In this ice cream adventure, the Hog Mollies witness some disrespectful behavior. See what happens when a group of friends tries a little harder to respect the people and places around them.
"It's great to see the Hog Mollies showing their friends the importance of being respectful. When you give respect, you earn respect." -- Eddie George, Tennessee State University Head Coach & Heisman Trophy Winner
Troy can't wait to start his summer reading club, Troy's Top Troop. Unfortunately, some of his friends aren't very excited about reading. Can Troy and the Hog Mollies convince their friends to join the club and discover all of the wonderful things about reading?
"Reading is fundamental to life, just like running is fundamental to sports. No matter what you want to do or where you want to go in life, reading provides the building blocks to success. Like the Hog Mollies say, there are books about anything and everything, so kids can always find something they like to read and something that they relate to. Education is empowerment, and reading is essential." --Stephanie Hightower, President & CEO Columbus Urban League, Olympian, American & World Record Holder, Social Justice Warrior
When Harley has a bad day, his friends encourage him to talk to someone about how he is feeling. After a nice chat with Victoria the librarian, Harley realizes that sharing his feelings isn't so scary after all.
"Sometimes it can be tough for kids to express how they are feeling. Grown ups feel that way sometimes too! I love that this story encourages Harley to find someone to talk to, and I hope kids who read this book are encouraged top share their feelings with someone they know and trust." -- Ryan Day, Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University
What does it take to be a leader? When the Hog Mollies learn the history of their clubhouse tree, they also discover the attributes of true leadership and what wonderful things can happen by planting a tiny seed.
"It's fun to see how The Hog Mollies discover that leaders come in all shapes and sizes. What's even more exciting is that leadership skills can get better with practice, just like reading! The more you lead yourself - by trying your best, being a good listener and making good choices - the closer you are to becoming a true leader!" -- Ryan Miller, Co-Founder, The 2nd & 7 Foundation
When the Hog Mollies mind their manners, they realize they have what it takes to make it through the mummy's maze.
"Having good manners is an essential part of being a good classmate. The Hog Mollies remind us that being polite and showing respect for others is the key to unlocking our full potential." -- Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans Head Coach
Do you have a dream? Join Martin as he learns about the dreams of each of the Hog Mollies and finds the keys to discovering his own.
"It is important for children to realize that their dreams live in their heads and in their hearts, and no outside influence should limit them. I love that this book exposes kids to a world of possibilities." -- Luke Fickell, Head Football Coach, University of Cincinnati
Blastoff to adventure as the Hog Mollies travel through space to learn about making healthy choices. With the help of Captain John, can the Hog Mollies restore balance to Planet Huddle and make its healthy halo shine again? Your mission is to find out!
"Whether your adventures take you around this planet or beyond, you must make healthy choices so you can feel your best. In this story, the Hog Mollies learn that eating right, exercising, good hygiene and plenty of rest are keys to a healthy balance. You must keep your body and brain healthy so you always feel your best, and ready for your next mission in life!" -- John Glenn, Former U.S. Senator, Astronaut and Marine
During a visit to The Horseshoe Zoo, the Hog Mollies witness Sloopy the Snake mistreating some of the animals. With the help of Zookeeper Hanna, the Hog Mollies are able to put an end to his bullying behavior.
"In this story, the Hog Mollies do a great job of supporting their friends and getting help when they witness others being bullied. Knowing what to do and having the confidence to take the right action can really make a difference." -- Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
As the Hog Mollies gather to celebrate Hoppy's birthday, they learn what it means to be a good sport and that winning isn't always the most important thing.
"The lesson learned from the Hog Mollies is that golf is a game of respect and sportsmanship. Whether you are on a soccer field, a basketball court, or a golf course, you should remember to have fun, always be polite, and respect your opponent as well as your teammates. Bunker learned that to truly play a good game, you need to be a good sport." -- Jack & Barbara Nicklaus, globally recognized as the "First Family of Golf"
Pay it forward is a concept that former Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes consistently discussed with his players... See how The Hog Mollies and their friend Ruby learn how kindness becomes contagious when you help others. This story helps kids understand how they can positively effect their surrounding by using the Golden Rule.
"The latest Hog Mollies book is a great reminder that even a small act of kindness can have a big impact. I hope this book inspires children to be kind to others." -- Urban Meyer, Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University
We all have frustrating experiences... Learn how The Hog Mollies learn to tackle their challenge during their exciting trip to Camp Carmen as they build a Campfire that saves the day! This story helps kids relate to struggles in their own lives and hopefully teaches them that they can overcome obstacles with enough patience, practice & persistence.
"It's great to see The Hog Mollies share one of the basic lessons of life. We can all accomplish great things with a little patience, practice and persistence!" -- Archie Griffin, Two-Time Heisman Trophy Winner
The Hog Mollies are hesitant to welcome someone different into their group during the Amazing Aquatic Adventure. Find out how Duke, Harley, Hoppy, and Sprout learn to appreciate the things that make each of us unique.
"This book reminds us that everyone deserves a chance to be included and valued for what makes them unique. Diversity helps us all accomplish goals and it is great to see the Hog Mollies learn this valuable lesson." -- Mayor Michael B. Coleman (Columbus, Ohio)
Duke, Hoppy, Harley and Sprout dream of owning the greatest toy ever, the Zooming Zackle Zoit. When they stumble on a way to actually buy the toy of their dreams, they are faced with a tough choice. Will they choose to do the right thing?
"As a father and a coach, I understand the importance of good decision making. It's only fitting that the Hog Mollies are rewarded for doing the right thing!" -Thad Matta, Head Basketball Coach, The Ohio State University
Follow along as Duke, Hoppy, Harley and Sprout try their best while training for the annual Rocky Relay Race. Will their effort be enough to win the trophy this year? Remember, when you try your best, you're always a winner!
"The Hog Mollies have figured out that trying your best in practice AND in the game is the mark of a true champion. I would love to coach those guys!" -- Bill Belichick, New England Patriots Head Coach
The Hog Mollies and the Pickle Pie Party is the first-ever Hog Mollies book created in this fun series by The 2nd & 7 Foundation. Join the Hog Mollies (Duke, Hoppy, Harley, and Sprout) as they find out how pickles are made, so they can work together to throw the best Pickle Pie Party ever... but don't tell Grandma, it's a surprise!
"Teamwork is an essential part of life, and The 2nd & 7 Foundation has managed to put this concept into elementary terms through The Hog Mollies and the Pickle Pie Party. I look forward to their next adventure!" -- Jim Tressel, former Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University.