Day 15: Tiki and Ronde Barber

TikiandRondeBarberAlthough Tiki and Ronde Barber first came to fame through the hard-knocks life of NFL football, they’ve also become known for their books for young readers. The brothers collaborated on three picture books and are current working with author Paul Mantell on the Barber Game Time Books, a series of sports related books that mix the action and adrenaline of sports with themes of good sportsmanship and caring for teammates and the community. The series began with Kickoff, which found the twelve-year-old brothers getting ready for the start of ExtraInningsjunior high, when they can try out for the school’s football team. The latest novel in the series, Extra Innings, has the boys trying out for baseball. Booklist has praised the series, calling Kickoff, “an appealing story for football fans” and noting Red Zone for its “play-by-play football action”

Extra Innings is available now.

One Response to Day 15: Tiki and Ronde Barber

  1. tadmack says:

    I love that brothers do this together – two positive messages for the price of one. I can imagine otherwise uninspired readers pick these up.

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