Gr 1-4--Football fans will be drawn to these colorful titles. Each book introduces eight current and former players, many of whom are in football's Hall of Fame. Athletes are described using simple language: "Walter Payton had speed and power. He was one of the best running backs ever." A brief glossary explains football terms such as "tackler" and other positions, though technical terms are mostly avoided. Easy-to-read text on white pages faces a single-page photo, most in color. Attractive design elements include the use of team colors in backgrounds and borders, large-type font, and captions. All include a few helpful facts about each team, such as nicknames and championships won. Some fans may be disappointed at the volumes' brevity and lack of perspective. However, most will relish these accessible, well-crafted books on a perennially popular topic.[Page 52]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.