and your child through a highly illustrated manual of what and when to do during or before a game.
From proper throw-in techniques to how to stretch, this book covers it all.
8. The Wild Soccer Bunch (5 Book Series) by Joachim Masannek.
This book is about an underdog team trying to play the game of their lives for a chance to defeat the town bullies from taking over.
It’s a fun story to show your child to stand up for his friends and stand up against bullies.
Choose one these soccer books for boys and girls.
If your kid loves reading and soccer, you should definitely add some of these books to their reading list.
Whether your child is a toddler, preschooler, boy, girl, 8 or 10-year-old, get him/her one of these kids picture books about soccer. And read it with them.
Your child can also read these books on their own.